Since it’s inception in 2005, the Community of Faith Foundation, Inc (CFF) has awarded $1.2M 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:
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.
W. MAUDRIE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES
2022 Kourtni A, Collier
2021 Serena Eldridge
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.
JOSIE HALLER TEAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES
2022 Kiyanna M. Mensah
2021 DeJenae T. Johnson
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
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.
The Bremond Family Scholarship was established recognition of their family core values (Faith, Commitment, Possibility, and Pay it Forward), the Bremond Family Scholarship was established to recognize a graduating senior that will uphold these values as they pursue their dreams to attend SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY or another HBCU. Made possible by Jon and Lucy Jones Bremond who are both Southern University graduates.
JUANITA THOMAS Scholarship was established in 2021 to recognition for her contribution as an inaugural Community of Faith Foundation Board Member. The scholarship recipient of this award must be a Girl Scout who have participated in the New Faith Girl Scout Ministry.
ROBERT OLIVER JONES Scholarship was newly established by family and friends in his honor to award scholarships to academically deserving high school graduates of Walter L. Cohen High School in New Orleans, Louisiana with plans to attend Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana during their freshmen year.
DIANNE CYNTHIA HARRISON Scholarship was established in 2020 by members of Fall 1971 – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Pledge Club, family, and friends in honor of Diane to provide scholarships to members of Beta Psi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Sorority Inc. at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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.
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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.
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.
The ARAMARK EDUCATION CULINARY Scholarship 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