The Office of Development and the Galveston College Foundation exist to support and
enhance the ability of Galveston College to achieve its mission of advancing people’s
lives through lifelong learning.
Universal Access (UA) Scholarships are provided by the Galveston College Foundation
to ensure that every eligible high school graduate, or equivalent, who resides in
the Galveston College taxing district, has the opportunity to attend college, receive
an associate’s degree, or acquire technical training through a workforce development
program and obtain a certificate. Beginning in Fall 2022, eligible Universal Access
Endowment Scholarship recipients (UA) will receive an average of $104.40 per semester
credit hour to cover tuition and fees. The lifetime limit is $6,264. Unused funds
in any given semester or over the lifetime of the available award will be returned
to the Galveston College Foundation. Beginning in Spring 2021, eligible UA students
will receive Non-Tuition Educational Expenses Fund (UA+) awards of $35.00 per semester
hour with a lifetime limit of $2,100. UA+ assists students with the purchase of required
books, program equipment, tools, and including internet access codes. Students must
initiate the UA+ award voucher process through the Financial Aid Office and comply
with the requirements as stated in the application.
The traditional sources of funding available to the college (state funding, property
taxes, tuition, and fees) are not enough to provide for all that needs to be done.
The Galveston College Foundation provides opportunities for any individual, company
or other organization to make a difference in our community by supporting Galveston
College. There are many ways that you can assist the College to fulfill its vision