The Town Lake (TX) Chapter awards a $20,000 scholarship ($5,000/year) to a graduating African American High School Senior from an accredited high school in the Austin metropolitan area. 

The Town Lake (TX) Chapter will review applications from African American high school seniors attending a university or college in the Summer or Fall of 2023.  Applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Be in the top quartile of class rank (3.0 GPA or higher)
  • Be graduating under the Recommended High School Plan
  • Be involved in extra-curricular activities
  • Financial need is considered
  • Relatives of The Links, Incorporated are ineligible to participate as a candidate for the scholarship
  • All applicants need to disclose if they are related to a member of The Links, Incorporated and if so, how are they related

Only completed applications will be considered.  Applications must include:

  • completed application with one-page essay;
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • official high school transcript;
  • original photograph; and
  • a letter of recommendation from the student’s counselor or a teacher.

The annual scholarship is awarded in two-semester payments and is sent directly to the college/university.  The scholarship recipient is required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 each year.  Applications MUST be electronically RECEIVED no later than May 13, 2023.  Finalists will be invited to meet before the Scholarship Committee.  The recipient will be notified and asked to attend an event in June to receive the scholarship award.

Apply and submit online at Town Lake Scholarship Application no later than April 23, 2023.

Need more information or have questions?  Please contact Margie Southard at