Total Awarded

  •  $384,000 awarded in scholarships for 2018-19 school year

    The PSJA Education Foundation aims to provide scholarships to Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD graduates to assist them with their higher education expenses. Since its creation, the Foundation has awarded more than $1,524,000 in scholarships and grants. 

    A total of 146 scholarships were awarded to the PSJA ISD graduating seniors totaling $329,000, $40,000 were distributed to the teachers through 47 mini-grants, and a $15,000 grant awarded for district-level literacy programs. Awarding hundreds of thousands each year is possible thanks to the contribution of businesses, members of the community and PSJA employees.

    The foundation's primary fundraiser is an annual concert where local businesses and PSJA Alumni donate to the cause. 

    In addition, almost 1,500 PSJA ISD employees contribute monthly to the Foundation through generous payroll deductions.

    Congratulations to all of the PSJA Education Foundation scholarship recipients!

  • Joel "Joey" Gonzalez Presidential Scholarship Recipients

    The 2019 Joel "Joey" Gonzalez Presidential Scholarship Recipients (from left): PSJA Memorial ECHS Graduate Owen Ochoa; PSJA North ECHS Graduate Richard Hernandez; PSJA T. Jefferson T-STEM ECHS Graduate Rodrigo Palacios; PSJA ECHS Graduate Kassandra Solis and PSJA Southwest ECHS Graduate Christian Valdes. 

  • Joel "Joey" Gonzalez Scholarship Recipients & PSJA Education Foundation Members

    The five Joel "Joey" Gonzalez Presidential Scholarship recipients pictured with members of the PSJA Education Foundation. (from left)(front row) - Foundation Advisor Member Lydia Aleman, PSJA North Graduate Richard Hernandez; PSJA Memorial Graduate Owen Ochoa; PSJA T-STEM Early College HS Graduate Rodrigo Palacios; PSJA ECHS Graduate Kassandra Solis; PSJA Southwest ECHS Graduate Christian Valdes; Foundation Board Members Velma De Leon and Marlen Lopez. (from left)(back row): Foundation Board Member Ben Castillo; Vice President Ronnie Cantu; Foundation President and School Board Member Jesse Vela, Jr.; School Board Secretary-Treasurer and Foundation Member Jorge Zambrano; Alamo Commissioner and Foundation Member Trino Medina and Foundation Member Melissa Diaz.

  • Joel "Joey" Gonzalez Presidential Scholarship Recipients & Texas Regional Bank Members

    Texas Regional Bank members join the 2019 Joel "Joey" Gonzalez Presidential Scholarship Recipients (from left): Texas Regional Bank Chief Administrative Officer Jason Leal; PSJA North ECHS Graduate Richard Hernandez; PSJA Memorial ECHS Graduate Owen Ochoa; Texas Regional Bank Chief Lending Officer/South Texas Regional Market President Brent M. Baldree; PSJA T. Jefferson T-STEM ECHS Graduate Rodrigo Palacios; PSJA ECHS Graduate Kassandra Solis; PSJA Southwest ECHS Graduate Christian Valdes and Texas Regional Bank Business Development Vice President Felicia Villarreal.

  • Joel "Joey" Gonzalez Scholarship Recipients, PSJA Education Foundation Members, & Texas Regional Bank Members

    The five Joel “Joey” Gonzalez Presidential Scholarship Recipients stand with members of the PSJA Education Foundation and Texas Regional Bank Executives.