Welcome to the Northeast Lakeview College Scholarship Office
- Application Opens: Monday, January 6, 2020.
- Priority Deadline: Sunday, March 29, 2020
Your application will be considered for ALL available scholarships offered at NLC through the Alamo Colleges District Foundation for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters.
Only one application is needed per academic year.
General Eligibility Requirements
You should apply if:
- You are enrolled full time (12+ hours) or part-time (6-11 hours).
- You are pursuing an Associate Degree, Certificate of Completion, or transfer program at NLC.
- You have and will maintain a 2.00 GPA (High School 60+ average).
- You have and will maintain satisfactory academic progress as required by Student Financial Services. (more info).
- You complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov. (You may have already done so if you've applied for Financial Aid.)
- You are a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- You are not related to any of the Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees and/or Alamo Colleges Foundation Board Members. (more info).
STEP 1 – PERSONAL INFORMATION – If questions do not apply, indicate by entering N/A.
STEP 2 – ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – If you are unsure of your actual GPA enter approximate. (We will confirm before an award is offered.)
STEP 3 – PLANS & QUESTIONS – Be sure to answer ALL questions. Do not underestimate the question on volunteering & community service. You may INCLUDE ANY HONORS, AWARDS, AND RECOGNITIONS you have received. Volunteer hours at CHURCHES and STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS may be included.
STEP 4 – ESSAYS – Be sure to proofread and/or have a friend or family member review your essays. Refer to the next tab. (“The Essay Prompts”)
STEP 5 – CERTIFICATION & AUTHORIZATION – Sign and submit your application.
STEP 6 – CONFIRMATION – Please keep the confirmation number provided for your records. Consider saving a copy of the application for your records.
Once you have submitted your application:
- If you haven’t already done so, complete the FAFSA.
- If required, provide any additional documents.
- If requested, follow up with other schools to ensure that your transcripts have been forwarded.
YOU’RE ALL DONE!
If you are selected to receive a scholarship you will be notified via email.
On the scholarship application, you are asked to respond to three essay prompts. Below are the prompts
- Describe your background and life experiences to include any challenges or successes. Explain how these experiences prompted you to pursue a higher education.
- Describe your educational, career, and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your field of study/certification/degree plan, why you selected it, and how earning a certificate/degree will help you achieve your goals.
- Explain how receiving a scholarship will help you achieve your goals. From a financial standpoint, explain the impact a scholarship will have on your education.
- Do not underestimate the importance of the essays. This is where the reviewers get to know you.
- The word limit is 250 words—use ALL of the words available to you.
- Think about your responses to the prompts.
- Organize your thoughts and jot down an outline before you begin to write.
- Write your responses to the essays in Word before beginning the application.
- Ensure you are answering the questions being asked.
- Answer in complete sentences and use proper grammar.
- Elaborate, give details, and engage the reader.
- Spend time editing and re-editing your draft.
- Have friend or family member review your responses.
- Consider using the services of the tutoring center on campus.
- English instructors are also good resources.
- When you are satisfied with your responses, complete the application and cut and paste your essay responses.