MARTIN COUNTY – Permian Basin Area Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the 2021-2022 scholarship cycle.

Beginning January 1, students and counselors may view eligibility and selection criteria for more than 80 scholarships through the application platform, AcademicWorks, which can be accessed through the Permian Basin Area Foundation website, www.

The application deadline is March 31.

Applicants are required to complete only one online application which will then place them in a pool of scholarships for which they may qualify.

However, it will be very important to read all instructions because approximately one dozen scholarships are unique in their criteria with an outside application, a second essay or a different deadline.

Though the Foundation was unable to host their annual scholarship dinner, Permian Basin Area Foundation awarded more than $700,000 in scholarships to area students during the last academic year.

The Foundation anticipates awarding more than half a million dollars for the 2021-2022 academic year.