Alamo Colleges District Recruiting Third Year of AlamoPROMISE Students

October 1, 2021

DSO Communications

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Beginning today, eligible graduating high school seniors of the academic class of 2022 can sign up to be an AlamoPROMISE Scholar by filling out the “Save Your Seat” pledge form at www.alamo.edu/promise.

Now in its third year, AlamoPROMISE is serving 11 school district partners and now over 30 schools as a result of an expanded level of service that reaches more students across the region.

AlamoPROMISE covers tuition and required fees for current academic year graduates from participating high schools seeking an academic certificate or associate’s degree at one of the five Alamo Colleges: Northeast Lakeview College, Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, San Antonio College, and St. Philip’s College. 

The priority guarantee date for AlamoPROMISE consideration is February 28, 2022. Pledge forms received after February 28, 2022, through May 1, 2022, will be reviewed on a space-available basis. 

To be eligible, a student must be a graduating senior from one of the 36 participating AlamoPROMISE high schools and complete all Alamo College District admissions, enrollment, financial aid requirements and any other program requirements that are communicated. 

As AlamoPROMISE Scholars, students receive a "last-dollar" scholarship for up to three years or the completion of an associate's degree or academic certificate, whichever comes first. The "last-dollar" scholarship funds the cost of tuition and required fees after financial aid awards are applied. 

The first cohort of AlamoPROMISE scholars was recruited in the fall of 2019 and enrolled as AlamoPROMISE scholars in the fall of 2020. During the program’s first year, in spite of the challenges posed by COVID-19, nearly 3,000 AlamoPROMISE Scholars attended the district’s colleges. The following year, 6,500 students signed up to save their seats. Enrollment for the program’s second cohort is currently underway.

“A well-educated workforce is the key to a prosperous Bexar County community,” said Alamo Colleges District Chancellor Dr. Mike Flores. “The power of PROMISE has already provided so many of our graduating high school seniors with 360 degree support to earn a certificate or associate’s degree. We are proud to continue the momentum this third year with the support from our city and county leaders, including City of San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, Bexar County Judge Nelson W. Wolff, as well as our generous donors. The dream remains to guide our students to success so they can prosper with high-wage, high-demand fields.”

In addition to tuition-free assistance, AlamoPROMISE Scholars have access to wraparound services such as advising, career counseling, and help with financial, health and other issues that present barriers to completing a college education.

Anyone interested in learning more about how to apply and qualify is encouraged to visit www.alamo.edu/promise. A schedule of AlamoPROMISE sign-up events will be forthcoming.