College & Career Planning Virtual Workshops
It's never too late or too early to start planning
Coming up next month!
SCHOLARSHIPS: Finding free money for college
Tuesday, March 8 - NEW DATE!
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 pm.

Scholarships can be a huge help to college-bound students and their families, but many don’t know where to find them, or how to apply.

We will share tips on applying for scholarships, where to find them, how to create a winning scholarship essay, and more. 
Understanding the Award Letter
Tuesday, March 22
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 pm.

Gain an understanding of the key components of the financial aid award letter to help you reach your college decisions when comparing award packages.
Upcoming Workshops
It's never too early or too late to start planning for college. These workshop topics are designed for all high school aged students, parents, or anyone interested in guiding youth to pursuing their college and career goals.

Get ready. Get set. Let's get started!
Junior Timeline & Checklist
Tuesday, April 12
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 pm.

It's your junior year, and you know you need to start preparing to hit the ground running at the start of your senior year. This session will provide a complete review of a checklist to prepare you.
Career Conversations
Tuesday, May 10
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 pm.

Feeling stressed about not quite deciding on what career path you want to choose, or what college major to pursue?

Hear from career professionals that will share their personal experience to help provide guidance and comfort.
Aspiring Young Adults
A Mentorship Program

Are you 18 years of age or older, not in school or not working and re-thinking your job or career goals?

Take the first step! Connect with a GRAD Advisor by completing a short questionnaire.
GRADcafé advising team ready to serve you!
In-person or virtual

We have 3 locations to serve you. Visit for locations and hours. Walk-ins are welcome. No appointment is needed.

You also have the option of scheduling a virtual session - in English or Spanish.
New Hours in Pasadena
Now open Tuesday-Thursday
We are happy to announce our new hours of service in Pasadena through our collaboration with the Pasadena Public Library.

Our college & career planning services will be offered Tuesday through Thursday. No appointment needed.
GRADcafé is Hiring!
Join our team
We are hiring! Learn more about the qualifications for these two positions by using the links below:

Send your resume and cover letter to:

Univision Houston & University of Houston Downtown Scholarship
DEADLINE: February 25
Scholarship | Univision Houston Beca

Win a 4 year scholarship to the University of Houston-Downtown! Univision Houston and the University of Houston- Downtown " Tu Futuro " Scholarship is designed to motivate Latino youth in the Houston area to pursue higher education. ​ Submit a...

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TheDream.US Scholarship
A scholarship for Dreamers - DEADLINE: February 28
Home | TheDream.US - TheDream.Us

On first glance, we may seem an unlikely pairing. Delaware State University (DSU) is a leading Historically Black College and University (HBCU), while the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is near the threshold for an Hispanic-Serving Institution...

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East End Scholarship Program
Houston East End Chamber of Commerce
DEADLINE: March 11

Founded in 2006, The Foundation is committed to supporting the educational needs of area students and has awarded over $500,000 in scholarships the last 16 years. Students receive recognition at our Annual Education Symposium where we strive to...

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Scholarships for Middle & High School Students
It's never too early to start searching for scholarships. The list to the right provides with some scholarships now open, several of which are specifically for middle school aged students.

Take a few minutes to review these and visit the specific websites to learn about the qualifications.
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GRADcafé, a member of the Tejano Center for Community Concerns family, is a one-stop-shop offering free services to help you decide on a career, explore education and training options, apply to college, and find the financial aid you need.