AUSTIN, Texas— UT Austin President Larry R. Faulkner will visit top academic achievers in the junior and senior classes at three Houston high schools on Monday (Oct. 25) to encourage them to apply for Longhorn Opportunity Scholarships.
Faulkner will visit Jack Yates High School, Booker T. Washington High School and Sterling 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 commitment to attract a diverse student population and provide support for needy scholars. The application deadline is Feb. 1.
“The University of Texas at Austin represents a world of opportunity. The Longhorn Opportunity Scholarships can help these students take full advantage of UT Austin’s vast academic resources. We want high school students in Houston to consider UT Austin and to know that when they enroll, we will be there to help them undertake the educational adventure of a lifetime,” said Faulkner.
Faulkner’s school visit schedule on Monday includes
- 9:15 a.m., Jack Yates High School, 3703 Sampson
- 10:35 a.m., Booker T. Washington High School, 119 E. 39th St.
- 1:30 p.m., Sterling High School, 11625 Martindale
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, at (512) 475-7454.