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HobbyFest Gives Back: The Allen T. Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Categories: Community,Events

The Allen T. Johnson Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of Allen T. Johnson, who made significant contributions to the Greater Hobby Area Chamber of Commerce and the Gulfway-Hobby Airport Rotary Club during his lifetime. Overseen by the Hobby Area Improvement Corporation (a nonprofit arm of the Hobby Area District), our annual HobbyFest event is, in part, a fundraiser for the scholarship fund.

2018 Allen T. Johnson Memorial Scholarship recipients.

Two-thirds of all HobbyFest event sponsorships go toward the Allen T. Johnson Memorial Scholarship fund. Event sponsors can feel good about helping local students pursue their education in the fields of aviation, technical mechanics, transportation and more. Student winners are presented with a giant check in the amount of their scholarship by representatives from the City of Houston as well as Hobby Area District staff, Board and scholarship committee members. We are grateful for the opportunity to support Houston students in a way that directly impacts their studies and future career.

This year we will be joined at the scholarship presentation by various city and county officials to present up to $15,000 in scholarships to deserving local high school and college students. Scholarships will be presented starting at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2019.

Be sure to join us for HobbyFest 2019! With a record number of vendors, sponsors and projected attendees, we know it’ll be our best HobbyFest yet.

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