Selection and Awards
All scholarships at South Plains College are competitive. Any student may apply for consideration as long as he or she meets the requirements of the particular scholarship program and has made formal application.
All scholarship recipients at South Plains College are selected by faculty committees. College-wide scholarship awards and nontraditional student scholarships are selected by the SPC Scholarship Committee. The committee include faculty from various departments at the college.
Program specific scholarships and activity scholarships are selected by faculty committees within each department.
Scholarship Award Notification and Agreement
Applicants selected to receive a scholarship will be notified by email correspondence. Notification will be made to the student's SPC e-mail address and personal e-mail address if provided in the application system. Scholarship recipients will receive an electronic scholarship offer through the Scholarship Application portal outlining the details and requirements of the award, including the required semester hours of enrollment and grade point average. Failure to accept the scholarship agreement and complete the post-acceptance scholarship questionnaire by June 15 will result in forfeiture of the scholarship offer.
The Scholarship Office communicates with scholarship recipients via the student's assigned SPC e-mail account. It is important that recipients check their SPC e-mail on a regular basis in order to receive important notices regarding their scholarship award and requirements throughout the academic year.
Disbursement of Scholarship Funds
Scholarship funds are disbursed to the recipient's financial aid account. Direct expenses, such as tuition, fees, room and board, and books, may be charged to the student's account. SPC scholarships will pay toward the recipient's tuition and fee expenses first. The student is allowed to charge books and related course supplies in the SPC Bookstore not to exceed the scholarship amount less any direct expenses. If the student's account reflects a scholarship credit balance, scholarship money over and above direct expenses will be refunded after the 20th class day of each regular semester to the student's designated refund account.
Reimbursement Policy for Withdrawals
Recipients of college-wide scholarships, program specific and nontraditional student scholarships who officially withdraw from the college and are eligible for full or partial refunds of tuition and fees are required to return a percentage of the scholarship award at the same percentage as the college's overall tuition and fee refund schedule policy. Recipients of third-party (private) scholarship will be required to pay refunds according to the donors' instructions. Activity scholarship recipients will be required to pay refunds according to the policies of the awarding department.