2020 Alonzo Cantu Scholarship – University of Houston

Alonzo Cantu Scholarship deadline is next Friday, March 6th.

The Alonzo Cantu Scholarship is for high school seniors in Hidalgo County who plan on enrolling at the University of Houston in the fall of 2020. It awards $4,000 per year (that’s a total of $16,000 over four years!).

Here’s what you need to know about the scholarship:


  • Student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Student must be a senior graduating from any high school in Hidalgo County, Texas
  • Student must be an entering freshman in the Fall 2020 semester
  • Student must rank in top 25% of graduating class
  • Student must demonstrate financial need and be Pell Grant eligible (as determined by the University of Houston   Financial Aid Office and defined by the Department of Education using FAFSA)


  • A completed application
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • 1 personal statement that describes the student’s personal and professional goals and community involvement

Click below for the information!

Scholarship Application Instructions

Alonzo Cantu Flyer

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