Palo Alto College supports the educational goals of our students by providing various scholarship opportunities. Individual applications must be submitted per area of interest.
Palo Alto College Scholarship Funds (as of November 2002)
Palo Alto College scholarships can help ease the financial burden of higher education, and offer donors choices for support. Below is a list of PAC's most popular scholarship funds, some are based on student need and others on academic achievement. For additional information, please visit "Scholarships" on the PAC - Financial Aid Services and Assistance page, or the AC Foundation page.
Jason DeLecour Memorial Scholarship
In loving memory of Jason who died in 2004. He was the only son of Carolyn DeLecour Chairperson of the Fine & Performing Arts/Speech Communication Department at PAC. The scholarship emphasizes the importance of communication. Criteria & Description: Full time PAC sophomore enrolled in a 2+2 program and a declared communications major. Maintain 3.0 GPA and be in good standing with the college system.
Diane Greene Memorial Scholarship
Continuing Diane's lifelong advocacy for students and her passionate commitment to intellectual excellence, this Scholarship honors Diane Greene's work as a teacher of English and inter-disciplinary studies at Palo Alto College, from 1992 until November 2001. Award recipients will be liberal arts majors with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Ryan Smith Guzmán Scholarship
In memory of her son, Dr. Ana M. GuzmÃ¡n established a scholarship to commemorate the life and achievements of this remarkable young man. Although immensely gifted in many ways, school was a challenge for Ryan. He was a determined student with perseverance and plans to transfer from a community college to a four-year institution. Through contributions toward the Ryan Smith GuzmÃ¡n Memorial Scholarship fund, the College will award scholarships for qualifying students to ensure their success in transferring to a four-year university.
Horticulture Scholarship Fund
Students enrolled in the Landscape & Horticulture Science or Turf grass & Golf Course Management at PAC. Student can be attending full or part time. Be active in Horticulture Club. Have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Jane Hope Memorial Scholarship
The Jane Hope Memorial Scholarship fund is in memory of the wife of David Hope, a math instructor at the College. Criteria: PAC students must be education majors, demonstrate community service, maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA, and be in good standing with the college system.
Mariachi and Conjunto Program Scholarships
These scholarships continue the College's commitment to a music education program that is culturally relevant to the students and community it serves. (Mariachi and Conjunto are two distinctive types of musical expressions that represent the richness and diversity of Texas' Mexican-American people and culture.) Applicants must be enrolled at PAC with at least 12 semester hours, be available for a music audition, maintain minimum 2.5 GPA, commit to a yearlong music program that includes performances on and off campus and possibly on Saturdays, and remain in good standing with the college system.
Ozuna LRC Children's Library Endowment
Interest earned from this Endowment funds summer library activities for children; supports student interns who develop and implement K-4th grade library programming and curricula; and helps to acquire print, digital and electronic materials, and purchase supplementary library equipment. It is hoped that the corpus of the Endowment will grow large enough for the PAC Children's Library to provide year-round library programs, as well as increase its collection.
Palo Alto Presidential Scholars
This program expands access and retention of under-prepared, under-served student populations by creating an endowment to support student scholarships and faculty instructional innovation. This endowment is made possible by the Palo Alto College, a member of the Alamo Community College District, and the United States Department of Education's Hispanic-Serving Institutions Title V Cooperative grant program.
Ray Ellison Family Center (REFC)
In line with REFC's mission to provide a high-quality early childhood program that supports the growth, development, and education of children and their families. This account will fund tuition scholarships for; Parent Education, Staff Development,Center Management;curriculum and educational equipment for REFC classrooms in order to create a model of quality early childhood education and a center for training early childhood professionals within the broader San Antonio community.
James J. Siegel Memorial Scholarship in Computer Science
Criteria & description: Minimum 2.5 GPA; full-time student majoring in Computer Science; financial need. An ACCD Scholarship application is required. One-time award per student. Due Date: April 1st. Amount per award: $1,200 ($600 per semester).
Samantha Tapia Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship honors Samantha Tapia, a freshman at PAC who passed away in 1998 during her first cross-country meet following a long-time medical condition. Criteria & description: Full-time student majoring in Kinesiology or Physical Therapy. Due Date: February 1st Amount per award: Varies
Frank M. Tejeda Memorial Scholarship
This Scholarship honors native San Antonian Frank M. Tejeda, whose life was devoted to serving his nation and the public, first as a Marine in Vietnam , then in various state official positions and in the U.S. House of Representatives. Criteria & description: Academic merit. Students of all majors may apply. An ACCD Scholarship application is required.