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Need Money For College? Apply For The Urban Scholarship Fund

The Texas Association of Developing Colleges Urban Scholarship Fund will give away over half a million dollars in the upcoming 2015-2016 school year to low income, full-time undergraduate college students who have graduated from a high school in any of 29 urban Texas cities.

These cities are Abilene, Amarillo, Arlington, Austin, Beaumont, Brownsville, Carrollton, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Denton, El Paso, Fort Worth, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, Houston, Irving, Killeen, Laredo, Lubbock, McAllen, McKinney, Mesquite, Midland, Pasadena, Plano, San Antonio, Waco and Wichita Falls.

Students are not required to prepare or submit an essay for these funds, as eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of a lottery system, which takes place after the application deadline (the postmark deadline is July 7, 2015).

The Urban Scholarship Fund is funded by AT&T and Verizon and managed by TADC, for graduating high school seniors, or new and/or returning college students attending any accredited nonprofit public or independent two or four-year college, university, or technical school.

The annual awards amount to $700 for community college, junior college and technical colleges; $1,000 for public four-year colleges and universities; and $2,000 for independent (private) four-year colleges and universities.

Application forms, eligibility requirements and more information is available at TXADC.org.