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Support for Students

In 2022, more than 185 local students were awarded a scholarship through the El Paso Community Foundation. These students represented a number of public high schools in the area and set themselves apart through academics, extracurriculars, volunteer efforts, and leadership activities.

Contact Bonita Johnson at or call her at (915) 533-4020 with questions.

Applications open January 1 and are due April 1.


Current college students should contact their campus’s scholarship office to learn more about scholarships provided by the Community Foundation. High school seniors may be eligible for one of the following scholarships. Recipients are selected by counselors, principals, and/or scholarship committees.

Elroy Bode Scholarship - Austin High School (literary arts)

LaNelle Boling Scholarship – Regional Day School Program for the Deaf

Ruth E. Gillett Scholarship – Andress High School

Robert T. Golberg Scholarship – El Paso Independent School District high schools

Rosa Guerrero Scholarship – El Paso High School

Edgar L. & Sibley Cirlot Hunter – Tularosa High School, Tularosa, NM

Carly Laverde Memorial Scholarship – Coronado High School

Yashar Mahmood Memorial Scholarship – El Paso High School

John and Everett Melby Scholarship – El Paso High School

Robert G. Neill, Jr. Scholarship – Irvin High School

Harlow L. Paul III Scholarship – Burges High School

First National Bank Scholarship Fund for the Children of El Paso County/Ft. Bliss soldiers Killed in Action

Makios Technology Fund – Will award tuition and educational related expenses to El Paso County students pursuing careers in Information Technology

Bears Beyond the Border Scholarship Fund – Bowie High School

Chris Powers Scholarship Fund — Medical field

2015 William W. Cowan III Memorial Scholarship Fund

A. Alan abd Marie Z. Montrose Scholarship Fund

Aaron M. Works Memorial Scholarship Fund

Advertising Federation of El Paso Scholarship Fund

Al Anderson Music Scholarship Fund

Americas High School Cheer Booster Club Scholarship Fund

Angela and Robert Golberg Scholarship Fund

Anthony Rotary Club Scholarship Fund

Araujo Scholarship (pending)

Arden Reed Sparks Scholarship Fund for Teacher Education

Arthur F. Gale History Scholarship Fund for UTEP

Bank of America Scholarship Fund

Bears Beyond Border Scholarship Fund

Bettye Jean Jobe and Jack Lawrence Jobe Memorial Scholarship

Bill Mattingly Scholarship Fund

Bob Moore Journalism Scholarship Fund

Catherine L. McPike Scholarship Fund

Chris Powers Scholarship Fund

Clyde Wafer Scholarship Fund

Coach Don Brooks Scholarship Fund

Coronado High School Class of 88 Scholarship Fund

Dave Koz Music Scholarship Fund

David Pearson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Debra A. Caldwell Scholarship Fund

Dorothy G. Marshall Scholarship Fund

Dr. and Mrs. W.R. Curtis Memorial Scholarship for University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Dr. James J. Gorman Scholarship Fund for Medicine

Dr. William Springer Scholarship for Philosophy

Earle Graham Scholarship Foundation Fund for Texas A&M

Elizabeth Parsons Scholarship Fund

El Paso Builders Association Scholarship

El Paso High School Class of 1961 Scholarship Fund

El Paso in Austin Network PT

El Paso Youth Victims’ Fund

Enrique L. Gallegos Memorial Scholarship Fund

Evelyn and David E. Goodman Fund for Vilas School

Fabens Scholarship

Flora L. Daugherty Scholarship Fund for Sul Ross State University

Harriet J. and C. Edward Sowards Scholarship Fund

Helen and Pete Desantis Scholarship Fund

Home Builders Care Project

Hutto ISD Fund (pending)

Ivy and Win Griffin Scholarship Fund

James and Dorothy Hindman White Scholarship Fund

J.D. and Edna Davis Scholarship Fund

Joe and Halina Kallaby/SEAoT Leadership Award

John P. Foster Scholarship Fund for Engineering

Jose Medel Scholarship Fund

Joseph B. Karam Scholarship Fund

Joseph Karam Golf Tournament Project

Karen and Richard Pearson Scholarship Fund for Broadcast Journalism at UTEP

Kenneth P. Gifford Scholarship Fund for UTEP

Kern Place Association Scholarship Fund

Khalid Foundation Fund (pending)

Lawyers Title of El Paso Scholarship Fund for UTEP and EPCC

Livre d’Or Scholarship Fund

Lois C. Jolly Endowment Fund for the EP Chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters

Lucy and Abraham Chavez Fund for String Instrumentalists

Manny and Elvia H. Pacillas Scholarship Fund

Manuel and Maria Trillo Memorial Scholarship Fund

Margarita and Francisco Talamantes Scholarship Fund

Marguerite Loya Pearson Scholarship Fund for the Arts

Marian Meaker Apteckar Assistance Fund for the UTEP College of Nursing

Marian Meaker Apteckar Fund for Piano Studies at UTEP

Mary K. and Donald W. Fleming Scholarship Fund

Mexican American Bar Association of El Paso Founder’s Scholarship Fund

Michael C. Bustillos Scholarship Fund

Mickey Solis Scholarship Fund

Mount Franklin Kiwanis

Murchison Engineering Student Scholarship Fund

Nelly Garcia Gallinar Scholarship Fund

Nora Dove Apteckar Fund for Creative Writing

Patricia and Jonathan Rogers Permanent Fund

Paul Family Scholarship

Podus Perpetual Fund

Polly Harris Theater Arts Scholarship Fund

Press Club of El Paso Scholarship Fund

Rainbow Project

Ramiro and Anna Maria Guzman Scholarship Fund

Ramon Corral Scholarship Fund

Robbin E. L. Washington Scholarship Fund

Robert J. McLellan Scholarship Fund

Robert Schreck Memorial Education Fund

Rotary Youth Scholarship Fund

Sandy Aaronson Endowment for El Paso high School

Shapleigh Scholarship Fund (pending)

Shirley Gore Staten Fund for Modern Dance

Stevenson Family Scholarship Fund

Texas Education Foundation Endowment Fund

The Cello Fund

The Lightbourn Family Fund-Armando Richard Alvidrez Memorial Scholarship

The Lightbourn Family Fund-john edward Whittler Memorial Scholarship at Cathedral High School

The Troller Family Scholarship Fund

Tony Perez Giese Scholarship Fund

University of Texas at El Paso - Paul Family Scholarship Fund

Velma P. Foster Fund for Teacher Education

Warren T. Mithoff Scholarship Fund

WestStar Bank Fund

Workers’ Memorial Scholarship Fund

W.W. Turney Scholarship Fund

Start your own scholarship fund to provide an ongoing investment in the youth and future of El Paso. Contact Eric Pearson or Kathrin Berg.