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Prospective Scholar FAQ

Visit the Craig & Galen Brown Foundation website for more information on the history of the scholarship program and the Brown family.
To be considered, you must:
  • Be a US Citizen, permanent resident, or graduate of an accredited US high school
  • Be a National Merit Semifinalist eligible for a President’s Endowed Scholarship
  • Have at least a 1360 SAT (at least 660 in evidence-based reading & writing, at least 620 in math) or a 30 ACT (at least 27 each in English and math)
  • Intend on enrolling at Texas A&M the fall semester after your high school graduation
  • Be majoring in areas of engineering, business, science (pre-med or similar), or liberal arts
All aspects of a student are considered for review, including:
  • High achievement in a rigorous academic environment
  • High co-curricular involvement with significant leadership roles and experiences
  • Demonstrated drive and grit to achieve personal and professional goals
  • Expectation of continued academic achievement and campus and community involvement at the college level
  • Majoring in areas of engineering, business, science (pre-med or similar), or liberal arts
You must complete the admission and scholarship portions of either the Apply Texas application or the Coalition Application by December 1 of your senior year. There is no benefit to completing one over the other.
 
The scholarship application is REQUIRED to move forward in the review process. No exceptions.
 
You are encouraged to proactively seek out 2 letters of recommendation and upload them to your Applicant Information System (aka AIS portal; aka Admissions portal). Two letters of recommendation are required for consideration.
Yes, both Texas residents and non-residents are eligible for consideration.
You must submit either a complete ApplyTexas or Coalition Application (including scholarship application) by December 1 of your senior year.

Complete Apply Texas and Coalition applications are reviewed shortly after December 1. A short list is developed and these students are contacted to provide additional documentation to include in their application packets to be forwarded to the foundation. Students not moving forward in review will not be contacted.
 
Complete application packets are forwarded to the foundation for review by Mr. Brown. Some applicants are selected for an interview. Final selections are made after the interview stage.
 
All students under consideration should know of their final status by mid-February.
Students selected to move forward in the review process will be contacted via email in mid-December regarding the further steps in the process. Students NOT selected to move forward after the initial review of applications will NOT be contacted.
 
All communication will be sent to the student’s email address used on their admissions application.
No, the Craig & Galen Brown Foundation Scholarship is only available to students at Texas A&M in College Station.
Yes, as long as you complete the scholarship application portion of your Apply Texas or Coalition application, you will be considered for other university-level scholarships.
 
If you are selected to move forward in the review process for the Terry Foundation scholarship, you may participate in that process, however, you may not receive both the Brown and Terry scholarships if selected for both.

The Craig & Galen Brown Foundation scholarship requires you to maintain a cumulative 3.5 GPR and complete at least 30 semester credit hours per year at Texas A&M. (Dual credit, transfer credit, and/or credit by AP exam will count towards this requirement.)
 
Also, you will be expected to attend an annual event in the fall each year for all Brown scholars.
Participation in an honors program is not required, however, most Brown scholars participate in the University Honors program or an academic college-based program (ex. Engineering Honors Program).
You are required to live on campus your freshman year.