Graduating Sophomore Scholarship

Graduating Sophomore Scholarship

MC Graduating Sophomores

Eligibility Requirements

Students who graduate from Midland College and plan to pursue a bachelor's degree at a four-year Texas public university may be eligible for one of the Graduating Sophomore Scholarships. Students must:

  • Attend ONE Mandatory Meeting:
    Thursday, January 18, 2024, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Carrasco Room or

    Friday, February 9, 2024, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Carrasco Room or
    Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Carrasco Room
  • Receive an Associate Degree by July 31 of the current academic year (2023-2024)
  • Cross the stage at the December 2023 or May 2024 graduation ceremony
  • Cumulative 2.0 or higher GPA (some transfer scholarships have a 3.0 minimum requirement)
  • Attend a public Texas university as a full-time student

Submission Deadline:  Thursday, March 28, 2024, 5 PM

Required Documentation

All required documents must be submitted together between January 18, 2024, and March 28, 2024. Some items may take several weeks to receive, so prepare early.
  1. Copy of Student Aid Report (SAR)
    Complete the 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to get the SAR (this can be a timely process; start early) OR a memo with Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) eligibility
  2. At least two letters of recommendation from Midland College faculty or staff
  3. Official, sealed Midland College transcript
  4. Letter of acceptance from a Texas public institution
  5. A digital photo (photos will be taken at the attended mandatory meeting)
  6. Essay. The essay must be the applicant’s own work and be no more than 750 words. The essay should be written in MS Word ONLY and emailed to The following information must be included in the essay:

    -Financial need for the scholarship
    -Other types of financial assistance that you are receiving
    -The major being pursued
    -Plans to use that major after graduating

  7. An interview may be required of selected candidates. If selected as a recipient, community service may be required. The funding organizations make ALL scholarship selection decisions.

Due Date

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Failure to truthfully and accurately complete the Graduating Sophomore Scholarship application and submit all required documentation by March 28, 2024 will result in disqualification for scholarship consideration.


MC Scholarships Office


Scholarship Questions?


Meredith Walker
Associate Director, Scholarships