Current Legacy Students

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Current Legacy Students

 

Continue Financial Support

Students in the Legacy Scholars Program continue to receive benefits for up to four semesters at Midland College. During the spring of their freshman year, they must reapply for their sophomore year, choosing which track they want to follow.

2023 Application Deadline

DEADLINE FOR RETURNING SOPHOMORES: JULY 1, 2023

LinkedIn Group

Current members and alumni of the Legacy Scholars Program are invited to join the LinkedIn group for updates on the program, campus and community events, and resources such as job postings, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Legacy Scholars Program LinkedIn Group

Current Legacy Scholars

To qualify to continue receiving Legacy Scholars Program benefits, students must do the following during their freshman year:

  • Attend a Legacy Program orientation
  • Attempt at least 14 credit hours each semester
  • Maintain a 2.0+ GPA each semester
  • Complete at least 75% of attempted credits each semester
  • Complete EDUC 1100 with a C or better by the end of the fall semester
  • Attend at least four STRIVE Coaching sessions each semester
  • Attend a group Legacy meeting in the spring semester
  • Complete FAFSA for the following school year
  • Complete at least 40 hours of community service during their freshman year

Students who complete all of the above can continue receiving Legacy Program benefits for their sophomore year. Then, students have two pathways to consider. The chart below outlines the choices so you can decide if the Base Track or Academy Track is the best choice for you.

Sophomore Track Options

 

Base Track

Academy Track

Expectations

Continue meeting with your Success Coach during the fall semester (minimum of two times).

Earn a 2.0+ GPA each semester.

Complete at least 75% of the credits you attempted each semester.

Attempt 14+ credit hours each semester.

Continue meeting with your Success Coach during the fall semester (minimum of two times).

Earn a 2.0+ GPA each semester.

Complete at least 75% of the credits you attempted each semester.

Attempt 14+ credit hours each semester.

Participate in the Legacy Scholars Academy, which includes weekly meetings through the school year and projects including, but not limited to, fundraising, hosting events for all Legacy students, philanthropy and transfer research, and more.

Benefits

Scholarship to cover all tuition and course-related fees at Midland College. The Legacy Scholarship does not cover books and other supplies.

Continued Success Coaching.

Scholarship to cover all tuition and course-related fees at Midland College. The Legacy Scholarship does not cover books and other supplies.

Continued Success Coaching.

Eligible to apply for Herbert L. Cartwright Continuance Scholarship, a transfer scholarship for up to $25,000 at a Texas public university.

Learn more about nonprofit board service, donor relations and networking, fundraising, volunteering, and leadership.

Interact with a network of community leaders and board members from across the Midland area.

Build soft skills, resumes, and contacts.

Which do I choose?

Good for students who plan to go directly to work after graduating from MC.

Visit with the Legacy Director to determine the track that best fits your needs.

Good for students who plan to go directly to work after graduating from MC.

Visit with the Legacy Director to determine the track that best fits your needs.

 

Application Steps for Sophomore Year

  1. Complete your first year at Midland College as a Legacy Scholar, meeting all eligibility requirements listed above.

  2. Complete FAFSA for the upcoming school year.

  3. Complete the Sophomore Legacy Scholars Program Application.

  4. Complete 40 hours of community service during your freshman year of college through the Legacy Volunteer website.

2023 DEADLINE FOR RETURNING SOPHOMORES: JULY 1, 2023

To track volunteer hours for the Legacy Scholars Program, complete the following steps.
 
  1. Log in to your Legacy Volunteer account. You can reset your password if needed or, if you used your high school email last year, send an email to legacy@midland.edu and request to update your email.

  2. Click “Volunteer Opportunities” on the left and browse the opportunities listed. “Ongoing" means either flexible or multiple opportunities; “Event" or "Happens On" is a specific date/time.

  3. Find an opportunity that matches your interests and schedule. Click "Respond" in the opportunity and "Submit Volunteer Opportunity Response."

  4. Contact the agency to schedule and complete your volunteer shifts.

  5. After you’ve volunteered, log into your account to track your hours. From your Dashboard, click the “Volunteer Hours” link in the middle of the page. Then click “Track Hours” and “Add Hours” to fill in all information; click “Submit Hour Entry.” Your hours will be sent to the agency to approve.

  6. Once you have 40+ hours approved and are ready to submit your hours for your Legacy Application, log in to your Dashboard and click “Volunteer Resume” on the right.

  7. Select the appropriate date range and click “Go.”

  8. A PDF will download automatically. Attach that PDF to your Legacy Application or through the Legacy Volunteer Service Hours Form.  

Mobile App

Once an account has been created through the Legacy Volunteer website, download the CauseConnect app for Android or iPhone. CauseConnect allows users to search for opportunities, receive notifications, and log hours on the run. 

Graduating Legacy Scholars who successfully completed the Sophomore Academy are eligible to apply for the Herbert L. Cartwright Education Continuance Scholarship, which awards up to $6,250 per semester ($25,000 total) at a public Texas university. The total amount awarded might vary student to student depending on Pell Grants and other scholarships the student receives. 

The scholarship is renewable for the four semesters after leaving Midland College, fall and spring, or completion of a bachelor's degree. Awards are competitive and not guaranteed. Selected candidates will be interviewed as part of the application process. 

Graduating Sophomore Scholarships



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Legacy Contact

Megan Brincks

Legacy Program Director
legacy@midland.edu
(432) 685-4517