Student Success


Scholarships are awarded based on academics, a combination of athletics, academics, financial need, campus/community activities, and leadership positions. They are designed to reward, encourage and assist students to pursue academic excellence and leadership roles. 
For more additional information regarding scholarships available to Laredo College students, visit at the Laredo College Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Services Center at any of our locations: 

Fort McIntosh Campus – Lerma-Peña Building Rm. 134 

South Campus – Billy Hall Center-One Stop Shop Rm. 109


Financial Aid Resources 


College for All Texans     
College for All Texans is a site designed to inform Texas students about the different sources available to them in their pursuit of higher education. Students may find information about where to apply, financial aid, scholarships and other resources to assist them during their college careers. 
Fast web is a financial aid resource site available for students to find different resources to assist them with covering their tuition and fees. The site includes a new comprehensive FAFSA section to inform students and parents on how they can fill out their financial aid application. Frequently asked questions are published to guide the student on how to fill out and complete their FAFSA application. 

Fast Web also provides a section where students can find scholarships. This search engine contains a database of scholarships that matches the students based on their personal information and their needs. Students would have to register and complete a profile. 
Scholarships & Resources for LGBTQIA+ Students Our page showcases 20 scholarship opportunities for members of the LGBTQIA+ community, along with a set of valuable resources, advocacy groups and professional networks to further help throughout their college and career journey. You can check out the page at the following link: https://www.publicservicedegrees.org/financial-aid/lgbtqia-students-scholarships-resources/  
Money Geek     Many other scholarships tools out there require that students register for an account and go through a lengthy quiz to customize their results, or else they are full of out-of-date information. Money Greek really wants students to find quickly what awards students are eligible for, so there's no registration of any kind needed in order to search, and the scholarships have included recently validated.
NerdScholar We built our scholarship tool out of frustration with other tools that manipulate students with advertisements, sell personal information, and do not always have the most up to date information, which makes students lose time when applying.  Our tool is committed to helping students find the right scholarships so they can fulfill their educational goals.

Scholarship Search Engines


School Soup's Scholarship  School Soup is the most comprehensive free online scholarship resource for private and college/university specific scholarships available to assist students in obtaining a higher education.   
(College Board)    
BigFuture (College Board) is a scholarship search engine that matches students to scholarships within their database that complement their personal information and meet their needs. All students have to do is register and complete their profile.
Unigo Scholarships If you are a high school student looking for scholarships to help pay for college, you’re in luck! Scholarships for high school students are probably the most popular awards available by grade. Plus, by getting an early start, you’re also increasing your chances of winning more money for college. That could mean going to school for free! So, whether you’re a freshman or a senior, begin your financial aid search with this list of scholarships for high school students. For an even more personalized list of scholarships, fill out a free Unigo profile to discover all of your available awards.
Niche Scholarship Search lists of scholarships by choosing a category or get matched to college scholarships you are eligible for.
CareerOneStop Scholarship Search more than 8,000 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other financial aid award opportunities. To deliver integrated, easy-to-understand workforce information that helps job seekers, students, workers, workforce intermediaries, and employers develop their capacity and make sound economic decisions in the new economy.
Peterson's Scholarship     
We get it—college is expensive. Start by entering to win Peterson’s World’s Easiest Scholarship and then search our scholarship database that houses over $10 billion in private aid! Peterson’s is the world’s leading educational services company dedicated to furthering education after high school and beyond. From culinary school to medical school--and everything in-between--Peterson’s helps you discover, prepare for, and fund your education.
WiseGeek Search lists of scholarships by choosing a category or get matched to college scholarships you are eligible for.
Accredited Schools Online for Scholarships & Financial Aid This expert-driven guide includes an extensive list of scholarships and financial aid resources available specifically for minority students. The guide also includes tips for finding and securing scholarships and other financial aid.
Scholarship America      Create a free profile in their Student Center, where you will be able to search local Dollars for Scholars awards and scholarships from partners like Fast Web. You can also find more search options in our Financial Aid & Scholarships section.
ALLTRUCKING.com     Looking at how to pay for truck driving school? Please browse the scholarship search engine for scholarship opportunities. 


Scholarship Name      Description/Requirements Deadline

Laredo College General Scholarship Application

The Laredo College General Scholarship awards students with the help of several organizations that provide assistance. To be considered an applicant, the student must have completed an admissions application with Enrollment and Registration Services Center, be in good academic and disciplinary standing as well as other requirements indicated by the organization providing award. For more information, please contact the Student Financial Aid & Veteran Student Affairs Services Center at 956.721.5361 or 956.794.4361. 





The Advocates Scholarship 

At the Advocates, we are committed to continual education and believe that through education we better our community and ourselves. Write 300-500 word essay and all prospective or current students enrolled in an accredited university or college, located in the United States.  The scholarship is for $1,000 and offered biannually.  Please see website for more information on this scholarship. 


Spring: June 30th 

Fall: January 31st





 Allied Van Lines Military Scholarship Opportunity

The first ever-Military Logistics/Supply Chain Management/Operational Management Scholarship, available to all those current or former active duty military and their dependents who qualify.  Two lucky winners will be selected to be awarded a total of $1,000 each. Submit a brief essay of between 400 and 800 words, detailing why a career in logistics/supply chain management is your college major of choice.  A personalized tone. We want to know why you truly believe in logistics as the best career path for you. Submit copy of your most recent transcripts, verification of enrollment of your college, essay and a copy of their DD214 (member 4) or signed letter from command certifying active duty status. Please see website for eligibility requirements. 





December 15, 2022

AmericanMuscle Student Scholarship
2 x $ 2,500 scholarships for students pursuing an automotive-themed major (mechanical engineering, robotics, etc.) One scholarships will be awarded every spring semester, followed by One additional scholarships to be awarded for the fall semester each year. Please visit the following  website: https://www.americanmuscle.com/scholarships.html
Spring: October 15th 
Fall: June 15th 
AmericanTrucks Student Scholarship 2 x $2,500 scholarships to students pursuing a career in construction management or the traditional building trades such as HVAC, carpentry, electrical, or related fields of study. One scholarship will be awarded every spring semester, followed by one additional scholarship to be awarded for the fall semester each year. Please visit the following website: https://www.americantrucks.com/scholarships.html


Spring: October 15th

Fall: June 15th  

AllTrucking.com team is offering a $1000 scholarship for women in the trucking industry. Scholarship can be used towards tuition and education expenses. Please click on name of scholarship for application, criteria and requirements. 
USDA Promise Scholars Scholarship Laredo College LEAPS is offering the PROMISE Scholarship. Scholarship is for any student interested in completing their degree in Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Science (FANH) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Maximum scholarship is $5,000 per academic year ($2,500 for Fall & $2,500 for Spring). Amount awarded will be based on the scholarship application, your FAFSA application, your college admission application and the LEAPS/STEM Scholars program application. For more information on requirements and application, please click on the name of scholarship. You may also contact the LEAPS program for more information at (956)764-5759.  Please see application. 
Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Students Scholarship awards in this list are specifically set for the LBGTQ+ community. All of them cover vocational and trade school, and many of them extend to any tuition-based education program. This resources also includes tips for searching for other scholarship and grant opportunities and ways to pay for school without scholarships. Open
 For any questions or concerns, please contact our Financial Aid Technician II: 

Juan P. Garcia Jr.  
Phone Number: 956.721.5359