Rene Hernandez Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$2,500

Awarded

Application Deadline

April 8

Monday
Awarded By:

Austin Community Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a first-generation college bound student.
  2. This award is for U.S. students.
  3. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  4. Must reside in Travis or Williamson counties in Texas.
  5. Must be of Hispanic heritage.
  6. Must be a graduating high school senior.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: The Rene Hernandez Scholarship is available for first-generation Hispanic students who attend a high school in Travis and Williamson counties of Texas. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Application requirements for the Rene Hernandez Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letter
Additional Information: The Rene Hernandez Scholarship is available for Hispanic students in Travis or Williamson counties in Texas. Applicants must be the first in their families to attend college, and must demonstrate superior academic potential through a grade point average of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) or 4.0 or higher (on a 5.0 scale). Award selection will be based on a combination of academic achievement, unmet financial need, as well as the quality of submitted essays and/or recommendation letters. The Austin Community Foundation has provided more than $6.5 million in scholarship awards since the scholarship program began in 1996. Each year, more than 400 new awards worth in excess of $600,000 are provided through a variety of programs designed to assist students in the Austin, Texas area and beyond.

Award Amount: $2,500 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 8

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 8

Applications and additional information about the Rene Hernandez Scholarship are available online at the Austin Community Foundation website. To apply for this award, students must complete the online application form and submit all documents and information required in the supplemental question section. For this scholarship, the following additional documents are required: proof of financial need; two letters of recommendation; and any other supplemental materials requested on the application form. All applications and supporting documents must be submitted online by the deadline date. Any late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.
Contact: n/a
Address: 4315 Guadalupe Street Suite 300 Austin, Texas 78751

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