Find information about scholarships available through the Alamo Colleges Foundation. We provide resources to help you with scholarship submissions.
Current and future students attending one of the Alamo Colleges will find everything they need on this page to develop a strong application for scholarship opportunities.
By submitting just one application, students will be linked to every possible Alamo Colleges Foundation scholarship for which they are eligible.
Applying for Foundation Scholarships
2021 - 2022 Scholarship ApplicationApplication Opens: Jan. 4, 2021 at 8 a.m.
Priority Application Deadline: April 5, 2021
Scholarship recipient selections begin after the Priority Application Deadline and continue until throughout the academic year. Students selected to receive a scholarship are notified via their ACES email.
You may submit ONE general application to be considered for multiple “auto match” Alamo Colleges Foundation scholarships during the current scholarship application cycle.
Once you submit your scholarship application, you will receive an email confirmation certifying you have successfully submitted your application. *NOTE: Submission of an application does not guarantee a scholarship award.*
Many scholarships require financial need. Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov as soon as possible, since it takes a few weeks before receipt by the Alamo Colleges District.
The deadline date is updated at the top on the www.alamo.edu/foundation/scholarship page.
To increase the possibility of receiving a scholarship award, submit your completed application before the priority deadline. If you miss the priority deadline, you should still apply before the final deadline. Students are matched with eligible award opportunities throughout the entire academic year.
Students submit ONE general application to be considered for multiple “auto match” Alamo Colleges Foundation scholarships during the current scholarship application cycle.
\Some academic programs also offer departmental scholarships that require you to complete a separate scholarship application. Please inquire about these scholarships with the academic department handling your major/plan of study.
Although many scholarships require a 2.5 or greater grade point average, there are also several scholarships that require a 2.0 GPA or greater.
Most scholarships require you be enrolled full time (12 credit hours or more). Some scholarships, however, require a minimum of only 6 credit hours (part time).
Yes. The Alamo Colleges District recognizes developmental coursework in consideration toward enrollment hours. Refer to the scholarship criteria for which you are applying.
If it states that developmental courses are not allowed in the requirements of a particular scholarship, then you would not be considered in that pool of applicants; however, the majority of Foundation scholarship opportunities allow developmental courses.
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Alamo Colleges Foundation offers many different scholarships. It is important that you fully complete the application to allow us to consider you for every scholarship for which you may be eligible.
Some scholarships require additional documents such as letters of recommendation, or an additional essay. Someone from the scholarships team or from the relevant college department will contact you to submit these documents if you are considered for such scholarships.
If you are a current student, you are not required to upload or send us an unofficial transcript. Your cumulative GPA will be used in the review and scoring of your scholarship application.
If you are a new student to the Alamo Colleges, official high school/college transcripts are required for admission purposes. The GPAs retrieved from these transcripts will be used in the review and scoring of your scholarship application.
Although you may upload an unofficial transcript, it is not required. Only a GPA from an official transcript may be used. To send a transcript for admission to one of the Alamo Colleges, please refer to alamo.edu/alamoenroll to see where to send your transcript.
Alamo Colleges Foundation Scholarships Process
Selection of Recipients
Scholarship judges or scholarship selection committees review and score scholarship applications. Judges/committee members are composed of faculty, staff, and/or community representatives. Rating points are given to each applicant for GPA, academic plans, extracurricular activities, leadership skills, participation in community activities, and responses to the essay questions. Selections are based on the applicant meeting the minimum scholarship criteria, and the points given by scholarship judges/selection committees.
Notification of Award
You will be notified by email if you are selected to receive a scholarship.
There are some scholarships that are renewable, depending on donor wishes. These scholarships are renewed on a semester-by-semester basis as long as the recipient maintains scholarship criteria and requirements. At the time of the initial award you will be notified if the scholarship you are awarded is renewable.
Revocation of Award
Alamo Colleges Foundation reserves the right to cancel any scholarship at any time if the recipient fails to meet the standards of academic progress, scholarship criteria and requirements, or if falsification of information is reported or determined.
The scholarship application has one essay question. Maximum word count is 300 words.
- Explain how your life experiences prompted you to pursue a higher education AND from a financial standpoint, explain how a scholarship will help you achieve your educational, career and life goals.
Scholarship application essays are reviewed by scholarship judges and selection committees. In addition to GPA, volunteerism, leadership, community service, military service, employment, and extracurricular activities, your essay should set you apart and let scholarship judges and committee members know why they should rate your application above all the other applicants.
The scholarship essay is one of the most important parts of the application. The essays are reviewed by scholarship judges and selection committees. Your essay should set you apart by showing letting scholarship judges and committee members know why they should rate your application above all the other applicants. The scholarship application has one essay question. The maximum word count is 300 words.
Prompt: Explain how your life experiences prompted you to pursue a higher education AND from a financial standpoint, explain how a scholarship will help you achieve your educational, career and life goals.
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