Blinn College is encouraging Austin County residents to apply for scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year.
The College has more than $320,000 in endowed scholarships available, including a variety of scholarships designed specifically for Austin County residents. Scholarships include:
• The Nancy Sheppeard Atkinson Scholarship for history or English majors with a GPA of 3.5 or better.
• The Arthur H. Ehrig and Myrtle Ehrig Scholarship for agricultural science, Associate Degree Nursing, and Licensed Vocational Nursing students from Austin, Brazos, Burleson, or Washington counties.
• The Steven Krolcyzk Memorial Scholarship for students with a need for financial assistance.
• The Lions District 2-S5 Scholarship. Students with previous college credit must have a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 to be eligible.
• The Waldo Mueller Scholarship for students from any major.
• The Sidney Dell Johnston Remmert Scholarship for agriculture majors.
• The Dorothy Kunrad Wehring Memorial Scholarship for business majors.
Current high school and college students can apply for all Blinn College endowed scholarships by completing the single application at www.blinn.edu/finaid/scholar.html. Prior to applying for scholarships, students must complete their application for admission to Blinn College at www.applytexas.org and submit their high school transcripts to the Blinn College Admissions Office.
College officials recommend that students and prospective students submit their application and letter(s) of recommendation by April 1, 2018, to be considered for the first round of awards. Students will be notified of scholarship awards beginning in May.
This year, funds from approximately 200 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.
A full list of the College’s endowed scholarships is available at www.blinn.edu/CatalogPDF/Scholarships.pdf. Students also can fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Institutions will begin processing information from the FAFSA in March and April.
“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 & Scholarships. “In addition to filling out their FAFSA forms, students should follow up and make certain they aren’t missing any information.”
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/finaid/index.html.
For more information, contact a scholarship advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s CollegeForAllTexans.com, Blinn students who enrolled in 30 credit hours during the 2017-18 academic year saved $3,717, or 42 percent, compared to state residents at the average Texas public university.
Blinn’s affordability is matched by an exceptional academic reputation that has made it a state leader in transferring students to four-year universities. Blinn has articulation agreements in place with 39 four-year institutions, and its academic transfer rate regularly ranks among the highest in the state and the nation.