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

SFF Announces 2015 Scholarship Class
Friday, 26 June 2015 15:50

While former NBA All-Star Steve Francis no longer soars on the court, he has been busy helping youth soar to new heights. The Steve Francis Foundation Scholarship Program is proud to announce that it has awarded seven (7) college scholarships to Houston high school graduates this summer.  Each award is $10,000, which brings the total awarded by The Steve Francis Foundation since 2004 to sixty-three (63) awards and $630,000.  Twenty of the sixty-three recipients have earned college degrees and work for companies such as Attwater Detention Center, British Petroleum, Centerpoint Energy, Comcast, Douglass Media Group, Google – YouTube, Hewlett-Packard, NASA, and the WindAid Institute.

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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!

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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!”

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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.

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Service to his community and personal development continue to be the driving forces for 2014 Scholar Treavon Tryon. Preparing to complete his first year at Texas A&M, the High School Valedictorian has chosen to major in Political Science, and it appears to be serving him well.

 

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