All 2021 High School Grads from Many Houston Area High Schools to Receive Free College


The San Jacinto College reports “The San Jacinto College Foundation has received an anonymous donation from a private donor to fund 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,’ said Dr. Laurel Williamson, San Jacinto College Deputy Chancellor and President. ‘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.’

“The funds will be used to create the 21 Forward Scholarship. All high school graduates that live within the San Jacinto College taxing district at the time of their high school graduation are eligible. The scholarship is good for up to three years at San Jacinto College (through December 2024). Students must begin classes at San Jac this Fall, take a minimum of six credit hours each semester, and must 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”


About San Jacinto College

“Surrounded by monuments of history, evolving industries, maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the people of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. San Jacinto College is among the top 10 community colleges in the nation as designated by the Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence, and was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction in 2020. The College serves approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, and offers more than 200 degrees and certificates across eight major areas of study that put students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. San Jacinto College’s impact on the region totals $1.3 billion in added income, which supports 13,044 jobs. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s.”

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