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Increasing opportunity through education

Each year, Austin Community Foundation awards approximately $500,000 in scholarships to students pursuing a higher education or trade skill. A majority of our scholarships support students from Central Texas or students at local educational institutions.

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Scholarship Committee Resources

Thank you for serving on a scholarship selection committee. Please see below for helpful
information to help you navigate through the scholarship evaluation process


Step 1 – Prepare & Share


If you’re the committee chair…


If you’re a member of the selection committee…



Step 2 – Review applications

Applications are accepted online, and our system ensures each applicant is qualified for each scholarship. The day after the scholarship deadline each reviewer will receive an email that provides access to the applications for review.

Work with your scholarship committee to review applicants and select your scholarship recipients. The online application and review process does not require you to change any aspect of your decision process.



Step 3 – Select your scholarship recipient(s)

After the committee has selected scholarship recipients, the Selection Committee Chair will nominate recipients through the online portal.

If the scholarship application process is offline, please complete the form below.

Overall Selection Committee Form – Only the selection committee chair may submit the form. Please discuss within your committee to make sure this form is completed.

See our 2022 Scholarship Impact Report.

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