Scholarships

Welcome to the Northeast Lakeview College Scholarship Office

Scholarship Application Process

To apply for Scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year:

Application Opens on:  January 5, 2023

Please note:  You must be enrolled or admitted to Alamo Colleges to create an account and apply for scholarships on this website as your ACES login credentials are required to sign in.

General Eligibility Requirements

  • Full-time (12+ hours) OR part-time (6-11 hours).
  • 2.00 GPA or greater
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as required by Student Financial Services. (more info).
  • May not be related to any of the Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees and/or Alamo Colleges Foundation Board Members. (more info).

General Information

Your application will automatically be considered for ALL Northeast Lakeview College AND Alamo Colleges Foundation Scholarships.

Lists of Available Scholarships

Students selected to receive scholarships will be notified via email.

Students must submit a scholarship application each year for scholarship consideration.

While not required, it is recommended that students also apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA.

 

The Application

To complete the scholarship application, click the “CLICK HERE to apply” button at the bottom of the Scholarship Office homepage and log in with your student ACES credentials.

All students (domestic, international, or DACA) are invited to apply for the scholarships available.

Scholarship eligibility is based on various factors such as academic merit, a program of study, community service, extracurricular activities, residency, campus/club organization, and/or financial need.

If you are a previous applicant or want to be considered for scholarship renewal, you must apply again to be considered for scholarships for the current academic year.

Please note that you are required to be enrolled or admitted at the Alamo Colleges to apply for scholarships on this website. Incoming students should start the admission process by completing their ApplyTexas application at www.applytexas.org to receive your ACES credentials.

Once you submit your scholarship application, you will receive a confirmation to your ACES email certifying you have successfully submitted your application.

Scholarship recipient selections begin after the application deadline and continue throughout the academic year.

Students selected to receive a scholarship will be notified through ACES email and will be required to accept their award within two weeks of notification.

To be considered for any need-based scholarships, complete and submit the 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Your application is reviewed for any opportunity you are eligible for and therefore you do not need to apply for each individually.

Personal Statement Prompts

Below are the prompts for the personal statements requested on the scholarship application.

  1. Tell us about yourself: Introduce yourself!  Feel free to share some background information to help the donor get an idea of what makes you, you!  Examples include home life, hometown, hobbies, strengths, weaknesses, personal achievements, and academic and professional goals.  Be sure to include information about what you are studying. (Only share what you feel comfortable sharing.)
  2. Tell us about your life outside the classroom: What activities are you involved in? Describe your experiences with employment, community service, military, honors, clubs/organizations, volunteer activities, sports, or other extracurricular activities.  Share how your involvement in those activities influenced you.
  3. Tell the scholarship donors how scholarship funds will support you: How would a scholarship help you?  Share how a scholarship might help you achieve your educational, career, financial and/or personal goals.  Express how you would feel if you were awarded a scholarship.
  4. Tell us why you are pursuing higher education: Why did you decide to go to college?  Explain who/what made you decide to go to college.  Include why you choose the Alamo Colleges District.  If you are a current student, describe what you have valued most about your Alamo Colleges experience so far.
Tips on Writing
  • Do not underestimate the importance of the essay. This is where the reviewers get to know you.
  • The word limit is 300 words—use ALL of the words available to you.
  • Think about your responses to the prompts.
  • Organize your thoughts and jot down an outline and/or draft before you begin to write.
  • Write your response to the essay 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 a 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 response, complete the application and cut and paste your essay response.

 

Additional Tips
  • Be sure to answer all questions.
  • Respond to each ‘Personal Statement’ thoroughly, keeping in mind that your application will be reviewed and scored by a panel of judges. Consider writing your statements in a word processing program like Microsoft Word so you can edit them as needed before cutting and pasting them into your application.
  • Be sure to use complete sentences.
  • Be sure to use proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • The maximum number of words allowed for each personal statement is 500.
  • For the ‘Personal Statements’, jot down your answers as an organized outline or draft before you begin. Next, fill in the details to engage the reader.
  • If you need help, have a friend or family member review your statements. If you have time, consider using the services of the tutoring center or an English instructor on campus.
Contact

Contact: 
Tammy Toney
Scholarship Coordinator

Location: 
Brazos Student Union 123

Phone:
(210) 486-5008

Email:
NLC-Scholarships@alamo.edu