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Deadline for foundation scholarship is April 5.

All students with at least a 2.5 GPA who are enrolled in any of the Alamo Colleges should apply for an Alamo Colleges Foundation Scholarship.

Students must also be enrolled part- or full-time at the Alamo Colleges and have satisfactory academic progress.

The deadline is April 5.

The foundation is offering about a half million dollars in scholarships for qualifying students.

About, 1,700 students from all Alamo Colleges received a scholarship last year; 500 of those attended this college.

Students must apply online through the ACES portal.

For the application, students should write good essays, get letters of recommendation from their professors and complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Read “Scholarship essay help is available on campus” on Page 3 for tips on easing the process, such as the three essay prompts and to seek a writing center tutor’s help in editing drafts.

“Recommendation letters are service, not obligation, adviser says,” which can be found at, reminds students to ask for letters weeks before they are needed.

This allows professors time to write them.

The president may be playing with the idea of free community college tuition for the first two years, but until that becomes a reality — if ever — it is the student’s responsibility to fund their education.

With all these resources available to college students for free, there’s no reason to delay starting your application. A few hours writing essays can save thousands.

Fill out your application today and avoid expensive student loans in the future.


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