AUSTIN, Texas—President Larry R. Faulkner of The University of Texas at Austin will visit Highlands High School and Kennedy High School in San Antonio on Tuesday (May 4) to deliver scholarship offers to 29 outstanding high school seniors who will be graduating this spring.
The Longhorn Opportunity Scholarships and President’s Achievement Scholarships total about $347,000 over a period of four years. They are just a portion of the approximately $6.2 million in scholarship commitments over the next four years being offered statewide by UT Austin through the two scholarship programs.
“I am very glad that we are able to reward these San Antonio students for their outstanding achievements with scholarships to The University of Texas at Austin. We also will be talking to other area students to inform them of the many academic and scholarship programs at UT Austin. We intend to do everything we can to ensure that the door of educational opportunity is open to students in San Antonio,” Faulkner said.
Traveling with Faulkner will be administrators who can answer questions about admissions, financial aid and campus life.
“The University of Texas at Austin continues to develop partnerships with high schools in the state of Texas in order to ensure full participation. These scholarships enhance the students’ opportunities to reach their full potential,” said Deputy Director of Admissions Augustine Garza.
Faulkner is scheduled to be at Highlands High School, 3118 Elbin Ave., from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., to meet with 19 students being offered scholarships that total about $191,000. The recipients include Adriana Marisol Alvarez, Jacqueline Black, Shawna M. Reed, Ruth Gutierrez, Michael Joseph Morin, Desha Nichole Rendon, Crystal Marie Daniels, Jennifer Marie Garcia, Isaac Martinez Gonzales, Christopher Jacinto, Jeffery Douglas LaFosse, Shamzy Joele Lopez, Juliana Clare Mechler, Ruppert Rosas, Maria Leigh Tremblay, Keith Allen Wier, Minerva Agnes Guerrero, Alfred R. Medina Jr. and Leticia Ann Rodriguez.
From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. he will be at Kennedy High School, 1922 S. Gen. McMullen, delivering scholarship offers that total about $156,000. The recipients include Shaundrea Leigh Calhoun, Victor Ortega, Laura L. Guevara, Natia Lopez, Maria Isabel G. Paiz, Joe A. Perez, Kenneth Rodriguez, Veronica Herrera, Margarita Palacios and Kathryn Ann Presas.
This is the first year for the Longhorn Opportunity Scholarship program, which offers participants $4,000 per year for up to four years if they maintain required grade levels. This is the third year for the President’s Achievement Scholarships program, which provides scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $1,000 per year, depending on academic achievement and an analysis of each recipient that includes class rank, parental income and other factors.
The 95 scholarships being offered statewide through the Longhorn Opportunity Scholarship program involve a $1.8 million commitment, and the 672 students selected for the President’s Achievement Scholarship (PAS) program comprise a $5.7 million commitment over four years.
President’s Achievement Scholarships are offered on three levels. This year, there were 132 scholarship offers for Tier 1 students receiving four-year awards of $5,000 per year. There were 367 scholarship offers for Tier 2 students receiving four-year awards of $2,000 per year. There were 173 scholarship offers for one-year awards of $1,000.