Scholarship Donation

 

 

All Donations to the Westchester Alumni Association go directly to the Scholarship Fund. 

Every dollar donated is used for scholarships.  100%  There is no overhead.  The WAA is a 501c4 charitable organization with all donations tax deductible when paid through the link to the Spring Branch Education Foundation provided below.  We hope that each of you can remember this fund when you are making your year-end charitable contributions, or at any other time of the year.

Tax Deductible DONATION BY CREDIT CARD OR PAYPAL

To send your donation online using a credit card or PayPal please click on the link below and choose the Westchester Alumni Association Scholarship Fund:

http://www.springbranchisd.com/sbef/donation.htm

DONATION BY MAIL

If you would like to make a donation by mail using a money order or check, please make your check payable to the Westchester Alumni Association and mail it to:

Westchester Alumni Association, Inc.
5373 W Alabama St Ste 209
  Houston, TX  77056-5923

If you have any questions please contact westchester@pvconlan.com

Click here for scholarship requirements and photos of scholarship recipients:

 We Need Your Help! 

Westchester Alumni Association
Scholarship Fundraising Efforts

The Westchester Alumni Association (WAA) was established to unite all alumni and friends, both of Westchester High School and the Westchester Academy for International Studies (WAIS), and to provide programs to benefit our members to the fullest. One of our most successful and rewarding programs has been the development and implementation of the Westchester Alumni Association Student Scholarship program which was established in 2005.  One hundred percent (100%) of every dollar donated to the scholarship fund is directed for use as a scholarship for a Westchester student. 

WAA strives to maintain and grow this effort but it takes donations from friends and alumni just to continue to offer the scholarships each year.  WAIS produces many outstanding graduates and with the spiraling cost of attending a university or college, the WAA hopes to increase the funding for the scholarships.  Our goal is to award scholarships to 6 recipients for the Class of 2015.   Please make your tax deductible donation using the Scholarship Donation selection on the link shown: http://www.springbranchisd.com/sbef/donation.htm  click on Westchester Scholarship Fund

A donation of any amount is greatly appreciated. 

This fairly unprecedented program for a high school alumni association to embrace, is the only one of it’s kind in the Spring Branch School District, and the effort is totally supported by donations and fundraising activities of alumni membership and friends of Westchester. There are no administrative expenses for this effort and every dollar collected is earmarked for scholarships to Westchester Academy graduating seniors. The scholarship program is available on a competitive basis to current Senior Class members attending Westchester Academy for International Studies and the program issued its first scholarships to graduating seniors from the WAIS Class of 2007. 

The WAA was able to issue scholarship checks of $1000 directly to the college or university of six finalists on May 25, 2007, for a total of $6,000 in scholarships. We held our first annual Scholarship Donor Appreciation & Awards Dinner on April 9. 2007. Joining in the festivities were Pam Butler, WAIS Principal, and Beverly Martin, WAIS Counselor. Five of the six awardees were in the International Baccalaureate program at Westchester Academy.  Class of 1972 donated over $3,000 from their reunion fund and the Class of 2008 donated $3,000 from their prom fund!  Thank you Class of 1972 and 2008!!
 
In May of 2008 we were able to increase the number of scholarships provided to eight. WAA gave eight individual students $1000 scholarship funds directly to their college for use at the school of their choice.  
 
For the Class of 2009 - we awarded 6 $1000 scholarships with the help of the Senior Class of 2008 donating $3,000 from their senior prom fund.  For Class of 2010 - we awarded 4 $1000 scholarships.  For Class of 2011 - we awarded 6 $1000 scholarships.  Our total scholarships from 2007 to 2011 is $30,000!
 
The Westchester Alumni Association has helped 48 deserving current Westchester students in furthering their education by awarding each of them $1,000 with your donations!  Thank you!
 
WAIS is one of only 70 high schools in Texas approved to offer the International Baccalaureate degree to students. Each of the student scholarship recipients are bright, talented and dedicated students which our community can be proud of. Full scholarships are extremely hard to come by and the cost of higher education has risen drastically over the years. A $1,000 scholarship does truly make a significant difference to these students and their parents especially during that first semester away from home.
 

The WAA is a 501(c)4 charitable organization, we hope that each of you can remember this fund when you are making your year-end charitable contributions, or at any other time of the year.  Donations made through the Spring Branch Education Foundation website link are tax deductible.  Remember, your contribution to the WAA Scholarship Fund will make a difference to these students as they strive to earn their place in the American and International workplace and society.