External Scholarships

External Scholarships -- these are non-Alamo Colleges District scholarships which are available to student attending any college.

Places to check for college scholarships:

  • Financial Aid Office of the school the student plans to attend.
  • Check with local organizations and community foundations -- S.A. Area Foundation, Assistance League of S.A., Rotary Club of S.A.
  • Sign up with State & National scholarship search sites like -- ComptrollerTexasGov Education Aid, SallieMae College Scholarships; Federal Student Aid, CollegeScholarships.org, Scholarships for Women; Federal Money.org
  • Employers -- Find out if the employer of you or anyone in your family offers scholarships or grants.
  • Free online scholarship searches -- Cappex, Chegg, Fastweb, Niche, Petersons, Unigo, Zinch, Scholarships.com, SchollyStudent Scholarship Search, BigFuture, GoodCall
  • Use Google to find scholarships. Use words from your life story also such as your major, passions, interests, talents, or any descriptor which makes you unique. Narrow your search by adding words such as foundation and scholarship.
    • A&M University scholarships (specific school)
    • Criminal Justice scholarships (specific major)
    • Minority male scholarships (descriptor)
  • Single mother scholarships (descriptor)

Once you have compiled the online resource information, make a spreadsheet of the scholarship name & the deadlines for each...and start applying. Follow their instructions closely.

Other opportunities:

DACA and other scholarship info:

TheDream.US Scholarship

TheDream.US Scholarship -- Is a national scholarship fund for immigrant youth who've received DACA, who want to obtain a college education and give back to their communities.   https://www.thedream.us/

January 12, 2018 - TheDream.US announced today a $33 million dollar scholarship grant from Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos. The grant, the largest in our organization's history, will give 1,000 undocumented immigrant graduates of US high schools with DACA status the opportunity to go to college. Here is a link to our press release:  http://www.thedream.us/news/bezosgrant/  

This gift comes at a time when it is important for DREAMers to know that we stand with them. From every corner, they are faced with messages that question their presence in this country - if not their existence as human beings. This gift from Jeff and MacKenzie is a strong statement of love and support for DREAMers.

For more information on TheDREAM.US at SAC, please contact Mona Aldana Ramirez at maldana-ramirez@alamo.


THEDREAM.US on facebook.   https://www.facebook.com/thedreamdotus

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

-- The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.   Gilman International Scholarship

efa (International Education Financial Aid)

efa (International Education Financial Aid)

-- Premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship, and grant info for US and International students .  http://www.iefa.org/  

LULAC Council No. 2 & Rey Feo Scholarship, Inc.

LULAC Council No. 2 & Rey Feo Scholarship, Inc.

11514 Jones Maltsberger Road 
San Antonio, Texas 78216 
Office (210) 403-9001 
Fax (210) 403-9002 



AAUW Textbook Scholarship

Every year the AAUW, San Antonio Branch awards several scholarships to local women pursuing various higher education degrees. The number of scholarships and their value will vary each year depending upon our fundraising and earnings on our invested endowments. Briefly, below, are two types of scholarships we typically give.

Textbook Scholarship

The San Antonio Branch offers $500 scholarships to assist women in purchasing required textbooks.  Applications will be accepted from both undergraduate and graduate students who are attending a college or university in Bexar County and from high school students with an unconditional letter of acceptance to a college or university in Bexar County for the upcoming summer/fall.  The postmark deadline is the first week of February each year for applicants to submit their name, address, telephone number, email address, a short essay, no longer than 250  words, on (1) what their goals are and (2) how a textbook scholarship would help achieve their goals, and a transcript demonstrating a grade point average of 3.0 or better (or the equivalent). 

Mail application to: Textbook Scholarships, AAUW San Antonio, P.O. Box 460825, San Antonio, Texas 78246.

DEADLINE: please refer to the AAUW San Antonio website for submission deadline.

The HACU Scholarship Program

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is pleased to be the administrator of scholarship opportunities provided by our partners to assist in defraying some of your college expenditures. Please review each scholarship's criteria carefully to see if you qualify, since each partner may have differing requirements.

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