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Upgrade Program


Intended Semester: Summer 2018

Scholarship filing period: March 1- May 15, 2018

Deadline: May 15, 2018 (11:59 PM)

Award Announcement:  June 1, 2018

Download the form here: Upgrade Scholarship


Upgrade is a new program in San Antonio focused on supporting adults who have some college credit and no degree or certificate. If you are an adult with some college credits and you want to go back to school to finish your degree or certificate, Upgrade is here to help you explore your options.

This is a one-time scholarship for individuals who meet the scholarship criteria listed below. This scholarship is intended to help adult learners with tuition and fees. Scholarship funds will be sent to the designated institution approximately 60 business days after census date.

Individuals enrolled in 3 credit hours this summer may earn a $250 scholarship.

Individuals enrolled in 6 or more credit hours this summer may earn a $500 scholarship.


Scholarship Criteria

In order to be eligible for the Upgrade Scholarship, the student must:

  • be an adult learner who is at least 25 years of age and have already completed 30 credit hours
  • be an active participant in the Upgrade Program
  • be attending a public or private non-profit institution college or university in San Antonio
  • have at least a 2.0 GPA
  • be working towards his/her first undergraduate degree (including certificate, associates or bachelor’s degree)
  • be planning to enroll in Summer 2018 for the first time in 3 or more years; or be enrolled in their first semester (Spring 2018) for the first time in 3 or more years.

Recipient of the scholarship must agree to check in with an Upgrade advisor at least once per semester for a 30 minute advising session (phone call or in person).


Application Checklist

Applicant must:

  • submit Application Form
  • submit a personal statement explaining how the scholarship will support his/ her educational goals (500-800 words)
  • submit a copy of the FAFSA Student Aid Report or TASFA
  • submit all unofficial copies of transcripts
  • attend one Upgrade workshop during filing period (can be provided digitally)
  • agree to meet with an advisor 30 minutes per semester



  1. Mail all documents to Upgrade Program, 131 El Paso St., San Antonio TX 78204

*Please note: Mailed packages must be postmarked by May 15th  2018 or

  1. Email all documents to upgrade@saedpartnership.org by 11:59PM on May 15th 2018

*Incomplete applications will not be accepted



For questions, please contact Micaela Rios at (210)207-4563 or mrios@saedpartnership.org


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