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Education First operates in Austin, Denver, Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle. Seniors from our participating high schools may apply and we currently offer two scholarships per city.

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Recent Scholarship Winners

Rachel Hernandez
Rachel Hernandez
North High School
Rachel wants to change the cycle of living in poverty, leading by example – for her siblings… Read more...

Marley Dong
Marley Dong
San Francisco
Mission High School
Marley is quiet and polite, but a determined warrior. He grew up in a small village in Nepal… Read more...

Past Scholars —
Where Are They Now?

I graduated from the University of Austin in May 2014 after majoring in Government and minoring in Philosophy. One of my favorite parts of college was obtaining an internship which became vital to me landing a job in my current field. I am now working with Harris County Juvenile Probation Department as a Juvenile Supervision Officer and plan to continue in this field and dedicate my work to at risk adolescents. My advice to current scholars at Education first is to ‘embrace this gift given to you. Appreciate your education and the individuals who believe in your potential, enough to donate towards it. Be grateful and mindful that this is an opportunity and generous help.

~ Zuleyma Serrano, 2010 Winner
(Travis High School, Austin)

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