Austin Community College - Start Here. Get There.Welcome to Austin Community College
Austin Community College Foundation
5930 Middle Fiskville Rd.
Austin, Texas 78752-4390
Stephanie Dempsey, Executive Director
The Rourke Family Foundation Scholarship

Purpose:    To assist widowed or divorced women with dependents pursuing education in a vocational or career area that will result in either an associate of applied science degree or certificate.

Amount:     $5000 for tuition, fees and books divided over 2 years.




  • Be widowed or divorced.
  • Have custody of one or more dependents.
  • Registered in a one year certificate or an associate of applied science two year degree program at ACC.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in all college work.
  • Be a high school graduate or have a GED.
  • Financial need (as determined by the ACC Financial Aid Office).


Terms of Scholarship:


  • Successfully complete a minimum of nine hours with a 3.0 GPA each semester.


To apply, complete the ACC General Scholarship Application online. (


Application Deadline:   May 1st of each year




Future StudentsCurrent StudentsFaculty and StaffCommunity and BusinessNewsroomA-Z Index