The Lakewood Forest Civic Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Lakewood Forest Memorial Scholarship.

Cayden Tate is the daughter of Chisholm and Jen Tate. She will be graduating from Cypress Christian School and plans to attend Texas A&M, where she will study Occupational Therapy with emphasis on working with special needs patients. Her future goal is to own a private practice. Cayden is a three-sport athlete maintaining a 4.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale, a yearbook editor, a member of the National Honor Society, and a captain on the Varsity basketball team.

Kai Miller is an aspiring statistician and computer scientist. He plans to attend the University of Texas, either in Austin or Dallas. He currently attends Tomball Memorial High School, where he is a National Merit Finalist and an AP Scholar with Distinction. He is a founding member of a robotics team, president of the Academic UIL Team, and a member of the National Honor Society.

Faith Nguyen will soon graduate from Tomball Memorial High School, where she is a founder of the Environmental Club and a member of the Key Club. Faith is the daughter of Linh and Ly Nguyen. She plans to attend Texas A&M University College of Engineering to major in Computer Science. Her goal is to pursue a career in application development or cybersecurity.

Melody Wyatt is the daughter of James Wyatt and Stacy Wyatt. Once she graduates from Cypress Creek High School, she intends to study Civil Engineering at Texas State University. Her future goal is to specialize in the improvement of public transportation and making neighborhoods more pedestrian friendly. 

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Lakewood Forest Civic Association Announces Winners of the 2022 Scholarship Awards

The Lakewood Forest Civic Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Lakewood Forest Memorial Scholarship. We have selected seven of our neighborhood students, and each will receive a $500 award toward the college of their choice.

From Tomball Memorial High School, the winners are:

Caroline Martens, daughter of Kelly and Karl Martens. Caroline plans to attend Blinn College before transferring to Texas A & M University in preparation to become a teacher or counselor.

Justin Creaney, son of Jeff and Cherie Creaney. Justin plans to study chemical engineering at Texas Tech University.

Jackson Collins, son of Aaron and Amanda Collins. Jackson plans to attend Texas A & M University to study mechanical engineering.

Audrey Cataline, daughter of Lou and Kelli Cataline. Audrey is going to study pre-med at University of St. Thomas.

Clara Watrous, daughter of Daniel and Rachel Watrous. Clara intends to study illustration or film production at Utah State University.

From Cypress Creek High School:

Lilia Marie Hayduchok, daughter of Leon and Anne-Marie Hayduchok. Lilia’s choice of college is still pending, but she plans to study biology or biomedical research.

Jasmyn Cook, daughter of James and Natasha Cook. Jasmyn plans to enter a pre-med program at University of Houston.

Congratulations to all our winners and their parents. We know you will go on to do great things in life! Thank you to all the students who submitted an entry for the scholarship awards. Lakewood Forest is proud of all its high school graduates!

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2023 Scholarship Award Program

Once again, your Lakewood Forest Civic Association is pleased to offer an educational scholarship program to our graduating high school seniors.

All graduating high school seniors who live in the Lakewood Forest subdivision and who are planning to attend any 4-year university or college, any community college or junior college, or any technical or trade school, are eligible to apply. Students can currently attend any public or private school or be home schooled.
Scholarship Entry Submission and Deadline
Scholarship Award applications must be received by 6:00 PM on Friday, March 24. Incomplete or late entries will not be accepted. All materials must be submitted in digital format to

Scholarship Awards
From qualifying entries received, the Lakewood Forest Civic Association’s Scholarship Committee will determine the winner(s). The number of winners and dollar amounts of the awards are at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. Awards are paid directly to the financial office of the student’s chosen school.

Scholarship Entries
Please carefully read and submit all of the Scholarship Award application requirements:

 1.   A personal resume that includes all of the following:

  • Your name, address, phone number, and names of parents or guardians
  • Your high school, class rank, and GPA (include scale used)
  • Academic achievements
  • Achievements earned outside the classroom
  • Volunteer and/or community service activities
  • Part time and/or summer jobs you have had
  • Your chosen field of study and the school (technical, community college, undergraduate college/university) you plan to attend after high school
  • Future goals (life and career)

 2.   A brief biography (about a paragraph or two in length) that tells the story of you and your family. You should highlight any meaningful events, circumstances, or experiences in your life as you would openly share in a self-introduction.

 3.   An original, creative, personal essay of 350 to 500 words on the following topic:

Essay topic:  Seeing myself as an entrepreneur

Your generation, “Gen Z,” is quickly becoming known as the most entrepreneurial generation ever. In a recent survey, 62 percent of Gen Zers indicate they have started—or intend to start—their own business. Can you see yourself doing this?
 An entrepreneur is an individual who creates a new business, bearing most of the risks and enjoying most of the rewards. The process of setting up a business is known as entrepreneurship. The entrepreneur is commonly seen as an innovator and a source of new ideas, goods, services, and business/or procedures.
Entrepreneurs play a key role in any economy, using the skills and initiative necessary to anticipate needs and bring good new ideas to market. Entrepreneurship that proves to be successful in taking on the risks of creating a new business (a “startup”) is usually rewarded with profits, fame, and continued growth opportunities.
You may be familiar with some of these entrepreneurs:

  • Hank Green, vlogger, science communicator, author, internet producer, and musician.
  • Pavel Dler, who launched Culted as an arts and culture-focused news platform designed with Gen Z consumers in mind.
  • Jimmy Donaldson – “Mr. Beast” – who runs various You Tube channels and has been recognized with the Creator of the Year award three times.

Now visualize yourself as an entrepreneur sometime in the future. In your essay, tell us what business you would start, and why. What resources (like money, people, materials, space) would you need to get your business off the ground? How would you define success for your business? What skills do you think you need or already have that would make you a good entrepreneur? What kind of experience would help make you successful? What will you do to give back to society through your entrepreneurial endeavor?

Judging Criteria
The Lakewood Forest Civic Association’s Scholarship Award program is essay-based, rather than GPA/class rank/academic merit-based, or need-based. The most important factor in our scholarship selection process is the creative essay (50% weight). Secondary consideration is given to academic achievements, achievements earned outside the classroom, and volunteer/community service as noted on your resume (30% weight). Other consideration is given to your brief bio (20% weight).

We highly encourage all Class of 2023 students who live in Lakewood Forest to submit an entry. Good luck, students!