How to Apply

The Class of 2024 application is now open as of Monday, February 5, 2024 until Friday, April 19, 2024.  It is an online Google Form. See Calendar for all the dates.

Who can apply?

In order to qualify, a graduating senior must reside in or attend a district-run public school (CPS) in the Austin Community (portions of 60639,60644, 60651), have strong academic achievement, necessary financial need, and be accepted to a two-year or four-year college or university.

2024 Application Process

The 2024 application is open as an online Google Form.  The link is also provided to 116 CPS school counselors and other staff at all Austin and neighboring high schools.  Please email us with any questions.

Completed applications include:

Applicants meeting Scholars Committee application standards attend one personal interview with members of the committee at church at drop-in times the weekend of April 26-28, for example, April 26 from 4 to 6pm, April 27 from 10am to 12noon, or April 28 from 1 to 3pm.

Students chosen to receive awards must attend the Sunday Awards Ceremony held the Sunday, May 19 (the Sunday before Memorial Day weekend).  The ceremony becomes our church service on that Sunday with special speakers.  Otherwise, a student must request a make-up date by the Awards Ceremony a following Sunday.

Example High Schools

Some high schools attended by past Austin Scholar awardees:

(Note: Students attending a high school outside of Austin must live in Austin to qualify.)