The MCCF Henry and Billie Brooks Scholarship Winner

By: Julie Martineau
| Published 08/10/2020

Marcelo Gasca
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THE WOODLANDS, TX - The Board of Directors of the Montgomery County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2020 MCCF Henry and Billie Brooks Scholarship at Lone Star College Montgomery. This unique scholarship provides four consecutive semesters of grants to the award winner when they are able to maintain a 3.0 GPA or better while completing a minimum of nine semester hours.

Marcelo Gasca, a 2019 graduate from Caney Creek High School, has completed his first two semesters at Lone Star College Montgomery and is embarking on his third semester. He is completing his required core courses and plans to study aviation and aeronautics once he completes his studies at LSC Montgomery.

This scholarship was established by Henry and Billie Brooks who believed an education was the pathway to an enhanced life. Anyone who talked with Henry heard how much he valued education. As a result, they wanted to give students a chance to continue their education who would not otherwise have the opportunity. This commitment to post high school education and the people of Montgomery County was in appreciation to the community where they made their home and built their businesses.

While at Caney Creek High School, Mr. Gasca was active in National Honor Society, DECA, a Youth leader at St. John of the Cross Youth Group, and was recognized for his academic achievements, including receiving an academic letter. He was on the Caney Creek High School Varsity Soccer team and Varsity Cross Country Team. His goal is to earn his Associates in Arts Degree and become a certified flight instructor which will earn him the hours needed for a commercial pilot license.

The Brooks family and the board of Montgomery County Community Foundation congratulate Mr. Gasca as he continues his education at Lone Star College Montgomery.

Any high school senior living in Montgomery County interested in attending Lone Star College Montgomery is eligible to apply for this financial needs based award in the spring of 2021. Students should contact their school counselor for the application.

Montgomery County Community Foundation unites donors’ passions with the future by creating legacies that improve the quality of life of Montgomery County residents through post high school scholarships and support of non-profits serving Montgomery County. To find out more about MCCF, go to www.mccfoundation.org or call Julie Martineau at 281-367-8158.

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