STC introduces CARES ACT Scholarships

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STC introduces CARES ACT Scholarships

South Texas College will begin offering scholarships to eligible dual and traditional “last dollar” students this fall.
South Texas College will begin offering scholarships to eligible dual and traditional “last dollar” students this fall.

South Texas College is introducing two new scholarship opportunities for students who are seeking to enroll at the college in the fall. 

The college will begin offering two scholarships to dual and traditional “last dollar” students who have completed their FAFSA application, and who are registered for fall courses. 

STC plans to award approximately $1.2 million in scholarships to students. One scholarship will be $250 for STC Dual Credit Program seniors who just graduated from high school. The other will be a “last dollar” scholarship for traditional students.

The CARES Act authorizes the U.S. Secretary of Education to make additional awards to address needs directly related to the coronavirus. STC’s allocation is due to its Minority Serving Institution status. It ops to use fund to create CARES Act grant funded scholarships for students.

The Application Process

The first scholarship is for eligible recent high school graduates who participated in the STC Dual Enrollment program. Students must be enrolled for at least 12 hours in the fall. The second scholarship is for eligible traditional students who are enrolled for at least nine hours in the fall. Last dollar funds will go towards their final balance after the application of all grants and scholarships. These include federal Pell grants or state aid.

In order to apply for the scholarships, students must submit their application online through a link on STC’s website. In order to determine eligibility, only students who are or could be eligible for Federal Title IV programs will be considered. Detailed eligibility criteria and the scholarship application are available on the STC website.

STC will award scholarships on a first come, first served basis until depletion. At this time, the college will stop accepting applications. Students will receive scholarship award notifications via email.

DREAMers needing financial assistance may also submit a free Texas Application for State Financial Aid.

Contact the Office for Student Financial Services at 956-872-8375 to learn more about state aid programs.

 

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