Through the generous support of donors, the Alamo Colleges Foundation offers a wide variety of scholarships for new, continuing, and transfer students. Scholarship eligibility is based on various factors such as academic merit, program of study, community service, extracurricular activities, residency, campus/club organization, and financial need. All students (domestic, international, or DACA) are invited to apply for scholarships. 

You will submit one General Scholarship Application to be considered for all Alamo Colleges Foundation Scholarships.

2022-2023 General Scholarship Application: Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023 semesters

Opens: January 10, 2022
Closes: May 01, 2022

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

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.

How to apply: 
  1. Visit the Foundation Scholarship application page and select the “sign in” button on the upper right-hand corner
  2. Log in with your ACES login credentials (same password and username)
  3. Complete application

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For more detailed instructions, FAQ's, and information on the application essays and processes, visit the Alamo Colleges (District) Foundation webpage.  


Note: In addition to providing transcripts to the college for admission, students must also send transcripts to the following address or email for scholarship consideration.

Alamo Colleges Foundation, Inc.
District Office of Institutional Advancement
2222 N. Alamo St.
San Antonio, TX, 78215


External Scholarships

External scholarships are awarded by organizations and committees outside of Palo Alto College. Each scholarship may have different requirements and application deadlines. External scholarships information can be found through local, state, or nationwide searches such as:


Note Disclaimer:  It is the responsibility of the student to verify the validity of information on each site. Students should be aware of potential scams. Valid scholarships will not ask for an application fee.

Scholarship Resources

Writing Assistance Center: Need some help with a scholarship essay? Visit the Palo Alto College Writing Assistance Center to make sure essays are perfect!

Student Life: Get involved with campus events. Scholarship committees always want to see community involvement. Visit Student Life for opportunities to get involved. 

Essay Guides

Contact Information:

Leticia Inocencio

Student Center (SC  101)