Education Fund

Our Mission

The Nelrod Education Fund

To provide scholarships that will enable ā€œCā€ or "Near C" students from low-income families to achieve a higher education and break the cycle of generational government dependency. Too often, these students follow the path of least resistance in the dependency prone environment and give up on higher education. It is our hope to make their choice to achieve a higher education.

Contact Us


3109 Lubbock Ave.
Fort Worth, Texas 76109



Tracie Martinez
817-922-9000 ext. 124

Board Members

  • Nelson Rodriguez, Chair
    The Nelrod Company
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Bernadine Spears, Vice-Chair
    Housing Authority City of Odessa
    Odessa, Texas
  • Alfredo Casteñada, Treasurer
    Carrizo Springs Housing Authority
    Carrizo Springs, Texas
  • Hilda Benavides, Secretary
    Harlingen Housing Authority
    Harlingen, Texas
  • Albert Sierra, Board Member
    San Marcos Housing Authority
    San Marcos, Texas
  • Ethel Bluitt, Board Member
    Deep East Texas C.O.G.
    Jasper, Texas
  • Mike Chapman, Board Member
    Lubbock Housing Authority
    Lubbock, Texas
  • Cynthia de Luna, Board Member
    Del Rio Housing Authority
    Del Rio, Texas
  • Robin Burton, Board Member
    Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority
    Toledo, Ohio
  • Alonzo Tutson, Board Member
    McKinney Housing Authority
    McKinney, Texas
  • Elouisa Gonzalez, Board Member
    Carrizo Springs Housing Authority
    Carrizo Springs, Texas
  • Mike Lopez, Board Member
    Hidalgo Housing Authority
    Hidalgo, Texas
  • Virginia Limon, Board Member
    Uvalde Housing Authority
    Uvalde, Texas
  • Debbie Eldredge, Board Member
    Sherman Housing Authority
    Sherman, Texas