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Welcome to DMC Foundation Scholarships

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How to Apply

Apply for DMC Foundation Scholarships from February 1 through April 30 each year for awards during the following school year.

How to Apply
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Donate to Scholarships

If you would like to learn more about how to donate to scholarships, check out the Del Mar College Foundation, Inc. All donations go directly toward scholarships.

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Emergency Assistance

If you have an emergency that threatens your attendance to Del Mar College that is not due to Hurricane Harvey, apply now for Emergency Assistance.

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Viking Loan

If you need a short-term, no-cost loan due to delays in receiving Financial Aid benefit payment such as a Pell Grant, apply now for a Viking Loan.

Viking Loan
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Other Scholarship Opportunities

DMC Foundation recieves notice of other local community scholarships for Del Mar College students. Some are matched with our funds. We post them here.

Other Scholarships
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Contact the Foundation

Contact or visit our office at the Del Mar College Center for Economic Development. For a current list of active scholarships, email Elsie Odom at

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Minimum GPA to apply for all Foundation scholarships (or GED equivalency)


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Outside Scholarships and Notices

Shell logoCongratulations to the 2018-2019 Shell Welding & Process Technology Scholarship Recipients!
Ashley Reyna, Randy Hernandez, Kyle Martinez, Edgar Rodriguez, Humberto Barrera.

South Texas Academic Rising Stars LogoNew Scholarship. Please note: Del Mar College Foundation matches the STARS award each semester!  For eligibility information and the application, click here: STARS Scholarship Fund

League of United Latin American Citizens logoNew Scholarship: 2019 LULAC National Scholarship Fund. Please note: Del Mar College Foundation matches LULAC National Scholarship awards each semester!  To apply, click the "to apply, click here" button on this page:

Coastal Bend Community Foundation logoCoastal Bend Community Foundation 2019 Scholarships Applications open from December 15, 2018 - March 1, 2019. Outside scholarship applications have varying application formats and deadlines. Please see for details on each.

United CC Chamber of Commerce Mano a Mano logoUnited Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Logo

Two New Scholarships. Deadline for both: March 31, 2019.

Mano-a-Mano Scholarship

Please note: Del Mar College Foundation matches the Mano-a-Mano award each semester!


  1. Be a high school senior attending a High School in the Corpus Christi area. Have graduated or hold a GED Certificate Graduate from a high school in Corpus Christi, or currently be enrolled (or accepted) as a full time student in an accredited educational institution in Corpus Christi or Kingsville, TX.
  2. Maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA while completing at least 12 credit hours each semester while in college.
  3. Demonstrate a willingness to seek employment in the Corpus Christi area following graduation.
  4. Submit the following:
  • For high school seniors: a copy of your high school transcript through fall semester of your senior year.
  • For college students: Documentation of current enrollment an accredited college in Corpus Christi/Kingsville and a copy of your college transcript through the Fall semester.
  • Letter of recommendation in a sealed envelope from current school administrator, counselor or work supervisor.

Apply for the Mano-a-Mano Scholarship

Military Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to an active duty military personnel member, their spouse, or dependent from the Coastal Bend region. The Military Legacy Scholarship is given out annually in the late Summer at the Chamber's Salute to the Military Luncheon. Thank you to the Military Legacy Scholarship Founding Sponsor: Whataburger; and Sustaining Partners: IBC Bank and Olivarri & Associates.

Apply for the United Corpus Christi, Whataburger, IBC Bank and Olivarri & Associates Military Legacy Scholarship.