Scholarships

Through the generous support of donors, the Alamo Colleges Foundation offers a wide variety of scholarships. By completing one General Scholarship Application, current and future students attending one of the Alamo Colleges can apply for all available opportunities.

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Applying for Foundation Scholarships

2022 - 2023 Scholarship Application

The Scholarship awards are for the Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and/or Summer 2023 semesters.

Application Opens: Jan. 10, 2022

Application Closes: May 1, 2022

Other scholarships may become available, each with its own requirements and deadlines. We encourage you to review the scholarship listing here throughout the academic year.

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Students must be admitted or enrolled at the Alamo Colleges to have an ACES email, which is required to create an account and to apply for scholarships. 

Scholarship eligibility is based on various factors such as academic merit, program of study, community service, extracurricular activities, residency, campus/club organization, and/or financial need. All students (domestic, international or DACA) are invited to apply for available scholarships. 

 

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Scholarship FAQs

Students may submit one General Scholarship Application each academic year to be considered for all Alamo Colleges Foundation scholarships. If you are a previous applicant or want to be considered for scholarship renewal, you must apply again to be considered for 2022-2023 academic year funding. Students that submit a scholarship application successfully will receive a confirmation email to their student.alamo.edu email. Please note that submission of an application does not guarantee an award.

Merit and need-based opportunities are available. Students who wish to compete for need-based scholarships must submit the 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.studentaid.gov to qualify. 

When is the application deadline?

2021-2022 Scholarship Application

Application is closed. Applicants are notified by email if selected to receive a scholarship.

2022-2023 Scholarship Application

Application Opens: Jan. 10, 2022

Application Deadline: May 1, 2022

To increase the possibility of receiving a scholarship award, students should submit their completed applications before the deadline. Students are matched with eligible award opportunities throughout the entire academic year. Recipients will be notified through their ACES email and will have two weeks to accept their award.

Where can I apply for Alamo Colleges Foundation scholarships?

Students submit ONE general application to be considered for multiple “auto match” Alamo Colleges Foundation scholarships during the current scholarship application cycle.

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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.

What grade point average (GPA) do I have to have to receive a scholarship?

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.

How many credit hours do I have to be enrolled in to receive a scholarship?

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).

Do you count developmental courses as credit?

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.

Do I have to pay taxes on my scholarship awards?

Please refer to www.irs.gov for detailed information regarding personal finance and taxes.

Why are there so many questions on the scholarship application?

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.

Will I have to provide other information besides the common scholarship application?

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.

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

Scholarship reviews begin after the Application Deadline and continue throughout the academic year. You will be notified by email if you are selected to receive a scholarship.

Scholarship Renewal

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.

Scholarship Essays

The scholarship application has several short essay questions giving you an opportunity to introduce yourself and discuss 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.

Application Essay Information and Tips

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.

Scholarship Coordinators

Alamo Colleges Foundation

2222 N. Alamo St.
San Antonio, Texas 78215
210-485-0140
dst-scholarship@alamo.edu

Northwest Vista College

3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, Texas 78251

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Northeast Lakeview College

1201 Kitty Hawk Rd.
Universal City, Texas 78148

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Palo Alto College

1400 W. Villaret Blvd.
San Antonio, Texas 78224

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St. Philip’s College

1801 Martin Luther King Dr.
San Antonio, Texas 78203

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San Antonio College

1819 N. Main Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78212

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