KERRVILLE— The Cailloux Foundation (the Foundation) in Kerrville, Texas, is celebrating its twentieth anniversary by awarding 20 college scholarships to area students this month. The Foundation was established by Floyd and Kathleen Cailloux in 1994 to perpetuate their philanthropic vision. Floyd Cailloux was one of the original founders of Keystone International and was instrumental in the company becoming an industry leader in the manufacturing and marketing of flow control products for general industry and municipalities. The Foundation established The Cailloux Foundation Scholarship Program in 2000 to benefit graduating seniors from pre-selected Texas Hill Country high schools.
“The Foundation has awarded 234 scholarships worth more than $6,800,000 since the program’s inception in 2000 and we are committed to the program,” said Ben Modisett, Assistant Executive Director for the Foundation, “Twenty scholarships is a record number of awards for us and we thought it was appropriate to help commemorate the twentieth year of the Foundation,” he added.
The 2014 recipients have been chosen from high schools in Bandera, Camp Wood, Center Point, Comfort, Fredericksburg, Harper, Ingram, Kerrville, Leakey, Mason, and Medina. Awards are up to $14,000 per recipient annually and are for undergraduate study only. The scholarships are renewable for up to four years for a maximum multi-year award of $56,000 per student. Scholarship recipients attend four-year public or private colleges or universities in Texas. The 2014-2015 program will have 71 freshmen through senior level students participating as scholarship recipients enrolled at 18 institutions of higher learning in Texas.
The new scholarship recipients for this year include Ethan Greven from Bandera High School; Cody Martin and Berenis Lopez from Center Point High School; Caroline Parker from Comfort High School; Hailey Eckert and Katelyn Immel from Fredericksburg High School; Lindsey Milner from Harper High School; Allison Metzger from the Heritage School in Fredericksburg; Maria Mendez from Ingram Tom Moore High School; Damian Del Toro from Mason High School; Hannah Buettner from Medina High School; Miranda Cave from Leakey High School; Isaiah Deleon from Nueces Canyon High School in Camp Wood; as well as Celica Covington, Kylie Flowers, Keelan Gamble, Jordan Kleypas, Meredith Lutz, Anna Marquardt, and Melissa Munoz from Tivy High School.
The applicants met or exceeded a minimum Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score requirement of 1022, or a minimum American College Test (ACT) score of 22. They also have a minimum grade average of 85 and are in the top one-third of their class. Scholarship applications were made available to any interested senior graduating from an eligible high school and meeting the academic and financial eligibility requirements. Eligible high schools include Bandera High School, Big Spring Charter School near Leakey, Center Point High School, Comfort High School, Fredericksburg High School, Harper High School, Heritage School in Fredericksburg, Ingram’s Tom Moore High School, Junction High School, Leakey High School, Mason High School, Medina High School, Nueces Canyon High School near Barksdale, Our Lady of the Hills Regional Catholic High School in Kerrville, Rocksprings High School, Tivy High School in Kerrville, and Utopia High School. The scholarship application was available on the Internet through the Foundation’s website from November 1, 2013 through February 3, 2014. The scholarship application will be available for next year beginning on November 1, 2014.
The selection of scholarship recipients was overseen by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS) of Nashville, TN. ISTS utilized standard comprehensive recipient selection procedures in making the final selections including the consideration of past academic performance, financial need, statement of career goals, educational aspirations, work experience, unusual personal or family circumstances, leadership skills, participation in school and community activities, recommendation letters, and original student essays.
In addition to the Cailloux Scholarship Program the Foundation awards grants to local nonprofit organizations and other selected charities, sponsors events to create interest in volunteerism, and has devoted substantial resources to revitalization in downtown Kerrville. Grant guidelines for the Foundation are available on-line at www.caillouxfoundation.org. Contact the Foundation at 830-895-5222 or visit the website for additional information about the Foundation.
2014 CAILLOUX FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Name High School Major College
Hannah Buettner Medina Political Science Sul Ross
Miranda Cave Leakey Biology Texas Tech
Celica Covington Kerrville – Tivy Sports Medicine/Management Baylor
Isaiah Deleon Nueces Canyon Engineering UTSA
Damian Del Toro Mason Undecided Schreiner
Hailey Eckert Fredericksburg Nursing Texas A&M
Kylie Flowers Center Point Sports Medicine UTSA
Keelan Gamble Kerrville – Tivy Business Texas A&M
Ethan Greven Bandera Engineering Texas Tech
Katelyn Immel Fredericksburg Nursing UT Austin
Jordan Kleypas Kerrville – Tivy Radiology Angelo State
Berenis Lopez Comfort Communications UT Austin
Meredith Lutz Kerrville – Tivy Psychology Baylor
Cody Martin Comfort Engineer Texas A&M
Anna Marquardt Kerrville – Tivy Creative Writing Angelo State
Lindsey Milner Harper Business Texas Tech
Maria Mendez Ingram Pre- Law UT Austin
Allison Metzger Heritage Communications/Spanish Abilene Christian
Melissa Munoz Kerrville – Tivy Music/Interior Design UT Austin
Caroline Parker Comfort Biology/Osteopathy U North Texas