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Applicants will be required to complete and a 2020-2021 FAFSA or TASFA application and respond to two essay prompts. The scholarship application will also ask students to provide two professional references and provide a resume.
We encourage students to work with the College Hub at
Foundation Communities. The College Hub provides free assistance for financial aid applications, coaching and planning, and support with scholarship applications.
The applicant should be a first-time college student
Enrolling for Fall 2020 Semester for a minimum of 6 credit hours
High School GPA: 2.5 or Above
Mexican immigrants & children of Mexican immigrants
Latinx immigrants & children of Latinx immigrants
Demonstrate financial need
Reside in one of the following 23 Texas Counties:Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Brown, Burnet, Caldwell, Coryell, Comanche, Coleman, Falls, Fayett, Hamilton, Hays, Lampasas, Lee, Limestone, Llano, McLennan, Milam, Mills, San Saba, Travis and Williamson
Scholarship Status: CLOSED | Available: January 15, 2020 | Deadline: April 30, 2020 | Selections: June 2020 | Ceremony: June 2020
Wanting to invest in their citizens living abroad in the United States, the Mexican government created an academic scholarship to promote education in the greater community. The Consulate General of Mexico in Austin collaborates with Foundation Communities to administer the scholarship.
The goal of our partnership is to support the next generation of Latino and Latina students to excel in higher education. We recognize there may be many barriers that a student may have to overcome while on their path to achieving their higher education credential.
It is our hope that with the support of local community leaders, the next generation of Latinx scholars will be equipped to bring about positive change to our communities both domestic and abroad.