AUSTIN, Texas—Scholarship grants for 49 students in five Dallas/Fort Worth area high schools were delivered Tuesday morning (April 25) by representatives from The University of Texas at Austin, including President Larry R. Faulkner who later attended the formal opening of UT Austin’s new Dallas Admissions Center.
The approximately $500,000 in scholarship grants included Longhorn Opportunity Scholarships and President’s Achievement Scholarships which range from $1,000 to $5,000 per year. Most scholarship awards are given for up to four years if the students maintain required grade levels.
Faulkner and UT Austin Provost Sheldon Ekland-Olson each led a team of University representatives congratulating the scholarship recipients on their academic achievements and encouraging other students attending the ceremony to pursue a college education. Faulkner’s team visited Skyline High School, W.W. Samuell High School and David W. Carter High School in Dallas, while Ekland-Olson’s team visited Trimble Tech High School and Eastern Hills High School in Fort Worth.
Also on Tuesday, Faulkner visited the University’s new Dallas Admissions Center at 6333 Forest Park Road, Suite 234A in Dallas. The center will serve as a satellite office to the University’s admissions office and will be staffed with college guidance professionals to answer questions from prospective students and their parents.
“We want to provide key transitional information and guidance that facilitates admission and enrollment of qualified students from our market,” said the center’s director, Kedra Thomas. She will be one of four staff members in the new center, which will serve the high schools of Dallas, Collin, Denton, Tarrant, Cooke, Parker, Johnson, Kaufman and Rockwall counties.
For more information about the center, contact Thomas at (214) 648-5204, or visit the center’s Website at http://www.utexas.edu/student/admissions/dac.html for details about the admissions process.