Current funds that may have scholarship opportunities include:
Founded in 1994, the EPISD Education Foundation has awarded thousands of dollars to high school seniors in the El Paso Independent School District. All scholarships are restricted to furthering the student’s education including tuition, books, housing and other related expenses, at the discretion of the EPISD Education Foundation Board of Directors. Scholarships are awarded on a one-time basis and made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion or national origin.
The Bowie High School Scholarship Fund supports graduating seniors from Bowie High School. For a copy of the scholarship application, please contact the counseling office at Bowie High School. Scholarship applications are due on or around May 15th each year.
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The Canutillo Alumni Foundation for Education's (CAFE) mission is to provide scholarships for talented, college-bound Canutillo High School and Northwest Early College High School graduates who are representative of the high-quality education provided by the Canutillo Independent School District and who display high-caliber academic ability and a mindset of community service and involvement.
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The Deby Lewis Scholarship is awarded to college-bound high school seniors based on demonstrated academic achievement and the student's leadership, extracurricular and community service record beginning with the Senior Class of 2016. Students eligible for assistance must be graduating high school seniors who have attended 3 years at Eastwood High School and intend to continue their education at a four-year college or university. For more information or to apply, contact the Go Center at Eastwood High School.GO CenterCarlos de la Fuente, Specialistcdelafuente2@yisd.net915.434.4000
Scholarship applications will be accepted from single mothers, career and other women in search of educational advancement and leadership development for low-and moderate-income women. Requests for tuition, books, fees, and dependent care are welcomed. A local educational institution may recommend a candidate for a scholarship.Learn More
The Ronnie Parks Fine Arts Scholarship was established for students who are graduating from any YISD high school and are planning to pursue a Fine Arts Degree. The student should submit the completed application along with supporting documentation to the Paso del Norte Community Foundation.
The Coach Lou Robustelli Memorial Scholarship is available to students graduating from Bowie and Burges High Schools, where Robustelli spent his career in EPISD. Students must also have participated in a UIL Athletics Program the final two years of his/her education.
The Ann Yerby Memorial Scholarship Fund is available to all EPISD Students with special preference given to students who attended Hughey Elementary, where Yerby retired from in the 1970's.
The Genevieve Gonzalez Memorial Scholarship is available to EPISD students who are considering majoring in a foreign language or cultures.
The Richard Castro Community Service Scholarship Fund supports scholarships for area high school seniors who follow in Mr. Castro footsteps volunteering and leading projects to improve their community. To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: have a 2.5 or better cumulative GPA; must have a proven, strong commitment to community service and volunteerism, and would have to have performed at least 80 hours of community service of volunteer hours per year for at least two years in high school. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on April 5, 2021.
Nathan W. Jones was the Head Groundskeeper for the El Paso Chihuahuas and graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Turf Grass Management. Early on as a student at MSU, it was very evident that Nate would make this his career, but it wasn’t until his arrival in El Paso that his career also became his one true passion. His love for turf management wasn’t limited to the Chihuahuas ball diamond and extended to many local high school baseball and soccer fields. His love of not only the Chihuahuas but also the people of El Paso is the reason the Jones family wishes to offer this scholarship in his adopted hometown. Our hope is to encourage and support others that have chosen turf management as a career. Special thanks to all the people of the Chihuahuas organization and the people of El Paso for making such a wonderful impact on Nathan’s life.
Carl and Sandra Wright Scholarship for Women in STEM was established by Carl and his wife Sandra to recognize female graduating high school seniors or undergraduate students majoring in STEM fields. This scholarship honors the outstanding women scientists and engineers who Carl is proud to have had as colleagues in a shared pursuit of discovery and creation.
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The scholarship was established by the Kiwanis Club of Horizon City in honor of dedicated Kiwanis Club member and leader Ben Narbuth. Mr. Narbuth joined the Horizon City Kiwanis Club in 1996 and became active in the Terrific Kids program and in the Kiwanis Club’s main fundraiser, Charitable Bingo. The Terrific Kids program grew from benefitting one school to benefitting thirty-five elementary schools in the Socorro, Clint and San Elizario school districts. This endowed scholarship honors Mr. Narbuth’s service to the community and the role he played in delivering programming to students that positively changed their trajectory in life.
This scholarship was established by the family of beloved track coach Archie Duran. The fund honors the life and legacy of the former Jefferson and Irvin High School track coach who died in a bus crash in Hudspeth County in 2017.
The Helen of Troy Scholarship of Excellence for Marginalized Students is designed to recognize and reward outstanding high school seniors of minority backgrounds who have demonstrated a high level of achievement and who have held themselves to the high levels of excellence to which Helen of Troy holds itself and its associates. Shared success is a value of Helen of Troy’s, recognizing that together we achieve what none of us can do alone. The Helen of Troy Scholarship of Excellence for Marginalized Students is a reflection of the company’s commitment to foster an environment of success and inclusion for exceptional people of minority backgrounds.
The FirstLight Community Foundation Scholarship portal is now open through April 19, 2021. Graduating high school seniors from the El Paso, Fort Bliss, and Las Cruces Communities are eligible to apply here. No paper and no written essays…just some a few questions and videos to showcase your background and creativity. Last year, we awarded 14 scholarships and hope to award even more in 2021.
The Lorenzo Almanza Dreamer’s Scholarship was established by El Paso native and Navy veteran Lorenzo Almanza. Throughout his life, Lorenzo stayed committed to helping those in need, supporting the Child Fund and St. Jude’s Hospital. With this scholarship, Lorenzo hopes to share his resources for student Dreamers.
This scholarship is available for first-time-in-college students who are eligible for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).