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Regents' Scholars Program

 First awarded in Fall 2004, the Regents' Scholarship is designed to assist first-generation college students in achieving their educational goals at Texas A&M University. Students who entered fall 2019 or earlier will receive up to $5,000 per year for up to four years. Students entering fall of 2020 or later will receive up to $6000 per year for up to four years.

Initial Eligibility
To be considered for the Regents’ Scholarship, you must be:
  • Admitted as a freshman to Texas A&M University College Station, including the McAllen Higher Education Center, Engineering Academy at Blinn Bryan or Engineering Academy at Galveston.
  • A first-generation college student (neither parent has earned a bachelor’s degree).
  • From a family with an adjusted gross income of less than $40,000 per year as verified through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Texas Application for Student Financial Aid (TASFA).
Continued Eligibility
To receive the Regents’ Scholarship on a continuing basis, you must:
  • Enroll full-time. Eligibility varies based on Enrollment Status. For details, please visit the Award Proration information page.
  • Continue to possess financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Texas Application for Student Financial Aid (TASFA).
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  • Satisfy the participation requirements of the Regents’ Scholarship Program through the Office for Student Success.
  • Meet the 30/60/90 hour rule. You are required to have earned 30 hours by the end of your first academic year, 60 hours by the end of your second academic year, and 90 hours by the end of your third academic year. An academic year includes the fall, spring, and summer terms. Hours earned via transfer credit, dual credit, and AP/IB testing can be used to meet the 30/60/90 rule.
Duration
The scholarship is a four-year award, pending Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), meeting the 30/60/90 hour rule each academic year, full-time enrollment, and completing the Regents’ Scholarship Program requirements.
Application
You must have a completed FAFSA on file with Texas A&M University prior to January 15. You should complete your FAFSA as soon as possible, or by January 1 at the latest to ensure it will be processed by Texas A&M in time for the January 15 priority deadline. To determine if you might be eligible to receive one of these scholarships, please visit our Regents' Scholarship Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Note: This program is limited to approximately 850 students each year. These scholarships are offered on a first-come, first-served basis as students have completed their financial aid application, turned in all requested documentation and our office has verified eligibility.
Participation Requirements
Participate in the Regents’ Scholars Program through the Routh First-Generation Center in the Office for Student Success.
Maintaining Eligibility after the first year
  • Complete the FAFSA or TASFA and continue to possess financial need as defined by the Department of Education.
  • Continue to enroll full-time.
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as defined by Scholarships & Financial Aid, and
  • Earn the appropriate hours to meet 30/60/90 hour rule.
More information can be found in the Regents' Scholars Program FAQ brochure and in the Scholarship Handbook.

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