Members of the Prenzler family recently gifted $15,000 to the Blinn College Foundation to establish an endowed scholarship for students.

(from left): Glenwood and Shirley Prenzler, and Blinn Foundation Chair Sam Sommer.
(courtesy Blinn College)

The scholarship will be open to students with at least a 2.5 high school grade-point average.  Preference will be given to Burton High School graduates majoring in education.

Glenwood and Shirley Prenzler, both graduates of Burton High School, spent their careers in education.  Glenwood Prenzler attended Blinn, transferred to Sam Houston State University for his bachelor‘s and master’s degrees, and served as an administrator in Houston ISD for 39 years.  Shirley Prenzler spent 10 years as a high school registrar.

Blinn Foundation Chair Sam Sommer said these scholarships will help students at Blinn achieve their goals in fields the Prenzlers are passionate about supporting.  Sommer said the College is grateful for their gift, along with their “desire to see future generations succeed”.

Glenwood Prenzler said he and Shirley want to see students that receive the scholarship further their education at Blinn in order to be successful in their careers.

Students can apply for Blinn scholarships for the next school year by completing an application at  Last year, Blinn awarded more than $273,000 to student applicants.

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