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Century Scholars Program
The Century Scholars Program (CSP) is a partnership between Texas A&M University and 112 high schools throughout the state of Texas. Established during the 1999-2000 academic year, the Century Scholars Program is an academic scholarship and retention program seeking to increase the number of enrolled and retained students from under-represented Texas high schools. The program serves as a four-year learning community in which its students are developed holistically and prepared for the rigors of the academic and professional arenas.
Students selected as Century Scholars are awarded $20,000 over four years, as well as a $1,000 Study Abroad Stipend. The Century Scholars Program is more than just a monetary award; it offers students access to a first-rate education and programs that prepare students to become state, national, and world leaders. The Century Scholars Program offers:
- Academic support and hands-on contact with advisors,
- Mentorships with faculty,
- Freshman seminar course that focuses on academic and personal success, campus involvement, community engagement, and civic responsibility, and
- Opportunities to serve as a Century Scholars Ambassadors.
Century Scholars receive professional training in public speaking, interviewing, and presentation skills. The students may return to their former high schools to share their experiences and help continue the Texas A&M tradition of excellence. These skills are highly valued by any future employer, professional school, or graduate program.
Application and Selection Process
Students must attend a designated Century Scholars high school to be considered for the Century Scholars Program. A prospective student must first complete the ApplyTexas application (one application is used for both admissions and scholarships) to be reviewed for this scholarship. The deadline is December 1. For further information on the application process, visit How to Apply.
Century Scholars are selected using a holistic review process. The selection committee considers academic qualifications (grades, class rank, and courses taken) as well as extra-curricular activities (leadership, activities, community service, and achievements).
Additional scholarship opportunities exist for students designated as National Merit Scholars, National Achievement Scholars, and National Hispanic Scholars. For more information on these programs, visit the National Scholars program page.
Century Scholars Requirements
Please visit the Century Scholar Learning Community
The Century Scholars Program specifically targets designated high schools in five regions. Listed below are the throughout the state of Texas. Listed below are the five regions and the 112 designated Century Scholars high schools.
Prospective students are encouraged to seek information through the Regional Prospective Student Centers. Students may meet one-on-one with admissions and financial aid counselors to learn more about admissions, scholarships, financial aid, academic programs, housing, and student services at Texas A&M University. Additional information, including how to contact a Prospective Student Center, may be found at admissions.tamu.edu