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More than 100 scholarships available to VC students

Feb. 15, 2014 at 8:03 p.m.
Updated Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:15 p.m.


Victoria College students who are eligible for more than 100 scholarships administered through the Victoria College Foundation face a priority deadline of March 6 to apply.

More than $300,000 will be awarded by the VC Foundation for the 2014-15 academic year.

"I often talk to students who don't think they qualify for scholarships because of one reason or another," said Cynthia Vivian, VC financial specialist. "The fact is: Often, these students do qualify."

There are many different types of scholarships available to VC students, and the eligibility criteria vary for each, such as students with financial need; those pursuing degrees or certification in specific fields, such as Allied Health, Business, Computer Information Systems, or Process Technology; students who live in a designated county; returning VC students or high school students.

Most scholarships range from $800 to $1,000 divided between two semesters.

To be eligible for a scholarship, students must apply and be accepted to Victoria College, must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher and answer all application questions. Some questions are applicable to specific scholarships.

"Our scholarship application consists of 15 questions that attempt to give us a picture of who the student is," said Vivian. "We are always looking for good applicants and encourage all students to complete the application."

To access the scholarship application, students should login to the Pirate Portal at VictoriaCollege.edu, open the Financial Aid and Scholarships folder, select the current Scholarship Application available and complete the 15 questions.

For questions regarding the scholarship application, contact the College Advancement Office at 361-582-2421.

Students are also strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA) application at Fafsa.ed.gov. This will help determine if students are eligible for other aid.

Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our 1,200 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 15 million students paying for college or career school.

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