Pharr EDC Foundation to Host Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 29 @ 6 pm

The Pharr Economic Development Corporation Foundation is pleased to announce that they will be hosting a Scholarship Awards Ceremony to recognize recipients of their inaugural Pharr EDC Foundation Scholarship. The event will take place at 6 pm TOMORROW, Thursday, April 29 at the Pharr Events Center (3000 N. Cage Blvd.) in Pharr.

“We had an overwhelming response of applicants apply for the scholarship and we are thrilled to be able to offer financial assistance to over 120 students within our community as they continue to work towards a higher education degree,” said Victor Perez, President of the Pharr EDC Foundation and Executive Director of the Pharr EDC. “This will be our first Scholarship Awards Ceremony and we look forward to recognizing these deserving students and their families,” added Perez.

The Pharr EDC Foundation will award over 120 scholarships, each at $2,000 ($1,000 per semester) for one academic year. The scholarship fund was created for residents of the City of Pharr who are enrolling in a qualifying post-secondary institution.”The biggest challenge facing our students continues to be financial assistance,” said Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D. who is also the Pharr EDC Foundation Board Treasurer. “This scholarship will help create a pipeline to college and eventually to careers for our Pharr students who have all the potential to succeed but lack the financial resources,” he added. “We are proud to create this legacy within our community,” he said.

The Pharr EDC Foundation is committed to supporting Pharr students’ achieve their educational and career dreams by helping them pay for college at all levels, whether it is for a trade or technical degree or a four-year university.

All media are invited to attend.

WHAT:  Pharr EDC Foundation Scholarship Awards Ceremony
WHEN: Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 6 pm
WHERE: Pharr Events Center (3000 N. Cage Blvd., Pharr, TX 78577)