Award range–$200 to $1,500 per semester
Based on merit or combination of merit and need
Institutional scholarships are available for a student who has completed a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours with a GPA of 3.00 or better in all courses attempted. A limited number of awards are available for tuition, fees, and books. A student must be enrolled for a minimum of six (6) semester hours. An application may be obtained in Student Financial Services. Private scholarships are submitted to Student Financial Services for processing and maintaining documentation on a recipient. The amounts may vary from donor to donor. The donors set their own criteria and, in some cases, will designate the recipient(s). The financial aid officer conducts the necessary follow-up depending on the requirements.
Students’ Rights and Responsibilities
A student receives financial aid award payments once each semester. CollegeWork Study (CWS) payments are made at least once a month. In some cases, a student may increase enrollment hours or appeal for additional aid. In these instances, additional awards may be processed.
The student or individual may contact the president of the College to review documents of accreditation, approval, and licensing bodies.
St. Philip’s College General Scholarship. This scholarship was founded for the purpose of recognizing students of academic merit within specific academic or vocational departments. Awardees who are selected must have and maintain a minimum of a 3.5 overall GPA in their academic records at St. Philip’s College. The average award for full-time study for an academic year is $1,000, depending upon financial need and the number of hours in which the student is enrolled for two consecutive terms. Continuing and new students who are full or part-time may apply. Contact Enrollment Management at (210) 486-2670.
Artemisia Bowden Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established in honor of Artemisia Bowden, long-time President of St. Philip’s College. This highly competitive scholarship is awarded to full-time students who maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Approximately two awardees are chosen each year for the $1,000 scholarship which is renewable for a second year. For further information, contact Enrollment Management at (210) 486-2670.
Reverend G. Richard Thayer Memorial Scholarship is available to full and part time students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and show a commitment to the field of study in Music or Culinary Arts. Amount of award varies. To apply complete scholarship application, compose a 500 word typed essay outlining your career plans and commitment to completing your college degree, provide SPC transcripts, submit 2 recommendation forms from a supervisor or other person able to comment on your professional performance (no relatives or classmates). For further information, contact Gloria Hernandez, (210) 486-2498.
The Presidential Scholarship is available to full time students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and who are able to show a commitment to the scholarship requirements. The scholarship is valued at $3,000. To apply complete scholarship application, compose a 500 word typed essay outlining your career plans, commitment to completing your college degree and commitment to a specific community service activity. Submit 2 recommendation forms from a supervisor or other person able to comment on your professional performance (no relatives or classmates), provide SPC transcripts, and participate in an interview with the President and/or designee. For further information, contact Gloria Hernandez, (210) 486-2498.
Alamo Colleges Foundation Scholarship. This scholarship was conceived as a means of recognizing student academic achievement at each of the district colleges. Students of any academic or vocational major must complete an application which is available from the Office of Student Financial Services (210-486-2274). To be eligible, students must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA, register for full-time study, and demonstrate financial need. Selection of awardees is determined by a faculty screening committee at each college with final approval by the Alamo Community College District Foundation Board. The deadline for receipt of the application is March 15 for the following academic year. The amount of each award is $1,000 per year and is renewable for a second year.
San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc., (S.A.L.E.) Scholarship. This $1,000 renewable scholarship was designed to aid academically qualified and needy students majoring in agribusiness, agriculture, food and fiber, and life or health sciences. Applicants must be permanent residents or U.S. citizens and must graduate as residents from one of the following counties: Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, Wilson, Frio, Karnes, or Kerr. Finally, applicants must be full-time students, maintain a 2.0 GPA, and, upon completion of their coursework at an Alamo Colleges college, plan to transfer to a four-year university within Texas. The deadline for submission of the S.A.L.E. Scholarship Application is April 16 each year for the following academic year.
Kimmelman Child Care Scholarship. This scholarship pays for childcare for one year. Contact the Equity Center Coordinator at (210) 486-2518.
Robert B. Taylor Scholarship. This scholarship awards up to $750 per semester. It was created to assist African-American & Hispanic students seeking a degree in the Nursing or Allied Health fields. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applications can be obtained in the Office of Student Financial Services, Welcome Center - Room 106.
