I'll start with the link for Texas Local Artist's group:
http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...ighlight=texas



Colleges:

University of Texas: Austin
http://www.finearts.utexas.edu/aah/a...ancial_aid.cfm


Texas State: San Marcos
http://www.finearts.txstate.edu/Art/...olarships.html


Austin Community College: Austin
The deadline for this scholarship is April 1, 2007
http://www.austincc.edu/foundatn/skramer.php
Also, they don't offer scholarships for this, but check out their new Video Game Development program:
http://www.austincc.edu/techcert/Video_Games.html


Baylor University: Waco
Deadline: Monday, March 5, 2007
http://www.baylor.edu/art/index.php?id=9821



High School Students:

If you really wanna get a head start on your art education, take a look at McCallum High School, they house the only Fine Arts Academy in Austin at the High School Level, wish I would have known
http://www.austinschools.org/campus/...arts/index.htm


Misc.

Austin Sketch Group: http://www.austinsketchgroup.com/
I'm not sure if these guys still meet up ever week up, but it's a great chance to hang out and draw with fellow Austin artists.

Austin Visual Arts Association: http://www.avaaonline.org/index.html
They hold excellent life drawing sessions, Sundays 2-5 and Mondays 7-10 p.m. , $5 per session. @ the AVAA building, 38th St. & Home Lane, 78705.