Boerne Based Non-Profit Awards $14,500 to Student Leaders
Boerne, TX — The Stelos Alliance, a local non-profit organization, recently awarded $14,500 in college scholarships to ten outstanding student leaders. Local businessman and Boerne resident, Bill Poston founded the Stelos Alliance nine years ago, to help extraordinary young leaders reach their potential. The non-profit operates locally out of an office on Herff Road.
Stelos Alliance proudly leads the efforts to raise money for annual scholarships that benefit college students across the country. Current scholarship programs include the Tommy Raffen Memorial Scholarship ($2,000), Bill Hogue Memorial Scholarship ($5,000), Stelos Alliance Leadership Scholarship (five $1,000 awards), the Distinguished Young Bobcat Award ($1,000), the Virginia Moore Chi Omega Scholarship ($1,000) and the Housley Leadership Scholarship ($500). Stelos is working to continue to expand its scholarship programs to universities nationwide.
Bill Poston founded and serves as the President of the Stelos Alliance and teaches the Housley Principled Leadership Program at two different universities. Bill spends his spare time in the hill country keeping up with his four very active grown children, incredibly understanding wife, and grandbabies when he gets the chance. Stelos is unique among non-profits in that it provides a 100% donor efficiency guarantee. Bill covers all overhead, management and fundraising expenses so that every penny the organization receives from donors goes directly to scholarships.
Stelos Alliance continues to implement the Housley Principled Leadership class at Trinity University and Texas State University where the course is offered for credit to select students in multidisciplinary degree tracks. Last year, Stelos added a weekend version of the course, condensing the material into a two day seminar and this year it was taught in the spring.
“It is getting more and more difficult for students with the propensity to lead to exercise their leadership skills in college. The escalating cost of tuition forces them to choose work over service,” says Poston.
This year’s scholarships were awarded to exceptional student leaders from all over the state of Texas. The Stelos Alliance is extremely proud of these individuals and is amazed by their character, commitment to service, enthusiasm, and incredible accomplishments.