Upgrade offers the Jump Start to College Scholarship to students participating in the program. This scholarship is intended to help adult learners with tuition and fees. This is a one-time scholarship for individuals who meet the scholarship criteria listed below. The scholarship opens for the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.
Individuals enrolled in 3 credit hours this fall may earn a $250 scholarship.
Individuals enrolled in 6 or more credit hours this fall may earn a $500 scholarship.
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 has already completed 30 credit hour
-be an active participant in the Upgrade Program
-be attending: Alamo Colleges, UIW, Texas A&M University, UTSA, Our Lady of the Lake University, St. Mary’s University, or Trinity University
-have at least a 2.0 GPA
– be working towards an undergraduate degree (including certificate, associates or first bachelor’s degree)
– be planning to enroll in summer
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).
Intended Semester: Summer
Scholarship filing period: April 1-May 31, 2020
Deadline: June 8, 2020
Award Announcement: June 8, 2020