South Texas College has distributed millions of dollars in aid and scholarships to its students and is continuing to recruit students.

According to STC’s VP of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Matthew Hebbard over $13 million in direct Emergency Aid distributed to students this year and more than $1.1 million in CARES Act funded scholarships

Hebbard said the college was recently awarded a new Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund from the Department of Education which includes over $10 million in direct financial support for students and is continuing to support students throughout the pandemic with in-person and virtual services.

“Our Board and our College have supported students throughout this pandemic and we are pleased to be able to continue to support students with this additional financial support,” Hebbard wrote.

Other college activities are continuing as well, Hebbard said, noting that STC is reaching out to over 3,000 students who graduated high school in 2020 with STC dual credit who never enrolled in college, offering accelerated bachelor’s degrees accepting FAFSA applications.

“No matter if you are a recent high school graduate or working adult, now is the time to take the next step and earn your degree,” Hebbard wrote.