Valley Scholars Program of South Texas College celebrates 20 years of student success

  Annual gala honors supporters of education for their commitment to Valley students STC held their Annual “A Night with the Stars” scholarship fundraiser on Oct. 12. The theme, Celebrating 20 years of Academic Excellence, was created to commemorate the pioneers of the program who have exemplified a tireless commitment to Valley Scholars students. “We are truly excited to celebrate 20 years of Valley Scholars,” said Dr. Anahid Petrosian, Chief Academic Officer for South Texas College. “Twenty years ago, STC was a young institution and we started to imagine what we could do for … Read More …

South Texas College announces the recipients of the Gloria Fitch Scholarship

South Texas College has announced the recipients of the Gloria Fitch Scholarship, who were each presented with a certificate and awarded $1,000 for the 2016-2017 school year. Mrs. Fitch donated a grand total of $5,000 to the students on February 28th at STC's Mid-Valley Campus. The following were students were recipients of the Gloria Fitch Scholarship: o   Virginia Martinez, Paralegal o   Ashley Valdez, Pre-Pharmacy o   Erika Guzman, Criminal Justice o   Samuel Cavazos, Psychology o   Cristina Ortiz, Elementary Education     … Read More …

South Texas College and McAllen Consulate sign agreement assisting Mexican-born students

South Texas College, the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, and the Consulate of Mexico in McAllen formalized an official IME Becas Memorandum of Understanding that will lay the foundation for a partnership seeking to increase the educational attainment level of Mexicans or persons of Mexican origin living in the US. The signing took place on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at the Consulate of Mexico in McAllen. Matthew Hebbard, Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management was on-hand to accept funds on behalf of South Texas College. IME stands for “Instituto de los Mexicanos en … Read More …

South Texas College Student Wins Rees Scholarship for HVACR Training

Jose Manuel De Leon, a student in South Texas College’s HVAC&R Program has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship by the Clifford H. "Ted" Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation. De Leon was among 37 students across the nation, including four veterans, who collectively received more than $63,000 to become technicians in the HVACR and water heating industry. “This scholarship is designed to help HVAC students, and help them continue with their studies through paying for their tools or paying their tuition,” said HVAC lead instructor Arnold Perez. “It does benefit them in the long run, and if … Read More …

Wells Fargo presents $5000 check to the Valley Scholars Program

A special holiday gift came early to the South Texas College Valley Scholars Program as Wells Fargo Bank presented a $5,000 check in support of the college’s high-achieving students. “Supporting education is a top priority for Wells Fargo, and we’re pleased to have provided a $5,000 grant to South Texas College’s Valley Scholar’s Program,” said Alma Ortega Johnson, Wells Fargo area president for South Texas.  “Education is everyone’s business.  Whether you operate a supermarket chain or corner produce stand, a shopping mall or a shoe repair shop, the success of your company depends in large … Read More …

Five STC students awarded scholarships by College Success, Education

A group of five South Texas College students were recognized for their academic achievement and volunteerism in the community by the Department of College Success/Education and were awarded with $500 scholarships each during the current fall 2014 semester. “The College Success/Education Department couldn’t be prouder of our five award recipients for their hard work, dedication and commitment to their studies and community,” said STC College Success/Education Instructor Dr. Lydia Bean. “They are model students who have excelled academically and have given back to their community through … Read More …

Five students awarded College Success, Education scholarships

Five South Texas College students were each awarded $500 scholarships in February by the college’s Department of College Success/Education. The students were recognized for their academic achievement, as well as for their volunteerism to the community. Award recipients for the spring 2014 semester were David Becerra, Neiva Garcia, Devanee González, Raquel Lucatero and Lizbeth Molina. “It was an honor (to be awarded),” said González. “I feel like it’s something important to me. It allows me to continue my school and once I get a job I can give back to the community. It’s that … Read More …

MEDA & STC Offer Scholarship to Permanent Residents of the City of Mission: Application Deadline is June 28

The Mission Economic Development Authority (MEDA) in partnership with South Texas College (STC) invites permanent residents of the City of Mission who are interested in furthering their education to apply for the MEDA scholarship by June 28, 2013.  The MEDA scholarship is specific to residents who have lived in Mission for two or more consecutive years, have earned a high school diploma or GED and would like to obtain a certificate, associate or bachelor’s degree from STC.   In order to qualify for this opportunity, permanent residents of the City of Mission must also meet certain … Read More …