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Houston area students get more than $200,000 in scholarship grants during visit by UT Austin officials

President Larry R. Faulkner of The University of Texas at Austin and members of his staff on April 12 delivered more than $200,000 in scholarship grants to 57 seniors in six Houston area high schools and urged the high academic achievers to consider attending UT Austin next fall.

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AUSTIN, Texas—President Larry R. Faulkner of The University of Texas at Austin and members of his staff on April 12 delivered more than $200,000 in scholarship grants to 57 seniors in six Houston area high schools and urged the high academic achievers to consider attending UT Austin next fall.

Faulkner visited students and their parents at Aldine High School and MacArthur High School in the Aldine Independent School District, and Sam Houston High School in the Houston Independent School District. UT Austin Provost Sheldon Ekland-Olson led a team visit to Milby High School, the High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice and Reagan High School, all in the Houston school district.

The teams included University officials who described scholarship, mentoring, tutoring, study group and other opportunities to help students succeed and thrive at UT Austin.

The scholarships presented to students, including Longhorn Opportunity Scholarships and President’s Achievement Scholarships, range from $1,000 to $5,000 per year and most awards are given for up to four years if the students maintain required grade levels.

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Note to editors: Photographs related to the president’s visit to Houston area schools are available to the news media by contacting Marsha Miller, Office of Public Affairs, at (512) 471-6412, or via email at marsha@opa.wwh.utexas.edu.