Several programs in L.I.F.E. are directed at students as individuals, separate from classroom activities. LHS seniors are invited to apply for scholarships. Incoming kindergarten students receive their “very own” tote bags to encourage learning readiness. Students who are lacking basic needs such as food, clothing, or other essentials are identified by school counselors and social workers. Funds administered by L.I.F.E. help address such needs.


LIFE administers around 20 scholarships available to students of the Independent School District. To learn more about these scholarships and how you can apply for them, visit our Scholarships page.

Kindergarten Tote Bags

At the beginning of the school year LIFE gives each kindergartner a canvas tote bag filled with a book, school supplies, tangrams, alphabet flash cards, reading and writing readiness activities and information for parents on fostering their student’s success in school.

Students in Need

At the elementary level, the School Community Resource Workers fund provides assistance to students and families needing help to secure basic needs. At the junior high and high school levels, a Secondary Student Needs budget is reserved in the Discretionary fund to assist students identified by counselors as needing help.