ScholarshipsScholarships are available for application once a student has applied and been accepted to Houston Christian.
The Janis Masonhall Memorial Scholarship for Technology was established in 2004 and is presented annually to an incoming freshman. The scholarship is awarded to a student with a passion for technology to encourage that interest and to help the family defray expenses for purchasing the required technology.
Applicants must be entering the ninth grade at Houston Christian High School.
The recipient will be selected based on her/his overall qualifications with regard to her/his interest in technology as expressed in the written essay section of the application, in combination with her/his awards and extracurricular involvement pertaining to technology.
Please send the application and all attachments in one envelope to:Office of Development
Houston Christian High School
2700 West Sam Houston Parkway North
Houston, Texas 77433
Andrew McCue “Drew” Webb was an extraordinary young man who made a significant impact at Houston Christian High School during the 2008-2009 school year, when he joined Head Lacrosse Coach Pete Lehle as an Assistant Coach. Drew played Lacrosse at Episcopal High School for Coach Lehle from 2001-2004. Drew joined Coach Lehle in just the second year of the HCHS lacrosse program, and he played a key role in building the team with his knowledge and passion for the game of lacrosse. Just one year later the team went on to compete in the Texas Division 2 State Championship Tournament.
When Drew passed away suddenly in 2010, the Houston Christian community recognized that he should be remembered because he was outstanding in so many ways.
He was a scholar who graduated first in his high school class. Drew attended and graduated from Cornell University in 2008.
He was an Eagle Scout, and was awarded one of Scouting's highest honors, the Honor Medal, for saving a fellow scout's life while putting his own life at risk while on a canoeing trip on Buffalo Bayou.
He was an amazing lacrosse player and leader on the field, and was one of Texas' first ever two-time High School All Americans. He lettered every year in high school, and played for four years at Cornell University, and each of those years his team was the Ivy League Champion.
Drew also enjoyed writing, and was the author of many columns and articles for his school newspapers in middle school, high school, and college.
Drew was creative, and particularly enjoyed making films, and entered several of his creations in the Ivy Film Festival.
One of the things that people remember the most about Drew was his sense of humor, and he enjoyed making people laugh more than almost anything.
A group of Drew’s friends have created a permanent scholarship fund at Houston Christian High School to remember Drew. Every year HCHS will award one or more Drew Webb Scholarships for Leadership to students in grades 9, 10, 11, and/or 12 who demonstrate special ability and character in any and all of the areas in which Drew excelled: academics, leadership, service to others, athletics, creative writing/journalism, and film production.
Houston Christian High School will award up to three HC Mustang Merit Awards of $10,000 to incoming freshmen who demonstrate academic excellence, exemplify servant leadership, display integrity both inside and outside of the classroom, and actively participate in extracurricular pursuits. The HC Mustang Merit Awards are renewable each year for recipients who meet or exceed scholarship criteria. Applicants for the merit scholarship are considered without regard for financial need.
Incoming 9th grade students who have submitted a completed HC application. Successful applicants will also show:
- Score 60% or better in each of the subtests of the ISEE
- ”90” or above/”B” or above on last two completed semesters/trimesters
Demonstrated Excellence in at least two of the following areas:
Submit essays on the two prompts below (minimum of 250 words each):
- Applicants are expected to demonstrate involvement in at least two of the following areas: leadership, athletics, arts, or service. Give an example of how your involvement in these areas will help you grow and achieve your goals?
- Houston Christian’s core values are Honor, Community, Heritage, & Scholarship. As a school focused on creating leaders of the future, what do our core values mean to you?
Round 1: Deadline to apply: March 27, 2017 (11:59 pm). Decisions released March 31, 2017 (Applicants not selected during Round 1 will still be considered for Round 2.)
Round 2: Deadline to apply: June 15th, 2017. Decisions released June 30, 2017
Criteria for Renewal
- Maintain GPA of “93”
- Demonstrated involvement at HC in at least two the following: leadership, athletics, arts, or service
- Honorable standing in school community
Established in 2002, the Betty Butler Distinguished Scholar Award is administered annually by Houston Christian High School to benefit a student who is participating in the Distinguished Scholars Program. The academically rigorous program is designed to challenge the top 10% of the student body. HCHS expects the Distinguished Scholar experience to have a positive influence on its entire student body and to enhance the HCHS academic program overall.
Applicant must be an enrolled incoming freshman, sophomore, junior or senior student at Houston Christian High School who has been accepted into, or are enrolled in, the Distinguished Scholar Program and has demonstrated financial need.
The recipient will be selected based on his/her overall qualifications with regard to financial need, scholastic performance, community service, demonstrated leadership skills, extracurricular involvement, and the written essay section of the application.
Candidates for this grant apply in the spring for award the following fall. The Financial Aid Committee will review all applications for The Betty Butler Distinguished Scholar Award and will select one student as the recipient. In the event that there are no qualified applicants, Houston Christian High School may defer granting of the award, reinvesting the endowment revenue for future distributions.