Town Lake (TX) Chapter Scholarship


Each year, the Town Lake (TX) Chapter selects a graduating African American High School senior, from the Austin metropolitan area, to receive the Town Lake (TX) Chapter Scholarship. The student must be in the top quartile of their class with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, graduating under the Recommended High School Plan and be involved in extracurricular activities. Financial need is also considered. Recipients receive a $5,000 annual scholarship for four years, for a total of $20,000. Additionally, the Chapter supports Huston-Tillotson University and Austin Community College with $2,500 scholarship awards to deserving students with academic promise.


Current Scholarship Recipient

2019 Alysha Orbach The Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated selected Alysha Orbach from the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders to receive The Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated 2019 College Scholarship.

Alysha will attend The Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, majoring in International Culture and Politics. Upon graduation, she plans to join the political field so the voices of her community are heard in government.



 Scholarship recipients we are currently supporting


Alysha Orbach Georgetown University 2019
William Norwood West Texas A&M University 2018
Hepsiba Barar Huston-Tillotson University 2017
Myla Moore Louisiana State University 2016

“The Town Lake Chapter of The Links, Incorporated has truly been a blessing to me with the college scholarship. Because of their generosity and faith in me, I have the ability to complete my undergraduate degree and pursue a professional engineering degree. The Town Lake (TX) Chapter is a prestigious and charitable organization responsible for helping Austin ISD black students achieve higher education, and I am so proud to be a part of it.”

– John Williams, 2013 Recipient


“I appreciate The Links’ continued support in financing my college education. It’s hard to believe that I will actually be graduating in May! I’ve been very fortunate to attend this school and I will truly remember my experience here at Washington University. I’ve even been fortunate enough to have already found a job! I recently accepted a position from Mercer Human Capital Consulting in Chicago, IL as a Consulting Analyst with a start date of August 2008. I’m truly blessed to be in this position at this point in my senior year, and I attribute much of that to my education and background experiences throughout my college career as well as the support I’ve received from the Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Inc.”

– Revocat Murayi, 2004 Recipient