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Anonymous donation to fund tuition for San Jac class of 2021

Marisol Gallagher

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HOUSTON — A private donor has made an anonymous contribution to the San Jacinto College Foundation to finance up to three years of tuition for the high school class of 2021.

“On behalf of San Jacinto College, our Board of Trustees, and the students who will benefit from this generous gift, I say thank you. This last year has been a challenge for so many students, and the ability to remove the financial burden for thousands of high school graduates will allow them to attend college and earn their workforce certificate or associate degree. We are incredibly grateful for this thoughtful and transformational gift,” said Dr. Laurel Williamson, San Jacinto College Deputy Chancellor and President.

The funds will be used to establish the 21 Forward Scholarship. All high school graduates who live within the San Jacinto College taxing district at the time of their graduation are eligible. The scholarship is valid for up to three years through December 2024. Students must begin classes at San Jac this fall, take a minimum of six credit hours per semester, and apply for financial aid annually.

Additional information about eligibility and links to apply to San Jacinto College can be found on the San Jacinto College website at sanjac.edu/21Forward.

San Jacinto College has been serving the people of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961, surrounded by historical monuments, evolving industries, maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow. According to the Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence, SJC is one of the top ten community colleges in the country and was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction in 2020.

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