AUSTIN, Texas—President Larry R. Faulkner of The University of Texas at Austin will visit three Dallas area high schools on Wednesday (Oct. 13) to encourage students to strive for academic excellence and to remind seniors to apply for Longhorn Opportunity Scholarships for the fall 2000 semester.
Faulkner will visit students at A. Maceo Smith High School, North Dallas High School and Wilmer-Hutchins High School. Representatives from UT Austin’s Office of Financial Aid and the Office of Admissions will be traveling with Faulkner to answer questions from students. The Longhorn Opportunity Scholarships reflect the University’s sincere commitment to attract a diverse student population and provide support for needy scholars. The application deadline is Feb. 1.
“I want Dallas-area high school students to be aware of the vast educational resources available at The University of Texas at Austin and of the Longhorn Opportunity Scholarships that can help them earn a university degree,” Faulkner said.
Faulkner’s schedule on Wednesday includes
- 9:15 a.m. Arrival at A. Maceo Smith High School, 3030 Stag Rd.
- 10:20 a.m. Arrival at North Dallas High School, 3120 North Haskell Ave.
- 11:20 a.m. Arrival at Wilmer-Hutchins High School.
- 1 p.m. Depart from Wilmer-Hutchins High School.
Longhorn Opportunity Scholarships, provided by the University for the first time in 1999, offer participants $4,000 per year for up to four years if they maintain required grade levels. The 95 scholarships that were offered through the program to selected students starting classes in fall 1999 involved a $1.8 million commitment.
For additional information, contact Augustine Garza, Office of Freshman Admissions, (512) 475-7454.