IMPACT Program

The IMPACT Program’s purpose is to connect with Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (YDSP) community members in pursuit of continuing higher education while providing individuals with essential tools to succeed in a rewarding career.  

The IMPACT Program delivers opportunities for community members and assists students in reaching their full potential as responsible tribal citizens and leaders by providing essential cultural values and life skills to ensure the success and sustainability of future generations through their efforts in postsecondary education.

High School Services

The IMPACT Program provides services to high school students such as:

  • Tribal Council Scholarship
  • College readiness sessions
  • University campus tours
  • Graduation readiness
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) assistance
  • Volunteer/community service opportunities
  • Alternative high school options & Career Online High School
  • High school guidance & general advising

Tribal Council Scholarship

The YDSP Tribal Council Scholarship recognizes student leadership, achievements and encourages academic excellence. The scholarship is available to all YDSP graduating high school seniors who reside in the Tribe’s service area (El Paso/Hudspeth County/Doña Ana County). Scholarship recipients must enroll in an accredited institution within one-year of graduation.

Career Online High School

Career Online High School is a resource for students ages 19 and older who did not complete a high school diploma due to, but not limited to, work schedules, familial responsibilities, and accessibility. The program offers flexibility to balance both work and school, so one can earn their high school diploma. The program is funded by the Department of Tribal Empowerment and is 100% online. While a student obtains their high school diploma, the student will also develop specialized skills and advance their career with a career certificate.

Career Online High School Application

Higher Education Services

The IMPACT Program provides services to higher education students such as:

  • Higher Education Scholarship
  • College readiness sessions
  • Graduation readiness
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) assistance
  • External scholarship guidance
  • General advising

Higher Education Scholarship

The YDSP Higher Education Scholarship assists YDSP higher education students with tuition-cost but is not to be considered as the total source of funding for higher education tuition-cost. The Higher Education Scholarship is a need-based award and is to be used towards an accredited 2-year and/or 4-year college/university degree. The Higher Education Scholarship is available to YDSP members who reside in El Paso/Hudspeth County. YDSP members who reside in Doña Ana County are eligible for the Doña Ana Higher Education Scholarship.

All application requirements must be submitted using the Google Form linked below:

NEW! El Paso/Hudspeth County Google Form

NEW! Doña Ana County Google Form

El Paso/Hudspeth County Orientation Google Form

Dona Ana County Orientation Google Form

El Paso/Hudspeth County Google Form Tutorial

Doña Ana County Google Form Tutorial

IMPACT Program Contact Information

 

For more information or any questions or concerns, feel free to contact IMPACT Program staff at the following:

  


 

Brenda Gutierrez

Student Services Coordinator

Phone: (915) 872-8648 ext. 7232

 

 
 

Stormie Gomez

Academic Success Advisor

Phone: (915) 872-8648 ext. 7225

Hayde Muñoz

Academic Success Advisor

Phone: (915) 872-8648 ext. 7216

 

Documents

IMPACT Program Forms
HE Scholarship Application _ Dona Ana
HE Scholarship Application Graduate _ El Paso
HE Scholarship Application Undergraduate _ El Paso
HE Guidelines_El Paso and Hudspeth
HE Guidelines_Dona Ana


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