The Woodlands/South Montgomery County Woodlands Kiwanis (Morning) Club has awarded academic scholarships for many years.
- In 2014 the club decided to award some need-based scholarships, but had difficulty finding partners for the project.
- In 2015 we partnered with United Way and Women’s Leadership Montgomery County to award our first of these scholarships to Day-Care Scholarship recipients. These Day-Care scholarships provide high quality day care while a young mother attends college.
- After the United Way has selected their Day Care scholarship recipients, The Woodlands Kiwanis then examines the students to seek out those with both the greatest need and potential for success in both college and in raising a child. Preference is given to students attending a local community college. These scholarships are $1,000 each, paid directly to the school with no restrictions on use other than direct educational expenses.
To date, the following women have received these scholarships:
2015: Miriam Garrido and Isabel Martinez
2016, based on our success in the previous year, we added a third scholarship.
Miriam Garrido received a scholarship renewal.
Taylor Contreras and Nicolette Vaughn received scholarships.
2017: We added a fourth need based scholarship, hoping to find a young man to support, but the great need and quality of young mothers in the Day -Care Scholarship program compelled us to offer all four scholarships to young mothers.
Taylor Contreras is receiving a scholarship renewal.
Andrea Hernandez, Cheyenne Webster, and Ashley Myers are receiving scholarships this year.