Honoring the Legacy of

Karina Nikole Williams

The Karina N. Williams Scholarship Fund was established to commemorate the extraordinary life and legacy of Karina Nikole Williams. Karina, affectionately known as KK, was an avid athlete and a true lover of sports. She made a name for herself as a star varsity basketball athlete at Northshore High School, leaving a lasting impact on her teammates and coaches.

Empowering Dreams, Inspiring Futures

Karina N. Williams
Memorial Scholarship Fund

About Karina

Karina Nikole Williams, affectionately remembered as KK, was a radiant figure whose passion for sports and commitment to academic excellence have left an enduring legacy. An exceptional athlete, she shone brightly as a star varsity basketball player at Northshore High School (Class of 2012), her dedication and talent resonating both on the court and beyond.

In May 2021, she achieved her lifelong ambition, graduating from the esteemed University of Houston and demonstrating an unwavering commitment to learning.

However, a tragic turn of events on September 24, 2021, prematurely extinguished Karina’s bright future, leaving an irreplaceable void in the hearts of all who cherished her. In honor of her radiant spirit and undying memory, Karina’s family, in collaboration with the Galena Park Independent School District, established the Karina N. Williams Scholarship Fund.

This heartfelt initiative is our tribute to Karina, designed to empower deserving students to chase their dreams with as much fervor as she did. Our mission is to provide the financial support and encouragement necessary to forge lasting opportunities and inspire the leaders of tomorrow. Through the Karina N. Williams Scholarship Fund, Karina’s legacy continues to illuminate the path for many, uplifting lives and transforming futures.

We invite you to join us in celebrating Karina’s extraordinary life, ensuring her spirit lives on through the transformative power of education. Together, we can leave an indelible impact on aspiring scholars and pay a fitting tribute to the incredible woman Karina was.

Igniting Dreams,
Unlocking Potential

In the spirit of Karina’s passion for education and her unwavering desire to help others, the Karina N. Williams Scholarship aims to provide deserving students with financial support to pursue their college dreams.

Application Process

To apply for the Karina N. Williams Scholarship, candidates must submit a completed application form, a personal essay detailing their aspirations and how they embody Karina's spirit, and a letter of recommendation from a teacher, mentor, or community leader. Applications open on January 1st and close on April 30th each year.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates must:

  • Be a senior at Northshore High School.
  • Have been accepted to an accredited college or university.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities and community service, reflecting Karina’s values of dedication, teamwork, and compassion.

Award Specifics

The Karina N. Williams Scholarship will provide a sum of $5,000 to selected recipients. This award is intended to cover tuition fees and educational expenses. Recipients will be notified by June 1st and the award will be directly paid to the college or university in August. By embodying Karina's values and aspirations, this scholarship represents an opportunity for students to further their education and carry forward Karina's legacy of perseverance, dedication, and a love for learning. Let us honor Karina by empowering the future leaders of tomorrow and continuing her spirit of generosity and passion for education.

Celebrating Achievements, Honoring Karina:

Our Scholarship Recipients

The Karina N. Williams Scholarship has been a beacon of hope and a source of empowerment for many students over the years. Each recipient, in their unique way, carries forward Karina’s enduring legacy. Here, we take immense pride in showcasing the stories of our past recipients, who have turned their dreams into reality thanks to this scholarship.

Empowering Futures:

Our recipients not only excel in academics but also mirror Karina's values, displaying remarkable dedication, compassion, and a strong desire to make a difference in their communities. These young scholars have stepped confidently into the world of higher education, carrying with them Karina's indomitable spirit.

Join the Journey:

Witnessing the transformative journey of our scholarship recipients is a heartwarming testament to the enduring power of Karina's legacy. As we look forward to empowering more students, we invite you to join us in celebrating these accomplishments and supporting our mission to turn dreams into realities.

Meet Our 2023 Scholars

Leah Chanette

“Lea is set to broaden her academic horizons at the esteemed Our Lady of the Lakes University in San Antonio, where she will immerse herself in the study of Psychology, complemented by a stimulating minor in Music.”

Noah Charles

“Noah is poised to embark on an exciting academic journey at Lamar University, where he will delve into the intricacies of Cyber Security, positioning himself at the forefront of this rapidly evolving field.”

Fundraiser

CO-ED Ragball Tournament

Join us for a delightful Family Fun Day filled with engaging activities for all ages! We’re hosting an exciting day packed with moonwalks, face painting, and delightful snow cones for the kids, all benefiting the Karina N. Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Date/Time

Sat, July 29 | 11am - 8pm

Location

Sheldon Sports Complex
8815 Pineland Rd
Houston,TX 77044

Contact

Michelle Diaz
(832)544.4676