The mission of The Steve Francis Foundation is to create educational and recreational opportunities for at-risk youth.

2015 Scholarship Application Released
Monday, 13 April 2015 10:00

The Steve Francis Foundation Scholarship Program's 2015 Applications have been released! The Scholarships are awarded to Houston high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership, integrity, community involvement, and academic commitment. Since 2004, $560,000 in scholarships funds have been awarded. Applicants must be affiliated with The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston, Teach for America, KIPP Houston, Pro-Vision, or YES Prep. All applications are due May 1st. 

Financial Aid Workshop Presented by SFF
Thursday, 02 January 2014 16:09

Register for the SFF Financial Aid Workshop!  We require SFF Scholarship candidates to complete the FAFSA and encourage them to seek all potential sources of funding to supplement our $10,000 scholarship. This Workshop will provide students with the tools necessary to do just that. Join us on January 21st from 6:00-7:00 PM at St. Thomas University.  Click here to register!

Financial Aid Advice from our Scholars
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 16:21

The Steve Francis Foundation is gearing up for its 2015 Financial Aid Workshop for Houston area high school seniors, juniors, and parents on January 21st at the University of St. Thomas. Below please read a few pieces of advice from our SFF Scholars regarding financial aid. 

Joshua Collins

2011 Recipient, Graduate of Prairie View A&M University, Criminal Justice Major

“Prioritize your loans/funds for necessities pertaining to school only and do not acquire more than you actually need because interest will increase and be sure to give excess funds back if you're able to. Don't wait until you graduate!”

Pro-Vision: A Community of Hope for Houston Youth
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 12:02

March 5, 2014 – In the final segment of our partner feature series, we feature Pro-Vision Academy, a catalyst for effecting and empowering change in the Houston community. We welcomed the organization in 2013 and their students will be eligible to apply for The Steve Francis Foundation Scholarship in 2014. Located in the Southeast Houston's Sunnyside neighborhood, Pro-Vision has impacted the lives of over 4,000 youth.

2014 Scholarship Celebration -Hollywood Award Show
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 17:14


The Steve Francis Foundation hosted its 10th Anniversary Scholarship Celebration on June 8th at the Embassy Suites Downtown Houston. The theme of this year's event was Hollywood Award Show, as we presented awards to each of our Scholars. The Celebration honored SFF Scholars Jackie Garcia, Joshua Collins, and Kiara Pruitt who recently earned their college degrees and welcomed our eight new 2014 Scholars to the SFF family.


2014 Scholar Stephanie Montalvan is wrapping up her freshman year at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, where she’s studying to be a Chemical Engineer. Never one to stay idle, the Houston native and KIPP Houston High School Graduate recently joined Bryn Mawr’s rowing team, and says it was one of her best college decisions thus far.