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Eight Finger Scholars represent seven HISD high schools: Austin, Chavez, Furr, Jordan, Lamar, Madison, and Yates.
Eight Finger Scholars represent seven HISD high schools: Gabriela Chajon (Lamar), Jose Escobedo (Jordan), Rigoberto Gracia (Jordan), Marcus Lauderdale (Yates), George Lima (Furr), Marcos Maya (Chavez), Brian Sariol (Austin), Anthoni Varela (Madison).

$160,000 in scholarship money has been pledged by the Finger Family Foundation to fully fund post-secondary vocational education for HISD students.

Eight scholarship recipients from the class of 2013 were awarded following an application and interview process. The Finger Scholars represent seven different HISD high schools. Students are currently studying Arts, Automotive Technology, Welding, HVAC, Veterinary Technology, and Respiratory Therapy at either Houston Community College or San Jacinto College.

Finger Scholars are supported throughout their program of study. They attend two workshops per semester and receive periodic phone calls and emails to check on their progress.

Mr. Marvy Finger, of the Finger Companies, has planned and constructed multi-family real estate properties in metropolitan areas across the United States for over five decades. Mr. Finger and his wife Elaine established the Finger Family Foundation Scholarship in early 2013.  The scholarship covers the full tuition, up to $20,000, for students interested in pursuing a vocational program upon graduation from high school.

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