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 $250 to $1,800 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.)

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

_____ 2. A copy of transcript-from high school if high school student, from current college attending if college student, including Galveston College.

_____ 3. A 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. 

_____ 4. At least two letters of recommendation from a high school teacher, counselor, college faculty member, community leader, etc.

_____ 5. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)—complete online. [Galveston College code is 004972.] (Optional, but required for many scholarships.)

   COLLEGE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 

SISTER AGNESITA MEMORIAL / MORGAN HUMPHRIES SCHOLARSHIP - One -Two (1 - 2) scholarships at $500

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-ETHINIC SCHOLARSHIP) - One (1) scholarship at $700

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, theatre, music, or community service.

MARIONETTE BEYAH MEMORIAL – Two (2) scholarships at $500

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 – Four (4) scholarships at $1,000

Applicants should be full or part-time students (preferable male) 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.

JOAN CANNADY SCHOLARSHIP – One (1) scholarship at $1,000

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 Two (2) scholarships at $1,000

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 – Five (5) scholarships at $750

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 book.

WILLIAM MAURY DARST SCHOLARSHIP - Two (2) scholarships at $1,000

Established by the Faculty Council in memory of charter faculty member Maury Darst. Applicants should be 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 – Five (5) scholarships at $1,000

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 $1,000

Established in 2010 at 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 the 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 a student when other criteria are met.

EASTER-WILSON SCHOLARSHIP – Two (2) scholarships at $500

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 GPA 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 $1,000

Established by the Edmonds Foundation and in memory of Gene Nelson and Claire 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 $1,000

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 $500

Established to give financial assistance to full or part-time students who have at least a 3.0 G.P.A. and must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 semester hours. Funds are for tuition, fees and books.

GREATER TEXAS FOUNDATION – Three (3) scholarships at $250

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 $500

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 – Two (2) scholarships at $500

Must be a full-time student, enrolled in softball or volleyball in the GC Whitecaps Athletics Program. Funding is for or tuition, fees, books and educational materials.

MICHAEL HODGE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Two (2) scholarships at $1,000

Established by the Hodge family in memory of Galveston College Associate Professor of English, Michael Hodge. Available to full and part-time students with a 6 semester minimum, at least a 2.5 G.P.A. and pursuing a degree in the humanities or fine arts. Funding is for tuition, fees and books.

FRIENDS OF TRUDY JORDON SCHOLARSHIP - One (1) scholarship at $500

The scholarship was established in honor of Trudy Jordon 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 $250

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 grade point average of 3.0 and show financial need. Students must be a U.S. Citizen. Scholarships can be used for tuition, fees and books. 

CECILE KEMPNER VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP - Nine (9) scholarships up to $1,800

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.

LAMBDIN SCHOLARSHIP – Five (5) 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. May be full- or part-time. Must be a resident of the Galveston College district. Must have a degree plan on file with the Galveston College Counseling office. Must maintain a 2.0 GPA. Funding is for tuition, fees and books.

CLELIE ANN MOORE CERAMICS SCHOLARSHIP - One (1) scholarship at $1,000

This scholarship is awarded each spring semester to a full- or part-time student enrolled in a ceramic arts class. The 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 – Four (4) scholarships at $350

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. Enrolled for a minimum of 6 semester hours. Funding is for tuition, fees and books.

NIELSON MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP – Two (2) at $1000

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 $250

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 GPA. The scholarship can be used for tuition, fees and books.

LARRY PATTON SCHOLARSHIP – One (1) scholarship at $500

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.

RUDY TOMJANOVICH SCHOLARSHIP– Two (2) scholarships at $1,100

Established by former NBA Champion Houston Rockets Coach Rudy Tomjanovich and his wife Sophie to benefit students of 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. Application is available in the Financial Aid Office. Funding can be used for tuition, fees and books.

REGENTS SCHOLARSHIP – Two (2) scholarships at $1,000

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, and books.

ROTARY CLUB OF GALVESTON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP - Three (3) scholarships at $1,600

The 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. 2.5 is required. Award is to be applied towards tuition and fees.

SOCIAL SERVICES SCHOLARSHIPOne (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 $500

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. Students must demonstrate clear involvement with community and/or social service projects in Galveston and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.

UNIVERSITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION - Two (2) scholarships at $500

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 - Two (2) scholarships at $500

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.

JEAN THOMPSON PSYCHOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP – Two (2) scholarships at $1,000

This scholarship was begun by Jean Thompson and her daughter, Dr. Barbara Thompson, to award students interested in the field of Psychology. Must be interested in psychology and taking a psychology class; must maintain a 2.0 GPA; may be attending Galveston College on a full- or part-time basis. Funding is for tuition, fees and books.

 

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 5/7/2015 - Content Author rcrumedy