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International Student Services Scholarships

In most cases both undergraduate and graduate Texas A&M University students currently enrolled at the College Station campus who are international students holding a J-1 or F-1 visa and who are not sponsored by their home government are preliminarily eligible for the following scholarships.  

Student must meet the specific requirements for each of the following scholarships in order to be able to compete for the scholarships.  Being eligible for competition for a scholarship does not guarantee that a student will be selected to receive an award.  Please note that unless indicated next to the title of the scholarship, none of the awards below carry a non-resident tuition waiver.

In order to complete the University Scholarship Application, students must have completed at least one semester at Texas A&M University by the time of application.  For scholarships which require or suggest that an International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA) be submitted for scholarship consideration, the most current/available ISFAA will need to have been submitted by the time of application for the applicable scholarship. For more information about the scholarships below visit iss.tamu.edu.

Opens October 15th, Deadline February 1st for the Fall of the next academic year.
Amount of Award
$600 over 1 semester
Eligibility
  • Cannot have received Stout Scholarship prior
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Must have minimum GPR of 3.0 and 30 credit hours earned
  • Full-time ELI students are not eligible
  • Must demonstrate that they possess a strong interest in promoted international relations between people of all cultures
Application
To be eligible to receive this award you must complete the University Scholarship Application.
 
Opens October 15th, Deadline February 1st for the Fall of the next academic year.
Amount of Award
$2,000 over 2 semesters
Eligibility
  • Must be in good standing with your academic program with a minimum GPR of 3.0 for undergraduate students or a 3.5 GPR for graduate students
  • Must have participated extensively in campus and community extracurricular activities in leadership positions and who have been enrolled at Texas A&M for at least two full semesters, not counting the current semester.
Application
To be eligible to receive this award you must complete the University Scholarship ApplicationSubmission of supporting documents are required in order to support applicant's worthiness.  This may include letters of recommendation, publishings and other related documents.  Submit to the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid.
 
Opens October 15th, Deadline February 1st for the Fall, Spring, or Summer of the next academic year.
Amount of Award
Waiver of tuition for 1 academic year
Eligibility
  • Eligible international students must be a nativeborn citizen and resident of one of the eligible countries in the Western Hemisphere of at least five years
  • Must be in good standing with your academic program with a minimum GPR of 2.0 for undergraduate students or a 3.0 GPR for graduate students
  • Priority is given to students who have not received the Good Neighbor Scholarship prior
  • Cannot be a member of the communist party
  • Must be registered with the Selective Service System as required by feredal law or have an authorized exemption from the Selective Service registration
  • Must plan to return to your home country upon completion
  • Awards are based on academic merit
  • Awards are highly competitive, final award decisions are made by The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, not Texas A&M
Application
To be eligible to receive this award you must complete the University Scholarship Application.
 
Opens September 10th, Deadline October 12th for the Winter Break or Spring semesters. Opens October 15th, Deadline February 1st for the Summer or Fall semesters.
Amount of Award
$1,000 over 2 semesters for Fall award, or over 1 semester for Spring award
Eligibility
  • Cannot have received IEFS Scholarship prior
  • Awards are based on merit (such factors as academics achievement, leadership, extracurricular activities, awards and honors, employment, and community service) and then financial need based on the International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA); completion of the ISFAA for the applicable academic year is therefore strongly suggested
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student
Application
To be eligible to receive this award you must complete the University Scholarship Application. Completion of the ISFAA strongly recommended.
 
Opens October 15th, Deadline February 1st for the Fall or Spring of the next academic year.
Amount of Award
$2,000 over 2 semesters
Eligibility
  • Must be of Iranian descent
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Scholarship recipients MUST attend the scholarship gala if they receive the award
  • Must demonstrate financial need based on the International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA)
  • Must have and maintain minimum GPA of 2.5 GPR
Application
To be eligible to receive this award you must complete the University Scholarship Application. Completion of the ISFAA is also required. Additionally, you must submit a 300 word essay in English to the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid.  Discuss your specific qualifications including your intended major and career goals.

 
Opens October 15th, Deadline February 1st for the Fall of the next academic year.
Amount of Award
$500 over 1 semester
Eligibility
  • Must demonstrate high academic standards
  • Must demonstrate a curiosity and openness to people and traditions of other countries
  • Cannot have received Shibata Scholarship prior
  • Must be actively involved in organizations other than international ones
Application
To be eligible to receive this award you must complete the University Scholarship Application.

 
Deadline May 1st for the Fall of the next academic year, Deadline November 1st for the Spring of the next academic year, Deadline April 1st for the Summer of the next academic year.
Amount of Award
Waiver of out-of-state tuition for one academic year
Eligibility
  • Available to both undergraduate and graduate students who are citizens of Mexico.
  • Must demonstrate financial need based on the International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA)
  • Approximately 40 awards are available each academic year.
Application
To be eligible to receive this award you must complete the University Scholarship Application. Completion of the ISFAA is also required.

 
Opens October 15th, Deadline February 1st for the Fall of the next academic year.
Amount of Award
$500 over 1 semester
Eligibility
  • Must be a self-supported student
  • Full-time ELI students are not eligible
  • Must be in good standing with your academic program with a minimum GPR of 2.0 for undergraduate students or a 3.0 GPR for graduate students
  • Cannot have received Watkins Scholarship prior
  • Must demonstrate financial need based on the International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA)
  • A credible letter of nomination must be submitted by each applicant
  • Awards are based on merit (such factors as academics achievement, leadership, extracurricular activities, awards and honors, employment, and community service) and then financial need based on the ISFAA
Application
To be eligible to receive this award you must complete the University Scholarship Application. Completion of the ISFAA is also required. Additionally, a credible letter of nomination must be submitted to the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid.

 
Opens October 15th, Deadline February 1st for the Fall of the next academic year.
Amount of Award
Variable
Eligibility
  • Recipient is selected by the Office of International Student Services, must be recommended by TAMU staff, and is presented at the International Students Awards Luncheon each Spring
  • Must demonstrate financial need based on the International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA)
  • Awards are based on merit (such factors as academics achievement, leadership, extracurricular activities, awards and honors, employment, and community service) and then financial need based on the ISFAA
Application
To be eligible to receive this award you must complete the University Scholarship Application. Completion of the ISFAA is also required. Additionally, applicant must be recommended by TAMU staff.

 
Opens October 15th, Deadline February 1st for the Fall or Spring of the next academic year.
Amount of Award
$1,000 over 2 semesters
Eligibility
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Must be a resident of Pakistan
  • Must maintain a good academic standing, active involvement in organizations/Aggie traditions
  • Must demonstrate financial need based on the International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA)
Application
To be eligible to receive this award you must complete the University Scholarship Application. Completion of the ISFAA is also required.