Pharr, Texas – On April 30, 2021, the Pharr EDC Foundation held their inaugural Scholarship Awards Ceremony and recognized over 120 scholarship recipients from throughout Pharr.
“It was truly an amazing evening as we recognized these outstanding young men and women for their educational accomplishments and aspirations,” said Victor Perez, President of the Pharr EDC Foundation and Executive Director of the Pharr EDC. “Through our scholarship, these students will now have the financial means to continue their higher education goals, and we are proud to be able to help our community and make this possible,” he added.
The Pharr EDC Foundation awarded over 120 scholarships, each at $2,000 ($1,000 per semester) for one academic year. The scholarship fund was created for students who are enrolling in a qualifying post-secondary institution.
“We had an amazing submission of applicants each who were equally outstanding and I would especially like to thank our Pharr EDC Foundation Board for their incredible work in choosing our inaugural scholarship recipients,” said Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D. who serves as the Pharr EDC Foundation Board Treasurer. “This scholarship will assist many students in achieving their academic goals through financial assistance and in the long run, it will help our economy grow and prosper,” continued Hernandez.
Students from the following districts were selected as scholarship recipients: PSJA North Early College High School, PSJA Southwest Early College High School, PSJA Thomas Jefferson T-STEM Early College High School, PSJA Early College High School, PSJA Memorial Early College High School, Vanguard Academy Rembrandt, Valley View High School, Hidalgo Early College High School, South Texas ISD Health Professions, South Texas ISD World Scholars, IDEA Pharr, IDEA Edinburg, IDEA Donna, and Premier High School.
The Pharr EDC Foundation awarded scholarships to the Class of 2021 as well as to eligible students from the Class of 2020. The scholarship supports students attending a higher education institution at all levels, whether for a trade or technical degree or a four-year university.