Get Money for College: ACC scholarship season is now open

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Scholarship season is officially in full swing at Austin Community College District (ACC). To reduce the cost of higher education, the college offers more than 800 opportunities, totaling over a million dollars to help students get free money to pay for college. 

“We are seeing this shift of younger populations questioning the value of a degree because college has become almost unaffordable. We are working to change that by removing the financial burden and debt our students face while leading them to a brighter future,” says ACC Chancellor Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart. “This college is deeply committed to equity and ensuring everyone has success here.”

“I felt very grateful to receive such an award, and it has motivated me to be the best I could possibly be in my program. I believe that when someone believes in you and supports you, that there is only one way to repay them and that is by achieving the goal they invested in with you,” says Billy Fairley, ACC Scholarship recipient. “It has taken financial burdens off of my shoulders, and allowed me to purchase all of the supplies that I needed for the semester.”

Opportunities for All ACC Students

All ACC students are encouraged to apply for scholarships, with eligibility open to everyone. Through a streamlined process, students only need to submit one application to be considered for  ACC scholarships. A dedicated team of in-house experts review all applications to ensure students are matched with scholarships that align with their unique needs. For personalized assistance, students can schedule appointments with ACC specialists for one-on-one application support.

Key Details to Note

Priority Deadline: The priority deadline to apply for ACC scholarships is Wednesday, May 1.
Success Rate: Typically, 1 in 4 applicants receive financial assistance through scholarships.
FAFSA Not Required: You can apply and be accepted for scholarships before completing your FAFSA.
Application Requirements: When completing your application, include details of work, volunteer, school history, and life experiences. Additionally, a personal statement of 250-500 words is required.
Notification Process: Selected candidates will be notified via their ACC email mid-summer.
Tailored Scholarships: In addition to general scholarships, ACC offers specialized opportunities tailored to specific majors, activities, and personal circumstances. Examples include scholarships for academic programs such as Accounting, Nursing, STEM, and Visual Communications, and those for activities like Phi Theta Kappa and individuals such as single parents and veterans. There are also scholarships for ACC’s Adult Education Program participants who have obtained their GED.

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