AUSTIN, Texas —President Larry R. Faulkner of The University of Texas at Austin will visit with students in three Dallas area high schools on Wednesday (Oct. 11), encouraging them to apply for valuable Longhorn Scholarships which UT Austin has made available for their schools.
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 schools to be visited by Faulkner — L.G. Pinkston High School, Justin F. Kimball High School and South Oak Cliff High School — are considered “underrepresented” schools in that a representative number of students graduating from these schools have not been applying to, or attending, UT Austin.
Traveling with Faulkner will be staff members who will be available to answer questions from the students regarding admission requirements, housing and other aspects of life on campus.
Faulkner has described Longhorn Scholarships as an initiative providing the University another opportunity to establish partnerships with high schools throughout the state of Texas. These scholarships enable underrepresented high schools to encourage and promote The University of Texas at Austin as a viable choice for their students.
The schedule for Faulkner’s school visits includes:
9:30 a.m. L.G. Pinkston High School, 2200 Dennison St.
10:45 a.m. Justin F. Kimball High School, 3606 S. Westmoreland.
11:45 a.m. South Oak Cliff High School, 3601 S. Marsalis.
For additional information, contact Deputy Director Augustine Garza of the UT Austin Office of Admissions, (512) 475-7454.