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Scholarships & Financial Aid offers academic scholarships for incoming freshmen. Students apply for all university level scholarships through the ApplyTexas application. Please note the scholarship deadline December 1, 2016.

In the scholarship competition, a student’s test score is only one of many components considered in the review process. Consideration is given to academic achievement in a college preparatory curriculum within the context of a student’s academic environment. Additional factors for selection include, but are not limited to, leadership, community service, special talents, first generation college status, and academic achievement under difficult circumstances. Some scholarships also have a financial need component.
Scholarships

Texas A&M University’s four-year, competitive endowed academic scholarships are awarded by Scholarships & Financial Aid. While competition requirements vary, only one application is necessary to be considered for all the scholarships listed. Scholarship recipients will be notified of award decisions by letter, to be mailed in February 2017. Each recipient also is awarded a $1000 Study Abroad Scholarship to help fund an official TAMU sponsored and faculty-led program. Scholarships include:
 
Presidents Endowed Scholarship
  • $3000 a year for 4 years
  • Must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPR
Lechner Scholarship
  • $2500 a year for 4 years
  • Must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPR
McFadden Scholarship
  • $2500 a year for 4 years
  • Must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPR
Eligibility
Consideration is given to academic achievement in a college preparatory curriculum within the context of a student’s academic environment. Additional factors for selection include, but are not limited to, leadership, community service, and special talents. To be considered for the scholarships listed, students much achieve a minimum 1300 Old SAT composite score (critical reading + math, with respective scores of 600 in each), 1360 New SAT composite score (evidence-based reading and writing score of at least 660 + math scores of at least 620), or 30 ACT composite (English + Math, with scores of at least 27).
Duration
Academic Scholarships are four year awards. Students must meet eligibility requirements each year to continue receiving their scholarship award in future years.
Application
Prospective students can apply using the ApplyTexas Application for Freshman Admission. Students must complete the admissions application along with the scholarship application to be considered.
Deadline
December 1, 2016
Texas A&M University’s four-year, competitive academic scholarships are awarded by Scholarships & Financial Aid. While competition requirements vary, only one application is necessary to be considered for all the scholarships listed. Scholarship recipients will be notified of award decisions by letter, to be mailed in February 2017. Each recipient also is awarded a $1000 Study Abroad Scholarship to help fund an official TAMU sponsored and faculty-led program. Scholarships include:
 
President’s Achievement Scholarship
  • $2500 a year for 4 years
  • Must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPR
  • $5,000 a year for 4 years
  • Must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPR
Eligibility
Consideration is given to academic achievement in a college preparatory curriculum within the context of a student’s academic environment. Additional factors for selection include, but are not limited to, leadership, community service, special talents, first generation college status, and academic achievement under difficult circumstances. There is no minimum SAT or ACT score to be considered for these awards.
Duration
Academic Achievement Scholarships are four year awards. Students must meet eligibility requirements each year to continue receiving their scholarship award in future years.
Application
Prospective students can apply using the ApplyTexas Application for Freshman Admission. Students must complete the admissions application along with the scholarship application to be considered.
Deadline
December 1, 2016
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.
 
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.
Corps of Cadets scholarships range in value from $1,000 to $10,000 and carry no military obligation. You can receive a Corps scholarship in addition to other scholarships (ROTC, University, Hometown club, etc.). Corps scholarships are both need and merit based with the majority of these scholarships reserved for students entering the Corps as freshmen cadets.

For more information regarding Corps of Cadets scholarships, visit aggiecorps.
Approximately fifteen to twenty nominees from a pool of applicants who receive the President’s Endowed Scholarships may earn privately awarded stipends in addition to the President’s Endowed Scholarship, which in some cases covers the full cost of tuition, fees, room and board. Scholarship decisions are made by the Craig and Galen Brown Foundation. Applicants are notified within first 2 weeks of December if they are being considered. Preference is given to Engineering, Business, Science, Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Liberal Arts applicants. Visit brownfound.org for more information.
Eligibility
  • Students who meet the following criteria may compete for the above scholarships:
  • Recognized as National Merit Semifinalist
  • U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, or graduate of an accredited U.S. high school in Spring 2017.
  • Enrollment in the Fall 2017 freshman class at Texas A&M University.
  • A minimum 1300 Old SAT composite score (critical reading + math, with respective scores of 600 in each), 1360 New SAT composite score (evidence-based reading and writing score of at least 660 + math scores of at least 620), or 30 ACT composite (English + Math, with scores of at least 27)
  • Complete application, including supporting documents received by December 1, 2016. Applicants who meet the above criteria are encouraged to have 2 letters of recommendation readily available on file through their Admissions documents if they meet eligibility requirements for consideration.
Application
Prospective students can apply using the ApplyTexas Application for Freshman Admission. Students must complete the admissions application along with the scholarship application to be considered.
Deadline
December 1, 2016
 
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, School of Law, 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, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 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 for renewal.
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
December 1, 2016
 
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, 2016
Deadline – December 1, 2016
Entering freshmen can apply on line using the Apply Texas Application.
Continuing Students
Opens – October 15, 2016
Deadline – February 1, 2017
Continuing students can apply online using the University Scholarship Application.
Transfer Students
Spring 2017
Opens – August 1, 2016
Deadline – October 15, 2016
Summer and Fall 2017
Opens – January 1, 2017
Deadline – March 15, 2017
Transfer students can apply online using the ApplyTexas Application for Admissions and Scholarships.
 
