Annabelle and Travis Johnson Scholarship Fund

The Annabelle and Travis Johnson Scholarship was established by Heather Johnson to honor her parents, Annabelle and Travis Johnson's legacy and to continue their family’s investment in El Paso by supporting its future through the education of the next generation of contributors. The Annabelle and Travis Johnson Scholarship is for a graduating senior of Ysleta High School who has demonstrated high achievement in athletics and academics. Priority will be given to underprivileged students based on an economic status of 150% of the federal poverty level.

Annabelle and Travis Johnson Scholarship (2024) - Apply Now

Ann and Matt Fennell Scholarship Fund

The Ann and Matt Fennell Scholarship Fund was established to honor Ann and Matt’s legacy and to support the education of the next generation. The Ann and Matt Fennell Scholarship Fund is for students pursuing an education in nursing; Traditional BSN or RN to BSN degree plans at The University of Texas at El Paso and the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing; and who have demonstrated high achievement in academics. Priority will be given to students who have already been accepted into a nursing program and/or are enrolled in Phase 3/final phase of the program.

Ann and Matt Fennell Scholarship (2024) - Apply Now

Ann Yerby Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available to all EPISD students with special preference given to students who attended Hughey Elementary. 

Application set to open in February 2024.

Ben Narbuth Kiwanis Club of Horizon City Endowed Scholarship

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.  The scholarship will award to graduating students from Socorro, Clint, and San Elizario Independent School Districts for the pursuit of secondary and alternative education.

Ben Narbuth Kiwanis Club of Horizon City Endowed Scholarship (2024) - Apply Now

Bill Mattingly Memorial Scholarship

Mattingly Low Vision, Inc. is pleased to announce the 9th Annual Bill Mattingly Memorial Scholarship for optometry and ophthalmology students and residents specifically interested in the field of low vision.  The scholarship is named for our founder, Bill Mattingly, who passed away in 2015. His passion and commitment to the low vision profession and low vision clients lives on, and we are pleased to partner with the Paso Del Norte Community Foundation to offer both a $2,500 award and a $1,000 award in 2023.

The deadline for applications is January 17, 2024.  Information can be found by visiting the following link: https://www.mattinglylowvision.com/content.cfm?n=scholarship

You can also apply at Going Merry

If you have any further questions, please contact Julie Mattingly via email or by calling 888-642-0842 ext. 4.

Bowie High School Jardin and Mercado Scholarship Fund

The Bowie High School Jardin and Mercado 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. 

Braden Aboud B Strong Scholarship

The Braden Aboud B Strong Scholarship is offered to graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated dedication to academics and community service and a desire to pursue higher education at the University of Texas at El Paso. $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to qualified applicants.

The Braden Aboud Memorial Foundation was formed in loving memory of this fourteen-year-old who died in a skiing accident on February 4, 2007.  The Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and educational development of the youth of El Paso.  It was established to ensure that children from all walks of life could have some of the same opportunities that Braden enjoyed during his lifetime.

Braden Aboud Memorial Foundation Scholarship (2024) - Apply Now

Bryan Crowe Scholarship for Achievement in Tourism & Hospitality

The Bryan Crowe Scholarship for Achievement in Tourism & Hospitality was established to honor Bryan Crowe’s impactful contributions to the El Paso community and to support the education of the next generation.

Bryan Crowe Scholarship for Achievement in Tourism & Hospitality (2024) - Apply Now

Canutillo Alumni Foundation for Education Scholarships

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. 

Carl L. & Sandra Wright Scholarship for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

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.

Carl L. and Sandra E. Wright Scholarship for Women in STEM (2024) - Apply Now

Coach Archie Duran Memorial Scholarship Fund

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.

Coach Archie Durán Memorial Scholarship (2024) - Apply Now

Coach McClain Track and Cross-Country Scholarship

The Coach McLain Track and Cross-Country Scholarship was established by LaDeena and Toby Spoon and their son, Isaac Spoon, an Eastwood High School graduate and former track athlete, in recognition of Coach McLain’s exceptional leadership and commitment as a coach and in appreciation of his selfless service in support of his student athletes. 

Coach McLain Track and Cross-Country Scholarship (2024) - Apply Now

Coach Lou Robustelli Memorial Scholarship Fund

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. 

Application set to open in February 2024.

Dale Elizabeth Reed Memorial Scholarship

The Dale Elizabeth Reed Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Dale's children to honor her twenty-five year career as a teacher in EPISD. Dale spent the majority of her years as an educator teaching third grade at MacArthur Elementary where she was named Teacher of the Year for the 1976-77 school year. She was also an active member of Alpha Delta Kappa teacher's sorority and was honored by them as an outstanding teacher at the Founder's Day luncheon in 1982. It is hoped that this fund will allow many student's to achieve their lifetime goals through education.

