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With three thriving master planned communities in the Greater Houston area, The Howard Hughes Corporation not only builds beautiful communities that people call home, but futures, as well. Yearly scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors from high schools that serve the communities of Bridgeland, The Woodlands and The Woodlands Hills. Those schools include: Bridgeland High School, The John Cooper School, Montgomery High School, Oak Ridge High School, Tomball High School, Waller High School, Willis High School, The Woodlands Christian Academy, The Woodlands College Park High School, and The Woodlands High School. Scholarships are also awarded to Lone Star College students each year as well.

“We believe in supporting scholars within our communities in the pursuit of higher education and are proud of the achievements and aspirations of these future leaders,” said Jim Carman, President, Houston Region for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “The awarding of scholarships is part of our HHCares initiative, in which we donate and volunteer to over 180 local causes of nonprofit organizations each year.”

It’s all about community engagement. Seeking ways to support area non-profits, people in need, and residents seeking higher education help ensure our communities thrive. As the philanthropic arm of the company, each year through HHCares, employees donate hundreds of volunteer hours at food pantries and area non-profits, while community events such as Bridgeland’s Nature Fest are used to help raise both funds and awareness for those in need in our community-at-large.

Bridgeland Scholarship Winners 2023
(Pictured: Lona Shipp, Savannah Carter, Jacob Lemos, Yami Melgar, Jim Carman. Not pictured: Alexandra Martinez)

This year’s recipients of a $2,500 scholarship from Bridgeland High School were Alexandra Martinez who will attend Texas State University and plans to study psychology and chemistry; and Jacob Lemos will attend Ringling College of Art and Design and plans to study animation. Since Bridgeland now has students attending schools in Waller ISD, scholarships were also awarded to two Waller High School graduates. Savannah Cater plans to study Allied health sciences to pursue a degree in nursing at Texas A & M University and Yami Melgar, who plans to study nursing at Texas State University each received $2,500.

A complete list of 2023 scholarship recipients is as follows:

  • Emioritse (Emi) Abraham, The Woodlands Christian Academy
  • Safee Baig, The John Cooper School
  • Savannah Cater, Waller High School
  • Taylor Good, The Woodlands College Park High School
  • Gabriel Pujol Gordoa, Tomball High School
  • Kaitlin Hinch, The John Cooper School
  • Mohamed Irhabi, The Woodlands High School
  • Sarah Kane, Tomball High School
  • Jacob Lemos, Bridgeland High School
  • Emily Hernandez Maltos, Tomball High School
  • Alexandra Martinez, Bridgeland High School
  • Yami Melgar, Waller High School
  • Rylee Neumann, Willis High School
  • Jacob Rios, The Woodlands Christian Academy
  • Hannah Trahan, Tomball High School
  • Ronald Foster Young, Jr., Willis High School

2023 Howard Hughes Executive Club scholarships:

  • Alejandro Chacon, The Woodlands High School
  • Chloe Sharp, The Woodlands College Park High School

2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. scholarships: 

  • Justin Doud, The Woodlands College Park High School
  • Psalm Lawrence, Oak Ridge High School
  • Preslee Kate Mazzapica, Tomball High School
  • Victoria Medrano, The Woodlands College Park High School
  • Haley Wells, Montgomery High School

2023 Gerald D. Irons, Sr. scholarship:

  • Luis Manuel Aguillon, Oak Ridge High School

Bridgeland and The Howard Hughes Corporation wish the graduates of the class of 2023 continued success as they pursue degrees in their chosen fields of study. Applications for the 2024 scholarship will become available early next year.