Career Scholars

Free College + Support 

Austin Community College’s new, all-inclusive scholarship program supports students focused on starting a career immediately after ACC. Career Scholars receive financial and academic support while working toward a certificate or associate degree in an approved area of study. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition and fees — for a total of $5,000 disbursed over a period of up to 3 years — and ensures recipients have the guidance and support they need to reach their goals.  

Personalized Support

As a Career Scholar, you'll have access to ACC’s wraparound support services, including:

  • ACC enrollment assistance
  • Scholarship and financial aid application assistance
  • Advising and counseling
  • Tutoring and academic support
  • Job search and resume guidance
  • Help navigating finances
  • Low-cost child care, and much more!

How to Apply

Career Scholars fall into two categories, graduating high school seniors and adult learners.  The programs are slightly different, and so are the application steps. To learn more, choose the statement that best describes your situation:

I am a high school senior

I am an adult learner

Important Dates

The scholarship application for Fall 2021 High School Scholars opens November 1, 2020

The scholarship application for Fall 2021 Adult Scholars opens January 15, 2021

Once you're ready to apply, use your ACCeID to sign in to the Academicworks application system and follow the prompts. NOTE: You must be enrolled at ACC for Fall 2021 and have an ACCeID prior to applying for this scholarship.