Since it’s inception in 2005, the Community of Faith Foundation, Inc (CFF) has awarded nearly $1,000,000 in scholarships to deserving high school students in the Greater Houston Community. The following includes not only a list of those scholarships, but also some of the names of those deserving students:

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TEAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND was established by the late DR. JAMES S. TEAL in 2011 and entrusted the Community of Faith Foundation to provide scholarships to deserving high school students at Jack Yates and Booker T. Washington High Schools. Dr. James Teal was a radiologist in Washington, District of Columbia and was affiliated with Howard University Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and was in practice for 50 years. He was one of 9 doctors at Howard University Hospital who specialize in Radiology. He regularly visited Houston and always found the time to meet with the Teal Scholarship recipients during his August trips.

JOSIE HALLER TEAL Scholarship (Jack Yates High School) and W. MAUDRIE TEAL Scholarship (Booker T. washington High School) were established to provide funds to be used for tuition, books, and other general educational expenses. Each scholarship recipient is awarded forty thousand dollars ($40,000), receives ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) per year for up to four (4) years for each year she is matriculating in a bachelor’s degree program. The recipient is expected to continue the high academic standards displayed in High School.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA· Graduating high school female varsity athlete· Played a varsity or junior varsity sport for three (3) of the last four (4) years· Selected from among the highest-grade point average from grades 9 through 12

ABOUT W. MAUDRIE TEAL W. Maudrie Teal was a physical education teacher at Booker T. Washington High School when the colors of blue and gold were chosen by her. She chose “Royal Blue” because it represents stateliness and loyalty and “Gold” because it represents a thing of great value or goodness. She was the mother of the late Dr. James S. Teal.


2020 Xandria Mcbilver 

2019 Summer Mayberry

2018 Kenya Davis

2017 Valencia Grayson

2016 Carmeron Levergne

2016 Tiarra Jarmon

2015 Jada Davis

2014 Elizabeth Nolazc 

2013 Ana Salinas 

2013 Nijeree Stafford

2012 Francesca Ampudia

2011 Allante Loville

ABOUT JOSIE HALLER TEAL Josie Haller Teal (1936 – 2007) was born to Viola and Walter Haller, Sr. in Houston, Texas. She was Miss Jack Yates High School in 1953-54. Ms.Teal was the adolescent sweetheart and wife of the late Dr. James S. Teal for 46 years. She received her B.A. and M.A. degrees from San Francisco State University and was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She retired in 1998 following a 38 year career as an educator in the San Francisco Unified School District.


2020 Datavia Henegan

2019 Tamia Horton 

2018 Kyonshea Wilkins

2017 Kenyell Banks

2016 Rebecca Williams

2016 Tiarra Jarmon

2015 Andrea Moore

2014 Jamey Watts

2014 Janell Howard 

2013 Jessica Allen

2012 Tiffany Williams

2011 Jaylen Harris

JOANNE P. COLEMAN CHRISTAIN EDUCATORS’ Scholarship was established by a group of educators and her family in 2009 to provide funds to be used for tuition, books, and other general educational expenses for a deserving high school graduate who wishes to pursue a degree in education. The scholarship was named after a prominent educator, Joanne P. Coleman, who loved teaching and inspiring youth until the time of her demise. 

ABOUT JOANNE P. COLEMAN Joanne P. Coleman was a long time educator in the Fort Bend Independent School District. Because of her consistent approach of encouraging and rewarding student achievement, she is still described as “my favorite teacher” by so many of her students. Joanne chaired the first scholarship program at New Faith Church.


Erin Breaux

Jordan Johnson

Tori Robertson


Jacquelyn Carter

Kamri Cole

Miguel McCray


Weston Breaux

Earlmond Hammond

Adrienne Miller

Each year during the Term, graduating seniors from a Houston Independent School District High School, meeting the following criteria shall be considered to receive a scholarship in the amount of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00). In order to be considered for a scholarship a student must:1) have participated in culinary arts classes during three (2) of the last four (4) years of their high school education; and2) have been accepted into an accredited college or university.Candidates meeting these two criteria shall be selected based on having the highest grade point average from grades 9 through 12.

NEW FAITH CHURCH GIRL SCOUTS MEMORIAL Scholarship was Initially established in 2006 in memory of Sandra Gipson. The scholarship has since been amended to include additional Girl Scout leaders who have served well – Equentlyn Bailey, Erica William, and Lisa Jarmon. The Girl Scouts Ministry desires to honor graduating Girl Scouts who will continue their education at an accredited school and become productive leaders in society. The scholarship recipient of these awards must be a Girl Scout who have received her gold award and a member of New Faith Girl Scout Ministry.


Erin Breaux

Brigid Gould

Brandi Gould

Hannah Sparks


Jacquelyn Carter

Kirby Miller


Adrienne Miller

Meagan Richards

Denise Ward

JIMMY COLEMAN Scholarship is awarded to a graduating male senior who is an active member of New Faith Church with a commitment and dedication to diligently pursue a higher education. 

ABOUT JIMMY COLEMAN Mr. Coleman has actively and tirelessly been involved in the mentoring and fundraising of youth through various non-profit and community organizations for over 30 years. 2020 Camden Terry2020 James Adamson 2019 Xavier Seals

JEWEL BROWN MEMORIAL Scholarship was established in 2011 in memory of Jewel Brown to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors, members of New Faith Church who demonstrate high character, leadership and compassion for others. This scholarship was established by Jewel’s loving family, community and caring friends at Channel 13 KTRK-TV Houston.


Erin Breaux

Jordan Johnson


Lauren Morgan


Weston Breaux

Earlmond Hammond

was awarded to graduating seniors from a participating Houston Independent School District High School culinary arts campus meeting the following criteria:1) participated in culinary arts classes at least three (3) of high school2) accepted into an accredited college or university3)selected from among the highest grade point average from grades 9 through 12


Jessica Anderson

Bejaman Branch

Andrea Brouchal

Elizabeth Cardozo

Joann Chargolia

Daranesda Derven

Angelica Godinez

Denesha Griffin

Tiffanie Morris

Jessica Ortiz


Veronica Cervantes 

Jessica Coleman

Brittany Connally

Alexus Cooke

Carla Cruz

Shauna Granger

Christy Irvin

Kaneshia Jones

Christy Sperling 

A’ysha Williams