Dale Elizabeth Reed Memorial Scholarship (2024) - Apply Now

Deby Lewis Foundation for Eastwood High School

​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 Center
Carlos de la Fuente, Specialist
cdelafuente2@yisd.net
915.434.4000

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EPISD Education Foundation

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.

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Genevieve Gonzalez Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Genevieve Gonzalez Memorial Scholarship is available to EPISD students who are considering majoring in a foreign language or cultures. 

Application set to open in February 2024.

Lorenzo Almanza Dreamer's Scholarship 

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).

Lorenzo Almanza Dreamer's Scholarship (2024) - Apply Now

Mija Yes You Can Scholarship

Mija, Yes You Can! 2022 Scholarship Program will enable local women and girls to pursue their academic careers by providing necessary funding for required tuition, fees, expenses, enrollment costs, and supplies. The will be offering five, individual $2,000 scholarships for eligible women and girls in the greater El Paso area seeking self-enrichment opportunities for their academic path.

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Nick Franco Scholarship for the Arts

A former El Pasoan and graduate of Hanks High School, Nick Franco was a creative and talented artist and educator who enjoyed painting and graphic arts. Nick received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Painting from Colorado State University. Following his college graduation, Nick was an art educator and spent two years as an artist in residence for the City of Phoenix. He pursued his Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Nick moved to the Dallas area to continue his work as an art educator for Dallas ISD and most recently was a high school graphic design instructor for Irving ISD.  Nick passed away from cancer young, but his passion for art and his legacy for growing and supporting creative students of art will carry on through this memorial scholarship.  The Nick Franco Memorial Scholarship for the Arts is for graduating seniors of Hanks High School who have demonstrated achievement in art and academics.

Nick Franco Scholarship for the Arts (2024) - Apply Now

Tito's Way Scholarship

Tito had a passion for self-improvement and was known for his high integrity and character. We are honored to celebrate his name in this way, through the Tito’s Way Scholarship which will provide opportunities to young, up-and-coming high school-aged leaders in the El Paso area.

Tito’s Way Scholarship (2024) - Apply Now

The Ari-Luis Demetrio Cordova Memorial Scholarship (ALDC)

This fund was established by the family of Ari-Luis Demetrio Cordova after he passed away at 34 in January 2023. The Ari-Luis Demetrio Cordova Memorial Scholarship (ALDC) provides scholarships to graduating seniors in El Paso with dyslexia.

The Ari-Luis Demetrio Cordova Memorial Scholarship for Students with Dyslexia (2024) - Apply Now

The FirstLight Community Foundation Scholarship 

The FirstLight Community Foundation, supported by volunteers, employees of FirstLight Federal Credit Union, and generous donations from the community, is pleased to announce the 2023 Scholarship Application window is now open through March 24, 2023. Firstlight will provide at least $25,000 in scholarships.  Our application platform is online & mobile friendly with NO PAPER or WRITTEN ESSAYS! Students provide basic information (like GPA) and upload a video telling us about themselves and what it means for them to receive a scholarship.  It’s fun, easy, & can be done right from their smartphone!

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The Jim Omohundro Courageous Leadership Award & Scholarship

The Jim Omohundro Courageous Leadership Award & Scholarship was established by his son, Ryan Omohundro, for the benefit of the Eastwood High School Track & Field / Cross Country programs. Ryan Omohundro graduated as Valedictorian from EHS in 2001 and was a four-year letterman on the Track and Cross Country teams. Following the passing of his father his freshman year, he became a devoted distance runner – inspired by the accomplishment of pushing through mental and physical boundaries – individually, and more importantly, as a team.  The Jim Omohundro Courageous Leadership Award & Scholarship is for graduating seniors of Eastwood High School who have demonstrated high achievement in athletics and academics.

The Jim Omohundro Courageous Leadership Award & Scholarship (2024) - Apply Now

The Nathan W. Jones Memorial Scholarship  Fund

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.

The Nathan W. Jones Memorial Scholarship (2024) - Apply Now

The Richard Castro Community Service Scholarship Fund 

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.  

The Richard Castro Community Service Scholarship (2024) - Apply Now

The Thomas and Julia Randleel Endowed Scholarship

The Thomas and Julia Randleel Endowed Scholarship was established by the Kiwanis Club of Horizon City in honor of Thomas and Julia Randleel, the parents of one of its long-time members. The scholarship will award to graduating students from Socorro, Clint, and San Elizario Independent School Districts for the pursuit of secondary and alternative education.

The Thomas and Julia Randleel Endowed Scholarship (2024) - Apply Now

The Western Technical College and Tropicana Properties Scholarship

This scholarship was established to support scholarships for students attending Western Technical College and are residents of a Tropicana property.  

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Women's Fund of El Paso Scholarship

The Women’s Fund of El Paso aims to directly impact the educational and leadership advancement of women in El Paso through the availability of scholarship funds.  

More information coming soon!