Galveston College Financial Aid

Outside Scholarships

There are other resources available for students that are not offered at the federal or state level. Below are links to outside entities that are available to search for additional awards and scholarships.

Adventures in Education AIE Scholarships

American Sign Company

AVECO Scholarship Program (Veterans, Service Members and their spouses)

BigFuture College Board

Council of College and Military Educators Scholarships (CCME) Scholarship (Veterans, Service Members, Spouses and Children)

Fastweb Scholarship Search

Galveston Golf Cart Society Scholarship for Ball High Students

George Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) of Galveston, Texas

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities 

Ivy Isle Foundation Scholarship

The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation

Sallie Mae® Scholarship Search

SMART Scholarship funded by the Department of Defense

TADOHE Make a Dream Brighter Scholarship


Comevo is awarding 4 scholarships to help students pursue their dreams.

They are giving out 4 scholarships total: 

  • $1,000 scholarship for 2 Two-Year College Students 
  • $2,000 scholarship for 2 Four-Year College Students 

Applications are open starting January 8th, 2024. Deadline to submit your application for consideration of a Comevo Scholarship is January 26th, 2024. They will notify our 4 scholarship recipients no later than January 31st, 2024. 

Please follow the link for Comevo Scholarship Rules and Eligibility Requirements for Students.

Apply Here!

DAR offers 26 scholarships for graduating high school seniors, and college and graduate students in specific areas of study. 

Scholarship applications are accepted November 1 thru January 31 each year until 11:59 pm (Hawaii Time).

Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
Applicants must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States.
To apply for DAR's Scholarships:

For more information:  DAR Scholarship Information

When received, scholarship funds will be credited to your Financial Aid Award Package. For scholarships of $250.00 or more, the funds will be split evenly between the fall and spring semesters, unless otherwise directed by the organization granting the scholarship. Scholarships less than $250.00 are applied toward the Fall semester only (or Spring semester, depending on receipt of check), unless otherwise directed.

Please make checks payable and may be mailed to:

Galveston College

Financial Aid Office

4015 Avenue Q

Galveston, TX 77550

Checks payable to Galveston College should include the student’s name and student ID number on the memo section of the check.

Because outside resources are counted in your total financial aid package, it may be necessary for the Financial Aid Office to adjust your other financial aid in order to be in compliance with federal, state and institutional regulations. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

The program provides full-time educational awards in return for community service work. You can work before, during, or after your college education, and you can use the funds to pay current educational costs or repay federal student loans.

Business and Labor Unions
Many companies, businesses and labor organizations have programs to help employees or members and their families pay the cost of higher education. Ask your organization if they offer a scholarship program and their application process.

The George Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) of Galveston, Texas, invites Galveston College students to apply for scholarships offered by the DAR Scholarship Committee. Applicants must be citizens of the United States to apply for a scholarship offered by the DAR Scholarship Committee.  Applicants must also attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. DAR chapter sponsorship is not required; however, applicants may want to reach out to the George Washington Chapter for help with their applications. For more information, contact Meghann Nash in the Galveston College Financial Aid office at [email protected]. Visit the DAR website for a list of scholarships

Organizations, Foundations, Etc.
Local foundations, religious organizations, fraternities or sororities, clubs, associations, civic groups, high schools, private charities, ethnic organizations, credit union or banks usually offer financial assistance. Include in your search local community organizations such as: American Legion, YMCA, 4-H Club, Elks, Girls or Boy Scouts, Kiwanis, or Chamber of Commerce, etc. Searching organizations with your field of interest can also be helpful, such as American Medical Association, American Bar Association, etc.

Out-Of-State, Non-Resident or foreign students receiving a competitive scholarships of at least $1,000 (or a combination of scholarships totaling at least $1,000). Students must have competed with other students, including Texas residents, for the award. The student may receive a waiver of nonresident tuition for the period of time covered by the scholarship, not to exceed 12 months. Waivers may be received in any year in which the student meets the competitive scholarship requirements. Student must contact the Admission Office to initiate the process of the waiver.

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