A Fund of

Forever committed to our motto:

“One for All and All for One”

“Una para Todas y Todas para Una”

The Pan American Round Table Scholarship for Second Chances was established for the exclusive purpose of providing scholarships and/or grants to women who are returning to pursue a degree in healthcare or education at one of the following public institutions of higher education: University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso Community College, or Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-El Paso. 

The Pan American Round Table of El Paso, Texas, was founded in November of 1921, by Mrs. Eugenia M. Schuster who became its first Director.  She invited women from here in El Paso, Texas, and from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, to establish the first group of active members.  Her guiding vision was to advance greater awareness of international and border issues; that unique vision and binational representation remain true today.

Currently, the El Paso Table has an active membership of 150 from the United States and Mexico, and we remain the only  Table out of 200 to embrace members from two countries.  Our international affiliates include over 4,600 women from 200 individual Tables representing 17 countries, demonstrating an enduring commitment to transnational friendship, understanding and cooperation for nearly 108 years since the first Table was organized in San Antonio, Texas, on October 16, 1916.

Our members are honored to be part of this beautiful community of philanthropy and look forward to awarding funds, in perpetuity, to deserving women. Through our Pan American Round Table Scholarship for Second Chances, we seek to support women who have been dealt challenges in life that prevent them from finishing their education. We hope our financial support inspires our scholarship recipients to return to and complete their academic pursuit of careers in healthcare. 

This partnership between Pan American Round Table and Paso del Norte Community Foundation demonstrates a truly serendipitous full-circle moment.  Our founding Director, Eugenia M. Schuster and her husband, Dr. Michael P. Schuster, purchased Providence Memorial Hospital in 1906 and when the hospital was sold in 1995, the money was used to create The Paso del Norte Health Foundation.  And like us, Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s work aspires to improve our binational region; we are a match forged in destiny!


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