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Private Scholarships

What is considered a private or 'outside' scholarship?

Private or 'outside' scholarships are those funds that are not awarded through the University. We have highlighted several private scholarship programs below, though we acknowledge that there are numerous scholarship opportunities available that are not noted on our web site. Please see the items below for more information.

I have received an outside scholarship. What do I need to do?

Congratulations on being a scholarship recipient! Monies provided through outside scholarships should be sent to the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Their offices will post the scholarship to your student account 7-10 days prior to the first day of class. We also ask that you have the donor complete our Scholarship Donor Form.

Scholarships available to local applicants

Coastal Bend Community Foundation
Coastal Bend Community Foundation
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HACU Scholarship Application
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STARS Student Scholarship Fund
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Pan American Round Table of Corpus Christi Scholarship
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Scholarship Applications

Scholarship databases

State programs

Federal programs

Federal grants and loan eligibility is determined by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). The Office of Student Financial Assistance processes these applications and awards students according to their financial need.

Warnings and disclaimers

When searching for and applying for outside scholarships, please use caution and be aware of potential scams. We do not recommend applying for scholarships which require application fees. To report scams or learn more information, call the Federal Trade Commission toll free 1.877.FTC.HELP (1.877.382.4357).

Disclaimer: This site is for informational purposes only. We do not endorse any site nor are we responsible for the content or accuracy of any site. It is the responsibility of the student to verify the validity of information on each site.