Since 2011, the El Paso in Austin, in partnership with the Austin Community Foundation, annually awards three (3) $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from El Paso-area high schools. To date we have awarded 23 scholarships. Seniors must enroll in a college or university in the Austin area: the University of Texas at Austin, St. Edward's University, Southwestern University, Huston–Tillotson University, or Austin Community College. 

Ideal candidates demonstrate exceptional leadership skills and character.  Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and rank in top 20% of their graduating class.  Financial need is also considered.

The purpose of the El Paso in Austin Network High School Scholarship is to encourage, recognize and reward young El Pasoans who aspire towards advancing their education in Austin, TX. The ideal candidate will demonstrate exceptional leadership skills, character and a solid academic standing. Through this award, the network proudly honors accomplished young men and women who symbolize the talents and efforts of hundreds of outstanding El Paso high school students.

The 2019 scholarship application has passed. Check back February 1, 2020 for next year's application.

2019 Scholarship Process Timeline:

  • Application opens February 1

  • Application deadline April 8

  • Award notifications sent May 3

  • Deadline to accept or defer July 15

  • Scholarship check mailed July 22

  • Back-up recipients awarded July 16

  • Back-up deadline to accept or defer August 15

  • Back-up checks mailed August 16

  • Regret letters sent August 19


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