The 2020 scholarship application is now open!

Since 2011, the El Paso in Austin, in partnership with the Austin Community Foundation to award scholarships to graduating seniors from El Paso-area high schools. This year we will award five (5) $1,000 scholarships to deserving students. To date, we have awarded 26 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 the 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.

2020 Scholarship Process Timeline:

  • Application opens                                                           February 3

  • Application deadline                                                        April 13

  • Award notifications sent                                                  May 18

  • Regret letters sent by                                                      May 19

  • Deadline to accept or defer                                             July 15

  • Scholarship checks mailed                                             July 22

  • Back-up recipients awarded                                           July 23

  • Back-up deadline to accept or defer                               August 17

  • Back-up checks mailed                                                  August 19