As club members are embarking on their next phase of life, after high school, a number are not considering college. When asked why, the most frequent response is the lack of money.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and ConocoPhillips has for the last 13 years addressed this obstacle for a number of their club members through the ConocoPhillips Scholarship Program.

We are proud to announce the recipient of this year’s ConocoPhillips Scholarship: Jacob Garza of Edinburg High School. Garza will be attending the University of Texas Pan American. He will be receiving a maximum of $3,000 per semester.

The ConocoPhillips scholarship is a partnership between the Boys & Girls Club of America the ConocoPhillips Petroleum Company. In order to eligible for this scholarship the member must have been a senior with a “B” average and be a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV for at least two years.

Recipients must pursue a career in a field of study related to the petroleum industry engineering, geosciences, accounting, computer science and certain business degrees. Application process starts the first week of November of every year.

Through the partnership and others like it the Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV has given out over $100,000 in scholarships for over 12 years. To date this year $58,000 has been given out.

The Boys & Girls Club has played an integral role in the Edinburg community for 38 years, providing daily programs and services to over 16,000 young people. During the School year the Club is open Monday through Friday, 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and during the summer the hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Club offers programs that emphasize character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, and sport, fitness and recreation. If you would like to learn more about our Scholarship program or to make a contribution please contact Sabrina Walker-Hernandez, Chief Professional Officer at 956.383.2582 or email swalker@edinburgkids.com.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Edinburg Rio Grande Valley is a proud City of Edinburg partner and Hidalgo County United Way Agency.