NewSpring Scholarships

Newspring is proud to introduce five college scholarship recipients for the 2020-2021 academic year. Each student will receive $5000 to cover education and living expenses for a twelve-month period. Each one is an impressive student who is working to make a better future for themselves and their family.

Our goal is not only to enable students to attend college but most importantly to graduate. We are focused on providing encouragement and opportunity for deserving students who will be the first in their family to attend college. We have been blessed with very generous donors who make our scholarships possible.

Newspring awards college scholarships of $5,000 every year. If you are interested in applying, please contact our office in February of any year at or 713-590-0100.

Alicia Villalta

Alicia Villalta graduated from Northbrook Senior High School in 2018. She is a junior at Texas A&M University – Kingsville, majoring in Pre-Social Work, Psychology and Sociology.
I really appreciate Newspring’s continued support throughout my college journey. It really means a lot knowing that I have the encouragement and financial aid of everyone at Newspring. Now that times are really uncertain, I look to my family and friends for guidance and advice. Everyone at Newspring has been my friend since day one, and I wouldn’t be where I am if it weren’t for them! Again, thank you so much.

Edmi Salazar

Edmi is a 2020 graduate of Northbrook High School and will be attending the University of New Mexico this fall. Edmi started drawing and painting in 7th grade, progressing throughout school, and eventually taking graphic design at the Guthrie Center where she excelled. Her dream path is to major in film and digital art and minor in business. She hopes to work for a company like Disney and create characters and digital effects. “I hope to enrich my audience with thought and emotion-evoking imagery, encouraging their sense of imagination and inspiring them to follow their own path.”
Thank you so much this means so much to me and I’m so glad you chose me. I’m really thankful and I know this is going to help me so much in the university. Thank you so much.

Aileen Fuentes

Aileen is a 2020 graduate of Northbrook High School. She will begin her freshman year at the University of North Texas majoring in Music Performance. She is an accomplished artist, with six paintings sold through the Student Art Auction over the past three years. Painting is not her only talent, she is a talented saxophone musician and student leader, selected as one of two Drum Majors who led the marching and symphonic bands during her senior year. In college, Aileen plans to practice hard every day so that she can “give a passionate and extraordinary performance that leaves my audience in awe.”
Dear Donors and Family of the Newspring Organization, I want to express how thankful I am to be chosen to receive the Newspring Scholarship. This generosity has uplifted the financial worry I had preparing for college. Thank you for also allowing my mother’s biggest wish for her child to go to college come true. It is my dream to pursue music and hopefully harmonize it with art in my future. Thank you for deeming me worthy of this Scholarship. I will always view this honor as proof that you believed in me and my goals.

Daniela Cruz

Daniela Cruz graduated from Northbrook Senior High School in 2018. Daniela will be returning for her third year in college at Houston Community College, majoring in Elementary Education with Interdisciplinary Studies – Bilingual (EC-6th grade)
I’m very appreciative for receiving the scholarship! I look forward to one day leading a classroom of young elementary students. I want to be the teacher that introduces them to endless possibilities for their futures, answers questions to satisfy their curiosity and translates the curriculum to them to stimulate their curiosity. I value the sense of purpose that I’m grateful to pursue my academic studies and making my family happy with my choices as a young adult. I am grateful to Newspring for providing full experiences for me such as helping with teaching, volunteer opportunities, an interest in art, and calling them my family is the reason why I will be forever grateful to Newspring for being by my side since the start of my goals.

Sandra Melgar

Sandra Melgar graduated from Northbrook Senior High School in 2018. Sandra will be returning for her junior year at Bryn Mawr College, majoring in Geology with a minor in Spanish.
I am very fortunate for Newspring’s unconditional support throughout the years and especially in these difficult times. I was very excited to start sophomore year but did not think this was going to be the hardest year of them all. Having to come home due to a pandemic and still be a student with way more responsibilities seemed almost impossible. Despite the bumpy end to sophomore year I can gladly say my grades turned out to be my best grades so far and I am very proud of having pulled through it all. I am now excited about my major classes and being able to focus my studies with motivation to finish. Thankfully I know that Newspring will continue to guide me in every way possible and I will forever be grateful.

Thank You Letter from a Scholarship Recipient...

Dear Newspring,

I write to you in appreciation of the recent scholarship I received: the 2018 Andres Bautista Newspring Scholarship. I am sincerely grateful that I was chosen for this scholarship because it was named after a special person who not only taught me Art in middle school, but helped guide me towards what I want to be today. The main reason my career will be in education, is because a teacher like him, believed in me.

I have probably talked about my dream- career too many times. Every time I get asked about my major, I like to explain how the idea originated. The more I talk about it, and the more I get involved in school events; it gets me more excited to know that I will too, make a difference in my future student’s lives. Despite me being a quiet seventh grader who kept to herself, I had someone discover a potential in me I did not know I had. Mr.Bautista helped me develop my skills and after creating more art, I was introduced to Newspring. From then on, I built a connection that I would like to keep. I plan to come back to Spring Branch and give back to my community by attempting to enrich my students’ lives as much as possible. I am almost there. Within a couple of years, I will be graduating from the University of Houston-Downtown with my teacher’s certification.

Thank you Newspring for believing in me six years ago when I first stepped into your studio, and for continuing to support me with a hard-working and caring team of people I like to call friends.

Natividad Mosqueda
2018 Andres Bautista Newspring Scholarship Recepient


Newspring Scholarships grant students $5,000 every year. Each recipient must reapply for subsequent years. Our goal is not only to enable students to attend college but most importantly to graduate. We have been blessed with very generous donors who make our scholarships possible. Donors have the satisfaction of knowing that a very deserving student will be the first in his or her family to attend college.

If you are interested in funding a scholarship, please contact Katie Fields at­