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Mission Economic Development Authority (MEDA) in partnership with South Texas College (STC) invites permanent residents of the City of Mission who are interested in furthering their education to apply for the MEDA scholarship by June 28. The MEDA scholarship is specific to residents who have lived in Mission for two or more consecutive years, have earned a high school diploma or GED and would like to obtain a certificate, associate or bachelor’s degree from STC.
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, a copy of Permanent Residency Card must be provided. In addition, applicants must have earned 12 college credit hours prior to applying for the MEDA scholarship, must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and must maintain a 2.5 GPA at the end of each semester. The MEDA scholarship is available for full or part-time students. Full time is considered 12 credit hours and part-time is 6 credit hours. Applicants are not allowed to drop, withdrawal or fail courses. The scholarship is available for undergraduate students.
The application process includes completion of a 2013-14 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the MEDA Scholarship application. Applying for the 2013-14 FAFSA early may increase the applicant’s chances of receiving this scholarship.
In order to better serve current and future students, STC Advising, Admissions and Financial Aid Centers will be open throughout the summer at the Pecan, Mid-Valley and Starr County Campuses for extended hours on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Applicants are invited to use this resource for any questions regarding the FAFSA application.
The MEDA scholarship application is available online at http://studentservices.southtexascollege.edu/finaid/meda.html. The completed application must be submitted to the STC Office of Student Financial Services along with all required documentations by June 28. All scholarship applications will be reviewed by a scholarship committee and all committee decisions will be final. For more information, call the STC Office of Student Financial Services at 956-872-8375.
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