CARS - College Access Resource & Success Center

 

Victoria West High School

CARS CENTER

College Access Resource & Success Center


Dual Credit Orientation
If you are interested in taking any Dual Credit classes next year, please attend an informational session.   Please attend an orientation session at Victoria College.      **At least one parent must attend along with the student**
 

Are you College Ready?  Not sure?   Take the TSI Exam for your college placement needs!
 
Victoria College offers this exam almost every Saturday.  
 
To learn more about the TSI please visit: TSI Assessment 

 
 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

There are a variety of financial aid programs to help most students cover the cost of their education. Applying by the financial aid priority dates for each semester is critical to every student in need of financial assistance. 

NetPrice Calculator

Students can use thecalculator to get a preliminary estimate of federal and institutional aid eligibility.



 

Scholarships

 


General Databases:
 
 
Scholarships for Texas Residents There are 100s of scholarships to view. 
Application deadlines vary 
 
Wells Fargo - CollegeSTEPS Whether you're planning for college or already there, sign up for the CollegeSTEPS Program today and get tools, tips, and a chance to win $1,000.
Four drawings will take place -  May 14 & August 27
 
Inteplast Group World of Plastics
For students whose parents work at Interplast in Lolita, TX.
Paper applications are available in the CARS Center

Deadline: May 9, 2014
 
MCO Scholarship - $500 – 1 Award Student Eligibility: Be attending college or university no later than December of 2014; be attending college or university on a full-time basis by December of 2014; submit an answer to the essay question no later than 11:59 PM EST on May 15, 2014; and, be currently in your last year of high school or a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college/university. Applications can be found by going to: http://www.missioncreekortho.com/orthodontists.php
Deadline: May 15, 2014
 
Applications deadline is May 15th
 
TILF—Texas Interscholastic League Foundation – Scholarship Opportunities For participants in the UIL Academic State Meet & Outstanding TSSEC Soloists.  Must have competed at the UIL Academic State Meet any year of their high school career (CX debaters must have advanced to the second day of competition) OR must be a TSSEC Outstanding Soloist OR must be a state finalist in the Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition or the Latino History Essay Competition
Complete the online application between March 3 and May 30, 2014 *Students competing at TSSEC must submit all materials by June 20, 2014.*
 
Maple Leaf Dentistry Scholarship To be eligible a student must be attending school at the undergraduate level in the fall of 2014 and can be enrolled in any year of their undergraduate program. High School seniors who will graduate in 2014 are considered eligible. If you are attending a trades and/or technical school, the program must be at least 2 years in length or longer.
Deadline is May 30th
 
LM Scholarship Program Open to students who will start college by September.  Must write an essay. http://www.forkliftcertificationsurrey.com/certifications.php
Deadline is May 31st.
 
Odenza Vacations College Scholarship Open to students who will start college by September.  Must write an essay.   Winner will be announced on the website roughly six weeks after the scholarship period ends. http://odenzavacationsscholarships.com/vacations/208/eligibility_odenza_vacations_college_scholarship.php
Deadline is June 1, 2014.
 
Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program This will be $1,000 scholarship awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. If possible, please include a reference to our scholarship program on your scholarship page.
Applications are due June 1st.
 
Aspiring Pharmacy Technician Scholarship Program This is a scholarship offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship. This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a pharmacology career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  We ask interested students to visit our website to find the eligibility information along with the online application link/form. It is found on the right side of the page.
The deadline for application is June 1, 2014.
 
Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit this link http://www.fashion-schools.org/ and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page.
The deadline for this application is June 1, 2014.
 
Got a Spine Scholarship This is a $500 scholarship for any student who will be attending college in the Fall of 2014.  Must be a U.S. resident, have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and complete an essay question. http://www.arcticchiropracticfairbanks.com/chiropractor_fairbanks.php
The deadline for this application is June 2, 2014.
 
Global Lift Equipment Scholarship This is a $500 scholarship for any student who will be attending college in the Fall of 2014.  Must be a U.S. resident, have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and complete an essay question.  The essay must be written from the viewpoint on an inanimate object and have at least two characters.  The objects must come form the companies Used Equipment Inventory section.   (Think of it like the movie Cars, except in a short story form)
The deadline for this application is June 15, 2014.
 
 NAEHCY LeTendre Scholarship
The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth provides scholarship assistance to students who are homeless or have experienced homelessness during their K-12 school attendance, and who have demonstrated average or higher than average achievement. Applicants may be high school seniors, students enrolled in a GED or other alternative education program, or recent graduates/GED recipients.
http://www.naehcy.org/letendre-scholarship-fund/scholarship-application
The deadline for this application is June 16, 2014.
 
 
Lift Parts Express Scholarship This is a $500 scholarship for any student who will be attending college in the Fall of 2014.  Must be a U.S. resident, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and complete an essay question.  In the essay, you will outline how much you expect to spend on college, how you intend to pay, and what your job will be when you finish your schooling. 
The deadline for this application is June 30, 2014.
 
Texas Builders Foundation This is a $500 scholarship for any student who will be attending college in the Fall of 2014.  Must be a U.S. resident, have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and complete an essay question.
The deadline for this application is June 30, 2014.
 
Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship - $500 Be attending college or university no later than January of 2015; be attending college or university on a full-time or part-time basis by January of 2015; and, have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or greater during their last academic year. Applications can be found by going to: http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_arctic_physical_therapy_scholarship_8938.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201402&utm_content=karen.bigham%40visd.net
Deadline: Aug 31, 2014  



 

 The Victoria Independent School District does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age for admission, treatment, or participation in its educational programs, services and activities, or employment.
El distrito escolar de Victoria no discrimina contra ninguna persona por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, discapacidad o edad de admisión, tratamiento, o la participación en los programas educativos, servicios y actividades, o empleo.
 
 
The Victoria Independent School District does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age for admission, treatment, or participation in its educational programs, services and activities, or employment.
El distrito escolar de Victoria no discrimina contra ninguna persona por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, discapacidad o edad de admisión, tratamiento, o la participación en los programas educativos, servicios y actividades, o empleo.