A number of scholarships are made available to students by individuals and organizations interested in the education of worthy students in the community. Various divisions of the college, local businesses, organizations and the college scholarship committee award these scholarships. The Angelina College Scholarship Application is available online at www.angelina.edu/angelina-college-scholarships/. Recent high school graduates are strongly encouraged to submit ACT or SAT results with scholarship applications.
Scholarship amounts vary from $100 per semester up to full tuition and fees. Most scholarships are awarded for a period of four semesters of consecutive enrollment. Unless otherwise stated, all scholarship recipients must maintain a GPA of at least 2.75. Listed below are the categories of scholarships offered and the many scholarships that fall within those categories.
Angelina Challenge Award
A unique scholarship program that challenges all high school students to graduate from high school and set goals that lead to college or technical careers, and ensures that graduates will have the resources to begin college. This scholarship was established on the 25 anniversary of Angelina College through an endowment started with a donation from the estate of Ms. Effie Boon, a lifelong public school teacher from Angelina County who valued the opportunity of public education.
This scholarship is reserved for recent graduates of accredited public high schools in Angelina County and is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. To be eligible for this award, students must complete the FAFSA as well as an Angelina College general scholarship application, and must not qualify for more than $1,000 in financial aid. (i.e. Pell, other federal and state grants, Angelina College scholarships and other aid). The award will cover mandatory tuition and fees for up to 12 semester hours of study each semester for the first two semesters of enrollment. Students must enroll during the first academic year following high school graduation. The award does not apply to summer semesters unless the student has been enrolled and received the Angelina Challenge award during the preceding fall or spring semester.
Through a donation by the estate of Ms. Effie Boon, a lifelong public school teacher from Angelina County who valued the opportunity of public education, the Boon Opportunity and Boon Teaching Awards were established.
Boon Opportunity Award is designated for adults seeking the opportunity to continue their education by returning to school from the workforce or homemaking, or for students completing their GED and continuing their education.
Boon Teaching Award is designated for education majors from the Angelina College service area that plan on teaching in this area following receipt of their degree.
Shands Family Scholarship
Established by the Shands family, these scholarships are designed to serve students who have financial need that is not met by other scholarships or financial aid. Priority is given to those students majoring in high demand occupations. These one-time scholarships are awarded each semester.
Ellen C. Temple Scholarship
Established by the Temple family, these scholarships are designed to help students meet financial need that is not met by scholarships or other financial aid in order to encourage enrollment and graduation for promising students.