CIS Alumni Group Represents CIS at ABC Kite Fest

On Sunday, March 4, members of the CIS Alumni Leadership Committee represented Communities In Schools at the ABC Kite Festival! CIS is a beneficiary of the annual event. Are you a CIS alumni interested in getting involved? Email:


Hispanic Scholarship


The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to:

  • High school seniors
  • Undergraduate students (all years)
  • Community college students transferring to four year universities
  • Graduate Students


Awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected.


  • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students
  • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year)
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)


  • All majors and graduate fields accepted
  • Emphasis on STEM majors

CIS Alumni Network

2017_12_5_Alumni GroupThe newly formed CIS Alumni Network drafted a mission statement for their group last night:

The CIS Alumni Network creates a supportive and fun community through peer to peer relationships. We bridge the gap between school and the real world with an emphasis on personal growth.

The group’s next meeting is scheduled for January 10th at 5:00 p.m. at the Communities In Schools of Central Texas offices. RSVP to

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Learn more about Communities In Schools

College & Career Resources

Texas OnCourse empowers everyone who works with young people – pre-K through grade 12 – students, parents, teachers, volunteers, and counselors—to make decisions that will help students succeed after high school.

They have organized leading college and career websites and tools from across the state into a resource library that students, families and educators can easily access.


Neal Kocurek Scholarship

The 2018 Neal Kocurek Scholarship application is now live!  This is open to any Central Texas high school student planning to pursue a career in the healthcare field. The scholarship offers up to $7,500 per year for up to four years of undergraduate and up to four years of graduate studies and medical school at Texas colleges and universities, and up to $4,000 a year at Texas community colleges! Learn more and apply at: