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Outside Scholarships

There are other resources available for students that are not offered at the federal or state level. Below are links to outside entities that are available to search for additional awards and scholarships.

Fastweb Scholarship Search

Scholarships.com

BigFuture College Board

Adventures in Education AIE Scholarships

The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation

Other Financial Aid Sources

AMERICORPS
The program provides full-time educational awards in return for community service work. You can work before, during, or after your college education, and you can use the funds to pay current educational costs or repay federal student loans. www.americorps.org

BUSINESSES AND LABOR UNIONS
Many companies, businesses and labor organizations have programs to help employees or members and their families pay the cost of higher education. Ask your organization if they offer a scholarship program and their application process.

ORGANIZATIONS, FOUNDATIONS, ETC
Local foundations, religious organizations, fraternities or sororities, clubs, associations, civic groups, high schools, private charities, ethnic organizations, credit union or banks usually offer financial assistance. Include in your search local community organizations such as: American Legion, YMCA, 4-H Club, Elks, Girls or Boy Scouts, Kiwanis, or Chamber of Commerce, etc. Searching organizations with your field of interest can also be helpful, such as American Medical Association, American Bar Association, etc.

Competitive Scholarship Waiver

Out-Of-State, Non-Resident or foreign students receiving a competitive scholarships of at least $1,000 (or a combination of scholarships totaling at least $1,000). Students must have competed with other students, including Texas residents, for the award. The student may receive a waiver of nonresident tuition for the period of time covered by the scholarship, not to exceed 12 months. Waivers may be received in any year in which the student meets the competitive scholarship requirements. Student must contact the Admission Office to initiate the process of the waiver.

Scholarship Payment Information

Please make checks payable and may be mailed to:

Galveston College

Financial Aid Office

4015 Avenue Q

Galveston, TX 77550

Checks payable to Galveston College should include the student’s name and student ID number on the memo section of the check.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Because outside resources are counted in your total financial aid package, it may be necessary for the Financial Aid Office to adjust your other financial aid in order to be in compliance with federal, state and institutional regulations. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

Disbursement of Scholarship Funds

When received, scholarship funds will be credited to your Financial Aid Award Package. For scholarships of $250.00 or more, the funds will be split evenly between the fall and spring semesters, unless otherwise directed by the organization granting the scholarship. Scholarships less than $250.00 are applied toward the Fall semester only (or Spring semester, depending on receipt of check), unless otherwise directed.