KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
June 4, 2022
By Natalie Cook Clark
The Katy Heritage Society is currently accepting applications for their 2022 Scholarship Opportunity. The non-profit will award up to $1,000 to an adult seeking to provide for their family by advancing their career through either a trade of higher education.
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In the Spirit of Hard Work
For 42 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 unique as it is not geared towards high school seniors,” says Adrienne Davitz, president of Katy Heritage Society. “It is geared towards adults who are taking any career class or training.”
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.
“Are you taking real estate classes, welding, or quick books training?” asks Davitz. “This scholarship could be for you.”
Learn More and Apply Online
The deadline in October 1, 2022 and the scholarship will be awarded November 17, 2022. 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 host their Freedom Festival on July 2, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at Katy Heritage Park. Tickets must be purchased in advance. There will be yard games, food trucks, and a movie at 8:30 p.m.
Learn more about The Katy Heritage Society and their events at their website.