Galveston College Foundation Scholarships

   Scholarship Application Guidelines and Checklist

Galveston College is committed to providing scholarship opportunities to deserving students by developing funds from individuals, businesses, organizations and College resources. The criteria for eligibility and the award amount for these scholarships have been developed in coordination with each scholarship sponsor.

The scholarship program at Galveston College encourages graduating high school seniors, transfer students and currently enrolled students to apply for scholarship monies. Awards range from $500 to $2,500 per academic year. Academic excellence, financial need, displayed leadership abilities and participation in extracurricular activities are taken into consideration during the awarding process.

To apply

Complete all required applications and documentation and return to the Galveston College Financial Aid Office.

A. GALVESTON COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS (All students are eligible to apply. See list of scholarships.)

Galveston College Foundation scholarship applications will be matched with the individual scholarship criteria.  Students are required to submit only ONE application to be considered for every scholarship.  Please read and carefully follow instructions.  Fill out the complete application.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Complete all personal contact information and optional information to be considered for all scholarships.

 

_____ 1. A completed Galveston College Scholarship Application (Application deadline expired for 2015-2016).

 

_____ 2. List your current GPA (grade point average) and attach a copy of transcript-from high school if high school student, from current college attending if college student, including Galveston College.

 

_____ 3. List your major or program of study.

 

_____ 4. Type the required original essay containing 250 words or less about your needs and/or goals related to how a scholarship will help you advance your educational goals. 

 

_____ 5. Attach two letters of recommendation. Suggested sources: employers, teachers, other school officials (high school or college), social worker, counselors, ministers, civic leaders.  Letters of recommendation must be on professional letterhead.

 

_____ 6. List any other related information, such as clubs you are or were a member of, community volunteer service, awards or honors.

 

_____ 7. It is highly recommended that you complete a FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov. [Galveston College code is 004972.] (Optional, but required for many scholarships.)

 

_____ 8. Turn in all of the required materials by the due date.  Late application will not be considered.

 

COLLEGE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 

SISTER AGNESITA MEMORIAL / MORGAN HUMPHRIES SCHOLARSHIP – One (1) scholarship at $600
Established by St. Mary's Hospital, in memory of Sister Mary Agnesita. Scholarship will be awarded to full-time students who are enrolled in the associate degree nursing program (ADN). A minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 and two letters of recommendation from nursing faculty are required. Award can be applied towards tuition, fees, books, supplies and nursing uniforms.

 

AMERICAN CULTURAL SCHOLARSHIP (MULTI-ETHNIC SCHOLARSHIP) - One (1) scholarship at $750

Established by the Multi Ethnic Club at Galveston College. Selected student may be of any ethnic heritage but should demonstrate an appreciation of multicultural studies in language, theater, music or community service.

 

MARIONETTE BEYAH MEMORIAL - One (1) scholarship at $1,100
Established by the Faculty council in memory of long-time faculty member Marionette Beyah. Applicants should be an office administration major who demonstrates financial need. A minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 is required. Funds are for tuition, fees and books.

 

BEN S. AND MARJORIE BROWN TRUST SCHOLARSHIP - Three (3) scholarships at $1,000
Applicants should be full- or part-time students (preferably male) who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled for a minimum of 6 semester hours. A minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 is required. Funds are for tuition, fees and books.

 

JOAN CANNADY SCHOLARSHIP – Two (2) scholarships at $600
Established by John Cannady in memory of his wife Joan. Student should be enrolled for a minimum of 12 hours, enrolled in a degree or certificate program, show financial need, and be a resident of Galveston. A minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 is required. Funds are for tuition, fees and books.

 

COCA COLA SCHOLARSHIP – One (1) scholarship at $1,000 and One (1) scholarship at $500
Applicants should be full- or part-time students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled in a minimum of 6 semester hours. A minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 is required. Funds are for tuition, fees and books.

 

CULINARY SCHOLARSHIP - Two (2) scholarships at $1,100
Applicants should be full-time Culinary Arts students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours in their second year. A minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 is required, along with two letters of recommendation. One letter will be from employer or faculty and one from a personal reference. Funding is for tuition, fees and books.

 

WILLIAM MAURY DARST SCHOLARSHIP – Three (3) scholarships at $1,000
Established by the Faculty Council in memory of charter faculty member Maury Darst. Applicants should full-time students who demonstrate financial need. A minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 is required. Funding is for tuition, fees and books.

 

JOHN PARKER DAVIE TRUST – Three (3) scholarships at $500
Established through the Trust Department of Moody National Bank. Students should be enrolled full-time, at least 12 hours, and pursuing technical careers. A minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 is required. Funding is for tuition, fees and books.

