Town Lake 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.  

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.

Annual scholarship awarded in two-semester payments will be 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 March 25, 2018.  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 online and submit Scholarship Applications no later than March 25, 2018.

Need more information or have questions? Please contact Revlynn Lawson at

Current Scholarship Recipient


The Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, selected Reagan High School senior Hepsiba Barar to receive The Town Lake (TX) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated 2017 College Scholarship.

Hepsiba is #2 in her class with a 4.1 GPA.  She has been on the Honor Roll and Scholar’s List for the past 4 years.  She also plays volleyball and soccer, speaks German, and is a member of the National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  Miss Barar will attend Huston-Tillotson University and major in Biology with the intention of becoming a doctor and advancing HIV/AIDS research.  Her English teacher emphasized her excellent writing skills and stated “I am a witness to her greatness; I recognize that she stands out from the world in the many exceptional qualities of her character.”


 Scholarship recipients we are currently supporting


Hepsiba Barar Huston-Tillotson University 2017
Myla Moore Louisiana State University 2016
Alicia Taylor University of Texas at San Antonio 2015
Brice Dudley, Jr. Stanford University 2014


“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