Frequently Asked Questions
- How do you define incoming students and continuing students?
- A incoming student is anyone who has not been a Amarillo College student in the past. This could be a recent graduate of a high school or someone who has been out of high school for a while, but has never enrolled at Amarillo College. A new, incoming student could also be someone transferring from another college or university to Amarillo College.
- A returning student are those students who are currently enrolled at Amarillo College and plan to continue their education at Amarillo College.
- Is there a minimum GPA requirement?
Yes, a minimum GPA of 2.0 to apply for a scholarship. However, all scholarships have criteria that were set up by the benefactor detailing what is required by a student in order to be awarded the scholarship. Each scholarship has different criteria, but when applying, the student is applying for all scholarships by completing the Amarillo College Scholarship Application.
- Should I apply for specific awards?
No, just as was explained in Question #2, by completing the Amarillo College Scholarship Application, a student is applying for most of the Amarillo College foundation scholarships, only a few scholarships require special applications and these are posted on the scholarship listing page.
- Do you adhere firmly to the application deadline?
Yes, due to funding and time limitations and the work that must be done with each application, the application deadline is stated on the scholarship page.
- What does priority deadline mean?
Applications submitted by the priority deadline of March 1 will be considered first for scholarship funds available. Applications received after the preferred deadline will be considered until all funds are exhausted.
- What does final deadline mean?
This means that the deadline stated is the final deadline.
- I received a scholarship, but the money has not been applied to my account. What should I do?
Scholarship awards are generally applied to charges for tuition, fees and books directly through the financial aid office. Any remaining balances left owed are the responsibility of the student. Any credit balances will be forfeited. Students will need to check with the financial aid office to see if any payments are still due following their scholarship award.