High School Career Scholars

The priority deadline for High School Career Scholar applications is May 1, 2020.

Free College + Support for High School Grads

Austin Community College's Career Scholars Program offers a unique opportunity exclusively for local high school graduates. This new, all-inclusive scholarship provides financial and academic support to guide you from college application to employment. As a Career Scholar, you'll receive a world-class education alongside a group of your peers, connect with industry mentors, and gain real-world experience to boost your earning potential in one of the rewarding career areas below.

Available Career Paths

The Career Scholars Program for local high school graduates is open to students interested in the following career areas, which have strong hiring and salary opportunities:

Business
Computer Sciences
Education
Engineering
Health Care
Manufacturing
Applied Tech/Skilled Trades

How It Works

You'll attend ACC full time, completing your associate degree in just four semesters. We will cover your tuition, fees, and books - a $5,000 value - while you're in the program. You'll also receive hands-on, guidance with easy access to faculty, academic advisors, and career mentors.

Scholarship Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

1. Attend one of the following high schools:

  • Akins
  • Crockett
  • Del Valle
  • Eastside Memorial
  • Elgin
  • LBJ
  • Manor ECHS
  • Manor Senior High
  • Navarro
  • Northeast
  • Round Rock ECHS
  • Travis

2. Be TSI complete in English and writing, and have a minimum math TSI score of 345 (or HB 5 Course Prep waiver).

3. Enroll full time at ACC for the semester after high school graduation.

4. Major in one of the career areas:

Business
Computer Sciences
Education
Engineering
Health Care
Manufacturing
Applied Tech/Skilled Trades

Personalized Support

As a Career Scholar, you'll have exclusive access to wraparound support throughout your time at ACC.

Enrollment: An outreach coordinator will assist you and your family with all aspects of enrollment -- financial aid applications, registration, participation in campus events, and more.

Advising: An academic advisor will work with you every semester, ensuring you reach your college and career goals.

Learning Community: You connect with your peers, share experiences, and make friends by participating in a learning community from start to finish.

Mentorship: You will be paired with peer, faculty, and industry mentors to guide you through the journey from high school to future employment.

Ambassadorship: You will serve as an ambassador to encourage future applicants and scholars.


Become a Fall 2020 Career Scholar

To apply for the scholarship, use your ACCeID credentials to sign in to the Academicworks application system and follow the prompts.
Students who submit their application by March 13, 2020, are given priority.