AUSTIN, Texas—President Larry R. Faulkner of The University of Texas at Austin was welcomed by hundreds of enthusiastic students recently at Highlands High School and John F. Kennedy High School in San Antonio, where he delivered scholarship offers to 29 outstanding high school seniors.
The Longhorn Opportunity Scholarships and President’s Achievement Scholarships for students at the two schools 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.
During his visit on May 4, Faulkner congratulated the scholarship winners and encouraged the junior, sophomore and freshman students in the crowd to challenge themselves to win one of these scholarships when they become seniors.
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.