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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.

Texas Education Scholarship - Will award tuition and educational related expenses to students in the El Paso region, pursuing careers at non-profit Trade & Technical colleges. (Open on rolling basis.)

Dr. William Springer Scholarship for Philosophy

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

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