Scholarship Program Launches for Pharr Students


Scholarship Program Launches for Pharr Students

Scholarship applications are now available for Pharr students via the Pharr EDC Foundation, in partnership with the Pharr Economic Development Corporation and the City of Pharr.

The Pharr EDC Foundation will award a total of 150 scholarships. Each will be in the amount of $2,000 ($1,000 per semester) for one academic year. The deadline to submit an application is April 12 by 5 p.m.

“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. Our goal is to ensure that no student has to put their education on hold as they confront these challenges.”

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

An advisory committee 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. Recipients may use scholarship awards for tuition, room and board, books or other supplies.

Applications are available online at or at the Pharr EDC, 1215 South Cage Blvd. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Applications should be submitted to

For more information, contact Karina Lopez, Economic Development Manager at 956-402-4332 or