“My transition from high school to college has sailed me through stormy waters but I continue forward as time permits. Holding my past close to my heart, with my fullest gratitude I thank you for the wonderful opportunity that has been provided to me. Your efforts are supporting me where my mother cannot and helping her dream of seeing her child move forward a reality. This scholarship is a blessing and I can’t express how thankful I am. I wholeheartedly believe you’re making an impact in my life by giving me the opportunity to pursue a college degree. Even the smallest of efforts will go a long way, and I will do my absolute best to make the most of what is being offered to me. I sincerely thank you for making this scholarship available for students in need like myself. Generous hearts like yours are allowing me to push past the barrier associated with higher learning and I am forever grateful for your help. I hope the absolute best for you in the near future, and please know your efforts will not go to waste. One day I hope to pass the favor forward, and help the dreams of others as you have to mine.”


MEXAUSTIN SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

​CLASS OF 2016 

“ As a DACA student there are very limited resources for us to pay for the rising prices in tuition. The fear of debt makes college seem impossible for students who come from a low income family. Awards such as this scholarship make college and the American Dream seem possible. This scholarship has gotten me one step closer to being debt free and for that I am truly grateful! Hopefully someday in the future I will be able to help students like you have helped me and many others. Thank You!”


“I want to express my gratitude for picking me as one of the many scholarship recipients.  Thank you for believing in me and my education. Being an undocumented student I have heard the word “No” and “You can't do this” several times throughout my life.  I can admit that I’ve let it get to me at some points, but over time I have learned that I can really do anything I set my mind to.  By receiving this scholarship I feel great joy for not only representing my hard work, but also representing the big population of undocumented students.  Education was and always will be a very important topic in my family, because my parents gave up everything for my siblings and I to have a better life.  Thank you again for this opportunity.”


MEXAUSTIN SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

​CLASS OF 2016 

MEXAUSTIN SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

​CLASS OF 2016 

“Being given the opportunity to be able to go to college and to pursue two degrees means the world to me because my mother has worked so hard over the years, breaking her back to give me a chance at something bigger.  I can’t afford a college education by myself, out of my own pocket, and have had to work twice as hard as my documented peers in order to put the money together to have the chance at being somebody. My mom and I crossed the border in order to have a better life, and in four years, I will cross the stage to give my mom the life she deserves – a life without financial worries or stress. This is just the beginning and I have come one step closer to reaching my dream because of you and what you saw in me. Words cannot express how thankful I am but there is one thing I can promise you: I will not disappoint. Thank you so much for the opportunity.”


MEXAUSTIN SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

​CLASS OF 2016 

in their own word

mexaustin 2016 recipients

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First Annual MexAustin Scholarship Award Ceremony


We celebrated with 140 students as they were named the first class of MexAustin recipients.


Please view the video to learn more about the scholarship and read some of the student's stories below.