Howard Hughes awards 32 college scholarships in continued support of higher education

By: Woodlands Online Staff
| Published 06/21/2024

Photos courtesy of Howard Hughes

THE WOODLANDS, TX – Howard Hughes recently announced that it awarded more than 30 college scholarships to high school graduates this year from multiple schools – both public and private – falling under all school districts that are part of The Woodlands.

Throughout the decades, nearly 470 scholarships have been awarded to high school graduates

Students at Bridgeland High School, Conroe High School, The John Cooper School, Oak Ridge High School, Tomball High School, Waller High School, Willis High School, The Woodlands Christian Academy, The Woodlands College Park High School, and The Woodlands High School – as well as six students at Lone Star College – received scholarships.

Through an educational funding initiative that began in the 1980s, Howard Hughes has awarded nearly 470 scholarships as a result of the company’s continued support over the years. The scholarships are part of the HHCares initiative, a community-focused philanthropic funding and volunteerism program, in which Howard Hughes donates and volunteers to more than 180 local causes of nonprofit organizations each year.

“We are honored to support the higher educational endeavors of these deserving scholars as they embark upon their college aspirations,” said Jim Carman, President, Houston Region for Howard Hughes.

Howard Hughes Scholarships were awarded to 17 recent high school graduates. The Howard Hughes Executive Club Scholarships were awarded to two students. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarships, in memory of Dr. King who is honored annually at the MLK celebration tradition in The Woodlands, were awarded to five students. Gerald D. Irons, Sr. Scholarships, in memory of Gerald D. Irons, Sr., a Hometown Hero in The Woodlands who was committed to education and was an executive with The Woodlands Development Company (now Howard Hughes) for more than three decades, were awarded to two Oak Ridge High School students.

“Howard Hughes has continued our tradition of awarding scholarships to high school graduates within our communities. Through our HHCares initiative, we look forward to continuing that momentum as future graduates emerge each year. We are proud to invest in the bright futures of tomorrow’s leaders,” said Carman.

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