THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE:HHC) has recently awarded 21 college scholarships to local high school graduates from Bridgeland High School, Magnolia High School, Oak Ridge High School, Tomball High School, Waller High School, Willis High School, The Woodlands College Park High School, and The Woodlands High School. Howard Hughes is also funding six additional college scholarships through an endowment at Lone Star College System, continuing a decades-long tradition of educational sponsorship and furthering its commitment to helping community students pursue a college education.
Approximately 380 scholarships have been awarded to graduates through an educational funding initiative launched in the 1980s in which The Howard Hughes Corporation continues today. The endowment at Lone Star College System began in 1998.
The 21 scholarships awarded to recent high school graduates includes scholarships that were created in the memories of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the late Gerald D. Irons, Sr., a Hometown Hero in The Woodlands, as well as scholarships in partnership with Howard Hughes and premier tenants to help support tomorrow’s leaders from our community.
“The Howard Hughes Corporation remains dedicated to investing in the future of local graduating high school seniors and continuing an over 35-year tradition of educational support and scholarships,” said Jim Carman, President – Houston Region for Howard Hughes. “We congratulate this year’s recipients on their accomplishments and are proud to support the bright young minds of tomorrow as they embark on goals to further their education and find career success.”
The local scholarship winners from the recent high school graduates include:
2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. scholarships:
Rossi Paola Mo Tile Azuaje, Conroe High School, attending Sam Houston State UniversityIsabella Carlin, The Woodlands College Park High School, attending Villanova UniversityBailey Evertson, Magnolia High School, attending University of Texas AustinEdwin Ntasin, Conroe High School, attending Texas Tech UniversityKatelyn Trinh, The Woodlands College Park High School, attending University of Houston
2022 Howard Hughes Executive Club scholarships:
Ethan Brumberger, The Woodlands High School, attending Texas A&M UniversityIsabella Carlin, The Woodlands College Park High School, attending Villanova University
2022 Gerald D. Irons, Sr. scholarship:
Summer Mearidy, Oak Ridge High School, attending Sam Houston State University
2022 General scholarships:
Michael Burns, Bridgeland High School, attending Arizona State UniversityAnaya Dozier, Bridgeland High School, attending Louisiana State UniversityAndrew Edmonson, The Woodlands College Park High School, attending Sam Houston State UniversityMahek Dodani, The Woodlands High School, attending University of Southern CaliforniaTanner Rivera, The Woodlands High School, attending University of Texas at AustinKevin Contreras, Tomball High School, attending University of Texas at AustinAllison Dougherty, Tomball High School, attending Pennsylvania State UniversityDaniel Marquez, Tomball High School, attending Georgia Institute of TechnologyKillian Tuck, Tomball High School, attending Florida International UniversityBlake Green, Waller High School, attending Southern Methodist UniversityChloe Lewis, Waller High School, attending Southern Methodist UniversityMaria Calderon, Willis High School, attending Sam Houston State UniversityPiper Neumann, Willis High School, attending Dallas College – North Lake
Many of the students residing in The Woodlands® attend The Woodlands College Park High School and The Woodlands High School. Students living in The Woodlands’ Village of Creekside Park® attend Tomball High School. Willis High School is the academic institution for students living in The Woodlands Hills®. Students in Bridgeland attend Bridgeland High School, and many students in Prairieland Village will begin attending Waller High School.
Educational support is a key component of The Howard Hughes Corporation’s commitment to the social fabric of its communities. Complimenting The Woodlands’ long-standing scholarship program, in 2020, the company launched HHScholars—an initiative offering a series of scholarship and mentorship opportunities—part of HHCares, the community-focused philanthropic funding and volunteerism program through which Howard Hughes contributes to over 180 local causes of nonprofit organizations each year.
The Woodlands, a 28,500-acre award-winning master planned community located 27 miles north of downtown Houston, was recognized two consecutive years, 2022 and 2021, as the #1 Best Community to Live in America by Niche. The Woodlands offers an unprecedented 28% of green space, leading the way among master planned communities that practice environmental preservation. It is home to 120,000 people, and nearly 64,000 people work in the community. The Woodlands has received numerous past accolades including the Vision Award, Development of Distinction from the Urban Land Institute; three-time honoree of “Master Planned Community of the Year,” four-time recipient of “Humanitarian of the Year” and “Trailblazer of the Year” in 2018 by the Greater Houston Builders Association; American Trails Developer Award; Environmental Planning Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects, Texas Chapter Houston Section. The Woodlands is a community of The Howard Hughes Corporation®, which supports over 180 local causes in the Houston region through its HHCares program. For more information, visit www.thewoodlands.com. For additional details, find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Bridgeland is an 11,500-acre master planned community located in Cypress, Texas, and is ranked as the top-selling master planned community in the Greater Houston area, #2 in Texas and #15 in the nation. The award-winning development opened in 2006 and offers a wide variety of housing options and extensive outdoor amenities, with a strong emphasis on conserving and enhancing the natural environment. Bridgeland has over 3,000 acres dedicated to lakes, trails and parks, and offers resort-style pools, 60 parks, stocked lakes and complimentary use of kayaks, paddleboats and other recreational opportunities for residents to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Lakeland Village Center® is the first of four retail centers in Bridgeland, with additional plans for Bridgeland Central, a 925-acre future town center. Bridgeland is a community of The Howard Hughes Corporation®, which supports over 180 local causes in the Houston region through its HHCares program. For more information, visit www.bridgeland.com.
Opened in the summer of 2018, The Woodlands Hills is an award-winning 2,000-acre master planned community offering an abundance of nature-inspired amenities, eventually featuring approximately 112 acres of open space. The acclaimed 17-acre Founders Park provides an Activity Center as its focal point with indoor and outdoor space, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a yoga/events lawn. Founders Park also features leisure and fitness pools, lazy river, sprayground, an innovative playground, a dog park and tennis courts. Forested trails as well as dedicated bike lanes on major connectors are available for the community to enjoy. With the newly-opened Sue Luce’s Daisy Park and Rick and Roz Dauzat Peace Park, The Woodlands Hills will eventually be home to 20 neighborhood parks. The Woodlands Hills was recently recognized as a Quality Planned Development™ by the West Houston Association and North Houston Association. For more information, visit www.thewoodlandshills.com and like us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Its award-winning assets include the country’s preeminent portfolio of master planned communities, as well as operating properties and development opportunities including: the Seaport in New York City; Downtown Columbia®, Maryland; The Woodlands®, The Woodlands Hills®, and Bridgeland® in the Greater Houston, Texas area; Summerlin®, Las Vegas; Ward Village® in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi; and Douglas Ranch in Phoenix. The Howard Hughes Corporation’s portfolio is strategically positioned to meet and accelerate development based on market demand, resulting in one of the strongest real estate platforms in the country. Dedicated to innovative placemaking, the company is recognized for its ongoing commitment to design excellence and to the cultural life of its communities. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC. For additional information visit www.howardhughes.com.