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Howard Hughes Corporation Presents Scholarships to 14 Local High School Grads

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Howard Hughes Corporation® is pleased to have awarded scholarships to 14 local graduating students from The Woodlands High School, The Woodlands College Park High School, The John Cooper School, Tomball High School and Willis High School as well as two students in Bridgeland® as they pursue a college education.

The awarding of scholarships from The Howard Hughes Corporation is an educational funding initiative which began in the 1980s. Through the decades, The Howard Hughes Corporation, as developer of the award-winning master planned communities – The Woodlands®, The Woodlands Hills® and Bridgeland – has awarded approximately 225 scholarships to high school graduates.




The Howard Hughes Corporation is also funding four scholarships through an endowment at Lone Star College System. The first endowment started in 1998 with the first awarding of a scholarship in 2001. The Howard Hughes Corporation also works together with the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation and the United Way of Greater Houston to sponsor scholarships.

“We are proud to invest in the future of these remarkable students by awarding these scholarships,” said Heath Melton, Executive Vice President, MPC Residential for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “Our tradition of funding the educational endeavors of bright young minds has continued since the 1980s. We are proud to support our students as they pursue their dreams of a higher education. They are tomorrow’s leaders.”

Along with the awarding of scholarships, The Howard Hughes Corporation contributes to over 130 local nonprofit organizations each year through its HHCares initiative, a community-focused philanthropic funding and volunteerism program.




“Our HHCares initiative provides our company and our team members the avenue to give back to our community in a variety of ways. We know that these graduates will represent our community in so many positive ways as they enter the next phase of their education and lives. In addition to education, the HHCares program focuses on many nonprofit organizations dedicated to the arts, health, environment, economic development and helping those in need, positively impacting our community,” stated Jim Carman, President – Houston Region for The Howard Hughes Corporation.

Local scholarship winners include:

  • Ashley Brown – Tomball High School, attending Northeastern University
  • Aleena Fayaz – The John Cooper School, attending The George Washington University
  • Tyler Clough – The Woodlands High School, attending Georgetown University
  • Ryan Hightower – Tomball High School, attending The University of Texas at Austin
  • Morgan Masso – The Woodlands High School, attending Texas A&M University
  • Sarah Meyers – Bridgeland High School, attending Texas A&M University
  • Zachary Muckler – Tomball High School, attending The University of Texas at Austin
  • Mark Alan Murrell – The Woodlands College Park High School, attending Blinn College
  • Rachel Parvino – Tomball High School, attending The University of Texas at Austin
  • Peyton Payne – Willis High School, attending The University of Texas
  • Jordan Pimentel – The Woodlands High School, attending Louisiana Tech University
  • Colton Rowe – The Woodlands College Park High School, attending Angelo State University
  • Alexa Signorelli – The John Cooper School, attending Texas A&M University
  • Eliana Torrez – Bridgeland High School, attending Abilene Christian University




Students were selected by their high school, based on academics and extracurricular activities. Many of the students residing in The Woodlands attend The Woodlands College Park High School and The Woodlands High School. Students living in The Woodlands’ Village of Creekside Park® attend Tomball High School. Willis High School is the academic institution students living in The Woodlands Hills attend. Students in Bridgeland attend Bridgeland High School. The John Cooper School is a private co-educational, college preparatory school which was established in The Woodlands over 30 years ago.

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The Woodlands is a 28,000-acre master planned community located 27 miles north of downtown Houston. Throughout its 46-year history, The Woodlands has led the way among master planned communities that practice environmental preservation. It is home to 118,000 people, and over 68,000 people work in the community. The Woodlands is one of the most successful master planned communities in Texas and the nation. The Woodlands was named “Trailblazer of the Year” in 2018 by the Greater Houston Builders Association. The community was also named “Humanitarian of the Year” in 2019, 2017, 2016 and 2007 and “Master Planned Community of the Year” in 2015, 2010 and 2007 by the Greater Houston Builders Association. For more information, visit




Bridgeland is an 11,400-acre master planned community located in Cypress, Texas and is ranked as the top-selling master planned community in Houston and number 12 in the nation. The award-winning development opened in 2006 and offers a wide variety of housing options and extensive outdoor amenities, with a strong emphasis on conserving and enhancing the natural environment. Bridgeland has over 3,000 acres dedicated to lakes, trails and parks, and offers resort-style pools, disc-golf course, stocked lakes and complimentary use of kayaks, paddle boats and other recreational equipment for residents. Lakeland Village Center® is the first of four retail centers in Bridgeland, with additional plans for Bridgeland Central, a 900-acre future town center, along Grand Parkway, which intersects the community. Bridgeland is a development of The Howard Hughes Corporation®.

The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Its award-winning assets include the country’s preeminent portfolio of master planned cities and communities, as well as operating properties and development opportunities including: the Seaport District in New York; Columbia, Maryland; The Woodlands®, The Woodlands Hills, and Bridgeland® in the Greater Houston, Texas area; Summerlin®, Las Vegas; and Ward Village® in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. The Howard Hughes Corporation’s portfolio is strategically positioned to meet and accelerate development based on market demand, resulting in one of the strongest real estate platforms in the country. Dedicated to innovative placemaking, the company is recognized for its ongoing commitment to design excellence and to the cultural life of its communities. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC. For additional information visit