AUSTIN, Texas—Dr. Larry R. Faulkner, president of The University of Texas at Austin, will visit four Dallas area schools Tuesday (Oct. 16) to encourage seniors in the top 10 percent of their class to apply for the university’s Longhorn Opportunity Scholarships.
The scholarships, which provide up to $16,000 per recipient over four years, are for students in certain Texas high schools that historically have been not been well represented at The University of Texas at Austin. Most scholarship awards are given for up to four years if the students maintain required grade levels.
The offers to qualifying students would provide 13 scholarships with a combined value of $208,000.
Faulkner’s visit is to personally encourage the students to apply for the scholarships and not let them go unclaimed. Traveling with Faulkner will be representatives from the Office of Student Financial Services, the Office of Admissions, the Office of Public Affairs, the Office of Community Relations and two university student representatives.
“The Dallas area is an important region for the university and home to many of our brightest students,” Faulkner said. “I am pleased to have this opportunity to visit local high schools and meet potential University of Texas at Austin students. We want to make sure young people in Dallas are aware of the vast educational opportunities available on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin.”
The itinerary for the school visits on Tuesday includes:
- 9 a.m., Madison High School, 3000 MLK Blvd.
- 10 a.m., Lincoln High School, 2826 Hatcher St.
- 11 a.m., David W. Carter High School, 1819 Wheatland Road.
- 1 p.m., L.G. Pinkston High School, 2200 Dennison Road.
For more information about Faulkner’s visit to the Dallas high schools, contact Augustine Garza, director of the Freshman Admissions Center, (512) 475-7454.