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Victoria ISD & VISD Education Foundation Committed to Investing in the Community

Victoria ISD and the VISD Education Foundation are pleased to announce the creation of three scholarships. VISD graduate-candidates and VISD Leadership Academy participants will now have the opportunity to apply for these new scholarships created in collaboration with Superintendent Quintin Shepherd.

“I am pleased to make these scholarships available for our students and staff, as we endeavor to ensure everyone can find and pursue their genius,” said Dr. Shepherd.

“Scholarships are one of the mission-critical aspects of helping our students and VISD leaders forge a path that will help them grow in the direction of their dreams,” stated Robin Harkey, executive director of the VISD Education Foundation. “We are profoundly grateful for Dr. Shepherd’s generosity as together we seek more, as students and educators seek more for themselves.”

One scholarship will be open to VISD staff who participated and graduated from the Leadership Academy. VISD staff who are enrolled, or awaiting acceptance, in the UHV Master of Education in Administration & Supervision with an emphasis in Principalship program will be eligible to apply for the UHV Graduate Leader Scholarship, with the award amount of $1,000.

VISD graduate-candidates will have the opportunity to apply for two local scholarships. Graduates in 2021 who have already received acceptance and are enrolled for Fall 2021 will have the opportunity to apply for a one-time $1000 scholarship to the University of Houston-Victoria.

“This scholarship program reflects the commitment of VISD to work collaboratively with UHV to provide pathways to a prosperous future for our area students,” UHV President Bob Glenn said. “We are committed to ensuring that through the scholarships, students get the support they need to complete their degrees. We are grateful to VISD for this visible and tangible support of UHV and the students of Victoria. We look forward to making this partnership even stronger in the future.”

Graduate-candidates in 2021 who have already received acceptance and are enrolled for Fall 2021 will also have the opportunity to apply for an $800 scholarship to Victoria College.

“Since Victoria College opened at Victoria ISD’s Patti Welder campus in 1925, VC and VISD have a long history of partnering to ensure Victoria residents receive the quality education and training they need to succeed,” said Jennifer Kent, VC president. “We are grateful to Victoria ISD and the VISD Education Foundation for investing in students who make the decision to begin their path in higher education at Victoria College.”

The VISD Education Foundation will administer the scholarships, which will be available for 2021 graduate-candidates to apply for by visiting

VISD is committed to investing in our staff and students. When local opportunities for development and advancement are available, there is also an investment in the community.