EPCC Foundation, McDonald’s award ten El Paso Scholarships

On Friday, officials with El Paso Community College (EPCC) Foundation and McDonald’s announced the names of students granted the El Paso Scholarship for the 2020-21 school year.

Valerie Avila, Juan Barraza, Briana Bernal, Krystal De Anda, Desiree Frias, Ingrid Garcia, Josh Hernandez, Gabriel Huerta, Angel Rios and Maria Rubio were the recipients of the McDonald’s El Paso Scholarship.

This is the second year that McDonald’s El Paso has partnered with the EPCC Foundation to match funds and make $46,000 available to graduating high school students to attend El Paso Community College.

“This scholarship has motivated me to stay focused in school and has helped me realize there is financial and academic help to reach my career goals.” said Valerie Avila, EPCC Nursing Student and McDonald’s El Paso Scholarship Recipient.

“With this scholarship, I am one step further into achieving my goal to become a Registered Nurse and giving back to my community.” said Gabriel Huerta, EPCC Nursing Student and McDonald’s El Paso Scholarship Recipient.

Honorees were selected based on their academic achievements, community involvement, and overall drive and commitment to pursue higher education.

Students will receive funds which are designated to cover the cost of tuition, fees, and educational related materials during the 2020-2021 school year.

“The scholarships will help students get off to a great start in their college career,” Dr. Dolores Gross, Executive Director of the Foundation for EPCC said. “McDonald’s El Paso is showing its leadership by investing in El Paso’s future.”

EPCC offers a variety of scholarships for new, continuing, and transfer students. Other scholarships may become available throughout the year, each with their own application instructions, requirements and deadlines.

The Foundation for El Paso Community College’s purpose is to raise funds to provide scholarships for EPCC students. For more information click here.