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Who may apply for scholarships?

Students graduating from high school, currently enrolled college students, former college students, or first time in college students may apply for scholarships.

What is the application deadline?

The 2015-2016 scholarship application opens MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015 at 8:00 am.

Priority Deadline: SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2015

Most of our scholarships are awarded from applications submitted as of April 5.

If you miss the APRIL 5 deadline, you can submit an application up to September 13 to be considered for any additional scholarships that may become available. 

Where can I apply for an Alamo Colleges Foundation scholarship?

Students may apply for an Alamo Colleges Foundation scholarship online at http://www.alamo.edu/foundation/scholarships/ .

There are some departmental scholarships that require you complete a separate scholarship application.  Please inquire about these scholarships with your major academic department.

Why are there so many questions on the scholarship application?

The 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 be notified if I am awarded a scholarship?

 Yes.  You will be notified by email if you are awarded a scholarship.

If you are offered a scholarship, please read the email notification we send you and follow the directions.  We ask you to accept (or decline) the scholarship, write a thank you letter to the donor, and complete a biographical information sheet.  Once we receive these documents, we will do a final verification of scholarship criteria and send the scholarship to financial aid to post to your student account.

Is the essay important?

Yes, the essay is very important.   Scholarship application essays are reviewed by scholarship judges and selection committees. In addition to GPA, volunteerism, leadership, and community service, 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.

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 require a minimum of 6 credit hours (part time).

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

It depends on the scholarship criteria.  Most require a 2.5 or greater grade point average.  Others require at least a 2.0 GPA.

I completed a scholarship application last year. Do I need to submit another one again?

Yes.  If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete and submit the online application every year.

Can I make a change to my application after I submit it?

No.  Once you submit the application, you cannot make any changes.  It is important to review your application and essay(s) before you submit it.

Why am I being contacted to submit additional documents?

Some scholarships require additional documents such as letters of recommendation, or an additional essay. We will contact you to submit these documents if you are being considered for such scholarships.

When writing my essay, I'm getting a message that says the essay exceeds the word limit, but I know I have a word count of 250 words per essay.

Please do not indent paragraphs.  Eliminate any excess spaces after sentences. One sentence should follow directly after another without multiple spaces in between.

Do I have to pay taxes on my scholarship awards?

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

I'm attending full-time (12 hours), of which, 9 hours are for developmental courses. Do you count developmental courses as credit?

Yes.  Alamo Colleges recognize developmental coursework in consideration toward enrollment hours. Refer to the scholarship criteria for which you are applying. If it states that developmental courses (such as READ 0300, ENGL 0301, so forth) 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 all AC Foundation scholarship opportunities allow developmental courses. When you attend other colleges outside of the Alamo Colleges, please refer to their policy for determination of whether or not credit hours can be considered in status (full time or part time).

Do I have to submit a transcript?

If you are a high school senior, transfer student, or will be a 1st time student at Alamo Colleges in the Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 semester you must submit a transcript.

It is important you submit a transcript because when applications are reviewed, a score is determined for GPA. Your application will not include GPA points if we do not know your GPA.

Where do I submit my transcript for scholarship consideration?

If you are applying for Foundation scholarships, please submit your transcript to the following address. Your transcript must be received at the address below by the scholarship application deadline.     (If you need to send a transcript for admission to one of the Alamo Colleges, please refer to http://www.alamo.edu/alamoenroll/ to see where to send your transcript )

Alamo Colleges Foundation-District Office of Institutional Advancement
Attention: Scholarship Coordinator
1300 San Pedro Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78212-4299
  

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You can also scan and email your transcript to:  dst-foundation@alamo.edu

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You can fax your transcript to: 210-486-9295

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You can hand deliver to:  Koehler House, located at 310 W. Ashby, 2nd floor