Our Stories

The Linda Lorelle Scholarship Fund is rooted in the belief that all students should have the opportunity to access higher education, regardless of the hand they were dealt when they entered this world.  That fundamental belief drives our dedication to providing college scholarships , support and guidance to Houston area high school students in need of financial assistance, whose potential may be unfulfilled due to circumstances beyond their control.


2010 LLSF Scholar

I wish others knew that at the age of three, I was whisked away from my village and forced to walk hundreds of miles on bare feet to escape the wrath of the Nigerian military government. The wounded and the dead alike dotted the once peaceful streets, some lying in their own pools of blood. 


2007 LLSF Scholar

Five years later I was still in CPS.  After a lot of work on my part, I was released. I just couldn’t deal with the corruption or the money-hungry foster parents anymore. I refused to become another statistic. I’ve never been on medicine and never fell behind on my grades. No matter how bad things got, CPS was worse than home.  


2002 LLSF Scholar

My twin brother and I lived our first two years in a pickup truck with our mother moving from city to city. Our mother, diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenic, lived on the streets doing “whatever is necessary” so we could eat.

ALejandro Izaguirre

2015 LLSF Scholar

I was born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, the most dangerous city on the planet with an average of more than three homicides per day. When I came to the United States, I wasn’t bothered by the environment change. I was just as excited about learning as I was in Houndruas.