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This Academic Excellence Award is intended to recognize, encourage and assist currently enrolled undergraduate, graduate and professional students who have excellent scholastic records, campus and community activities, leadership positions, work experience and, in some cases, evidence of financial need. Approximately 600 students are awarded an Academic Excellence Award at the end of the spring semester for the following academic year. Awards can range from $500 for one year up to $10,000 for 3 years.

Effective Fall 2017, students must be awarded and maintain competitive scholarships of at least $4,000 per academic year in order to qualify for this waiver.  Current students with existing and continuing scholarship awards may continue to receive this waiver at the previous $1,000 threshold. All new students and new scholarship recipients are subject to the $4,000 minimum.
Eligibility
  • You must submit the University Scholarship Application, be enrolled as a full-time student in a degree-granting course of study and have a satisfactory conduct record.
  • You must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for need-based awards.
Duration
Most awards are granted for one year.
Application
You can apply using the University Scholarship Application.
Deadline
February 1
The Association of Former Students’ Board of Directors established the Aggie Ring Scholarship Program in October 2009. Through special giving opportunity, former students and friends of Texas A&M can ensure students who have earned their Aggie Ring have the financial resources to obtain it. Students who are eligible to order their Aggie Ring can apply for a scholarship to assist them with the cost of their Aggie Ring. The University Scholarship Application opens October 15 of each year and closes each year on February 1.  Funds awarded will be for the next academic year.

The University Scholarship Application has a question specific to the receipt of the Aggie Ring:
Do you anticipate receiving your Aggie Ring in September, November, or April? 

In order to be considered for the Aggie Ring Scholarship Program you must answer the Aggie Ring question on the scholarship application. Scholarships & Financial Aid will then check to see if the student qualifies to order his or her Aggie Ring during one of the three Aggie Ring presentation times. Aggie Ring scholarships are not guaranteed as funding is limited. There are approximately 4000 students that apply for the Aggie Ring scholarship each year. Approximately 35 Aggie Ring scholarships are given out each year. 

For more information regarding eligibility for your Aggie Ring, please visit the Aggie Ring website
The colleges at Texas A&M University offer generous scholarships for incoming freshmen, current students and transfer students. Scholarships are awarded on a variety of factors, including academic merit, financial need, choice of major, leadership activities and more. Application procedures and deadlines vary in each college.

Click on your college below to learn about scholarship opportunities within your college.
 
College of Architecture
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
College of Education & Human Development
College of Geosciences
College of Liberal Arts
College of Nursing
College of Science
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
College of Engineering
Mays Business School
Note: Call your college’s main office to ask if there are any additional scholarships for which you can apply in your college or department. You can click here for College/Department contacts.
The Texas A&M University Dependent Children of Faculty/Staff and Support Staff Scholarship Programs are designed to provide scholarships to dependent children of Texas A&M University (TAMU) Faculty, Staff and Support Staff. Funding for these programs is available from a Quasi-Endowment.

These programs are designed to recognize the contributions of TAMU employees in the workplace and in the community by rewarding their children on the basis of need and academic achievement. Fifty percent of scholarship awards will be evaluated on academic merit. The remaining fifty percent will be awarded on a combination of need and merit. The scholarships are $1,500 per year and vary in length from one to four years depending on the student's undergraduate classification. All scholarships must be used at TAMU in College Station.
Eligibility
  • Students must be admitted and planning to attend TAMU in College Station during the upcoming fall semester or a full-time undergraduate student.
  • Students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 15 to be considered for need-based scholarships.
  • Students must be the dependent child of a current faculty, staff or support staff employee at Texas A&M University, Health Science Center, or Chartwells employee working at one of these entities (does not include TEES, TEEX or any other system employer.)
  • The student's parent(s) must have been continuously employed at Texas A&M University, Health Science Center, or Chartwells for at least 2 years prior to the student's scholarship application in a full-time position budgeted at least 50% TAMU funds.
  • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPR.
Note: Dependent Children of Law School Employees will not be eligible to apply until August 12, 2015 – 2 years following the parents official employment date with Texas A&M.
Duration
The awards vary in length from one to four years, depending upon your undergraduate classification.
Application
Currently enrolled students may apply using the University Scholarship Application.
Deadline
February 1
The Foundation Excellence Award is open to entering freshmen, currently-enrolled students at TAMU-College Station, and transfer students from under-represented groups, including minorities and students from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. Recipients must attend Texas A&M in College Station and must be legal residents of the United States. Students' academic qualifications, extracurricular activities and financial need are considered in selection.
Incoming Freshman
Opens – August 1, 2017
Deadline – December 1, 2017
Entering freshmen can apply on line using the Apply Texas Application or the Coalition Application.
Continuing Students
Opens – October 15, 2017
Deadline – February 1, 2018
Continuing students can apply online using the University Scholarship Application.
Transfer Students
Spring 2018
Opens – August 1, 2017
Deadline – October 15, 2017
Summer and Fall 2017
Opens – January 1, 2017
Deadline – March 1, 2017
Transfer students can apply online using the ApplyTexas Application for Admissions and Scholarships.
Scholarships are available to international continuing students (students currently enrolled at Texas A&M University) through the University Scholarship Application.  This application is available twice a year for International Student Services Scholarships.  The deadlines for each of the cycles are listed below.  Please visit the international scholarships page for detailed information on the scholarships available to continuing international students.
Deadlines
Spring 2018
Opens – September 10, 2017
Deadline – October 12, 2017

