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Amarillo College Scholarship Deadline Approaching

Amarillo College students planning to apply for scholarships applicable during the 2019-20 academic year must submit scholarship applications no later than Oct. 15.

The AC Foundation, with endowed assets of approximately $40 million, administers close to 700 general and program-specific scholarships, and all qualified AC students are welcome to apply.

Approximately one-third of applicants receive awards, most in the neighborhood of $750 or $800 per year, though many are greater than that.

Students with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher who are enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester ­– those are the baseline requirements – are eligible to apply for general scholarships.

Some program-specific scholarships have more rigorous criteria, but the application process and the Oct. 15 deadline are the same.

The AC Foundation is happy to assist students who need help filling out the online application. Anyone is free to stop by the office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The AC Foundation office is on the second floor of the College Union Building on the Washington Street Campus and can be contacted at (806) 371-5107.

Once the Oct. 15 deadline has expired, the Foundation will update its website and on Nov. 15 will begin accepting scholarship applications for awards applicable to the 2020-21 academic year.

-Amarillo College



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