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Austin Community College Foundation
5930 Middle Fiskville Rd.
Austin, Texas 78752-4390
Stephanie Dempsey, Executive Director
James and Oda Thompson Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Purpose:    To provide recognition and financial assistance to ACC students enrolled in a            Business or Social and Behavioral associate degree program.

Amount:     The number of awards and the dollar amount will be based on the funds available.


  • Completed 18 hours of coursework and maintained a 3.0 GPA.
  • Essay of 300 – 500 words should address how education can promote social harmony and enhance race relations.
  • Financial need (as determined by the ACC Financial Aid Office).

Terms of Scholarship:


  • Enroll and complete a minimum of 9 hours with a 3.0 GPA each semester while on scholarship.
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books.
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year.
  • Re-application necessary each academic year.


To apply, complete the ACC General Scholarship Application online ( or submit a paper application to any ACC Financial Aid Office.



Application Deadline:   May 1st of each year

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