Other Scholarship Programs

Valedictorian Scholarship

The highest ranking graduate (valedictorian) from Texas accredited high schools, as designated by local school board policy, is eligible to receive a tuition waiver, provided the individual enrolls in a state-supported college or university immediately following graduation. The full tuition waiver is granted for both the fall and spring semesters of the student's freshman year. South Plains College participates in this scholarship program.

In addition to the tuition waiver, South Plains College grants a fees scholarship to incoming freshmen who are the highest ranking graduates of high schools located in the following college service area counties: Andrews, Bailey, Borden, Briscoe, Castro, Cochran, Crosby, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Floyd, Gaines, Garza, Hale, Hall, Hockley, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Kent, Motley, Parmer, Swisher, Terry and Yoakum. This tuition and fee scholarship for valedictorians is only awarded for the fall and spring semesters of the freshman year.

For those students who are the highest ranking graduates from high schools located within the South Plains College District, the tuition and fee waiver is continued through the student's third and fourth semesters at SPC, provided the student completes a minimum of 12 semester hours and maintains a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 in the preceding semester. In-district high schools include Anton, Levelland, Ropes, Smyer, Sundown, Whiteface, and Whitharral.

Eligible students should contact the SPC Scholarship Office at (806) 716-2219, to obtain this waiver prior to the beginning of the fall semester following high school graduation.

Salutatorian Scholarship

South Plains College provides a tuition scholarship for the second highest ranking graduate (salutatorian), as designated by local school board policy, from high schools located in the following college service area counties: Andrews, Bailey, Borden, Briscoe, Castro, Cochran, Crosby, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Floyd, Gaines, Garza, Hale, Hall, Hockley, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Kent, Motley, Parmer, Swisher, Terry and Yoakum. To receive the scholarship, the student must enroll as a full-time student at South Plains College immediately following graduation. The full tuition scholarship is awarded in the fall and is continued in the spring semester, provided the student completes a minimum of 12 semester hours and earns a minimum cumulative 2.50 GPA in the preceding semester.

For those students who are designated salutatorians of graduating classes from high schools located within the South Plains College District, the scholarship is continued through the student's third and fourth semesters at SPC, provided the student completes a minimum of 12 semester hours and maintains a minimum cumulative 2.50 GPA in the preceding semester. In-district high schools include Anton, Levelland, Ropes, Smyer, Sundown, Whiteface, and Whitharral.

Eligible students should contact the SPC Scholarship Office at (806) 716-2219, to obtain this scholarship prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

Private Scholarships

Various local and national businesses, corporations, foundations, civic clubs, organizations, and individuals provide private scholarships to deserving students. Students are urged to apply directly to the donor organization.

Most of these organizations prefer to send the scholarship funds directly to the college. The Scholarship Office will then disburse the funds according to the requirements of the donor.

Donors should send the scholarship funds and disbursement requirements to the South Plains College Foundation at the address listed in the following section. It is the scholarship recipient's responsibility to make sure donors of private scholarships contact the SPC Scholarship Office prior to the beginning of any enrollment period for which the scholarship is awarded. Scholarship funds must be received by the SPC Foundation before funds can be disbursed.