Scholarships Opportunities at SPC
DEADLINE FOR FALL 2015 SCHOLARSHIPS
IS MARCH 2, 2015
South Plains College has a new online Scholarship Application process in partnership with AcademicWorks.
NO MORE PAPER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION TO COMPLETE!
With the SPC Scholarship Application System, you:
- Fill out one simple and secure general scholarship application in a few minutes.
- Are automatically matched to those scholarship opportunities at South Plains College for which you quality.
- May be eligible for additional scholarship opportunities by answering a few additional questions.
- Can do a keyword search on all available scholarships to review qualifications.
APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS...EASY AS 1...2...3
- Go to the SPC Scholarship Application and Award Portal.
- Sign-in to the Application Portal using your MySPC User Name and Password. New incoming students who do not have an SPC User Name or Password must first make application for admission to SPC through ApplyTexas and be admitted to the College.
- Once you sign-in, the first page you see is your "General Application." Read all the instructions and complete the online form that follows. You may also click on the "Applicant Record" tab to ensure your student information on file with SPC is correct.
Handy Tip: Have ready the following documents to upload with your application: 1) personal essay; 2) letter of recommendation; 3) resume of extracurricular activities and work/service experiences; 4) college transcripts (new transfer students); 5) high school transcript (new incoming students/dual credit students); 5) ACT/SAT score reports (new incoming students/dual credit students). PDF is the preferred format for uploading documents.
The new online Scholarship Application Portal is scheduled to go live by Dec. 1, 2014. In the meantime, if you have questions, contact the Scholarship Office at 806-716-2219 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TYPE OF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS AT SPC
Scholarship programs at South Plains College are classified in one of six categories:
College-Wide Scholarship Programs
South Plains College administers a number of scholarship programs which are not limited to a specific major field of study. These scholarships are open to all eligible students. To apply, students must submit a scholarship application by the March 1 deadline. Applications are evaluated by the SPC Scholarship Committee.
ACT or SAT scores (ACT preferred) are required for consideration. Applicants must enroll as a full-time student (12 semester hours minimum). Currently enrolled college students and transfer students with at least 12 hours of college-level work (excluding dual credit taken in high school) are not subject to this application requirement.
College-wide scholarship awards are offered to students who have exhibited the qualities of scholastic achievement, responsibility and participation, and who most probably will continue this pattern throughout a college career. In general, applicants must graduate in the upper 50 percent of their high school class, be a U.S. citizen, and plan to enroll in a degree or certificate program offered by SPC. Most college-wide scholarship awards vary from $200 to $500 per semester. In order to continue to receive the scholarship after the first semester, recipients must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA). The minimum GPA required for the scholarship varies from 2.50 to 3.00, depending upon the requirements of the specific scholarship program.
Program Specific Scholarships
Program specific scholarships are open to students who have selected a major field of study and who meet eligibility requirements. Applicants will be considered for all scholarships available in their major field of study. Scholarship amounts range from $100 to $500 per semester, depending on available funds.
To apply, students must submit a scholarship application by the March 1 deadline. Applicants must indicate their intended major area of study on the scholarship application in order to be considered for these scholarships. Some programs require applicants to submit ACT or SAT scores with the application as required for college-wide scholarship programs. Applications are screened by a departmental scholarship committee. All scholarship awards are subject to availability of funds.
Activity scholarships are awarded to students who participate in various showcase activities at South Plains College. Applicants must submit an SPC Scholarship Application and be enrolled as a full-time student (12 semester hours minimum). Recipients are required to be enrolled in specific courses relating to the activity and to comply with participation requirements as established by the awarding department. Contact the department for specific information concerning audition, interview or departmental scholarship application.
Activity scholarships are awarded on a regular semester basis and are renewable for subsequent semesters provided the recipient meets the program's criteria. In order to continue to receive the scholarship, recipients must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the preceding semester. Amounts for each award range from $100 to $400 per semester, depending on available funds.
Nontraditional Student Scholarships
Donors have funded specific scholarships for students who are 25 years of age or older. These scholarships are intended to help students who are returning to college.
Several Nontraditional Student Scholarships are open to part-time students (six semester hours minimum), as well as full-time students (12 semester hours minimum).
Nontraditional Student Scholarships are awarded for a maximum of two regular semesters, beginning in the fall. In order to continue to receive the scholarship in the spring semester, recipients must complete a minimum of six to 12 semester hours, depending on full or part-time status, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 in the preceding semester. Amounts for each award range from $100 to $500 per semester, depending on available funds.
Other Scholarship Programs
The highest ranking graduate (valedictorian) from Texas accredited high schools, as designated by local school board policy, is eligible to receive a tuition waiver, provided the individual enrolls in a state-supported college or university immediately following graduation. The full tuition waiver is granted for both the fall and spring semesters of the student's freshman year. South Plains College participates in this scholarship program.
In addition to the tuition waiver, South Plains College grants a fees scholarship to incoming freshmen who are the highest ranking graduates of high schools located in the following college service area counties: Andrews, Bailey, Borden, Briscoe, Castro, Cochran, Crosby, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Floyd, Gaines, Garza, Hale, Hall, Hockley, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Kent, Motley, Parmer, Swisher, Terry and Yoakum. This tuition and fee scholarship for valeditcorians is only awarded for the fall and spring semesters of the freshman year.
For those students who are the highest ranking graduates from high schools located within the South Plains College District, the tuition and fee waiver is continued through the student's third and fourth semesters at SPC, provided the student completes a minimum of 12 semester hours and maintains a minimum cummulative grade point average of 2.50 in the preceding semester. In-district high schools include Anton, Levelland, Ropes, Smyer, Sundown, Whiteface, and Whitharral.
Eligible students should contact the SPC Scholarship Office at (806) 716-2219, to obtain this waiver prior to the beginning of the fall semester following high school graduation.
South Plains College provides a tuition scholarship for the second highest ranking graduate (salutatorian), as designated by local school board policy, from high schools located in the following college service area counties: Andrews, Bailey, Borden, Briscoe, Castro, Cochran, Crosby, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Floyd, Gaines, Garza, Hale, Hall, Hockley, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Kent, Motley, Parmer, Swisher, Terry and Yoakum. To receive the scholarship, the student must enroll as a full-time student at South Plains College immediately following graduation. The full tuition scholarship is awarded in the fall and is continued in the spring semester, provided the student completes a minimum of 12 semester hours and earns a minimum cumulative 2.50 GPA in the preceding semester.
For those students who are desiganted salutatorians of graduating classes from high schools located within the South Plains College District, the scholarship is continued through the student's third and fourth semesters at SPC, provided the student completes a minimum of 12 semester hours and maintains a minimum cummulative 2.50 GPA in the preceding semester. In-district high schools include Anton, Levelland, Ropes, Smyer, Sundown, Whiteface, and Whitharral.
Eligible students should contact the SPC Scholarship Office at (806) 716-2219, to obtain this scholarship prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
Various local and national businesses, corporations, foundations, civic clubs, organizations, and individuals provide private scholarships to deserving students. Students are urged to apply directly to the donor organization.
Most of these organizations prefer to send the scholarship funds directly to the college. The Scholarship Office will then disburse the funds according to the requirements of the donor.
Donors should send the scholarship funds and disbursement requirements to the South Plains College Foundation at the address listed in the following section. It is the scholarship recipient's responsibility to make sure donors of private scholarships contact the SPC Scholarship Office prior to the beginning of any enrollment period for which the scholarship is awarded. Scholarship funds must be received by the SPC Foundation before funds can be disbursed.