The THCDA Bradley Bernhard Memorial Scholarship is offered to students at the following high schools through their school district counseling departments, as well as The Community Foundation website,

Bandera High School, Boerne Champion High School, Boerne High School, Center Point High School, Comfort High School, Fredericksburg High School, Harper High School, Heritage High School, Hill Country High School, Ingram High School, Medina High School, Our Lady of the Hills Catholic High School, Nueces Canyon High School, Sabinal High School, and Tivy High School.

In addition, the THCDA Bradley Bernhard Memorial Scholarship is offered state-wide to applicants on the Community Foundation website.

For questions or any information regarding scholarships, please contact Ingrid Arhelger Cunyus, Grants and Scholarship Manager, at 830-896-8811 or e-mail her at

Scholarship Guidelines:


Carlie Crenwelge

Carlie Crenwelge is a 2018 graduate of Fredericksburg High School, where she was very involved in 4-H, National Honor Society, Student Council and Varsity Tennis, among other activities. Growing up in a family immersed in agriculture - producing crops and raising dorper sheep and cattle - Carlie found the economic side of agriculture to be a challenge and a strong interest. Carlie will be pursuing a degree in Agriculture Economics at Texas A&M University starting this fall. 

Kenzie Smith

Kenzie Smith will be a senior this year at Texas A&M University and will be completing her undergrad studies in Animal Science Pre-Vet. Kenzie was valedictorian of her graduating class at Center Point High School and was very active in FFA, National Honor Society and Varsity Softball and Volleyball. In being a part of breeding and raising livestock and show animals from an early age, Kenzie developed a passion for animal medicine. While at Texas A&M she has been given the opportunity to work at the animal research lab on a project for heart research on swine.