ACD Recruiting Fourth Year of AlamoPROMISE Students

September 1, 2022

DSO Communications

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Beginning Sept. 1, eligible graduating high school seniors of the academic class of 2023 can sign up to be an AlamoPROMISE Scholar by filling out the “Save Your Seat” pledge form at

Now in its fourth year, AlamoPROMISE is serving 11 school district partners and over 47 schools as a result of an expanded level of service that reaches more students across the region. The expanded list of high schools targets approximately 13,500 students as prospects for the AlamoPROMISE Program, with an anticipated enrollment of 3,800 students.

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. 

To be eligible, students must be a graduating senior from one of the 47 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 were recruited in the fall of 2019 and enrolled as AlamoPROMISE scholars in the fall of 2020. Last year, the inaugural cohort of graduates crossed the stage across all five Alamo Colleges. And as a result of the expanded level of service, a record-breaking 10,000 high school seniors took the first step by signing up to save their seat to be an AlamoPROMISE Scholar. 

In May 2022, the AlamoPROMISE program was spotlighted on the nationwide news program, PBS NewsHour. The story profiled an AlamoPROMISE Scholar and explored how the AlamoPROMISE program is tackling education inequality with free and reduced college in San Antonio. The segment aired as part of the award-winning program’s Rethinking College series. 

“The Alamo Colleges District is proud to begin our fourth year of recruitment for our AlamoPROMISE program to continue our moonshot of ending decades of generational poverty in our community,” said Dr. Mike Flores, Alamo Colleges District Chancellor. “We thank the countless supporters of this program, including our city leaders - City of San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and the members of the San Antonio City Council, as well as 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