SWANS Scholarships

Scholarships are available at different times of the academic year.  Please contact our department at (210)486-0455 to find out when scholarships are available. 

Women Empowered “WE” Conference

This free Conference held in May of each year was developed to provide outreach into our community to a much underserved population: women who are considering a return to school who are often overlooked in traditional outreach ef­forts.  Conference workshops provide information on topics such as overcoming fears and gaining confidence in order to reach personal and educational goals. In­formation on GED preparation and testing, college enrollment, financial aid, and short-term technical certificate programs as well as personal and professional de­velopment is provided.  

Scholarship assistance is central to providing access to higher education to women. Accordingly, a highlight of the WE Conference is the presentation of scholarships to attend San Antonio College.   

In order to be eligible for a WE Scholarship award, you must:  

1.  Be enrolled and maintain a minimum of 6 credit hours at San Antonio College throughout the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters (only fall semester if receiving a $500 award). 

2.  Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP): keep a 2.0 GPA and a 67% completion rate

3. GIVE BACK what has been given to you by volunteering to assist us at next year’s WE CONFERENCE!

The Scholarship Application cycle is currently closed 


Mi CASA Scholarship

This scholarship program is designed to enhance your leadership skills while helping you pay college expenses such as childcare, books, and transportation.  You will assist our department by promoting the Mi CASA (Career Advancement & Self-sufficiency Assistance) Program. Services offered through the Mi CASA Program include career development, job readiness skills, education and computer literacy and diaper bank services.

  • Resident of the 78212 zip code  
  • Currently enrolled at San Antonio College for at least six credit hours for the Fall semester 
  • Have a current cumulative 2.2 GPA or higher  
  • Financial Aid Eligible- financial aid has been processed & awarded, not waiting for appeal
  • Maintain 2.2 cumulative GPA at the end of fall semester to be eligible to continue in the spring

 Click here for:  

MiCASA Informational Flyer
MiCASA Scholarship Application

The Scholarship Application cycle is currently closed 


Ann Richards Endowed Scholarship
In Honor of Women-In-History Month- March

In honor of Women in History Month, the SAC Department of Services for Women and Non-Traditional Students awards, the Ann Richards Endowed Scholarships to qualified students who maintain a minimum of 2.0 GPA and are in good academic standing.


  • Be a re-entry woman (25 years or older)
  • Currently enrolled at SAC in a minimum of 9 hours for the current semester

  • Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP): 2.0 cumulative GPA and 67% course completion rate

click below for application: 
PDF –2020 Women in History Month Scholarship Application
The Scholarship Application cycle is currently closed


GOAL (Go On And Learn) Scholarship

This scholarship is available for non-traditional students who are in need of financial assistance to pursue their education. The student must be enrolled in at least nine hours.  Four scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $500 per scholarship. 

  • Must meet the definition of a non-traditional student.  
  • Currently enrolled at San Antonio College 
  • Must maintain enrollment of a minimum of 9 credit hours
  • Must have completed 12 hours at time of application  
  • Have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher.  
  • Have completed and submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current year

The Scholarship Application cycle is currently closed


Adelante Childcare Scholarship

The Adelante Childcare Scholarship is a childcare co-payment scholarship awarded to qualified students with children attending the San Antonio College Early Childhood Center.  Payment is made directly to the San Antonio College Early Childhood Center.

The Scholarship Application cycle is currently closed



United Way Childcare Scholarship

 Women United of United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County provide childcare scholarships to help parents with the cost of childcare while they are enrolled in college full-time or working and enrolled part-time.

Parents selected for childcare scholarships must be enrolled in school or technical skills training for a minimum of 12 hours if not working, or enrolled for a minimum of 6 hours if working 19 or more hours weekly.

Students interested in applying can contact Bertha Castellanos, SAC campus case manager, for application details or more information: 210-486-0458 or bcastellanos6@alamo.edu.


 The Scholarship Application cycle is currently closed 


LULAC Parent/Child Scholarship Program 

Managed by the San Antonio College Department of Services for Women and Non-traditional Students (SWANS), the Tom Morton Sandoval LULAC Parent/Child Scholarship Program, seeks to ensure the educational success of two generations. Honored in 2007 with the prestigious STAR Award by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and selected as a finalist in the 2008 Excelencia in Education Award, the program provides support, assistance and incentives for PARENTS to successfully complete their educational objectives at an Alamo College. The parent earns a TWO YEAR SCHOLARSHIP for their CHILD to attend an Alamo College upon high school graduation when the parent completes their stated educational objective.

• The parent receives $250 per semester for four consecutive semesters (fall and spring only) if enrolled at an Alamo College. 

• The child is eligible to claim a two year tuition and fee scholarship to attend any Alamo College after their high school graduation, when the parent completes an educational goal: certificate, associate degree or university transfer.


  • Have completed a high school diploma or GED by June 2019.
  • Be the parent of a CHILD, age six or younger (only one child eligible per family).
  • Commit to completing an educational goal at an Alamo College- academic certificate, associate degree or transfer program- within four years of selection for the scholarship.
  • Have no more than 30 college level earned hours (remedial courses do not count against this calculation).
  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA at time of application, and if currently attending an Alamo College, must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (minimum 2.0 GPA and 67% course completion rate).
  • Completed 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Enroll in fall 2019 at one of the Alamo Colleges: Northeast Lakeview College, Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, San Antonio College or St. Philip’s College.
  • Interview with the LULAC Parent/Child scholarship committee, if considered for the scholarship.

Submit your COMPLETE scholarship application form and the required essay:

For questions or more information contact: (210) 486-0458 or (210) 486-0455 
Bertha C. Castellanos bcastellanos6@alamo.edu

Click below for application: 
LULAC 2019-2020 Scholarship Application 
The Scholarship Application cycle is currently closed