If you have a child in high school right now and you're wondering how you're going to pay for things like tuition and books, scholarships are the way to get that help. McDonald's is offering 18 El Paso area high school seniors the chance at $100,000 in scholarship money to help them get through either UTEP or El Paso Community College.

With the COVID-19 pandemic hitting everyone financially, getting this kind of scholarship money will go a long way toward getting your child's foot in the door to either UTEP or EPCC. There are some requirements that need to be met, but if your son or daughter are serious about school, they can fulfill those requirements.

Paul Bradbury

From the McDonald's scholarship application website, these are the requirements for a student looking to go to UTEP:
Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
Be a graduating high school senior
Have and maintain a minimum 2.7 Grade Point Average (GPA)
Be accepted to and attend UTEP in the upcoming fall semester as an undergraduate student (verification needed as scholarship funds are paid directly to the school)
Be enrolled full-time each semester
Have at least one parent of Hispanic background/descent
Have financial need
Complete and submit a 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the award year
Submit an essay regarding academic goals

For students looking to go to El Paso Community College:
Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
Be a graduating high school senior
Have a minimum 2.7 Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale.
Be eligible to enroll and attend El Paso Community College full-time (12+ credit hours) during each semester.
Enroll and attend El Paso Community College in Fall 2021 in a degree-seeking program (verification needed as scholarship funds are paid directly to the school)
Complete and submit a 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the award year
Have at least one parent of Hispanic background/descent
Disclose other scholarship programs that you have applied for
Have financial need
Submit an essay regarding academic goals

You can click here to start the application process for EPCC. Click here for the application process for UTEP.

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