KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
July 10, 2023
By Natalie Cook Clark
The Katy Heritage Society is currently accepting applications for their 2023 Scholarship Opportunities. Three adults seeking to provide for their family by advancing their career through either a trade of higher education can earn up to $1,000.
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In the Spirit of Hard Work
For 43 years the Katy Heritage Society has been dedicated to the educational and cultural development of the community by preserving, restoring, and displaying historical landmarks, and other objects distinctive of Katy and adjacent areas.
Katy was founded by hardworking visionaries and this scholarship represents that spirit of hard work and adults wanting to better their careers.
A Unique Opportunity for Adults
"This scholarship is designed to honor the men and women who helped settle this city and give us the foundation it needed to succeed over the decades," says Adrienne Davitz, president of Katy Heritage Society.
Applicants must be enrolled in or seeking enrollment at an accredited community college, college, university, business, vocational, continuing education program or technical school.
Anyone applying must reside or work within the geographic boundaries of the Katy Independent School District.
While the scholarship is open to all ages, it was created to provide an opportunity for adults who wish to further their education.
"It’s unique as it is a scholarship for adults. Men and women wanting to better their lives and help excel their careers," says Davitz.
Learn More and Apply Online
This year there will be three scholarships awarded. One by the Katy Heritage Society, another by the Katy Heritage Society and the Katy Lions Club, and another by an anonymous donor.
The deadline is October 1, 2023 and the scholarship will be awarded November 16, 2023. In following the Society’s mission to preserve Katy history, applicants will write an essay involving Katy history and document their research.
Learn more about the scholarship opportunity and apply online.
Tour Historic Katy Homes
The Katy Heritage Society hosts their historic Katy homes tours the first weekend of the month from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Step into the past this Saturday and Sunday (June 4-5, 2022) at Katy Heritage Park (5990 George Bush Dr.)
The Katy Heritage Society also operates the Train Depot located on First Street, which welcomes visitors Wednesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Depot holds many railroad relics and historical exhibits.
Join The Katy Heritage Society
The Katy Heritage Society depends on public donations and annual memberships to continue its work. Visit their website to make a donation or learn more about becoming a member. Membership is open to all Katy residents.
The Society will celebrate 20 years of Katy Heritage Park on Saturday, July 29, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The event is free but attendees still need to RSVP online.
Guests can celebrate with a tour of the historic homes, a scavenger hunt, pioneer games, and a free commemorative cookie.
Learn more about The Katy Heritage Society and their events at their website.