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El Paso ISD Education Foundation awards over $81K in scholarships

(EL PASO INDEPDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT – Jun. 5, 2024) — The El Paso ISD Education Foundation awarded $81,500 in scholarships to 81 students from various El Paso ISD high schools. This year, each of El Paso ISD's 13 high school campuses had a scholarship recipient. 

A big celebration was held on Wednesday, June 5 at the El Paso ISD Professional Development Center during the foundation’s Scholarship Awards Ceremony. 

In addition to the 2024 El Paso ISD Education Foundation Scholarship, other scholarships that were awarded included the Marathon Petroleum Girls in STEM Award, the Lydia Cuilty Memorial Scholarship, Genevieve Gonzalez Scholarship, the Ann Putnam Yerby Memorial Scholarship, the Coach Lucian (Lou) Robustelli Memorial Scholarship, the Rafael Escapite Fund for Bowie High School, and the Bowie Mercado Scholarship. 

This year's scholarship recipients have already enrolled or been accepted at Texas based universities such as the University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso Community College, Texas Christian University, Texas A&M, University of North Texas, Texas Tech, and the University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, many are leaving the state to attend Duke, Princeton, Yale, Oregon State, Loyola University in Chicago, the Colorado College of Mines Universities, Grand Canyon University and the University of Portland. 

Russell Wiggs is the Foundation Board President. The El Paso ISD Education Foundation was established in 1994 to support El Paso ISD by providing opportunities for excellence in education, promoting innovation in teaching, and partnering with the community to enhance the quality of education for all students. Scholarships are made possible through charitable giving, the El Paso ISD State of the District event, and Annual Golf Tournament.  

To establish a scholarship fund or contribute to the foundation, please call (915) 230-2351 or email


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