 

DEL PAPA ANNIVERSARY SCHOLARSHIP - One (1) scholarship at $700
Established in 2010 to allow students majoring in general studies, business or accounting to further educational goals. Recipient must be a full- or part-time student in good standing with Galveston College, must be enrolled in and maintain at least six (6) credit hours with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5, must be a citizen of the United States and may use scholarship for tuition, fees and books. Preference should be given to a student pursing a Business or Accounting major. Preference may also be given based on financial need of student when other criteria are met.

 

EASTER-WILSON SCHOLARSHIP – One (1) scholarship at $900
Established by Dr. Gary E. Wilson and Diane E. Wilson in honor of Mr. Finis Easter and Mrs. Normagene Wilson and in memory of Mrs. Frances Easter and Mr. Cecil Wilson. Preference will be given to students who have completed 15 credit hours with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. Students must show financial need and be a citizen of the United States. Preference will be given to students who intend to get a degree in the analytical and physical sciences (engineering, math, biology, chemistry, physics, computer science or information science). Students may be full- or part-time. Funds are for tuition, fees and books.

 

EDMONDS / NELSON / CRAFT / PARKER - One (1) scholarship at $800
Established by the Edmonds Foundation and in memory of Gene Nelson and Clair Singleton Craft and Mrs. GladnieO Parker. Applicants must be pursuing a teaching career and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours. A minimum G.P. A. of 2.5 is required. Funding is for tuition, fees and books.

 

LAURA MAE ELROD SCHOLARSHIP - One (1) scholarship at $600
Established by Deacon Tom Hunter, the Board of the Lasker Home for Children, and friends of Ms. Elrod, a respected, retired Galveston teacher. Students must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 hours, enrolled in a degree or certificate program, show financial need, and be a resident of Galveston. A minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 is required. Funding is for tuition, fees and books.

 

GALVESTON COLLEGE SCHOLARS - Two (2) scholarships at $700
Established to give financial assistance to full- or part-time students who have at least a G.P.A. of 3.0 and must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 semester hours. Funds are for tuition, fees and books.

 

GREATER TEXAS FOUNDATION - Four (4) scholarships at $800
This scholarship endowment was created through the generosity of the Greater Texas Foundation in 2008. The awards are made to Galveston College students who show financial need. The scholarship can be used for tuition, fees and books.

 

GREENWOOD / MILLS / PATTINSON - One (1) scholarship at $600
Established in memory of Ingrid Greenwood, Margaret Mills and Mary Pattinson. Applicant must be a full-time student (12 semester hours), demonstrate financial need, be enrolled in a degree or certificate program and be a resident of Galveston. A minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 is required.

 

HERMES / JORDAN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP - One (1) scholarship at $800
Must be a full-time student, enrolled in softball or volleyball in the GC Whitecaps Athletics Program. A minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 is required. Funding is for tuition, fees, books and educational materials.

 

MICHAEL HODGE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - One (1) scholarship at $900
Established by the Hodge family in memory of Galveston College Associate Professor of English, Michael Hodge. Available to full- and part-time students enrolled in a minimum of 6 semester hours and who are pursuing a degree in the humanities or fine arts. A minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 is required. Funding is for tuition, fees and books.

 

FRIENDS OF TRUDY JORDAN SCHOLARSHIP - One (1) scholarship at $600
The scholarship was established in honor of Trudy Jordan by her friends to recognize her many years of dedicated service to girl's and women's sports in Galveston. The scholarship is available to any female student demonstrating leadership in her professional field or discipline. Funds can be used for tuition, fees and books.

 

CARL KELLY SCHOLARSHIP - One (1) scholarship at $700
Anonymous donors created this endowed scholarship to honor Regent Carl Kelly who has served on the Board of Regents since 1998. Applicants must be enrolled full- or part-time students, must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 and show financial need. Students must be a citizen of the United States. Scholarship can be used for tuition, fees and books.

 

CECILE KEMPNER VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP - Four (4) scholarships at $2,500
This scholarship was created through the generosity of the Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund in 2012. The awards are made to students in Galveston College's Vocational Technical programs. The scholarship provides full tuition, fees and supplies.  Scholarships are awarded through the faculty at the Applied Technology Center.

 

LAMBDIN SCHOLARSHIP - Three (3) scholarships at $1,000
Established by Griff Lambdin, Charter member of Galveston College Board of Regents, in memory of his son, Marc. Preference given to students who have financial need. Students may be full- or part-time, must be a resident of the Galveston College district, and must have a degree plan on file with the Galveston College Counseling office. A minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 is required. Funding is for tuition, fees and books.

