The FWHCC Scholarship Program
Since its inception in 1991 under John Hernandez (Teresa Montes’ Father), the FWHCC’s Scholarship Program 501(c)3 has been dedicated to providing financial support and encouragement to hundreds of Tarrant County area students.
Originally established to assist 8th-grade youth in securing seed money for their future high school graduation, the program evolved over the years.
By 1998, graduating seniors were included, and in 2002, restrictions on the 8th-grade funds were lifted, enabling a focus on high school graduating seniors. Despite having approximately half a million dollars available for scholarships, only a fraction of the 8th-grade students claimed the funds for college. Nonetheless, this surplus allowed the program to operate without fundraising for several years.
The Scholarship Program annually awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students residing in Tarrant County, ensuring cost is not a barrier to their education. This initiative supports student success by facilitating access to advanced education and investing in a better future. The Scholarship Program supports students’ dreams to attend university, college, technical, or trade/vocational school.