Welcome to the St. Paul Scholarship Foundation (SPSF) website. On behalf the SPSF Board, I am proud to report that during this unprecedented global health crisis our mission remains direct and timely. We remain fully committed to ensuring educational empowerment by providing scholarships for Texas students in good academic standing who are in need.  Since inception, we have progressively moved the foundation forward by awarding over $1.7 million in scholarships to students attending Texas institutions of higher learning. We are most excited to support the increasing number of first generation students who have become SPSF scholars.  As a member of the scholarship providers community, we wish you good health and lifelong learning.   


 James R. Handy


Spring 2023 College


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December 1st

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The mission of the St. Paul Scholarship Foundation (SPSF) is to positively impact the lives of college and college-bound students attending institutions of higher learning in the state of Texas. SPSF fulfills this purpose through scholarship programs.


Scholarship awards are granted based on available funding and without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, socioeconomic background, religion, sexual orientation or disability. Scholarships are limited, however, to Texas residents.  




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"The mission of the St. Paul Scholarship Foundation is to provide students an equal educational opportunity to achieve success by providing financial assistance when attending

an institution of higher learning in Texas.


With the right support, those eligible students

can be successful, build better communities, and create positive change. I am proud to be a part

of the St. Paul Scholarship Foundation’s commitment to provide these financial opportunities".


U.S. House of Representatives

Representing the 30th District of Texas

SPSF Board Member

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"Studying broadcast journalism was a clear goal well before I graduated high school. The affordability of pursuing an undergraduate degree was not as clear. The support of SPSF bridged a gap and enabled me to start my journey towards personal development and a professional career."  


KVUE Austin | Anchor & News Reporter

Sam Houston State University, 2006

SPSF Alumni Scholar


" takes a village to raise a child....This statement rang true countless times throughout my childhood. SPSF not only assisted me with tuition expenses but provided a sense of relief that the village STILL existed. I am grateful for what SPSF has done for me and many others. I am always willing to help this foundation in anyway I can."


U.S. Department of Defense

Texas Southern University, 2014

SPSF Alumni Scholar



Did you receive a scholarship from SPSF?

Have you completed your academic pursuits?


SPSF Alumni, we want to hear from you....tell us what you're doing now.

We're proud to spotlight past recipients. 


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For general inquiries, scholarship related questions or to receive Scholarship Alerts, please email us at or fill out the form below. 

NOTE: We do not accept scholarship materials at the post office address. All application documents must be submitted online. 

Contact Us

Thank you for your inquiry.

St. Paul Scholarship Foundation

Post Office Box 3086

Houston, Texas 77253


Sidney J. Braquet

Executive Director & Counsel

Michelle Collier



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