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5930 Middle Fiskville Rd.
Austin, Texas 78752-4390
Stephanie Dempsey, Executive Director
Louise Epstein & John Henry McDonald Scholarship


To assist individuals who have overcome addiction through Austin Recovery.

Amount:  $2,500 for tuition, fees, and books.


  • An overall 2.5 GPA in high school or college OR GED equivalency.
  • Written recommendation from the Austin Recovery Volunteer and Alumni Specialist or Sponsor.
  • An essay of 300 words or more explaining educational and career goals, and how you have recovered from addiction.
  • Financial need (as determined by the ACC Financial Aid Office).


To apply, complete the ACC General Scholarship Application online ( or submit a paper application to Austin Recovery. 

Terms of Scholarship:

  • May be used for any program at ACC that leads to a certificate or associate degree.
  • Student must enroll in at least six hours each semester while on scholarship and earn a minimum semester GPA of 2.5.
  • Student must be an active participant in the Austin Recovery Alumni Association.
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year.


Application Deadline:    May 1st of each year

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