Category Archives: Grants and Scholarships

The Braunfels Foundation Award Good Citizenship Award 2020

Braunfels Foundation Trust Announces Good Citizenship Award Winners

The Braunfels Foundation Award for Good Citizenship is presented annually by the Braunfels Foundation Trust, which was funded by the Harry and Christine Dierks Memorial Fund. It is awarded to one boy and one girl in the 8th grade of select middle schools in Comal County. Students are selected by a campus committee.

Students selected must demonstrate the qualities of good citizenship and ethical conduct.  The committee also considers grades, school attendance and extracurricular activities in and out of school.  However, good citizenship is the primary consideration. The winners receive a framed certificate, a $250 gift card and their names are permanently inserted on a plaque hanging in their respective schools.

The winners of the 2020 Braunfels Foundation Awards are New Braunfels Middle School: Wyatt Buckley and Pooja Patel, Church Hill Middle School: Noel Vasquez and Eleni Ousaklidis, Canyon Middle School: Casey Maddox and Bryleigh Morgan, Oak Run Middle School: Jackson Bade and Samantha de Lemos.

Wyatt Buckley, New Braunfels Middle School

First Step Scholarship Career Tech Award

Area Seniors Awarded the Braunfels Foundation Trust Scholarship for 2020

The Braunfels Foundation Trust (BFT) and the Baron and Baroness members of the Trust are happy to announce that 32 graduating seniors from our area have been awarded the BFT “First Step Career Vocational/ Technical” Scholarship.

The Projects Committee worked with both local school districts and their high schools to solicit applications from graduating high school seniors interested in post-secondary education for vocational or technical careers and or the testing required to take the next step in the process of work after high school. The board has allocated up to $48,000 toward these scholarships.

Trust President Teressa Johnson sends congratulations to these outstanding students on behalf of the Trustees and the Baron and Baroness members of the Trust.

The awardees of the BFT First Step Career Vocational/ Technical Scholarship for 2020 are:

Nayeli  Acosta, Social Worker; Aaron Almendarez, Assoc. Applied Science/Business; Landon Antee, Welding; Stephanie Bell, Dental Tech/Medical; Christian Castillo, Diesel Technician; James Castillo, Multi Media-Arts; Jacob Chaffin, Culinary; Paola Dominguez, Animator, Assoc. Degree; Ricardo Dominguez, Animator, Assoc. Degree; Xavier Drew, Dental Hygiene; Liliana Eyster, Cosmetology; Yesmarely Gomez, Cosmetology; Miguel Guerrero, Nursing; Gabriella Lechasseur-Aguilar, Ethestician; Edith Leon Gutierrez, Cosmetology; Breanna Magnuson, Assoc. in Business; Alexis McKnight, Medical field; Max Mendez, Welding; Liahm Nowak, Radiologist Technician; Ashton O’Malley, Cyber Sec. Specialist; Summer Oldbury, Digital Video/Film Crew; Baleria Ortega, Paramedicine:EMT; Maria Palacios, Accounting; Hernan Salazar, Electrician; Courtney Sholund, Nurse/LVN, Morgan Stanzione, Assoc.in Business; Peyton Stephens, Cosmetology; Kaleigh Stevens, Oncology Radiation Tech, Matthew Thomas, Radiography Tech; Melchor Veliz, HVAC; Irvin Veliz, Electrician; Dawson White , Construction Science; and Tristan Wolf, Computer Networking.

Liliana Eyster, Canyon Lake High School

Thank You Notes

Communities in Schools

The Foundation proudly provides the Hinman House at no cost to the “Communities in Schools” for their head quarters office. For 2011/2012 the “Communities in Schools” was also granted an additional $20,000 to allow them to provide an additional counselor within the City of New Braunfels.