• November 25, 2020
 El Paso ISD Reminds Seniors: Education Foundation scholarship deadline is Friday

El Paso ISD Reminds Seniors: Education Foundation scholarship deadline is Friday

With the end of the 2018-19 school year rapidly approaching, Seniors in El Paso ISD have an important deadline regarding scholarships coming up on Friday.

The deadline to submit an application for the EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship and the STARS Scholarship is 4 p.m. Friday.

The EPISD Education Foundation expects to award more than $60,000 in college scholarships to the Class of 2019 this spring through two different scholarship opportunities.

This $1,000 scholarship is open to all EPISD graduating seniors.

The traditional EPISD Education Foundation Scholarship can be accessed online under the scholarship tab.

The Foundation this year has partnered with the STARS Foundation to offer scholarships with matching funds for seniors with at least 12 dual credit hours. EPISD STARS Scholarship recipients can receive $2,000 if they enroll at UTEP and $3,500 if they attend the University of Texas at Austin, Texas Tech University and Texas A&M.

“We are proud to join with the STARS Foundation to maximize our scholarship dollars and give our seniors more opportunities to fund their higher education,” said Foundation president Russell Wiggs. “Offering both the traditional EPISD Foundation and STARS Foundation scholarships will help us serve more seniors throughout EPISD.”

The EPISD Education Foundation has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to high school seniors throughout the District since its inception in 1994. All scholarships are restricted to furthering the student’s education including tuition, books, housing, and other related expenses.

All scholarships are awarded on a one-time basis. The application also can be accessed on the EPISD Education Foundation website.

Scholarship recipients will be announced in late April and awarded at a reception on in early May.

Story by Reneé de Santos  |  Photo by Leonel Monroy  –  EPISD

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