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Pharr EDC Foundation Awards Over 120 Scholarships During Awards Ceremony

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.

 


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Pharr EDC Foundation Announces Scholarship Program for Pharr Students

The Pharr EDC Foundation, in partnership with the Pharr Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and the City of Pharr, is proud to announce that scholarship applications are now available for Pharr students.

The Pharr EDC Foundation will award a total of 150 scholarships, each at $2,000 ($1,000 per semester) for one academic year. Applications are available online at http://pharredc.com/foundation or can be picked up at the Pharr EDC (1215 S. Cage Blvd) in Pharr Monday through Friday between 8 am – 5 pm. The deadline to submit an application is Monday, April 12, 2021, by 5 pm.

“We are excited to open the Pharr EDC Foundation Scholarship to our Pharr community,” said Victor Perez, President of the Pharr EDC Foundation and Executive Director of the Pharr EDC. “There are many outstanding students in Pharr who are continuing their educational studies, but find themselves in need of financial assistance,” he added. “Our goal is to ensure that no student has to put their education on hold as they confront these challenges,” Perez continued.

The Scholarship Fund of the Pharr EDC Foundation was created for residents of the City of Pharr who are enrolling in a qualifying post-secondary institution. In order to apply for the Pharr EDC Foundation Scholarship, a candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Reside in the City of Pharr
  • Be a current high school student graduating during the 2020-2021 school year
  • Have maintained a grade point average of at least 2.5
  • Submit completed application, essay/personal statement, and required documents no later than April 12, 2021

Completed applications should be submitted to pharredcfoundation@pharr-tx.gov.

An Advisory Committee composed of Foundation Board Members will review the applications and recommend recipients to the full Foundation Board of Directors. The Pharr EDC Foundation shall notify the chosen scholarship recipient(s) of its decision. All scholarship checks will be processed in a timely manner. Scholarship awards can be used for tuition, room & board, books, or other supplies.

The Pharr EDC Foundation is committed to supporting Pharr students’ achieve their educational and career dreams by helping them pay for college at all levels, whether it is for a trade or technical degree or a four-year university.

For more information about the application or should you have any questions, please contact Karina Lopez, Economic Development Manager at (956) 402-4332 or email pharredcfoundation@pharr-tx.gov.

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