Newspring awards college scholarships of $5,000 every year. A student must apply each spring to be considered. Our goal is not only to enable students to attend college but most importantly to graduate.

The 2018-2019 scholarships were announced on the evening of May 4th at the Student Art Auction. We are so proud to support each of these young women in their pursuit of a college degree with a $5000 scholarship. Each one is an impressive student who is working to make a better future for herself and her family.

Alicia Villalta

recipient of the Newspring Scholarship

Alicia Villalta is graduating from Northbrook Senior High School and plans to begin college at The University of Houston, studying science. She hopes to have a career in the medical or pharmaceutical fields.

Natividad Mosqueda

recipient of the Andres Bautista Scholarship

Natividad Mosqueda is a senior at the University of Houston Downtown pursuing a degree in mathematics and art, with a certification for Secondary Education.

Daniela Cruz

recipient of the Wayne Schaper Scholarship

Daniela Cruz is graduating from Northbrook Senior High School and will begin college at Stephen F. Austin State University studying geo-sciences and studio art.

Sandra Melgar

recipient of the Linda Buchman Scholarship

Sandra Melgar is graduating from Northbrook Senior High School and will begin college at Bryn Mawr College studying the arts.

Emalee Higgins

recipient of the First Baptist Church Scholarship

Emalee Higgins is graduating from Northbrook Senior High School and will begin college at Sam Houston State University studying Graphic Design and Fine Arts.

Thank You Letter from a Scholarship Recipient

Dear Newspring,

I write to you in appreciation of the recent scholarship I received: the 2018 Andres Bautista Newspring Scholarship. I am sincerely grateful that I was chosen for this scholarship because it was named after a special person who not only taught me Art in middle school, but helped guide me towards what I want to be today. The main reason my career will be in education, is because a teacher like him, believed in me.

I have probably talked about my dream- career too many times. Every time I get asked about my major, I like to explain how the idea originated. The more I talk about it, and the more I get involved in school events; it gets me more excited to know that I will too, make a difference in my future student’s lives. Despite me being a quiet seventh grader who kept to herself, I had someone discover a potential in me I did not know I had. Mr.Bautista helped me develop my skills and after creating more art, I was introduced to Newspring. From then on, I built a connection that I would like to keep. I plan to come back to Spring Branch and give back to my community by attempting to enrich my students’ lives as much as possible. I am almost there. Within a couple of years, I will be graduating from the University of Houston-Downtown with my teacher’s certification.

Thank you Newspring for believing in me six years ago when I first stepped into your studio, and for continuing to support me with a hard-working and caring team of people I like to call friends.

Natividad Mosqueda

2018 Andres Bautista Newspring Scholarship Recepient

2018 Scholarship Recipients

DID YOU KNOW?

 

Newspring Scholarships grant students $5,000 every year. Each recipient must reapply for subsequent years. Our goal is not only to enable students to attend college but most importantly to graduate. We have been blessed with very generous donors who make our scholarships possible. Donors have the satisfaction of knowing that a very deserving student will be the first in his or her family to attend college.

If you are interested in funding a scholarship, please contact Robert Westheimer at rwestheimer1@comcast.net­