The mission of Project GRAD Houston is to support a quality public education for all children in economically disadvantaged communities so that high school and college graduation rates increase.
Project GRAD Houston
3000 Richmond, Suite 400
Houston, Texas 77098
Ann B. Stiles, Ed. D.
To request or renew your Project GRAD Houston Scholarship, please click here.
Project GRAD began in 1989 as a scholarship program offered to every graduating senior in Jefferson Davis High School on Houston’s north side â€“ a school once labeled a “dropout factory” by the Department of Education. James Ketelsen, the Chairman of Tenneco at the time, and Kathryn Ketelsen believed the promise of a scholarship would address the financial shortfall that so often inhibits low-income students from pursuing, much less attending, college. Twenty years and over 6,000 Project GRAD Scholars later, Project GRAD continues to work to build hope and provide resource to low-income communities, giving students and families the keys they need to open doors to a brighter future.