● First Time College Student
● Enrolling For Fall 2017 Semester at Least part-time
(Minimum 6 Credit Hours)
● 2.5 High School GPA or Higher
● Mexican Immigrants & Children of Mexican Immigrants
● Latino Immigrants & Children of Latino Immigrants
(Other Than Mexican)
●Show Financial Need
●Reside in the Following 23 Texas Counties:
Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Brown, Burnet
Caldwell, Coryell, Comanche, Coleman
Lampasas, Lee, Limestone, Llano
McLennan, Milam, Mills
CONTACT US | 512-610-4012
The MexAustin Scholarship application will be open from
January 13, 2017 with a deadline of April 30, 2017.
(Students are able to apply for either financial aid application as early as October 1, 2016 and receive assistance through Foundation Communities.)
Students are encouraged to work with a Scholarship Mentor by scheduling an appointment through the College Hub at Foundation Communities. Scholarship Mentors provide free one-on-one support in essay editing, assist in resume writing and completing scholarship applications.
Seeing a need to invest in their citizens living abroad in the United States, the Mexican government began to invest in their citizen’s education by creating an academic scholarship. Wanting to partner with a local nonprofit, the Mexican Consulate sought out Foundation Communities to partner with because of their stellar reputation in the community and their vast work in college support services.
The goal of the MexAustin Scholarship is to see the next generation of Latino and Latina students excel in reaching their higher education goals. The scholarship is open to all students of Latino heritage regardless of their status in the United States. We recognize there may be many barriers that a student would have to overcome while on their road to seeking higher education. It is our hope that with the support of Foundation Communities and the Mexican Consulate the next generation of Latino and Latina scholars will be equipped to bring about positive change to our communities both domestic and abroad.
Financial burden should not be a reason to stop seeking education, that is why The MexAustin Scholarship is for you.