Fort Cavazos Family Scholarship Fund (FCFSF) was established as a 501c3 nonprofit organization in 1985. It originated from a desire to support military families through education. Originally a part of the Fort Cavazos Spouses Club (FCSC), the organization recognized the need for an independent entity to enhance its ability to secure diverse funding sources. The separation from FCSC in 1985 allowed us to become an independent entity. We gained the autonomy to seek out partnerships, grants, and donations more effectively. Thus, expanding our resources to provide greater support to military families.
FCFSF outreach spans six counties (Bell, Coryell, McLennan, Travis, Williamson, and Lampasas) that surround Fort Cavazos, offering opportunities to military families in a wide geographical area. FCFSF provides scholarships accessible to High School Seniors and Military Spouses who are beneficiaries of Active Duty, Veterans, and Gold Star families. The scholarship fund has created a sense of inclusivity and unity within the Fort Cavazos community by encompassing such a broad spectrum of military affiliations.
Throughout its history, the Fort Cavazos Family Scholarship Fund, formerly known as The Fort Hood Military Family Member Scholarship Fund, has continued to stand as a beacon of support for military families. From its inception in 1985 to its rebranding in 2023 reflects not only its adaptability but also its unwavering dedication to empowering the educational dreams of the Fort Cavazos community.
The mission of Fort Cavazos Family Scholarship Fund is to empower the aspirations of the community by fostering accessible pathways to higher education. By investing in education, we endeavor to forge a legacy of empowerment, learning, and unity, fostering a community where dreams are nurtured and aspirations take flight.
Our unwavering vision is to foster a brighter future by empowering the dreams of high school seniors and military spouses residing in the surrounding six counties neighboring Fort Cavazos. By investing in the academic pursuits of these individuals, we aim to cultivate a community enriched with knowledge, innovation, and diverse perspectives.
Accessibility: The scholarship fund aims to make higher education accessible to students from diverse backgrounds, regardless of their financial status, ethnicity, gender, or their factors.
Merit: The fund rewards academic excellence, leadership qualities, and community involvement. Recipients should demonstrate a commitment to both their studies and making a positive impact on their communities.
Empowerment: The fund seeks to empower individuals who might face barriers to education. It aims to support those who have the potential to become future leaders and changemakers.
Community Impact: Emphasize the importance of giving back to the community. Recipients are encouraged to engage in community service or projects that contribute to social betterment.
Financial Support: Community Impact: Cover tuition, books, and other educational expenses.
Long-Term Impact: Evaluate the long-term impact of the scholarship by tracking the success and achievements of past recipients. This can help refine the selection criteria and scholarship offerings.
Transparency: Maintain transparency in the selection process, criteria, and financial management of the scholarship fund. Regularly communicate with donors and recipients to showcase the fund’s impact.
Collaboration: Collaborate with educational institutions, community organizations, and businesses to create a comprehensive network of support for scholarship recipients.
Sustainability: Ensure the scholarship fund’s sustainability by actively seeking donations, grants, and partnerships. Explore options for creating an endowment to provide lasting support.
Diversity and Inclusion: Promote diversity by actively seeking applicants from various backgrounds and underrepresented communities, fostering an inclusive learning environment.
Adaptability: Remain flexible and open to evolving scholarship criteria based on changing educational needs, societal trends, and emerging fields.