Summer and Fall 2018
Opens – October 15, 2017
Deadline – February 1, 2018
International Student Services
The International Programs Office at Texas A&M University offers invaluable resources for international students, including information regarding financial resources, employment, health insurance and more. For detailed information regarding International Student Services' financial resources, please access iss.tamu.edu.
Helpful Links

Financial Aid for International Students
Non-Resident Tuition Waiver
Texas A&M College/Department Scholarship Contacts
International Student Services 
Important Dates


Note: As an International Student you may qualify for various financial aid programs, including need-based aid, depending upon your visa status. You may submit the International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA). The priority date to submit the ISFAA is March 15. You may also be eligible to apply for an alternative student loan.

The J. Malon Southerland Aggie Leader Scholarship program was created to recognize and reward student involvement at Texas A&M University. Unlike some scholarships, the primary criteria in the decision process will be leadership and involvement. This scholarship reflects Texas A&M University’s commitment to learning, leadership, and service both in and out of the classroom. If you are not a Texas resident, you may be eligible to receive a non-resident tuition waiver after receiving a scholarship of $1,000 or more from Texas A&M University.

Effective Fall 2017, students must be awarded and maintain competitive scholarships of at least $4,000 per academic year in order to qualify for this waiver.  Current students with existing and continuing scholarship awards may continue to receive this waiver at the previous $1,000 threshold. All new students and new scholarship recipients are subject to the $4,000 minimum. 


The scholarship was named in honor of J. Malon Southerland, former TAMU Vice President for Student Affairs.
Eligibility
  • Students must be an undergraduate, graduate or professional student who has completed at least one semester at Texas A&M University at the time of application.
  • Students must be full-time in a degree-granting course of study and have a satisfactory conduct record. Students may not be on academic or other probation.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPR of 2.5 at Texas A&M University.
Duration
Each recipient will receive $1,000 to be divided equally between the upcoming fall and spring semesters.
Application
Currently enrolled students may apply using the University Scholarship Application.
Important Dates
Opens October 15th
Deadline February 1st
There are several study abroad scholarship opportunities available to both undergraduate and graduate students at Texas A&M University ranging up to $2,000 for one semester.  These scholarships are awarded to students who display high academic performance, extracurricular involvement, leadership experience, interest in international travel and cultural studies.  The number of scholarships awarded in any given semester and the total dollar amount of those scholarships will vary between semesters.
Eligibility
  • To be eligible for a study abroad scholarship, the Study Abroad Program Application must be completed by the scholarship application deadline. Program enrollment will be verified through the Study Abroad Programs Office.
  • Students may be required to be enrolled full time during the semester of their study abroad program in order to remain eligible for their Study Abroad Scholarship.
Application
Currently enrolled students may apply using the University Scholarship Application.
Important Dates
Fall Scholarships: Opens March 1st, Deadline April 1st
Spring/Winter Scholarships: Opens September 10th, Deadline October 12th
Summer Scholarships: Opens October 15th, Deadline February 1st

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