The Opportunity Award is designed to provide scholarships for first year freshmen with outstanding high school records. Selection is based on an applicant's high school academic record, character, activities, leadership ability, SAT or ACT scores and, in some cases, evidence of financial need. Stipends for these awards generally range from $100 to $12,500 per year. Out-of-state students may be eligible to receive a non-resident tuition waiver after receiving a competitive scholarship of a specified minimum dollar amount 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.
Eligibility
  • You must be an entering freshman who has not attended another college or university.
  • You must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for need-based awards.
Duration
Opportunity Awards range from one year to four year awards. Multi-year awarded students must meet eligibility requirements to continue receiving their scholarship award in future years.
Application
Prospective students can apply using the ApplyTexas Application for Freshman Admission. Students must complete the admissions application along with the scholarship application to be considered.
Deadline
December 1, 2016
 


Scholarship Programs


Scholarships for Texas Residents

Each year hundreds of students apply for scholarships at Texas A&M University. All too often they find a shortage of funds. Many of these students have excellent academic records and participate in numerous school and community activities. Many work in the summer and before or after their classes. You can help these outstanding students have the opportunity to attend Texas A&M University by providing scholarship assistance through the Collegiate License Plates Program. This scholarship is funded by the purchase of License plates.
Eligibility
Financial Need (based off the FAFSA)
Texas Resident
Academic Achievement
Application
You can purchase an Aggie Pride License Plate for as little as $35. Of this $35, Texas A&M University will receive a portion which will be directly placed in a scholarship fund for students. Aggie Pride License Plates can be ordered at any time during the year and your registration date adjusted to correspond with the time of purchase. In addition, the $22 is considered a charitable contribution and is tax deductible. More information about how to order your Aggie Pride License Plate is available at aggieplates.tamu.edu.
The 80th Texas legislature created the Top 10 Percent Scholarship to encourage students who graduate in the top 10 percent of their high school class to attend a Texas public institution of higher education. Qualifying students who submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) before March 15, 2017** and have financial need are entitled to receive a scholarship if they enroll full-time in a Texas public college or university in the fall 2017 semester.

This program is subject to funding availability from the state of Texas. Award eligibility varies based on Enrollment Status. For details, please visit the Award Proration information page.

Funding for Initial (new) Recipients is not available for 2017-2018.
Renewal Requirements (contingent upon available funding)
  • You must have been previously awarded and met all Initial Requirements
  • You must complete a 2017-2018 FAFSA or TASFA (if applicable) and file before March 15, 2017.**
  • You must demonstrate financial need (to be determined by the college or university financial aid office).
  • You must complete 30 semester credit hours each academic year- Fall, Spring, and the following Summer (credits by exam/AP credits do not count toward completion; however, hours taken within your undergraduate program completed at another institution may be considered).
  • You must maintain a cumulative 3.25 GPA.
  • You must complete at least 75% of hours attempted.
  • You must be enrolled full-time at the university where you are degree-seeking (12 or more hours)
Note: Program requirements can be made up during a mini-mester and or summer terms therefore students are responsible for notifying our office and submitting official transcript to Admissions Processing before September 15, 2017.
Maximum Time Frame
Eligibility for a Top 10 Percent Scholarship ends four years from the start of the semester in which you received an initial award.

**FAFSA or TASFA must be processed and cannot be in a REJECT status; a 2017-2018 Student Aid Report (SAR) must be on file at the college or university before March 15, 2017.
Hardships or Other Proper Causes
Should you fail to meet the requirements for renewal, you may submit an appeal to the Top 10% Scholarship Program Coordinator to review your eligibility based upon extenuating circumstances. The request must be submitted in writing and must detail the reason you were unable to meet the renewal requirements.

Reasons that may be considered include:
  • A severe illness or other debilitating condition that affected academic performance;
  • An indication that you are responsible for the care of a sick, injured, or needy person and that your provision of care affected your academic performance; or
  • Other extraordinary circumstances
A financial aid advisor or administrator will respond to your request through your Texas A&M email account. Additional supporting documentation may be requested. A copy of all correspondence will be placed in your financial aid file. Submitting an appeal does not guarantee any adjustments can or will be made.

For more information, access College for All Texans or call Scholarships & Financial Aid at (979) 845-3236.
State law provides that the highest ranking graduate from Texas high schools accredited by the Texas Education Agency are entitled to a tuition exemption during their freshmen year at Texas A&M University.
Eligibility
  • You must be certified as the highest ranking graduate from your high school.
  • Texas A&M University must be the first college or university at which you enroll full-time.
  • Exemption is granted for your first two long semesters immediately following graduation from high school.
Continued Eligibility
  • You must maintain satisfactory academic progress toward your degree in order to receive the exemption during your second long semester.
Application
No formal application is required. If qualified for this exemption, you must present a copy of your official Texas Education Agency Highest Ranking High School Graduate declaration to Scholarships & Financial Aid at Texas A&M University before the 12th class day for both fall and spring exemption or by 12th class day in spring for spring only exemption. An official final high school transcript showing student ranked #1 in his or her class must also be on file with Admissions before the exemption can be applied. Students may turn this in to Scholarships & Financial Aid (recommended while at your New Student Conference), fax it to (979) 847-9061, or email a copy to scholarships@tamu.edu.

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