 

CLELIE ANN MOORE CERAMICS SCHOLARSHIP – Two (2) scholarships at $700
This scholarship is awarded each spring semester to a full- or part-time student enrolled in a ceramic arts class. Scholarship covers tuition for one ceramics class and clay supplies. This scholarship shall be awarded to a different student each year. For more information on how to apply, contact Beth Thomas at (409) 944-1309.

 

MR. AND MRS. JESSE MURILLO SCHOLARSHIP – One (1) scholarship at $1,100
Established by the Murillo family to recognize a student with an interest in the arts or humanities. A minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 is required and the student must be enrolled in arts or humanities class. Student must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 semester hours. Funding is for tuition, fees and books.

 

NIELSON MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP - Three (3) scholarships at $500
Established in memory of Richard Lovelace and Laura Bragg McDaniel and in honor of Neils Nielson. Available to any student enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours per semester, with at least one Galveston College music course and a 2.5 G.P.A. Funds are for tuition, fees and books.

 

OLGA OLSON SCHOLARSHIP - One (1) scholarship at $700
This scholarship was established in the memory of Olga Olson by family members who wanted to recognize her personal accomplishments and those as a professional cook. The scholarship is available to a female student who has completed at least thirty hours towards her degree with an emphasis in Culinary Arts. The student must have a 3.0 G.P.A. The scholarship can be used for tuition, fees and books.

 

LARRY PATTON SCHOLARSHIP - One (1) scholarship at $700
Established in 2008 to honor longtime Galveston College Professor of Music, Dr. Larry Patton. Scholarship may be used for tuition and fees. Preference is given to students enrolled in Music courses.

 

REGENTS SCHOLARSHIP - One (1) scholarship at $1,100
Student should be enrolled for a minimum of 6 hours, enrolled in a degree or certificate program, and be a resident of Galveston. A minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 is required. Funding is for tuition, fees, books and educational materials.

 

ROTARY CLUB OF GALVESTON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS - Four (4) scholarships at $1,600
This scholarship was created in 2013-2014 through the generosity of the Galveston Rotary Club Foundation for qualified students enrolled in degree plans to complete a sixty-hour program. Scholarships will be awarded for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015. A minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 is required. Award is to be applied towards tuition and fees.

 

SOCIAL SERVICES SCHOLARSHIP - One (1) scholarship at $500

This scholarship was established in 2007 by the former Galveston County Social Services Association. It is open to all General Studies students at Galveston College and it can be used for tuition and fees.

 

JANICE STANTON SCHOLARSHIP - One (1) scholarship at $600
Janice D. Stanton served as a member of the Boards of Regents of the Galveston Community College District from 1983 until 2004. Before her final term ended, friends and family gathered to honor Janice Stanton and raised $10,000 with the help of the Galveston College Foundation for a named scholarship. Mrs. Stanton continues to serve her community in civic affairs. Student must demonstrate clear involvement with community and /or social service projects in Galveston and maintain a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0.

 

JEAN THOMPSON PSYCHOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP - One (1) scholarship at $1,100
This scholarship was begun by Jean Thompson and her daughter, Dr. Barbara Thompson, to award students interested in the field of Psychology. Student must be interested in psychology and taking a psychology class; must maintain a G.P.A. of 2.0; and, may be attending Galveston College on a full- or part-time basis. Funding is for tuition, fees and books.

 

RUDY TOMJANOVICH SCHOLARSHIP - One (1) scholarship at $1,100
Established by former NBA Champion Houston Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich and his wife, Sophie, to benefit students in the Galveston/Houston area. Focus is on students who have financial need and show meritorious pursuit of learning and higher education. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 semester hours and maintain a G.P.A. of 2.0. Application is available in the Financial Aid Office. Funding can be used for tuition, fees and books.

 

UNIVERSITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION – One (1) scholarships at $1,000

The University Federal Credit Union created this scholarship for students enrolled in the Arts or Humanities. Students must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average. The scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, books and educational materials.

 

WINDLE VOCAL FUND - One (1) scholarship at $700
The Windle Vocal Fund is for students pursuing a career in the performing arts with an emphasis on voice or choral training. A minimum G.P.A. of 2.2 is required. Full- or part-time students with a minimum enrollment of 9 hours per semester are eligible.

  

To apply for other types of financial assistance (grants, loans, or work-study), additional applications are required. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Galveston College Financial Aid Application are available from the Financial Aid Office. To complete the FAFSA application, please go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.

Updated 5/28/2015 - Content Author gmilton