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How to Prepare for the General Scholarship Application

  1. To apply for a San Jacinto College Foundation scholarship you must have a San Jacinto College student indentification number.  Your G# (generated ID number) is your student identification number. To obtain your student G# you will need to apply to San Jacinto College by completing the New Student Application. Your application will be processed within 48 business hours after it is submitted. To confirm that the application has been received make sure that you see the confirmation notice that appears after submitting the application. After your application is processed you will receive an email with further information. This email is extremely important, please read it carefully and comply with all instructions or requests. Once you have received your student G# you will be able to access the San Jacinto College Foundation general scholarship application.
  2. To help prepare for the general scholarship application here are a few items you will need to have ready:
    1. Prepare your essay questions.  It is a good idea to compose your answers to the essay questions in a word processing application such as Microsoft Word (see questions below.)  Once you have prepared your answers, please copy and paste them into the appropriate text box on your scholarship application.
      1. Provide a brief description of your educational and career goals. Include any details you feel will be beneficial to the scholarship committee such as: financial need as documented by the FAFSA, unusual circumstances concerning you and/or your family, or any additional information you feel is relevant.

      2. What is your major/area of study and what are your future career plans?

      3. How do you plan to use your studies at San Jacinto College to achieve your future career plans. 

b. All applicants are required to upload their most recent high school or college (other than San Jacinto College) transcript.     

c. All applicants are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for some of the scholarships offered by the Foundation. Once you have completed the FAFSA you will need to upload your Student Aid Report (SAR). The SAR is a one-page summary of the data you submitted on the FAFSA application and indicates your official Expected Family Contribution (EFC). You will only need to upload the SAR. Do not upload the full FASFA application.

d. Prepare a list of extracurricular and volunteer activities; include community, club and church involvement.

e. Prepare a list of awards, honors and prizes you have received.

f. Prepare a list of your employment history.

Step 1 Fill out the FAFSA
Step 2 Go to General Scholarship Application and Scholarship Opportunities

 

Frequent Asked Questions –

 

Who can apply?

All scholarships managed by the San Jacinto College Foundation are for the benefit of students enrolled at San Jacinto College. Students who made application to and plan to enroll at San Jacinto College are eligible to apply for scholarships.

Can I only apply for scholarships opportunities that are recommended to me?

No, the system will suggest scholarships opportunities based on your general scholarship application. You may browse all scholarships to identify and apply to scholarships opportunities for which you may be qualified.

Is there a limit of how many recommended scholarship opportunities I can apply?

There is no limit of how many recommended scholarship opportunities you can apply.  Please confirm that you meet the criteria for each recommended scholarship in which you plan to apply. 

I could not sign into the general scholarship application and opportunities website. What do I do?

You must have a San Jacinto College student G# and be an enrolled student at San Jacinto College. If you are an enrolled student at San Jacinto College please contact us:

Foundation- Tammy McAdams (281) 998-6126 or tammy.mcadams@sjcd.edu

Grants Management – Gloria Ramirez (281) 991-2632, gloria.ramirez@sjcd.edu

How do I upload a transcript?

The San Jacinto College general scholarship application cannot access transcripts from high schools or other colleges you attended. Be sure to have your official documents already scanned in PDF format and click upload in the scholarship application when prompted.

How do I know I am a scholarship recipient?

You will receive notification via your San Jacinto College student email. Please check your email for official notification of an award. All official notifications from San Jacinto College will be sent to you via your student email account. Check frequently!

How do I search for scholarship opportunities?

You must have a G# and be enrolled at San Jacinto College. Also, you must first complete the general scholarship application before searching and applying for scholarships.  Once the general scholarship application is complete use the search by Keyword option located on the opportunities page. Type in broad searches such as: "Theat" for Theater; "Process" for Process Technology; "Nursing" for Nursing  ***Examples only of possible searches. There is no guarantee that scholarships are available in these areas***

Who can I contact with additional questions?

Please contact The Foundation Office or Grants Management department

Foundation- Tammy McAdams (281) 998-6126 or tammy.mcadams@sjcd.edu

Grants Management – Gloria Ramirez (281) 991-2632, gloria.ramirez@sjcd.edu

What are supplemental questions on various scholarships opportunities?

Certain scholarships opportunities have supplemental questions to qualify you for the scholarship. The potential recipients need to make sure these questions are completed best to their ability.

What is considered a Full-Time student vs. a Part-Time student?

  • Full time student is 12 or more credit hour per semester.
  • Part time student is 12 or less credit hour per semester.

Can I save my general application and come back later.

Yes! You may save and return to your general application or individual scholarship applications. Scholarship opportunities will appear in “Drafted” on your Home Tab.

Why do some scholarship opportunities have award amounts and other opportunities state varies, and installments?

Certain donors have not specified an award amount for some scholarship opportunities and will be listed as varies. Installments will be paid based on the installments indicated in the award field. For example, if an award is noted installments of 2 and the total award is $1,000 then it will be broken down into 2 installments of $500.

I have viewed all scholarship opportunities and see “Ended” in the deadline column. Why do these opportunities still show within the scholarship system?

The “Ended” scholarship opportunities are no longer able to be applied during this scholarship opening. They are still visible for users to see and make note of future scholarship opportunities. Please note that award amounts for these “Ended” scholarships may change in the future as funds are not guaranteed and are affected by available funding.