McGown Foundation Establishes $2,500 College Scholarships for Klein ISD Graduating Seniors
Superintendent Dr. Jenny McGown and her husband, Brian McGown, have established a scholarship fund for Klein ISD high school seniors to encourage students to pursue their dreams of a college education.
“Brian and I are so blessed to be able to support students in the next chapter of their education,” Dr. McGown said. “It is a privilege to witness our young people pursuing a purpose for their life that makes the world a better place for all of us and brings pride to our Klein community.”
Five scholarships in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded to Klein ISD high school seniors, one from each of the district’s five high schools. Scholarships will be awarded to seniors who have achieved excellence in Klein ISD’s Triple A: Academics, the Arts, and Athletics. Special consideration will be given to students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and service to the Klein, Texas community and who plan to attend Texas A&M University.
“Having grown up in this area, I am proud of the way our community has grown and yet never lost its small-town feel and sense of family,” Brian McGown said. “I’m always so impressed with our kids here in Klein, and to be able to invest in this generation, our future leaders, is a blessing to our family.”
APPLICATION LINKS CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE
About Brian and Jenny McGown
As a lifelong educator in Klein ISD, Dr. McGown has earned numerous leadership accolades, including being recognized as the 2022 Region 4 Superintendent of the Year and State Finalist for Texas Superintendent of the Year (2022). Throughout her career she has been named Teacher of the Year (2004), Houston Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40 Professional across all sectors (2017), the Houston BizWoman Headliner in Education (2018), American Association of University Women (AAUW) Outstanding Woman in Education (2019), Sam Houston State University Distinguished Educator of the Year (2020), Houston Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business award recipient (2021), a Distinguished Administrator by the Texas Music Educators Association (2021), and a NorthStar award recipient from the North Houston Association (2023). She is nationally recognized as the National School Public Relations Association Top Superintendent to Watch, 1 of only 20 selected across the United States. Most recently, she was recognized as the Houston Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO (2023).
Brian is a partner at Harrigan Development and has spent the last fifteen years in the world of financial management. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Breakaway Ministries at Texas A&M University, the largest college Bible study in the Nation. Locally, Brian also serves on the Board of Directors for Bridging for Tomorrow, a community development nonprofit serving local Title 1 schools, and Journey Home Houston, a nonprofit organization serving young ladies who have aged out of the foster care system.
Brian and Jenny McGown are both proud Klein ISD parents and graduates of Texas A&M University.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications must be received by February 5, 2024
Recipients will be notified by March 6, 2024
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Klein ISD has an established 85-year history of excellence and innovation in education with unique pathways for EVERY student in our care to ensure learners are college, career, military, and life ready. With recognition for STEM, athletics, fine arts, and academics from highly-esteemed organizations, it is clear that our shared vision of every student entering with a promise and exiting with a purpose is a reality for EVERY student who walks through our doors.
About Klein ISD
Klein ISD is a school district in Klein, Texas, located in northwestern Harris County. The district spans approximately 88 square miles and serves more than 54,000 students in 33 elementary schools, 10 intermediate campuses, one high school program of choice, and 5 high schools.
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