College Q&A: 2012-2013 VC scholarship application survey to be available this week

Dec. 31, 2011 at 6:31 a.m.

By Julian Cavazos

When can I apply for scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year?

Students who have been accepted to Victoria College can begin applying for scholarships as early as Jan. 4. On that date, the 2012-13 Victoria College Scholarship Application Survey will be made available for students in the Pirate Portal.

By filling out the application survey, students become eligible for approximately 100 scholarships administered through the Victoria College Foundation. More than $300,000 will be awarded by the VC Foundation for the 2012-13 academic year for student scholarships.

"These scholarships help students accomplish their personal and academic goals that they may not be able to achieve otherwise," said Cynthia Vivian, VC finance specialist. "They help beyond what a donor can imagine."

Most scholarships administered by the VC Foundation range from $800 to $1,000 and are split between two semesters.

To access the scholarship application survey starting Jan. 4:

1. Log on to the Pirate Portal at

2. Select the Student Services tab.

3. Look for the Financial Aid Information channel and select "Scholarships."

4. Complete the scholarship application survey.

The priority deadline for consideration is March 8.

For questions about Victoria College, contact Julian Cavazos, marketing and communications assistant in the Marketing Department at 361-572-6456, or



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