Foundation donors change lives

Mar 1, 2024Courtney Morris
San Jacinto College Foundation donor luncheon 2024

Kevin Rodriguez remembers his response as he sat in his car, phone in his hands, reading the email announcing he’d received a San Jacinto College Foundation scholarship. He cried.

Older than many of his classmates, Rodriguez doubted he could finish an associate degree, let alone win a scholarship.

Kevin Rodriguez
Kevin Rodriguez speaking at the luncheon
“The scholarship represented far more than just monetary assistance,” he said. “It symbolized belief — belief in my potential, my dreams, and my aspirations.”

During its annual donor luncheon on Feb. 21, the Foundation celebrated lives like Rodriguez’s changed thanks to generous community members who support students through scholarships and other initiatives.

The Foundation currently manages 92 active endowed scholarship funds and 134 annual scholarship funds.

Thanks to community generosity, the Foundation has awarded…

  • More than 7,000 Promise @ San Jac Scholarships worth more than $5 million
  • 1,260 awards worth more than $900,000 in 2022-2023
  • 858 awards worth more than $510,000 in fall 2023

Learn how you can join in changing students’ lives at View the luncheon photos.

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