Blinn College accepting applications for $270,000 in endowed scholarships

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The Blinn College District invites current and prospective students to apply for approximately $270,000 in endowed scholarships available for the 2020-21 academic year.

Current high school and college students can apply for Blinn scholarships by completing the application at www.blinn.edu/scholarships. Prior to applying for scholarships, students must complete their application for admission to Blinn College at www.applytexas.org.

Officials recommend that students and prospective students submit their application and letter(s) of recommendation by April 1, to be considered for the first round of awards. Students will be notified of scholarship awards beginning in May.

“When students file for aid and apply for scholarships early, they significantly increase their chances of receiving funds,” said Brent Williford, dean of financial aid and scholarships. “In addition to filling out their FAFSA forms, students should follow up and make certain they aren’t missing any information.”

Endowed scholarships are available to incoming and returning students from a wide range of backgrounds, majors, and experiences. Though some scholarships are restricted to students who fit specific criteria, if a student who exemplifies those requirements does not apply, the scholarship may be offered to a wider range of students. Students are considered based on high academic achievement, participation in student activities, and community involvement.

Almost all Blinn students are eligible for a scholarship, including but not limited to students attending the Brenham, Bryan, RELLIS, Schulenburg, or Sealy campuses; Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Lee, Grimes, Fayette, and Waller county students; students majoring in accounting, business, digital arts, education, English, graphic design, history, kinesiology, real estate certificate, speech, and theatre arts; members of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society; students accepted into the Brenham or Bryan Campus Licensed Vocational Nursing programs or the Bryan Campus Associate Degree Nursing Program; Blinn athletes and students who were athletes in high school; and students who participate in leadership activities or are involved in 4-H, FFA, or a church youth group.

A full list of the college’s endowed scholarships is available at http://catalog.blinn.edu. Students also can fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Students who have applied for admission to Blinn College will be notified through myBLINN when their aid processing has begun and can find updates throughout the process at www.blinn.edu/financial-aid.

For more information, contact a scholarship advisor at scholarships@blinn.edu.

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