The Pechero Family Scholarship is need-based, and offered to residents of the following Texas counties: Bee, Bexar, Calhoun, Cameron, Galveston, Harris, Hidalgo, Jackson, Nueces and Willacy. A limited number of these scholarships are available and applicants will be individually evaluated as to eligibility. The evaluation takes into consideration application for and acceptance of federal/state grants and loans, expected student earnings and academic standing. Applications may be obtained by contacting Student Financial Services. All awards for an academic year will be determined before the beginning of each fall semester. Students may receive this award for up to four years. An application is required each year. A thank-you note is required.