Application Deadline: FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017


The Austin Area Urban League Achievement Matters Scholarship Program is intended to support the academic endeavors of minority and disadvantaged youth from low to moderate income families.


  • To encourage high academic achievement
  • To promote the development of leadership skills, community service, and civic responsibility
  • To assist in the training and development of future Urban League volunteers and professionals

Application Process

The Urban League will promote the Achievement Matters Scholarship Program primarily through area high schools. You may also contact the Austin Area Urban League directly via the information below:


An application package is complete and eligible for consideration only when the following items are received by the deadline:

Selection Process

The Austin Area Urban League will screen each application to ensure compliance with program eligibility requirements. Each eligible application will be reviewed by the Urban League Achievement Matters Scholarship Committee.

Each application will be evaluated based on the following factors:

  • Financial Need
  • Degree of School & Community involvement
  • Academic Achievement
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Essay

The Scholarship Committee will select finalists, who may be interviewed prior to final award determination. Scholarship winners will be notified on or about Friday, June 30, 2017.

Amount + Terms of the Awards


An eligible candidate will:

Application Deadline: FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017

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