University of Texas System Alliance for Minority Participation Summer Community College to Senior College Bridge Program 2003 Summer Program Guidelines. Contact George Johnson at (210) 486-2892 for more information. Students must be math, science, or engineering majors planning to transfer from SPC to UTSA during the 2003-2004 academic year.
George W. Brackenridge Scholarship. This scholarship was established primarily to assist the student who shows evidence of academic ability, good character, ambition, and financial need. A number of scholarships are awarded annually on recommendations submitted by individual schools in the San Antonio, Texas area.
Valedictorian Scholarship. A full-tuition scholarship for one (1) academic year is awarded to each valedictorian certified from an accredited Texas high school on the list sent by TEA.
Scholarships available through Tourism, Hospitality, and Culinary Arts:
- Alamo Area Hospitality Association
- Alamo Heights Rotary Club Scholarship
- Hector Boiardi
- Cowboy Breakfast
- Cox Radio and the Decadent Desserts Scholarship
- Lo Bello de San Antonio
- National Association of Catering Executives
- San Antonio Hotel and Lodging Association
- San Antonio Area Tourism Council Scholarship
- San Antonio Area Tourism Council/Patti Ristorante Scholarship
- Texas Chef’s Association Scholarship
- W.F. Brown
See department web page at: www.alamo.edu/spc/acad/tourism
Call or email with questions.
Scholarships available through the LVN Department:
Contact Department Chairperson at (210) 486-2055.
- Jackie Sims Memorial Scholarship through the Licensed Vocational Nurses Association of Texas
- Ethnic Minorities in Vocational Nursing through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
- TAVNE Scholarship (Texas Association of Vocational Nurse Educators)
- Dr. Frank Bryant, Jr. Scholarship
Scholarships available through the Department of Automotive Technology:
Applications are available in the Auto Tech Office, Room 100, Applied Science and Technology Building. Contact Rose Kyle-Bankston at (210) 486-2060.
- Bridgestone/Firestone Alamo Colleges Foundation Scholarship Award
- Charles Urschel Guenther Award for Automotive Academic Excellence
Scholarships available through the Department of Fine Arts:
Both acquired through audition/portfolio review. Contact Regis Shephard at (210) 486-2709 or 486-2205.
- Kathryn Walker Morgan Scholarship Fund
- Fine Arts Scholarship Fund
Scholarships available through the Mathematics Department:
- NSF Scholarship—Open to prospective or current St. Philip’s College students interested in majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Pre-Engineering, or Statistics. This scholarship will pay for tuition, books, in-state conferences, field trips, and workshops. Contact Mr. Herbert Pennick at (210) 486-2408.
- Student Engagement Scholarship— The Student Engagement Grant for Mathematics is for students majoring in Mathematics, Pre-Engineering, and Statistics. The goal of the grant is to get students involved in service-learning and recruitment activities that will promote student growth, provide a connection to the mathematics department and the faculty, and provide an avenue to showcase the degrees and programs supported by the Mathematics department. Contact Ms. Renita Mitchell at (210) 486-2607.
Scholarships available through the Department of Business Information Solutions:
Contact the Department Chairperson at (210) 486-2080.
- Marye B. Gilford Scholarship
For further information on scholarships, visit the:
Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation
800 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78216
Alamo Colleges Student Leadership Institute
“Empowering Today’s Students to be Tomorrow’s Leaders”
The Alamo Colleges Student Leadership Institute (SLI) is a district-wide program that provides free, intensive instruction and overviews of issues that are important to effective leadership in any environment. Beginning each fall, SLI scholars selected via an application process from all Alamo Colleges will be given the opportunity to reach levels of personal and public accomplishments and leadership within a climate that recognizes and respects diversity. This yearlong commitment provides training in skills that enables the Alamo Colleges representatives to lead a group or work in collaboration with other leaders to accomplish organizational objectives. The students will be able to meet various successful community leaders, use lab models, case studies, and participate in field studies, while drawing upon the expertise of those who have held leadership roles in all sectors of the economy. Students selected to participate in the Alamo Colleges SLI will become SLI Scholars and recipients of a scholarship and will have opportunities to travel to Washington DC, thus utilizing the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the year in meetings and presentations with officials from private, non-profit, and government sector headquarters. For applications or further information, contact your student activities office or call the SLI office directly at (210) 486-2246.