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University Scholarships

Scholarships & Financial Aid offers academic scholarships for incoming freshman. You may apply for all University level scholarships through the ApplyTexas or Coalition application. The scholarship deadline for Fall is December 1.

Your test score is only one of many components considered in the review process. Additional factors for selection include, but are not limited to your 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 competitive four-year Academic Scholarships are awarded by Scholarships & Financial Aid. These awards are available to incoming freshmen only. Awarded students will be notified of their selection in February of their high school senior year. Each scholarship includes a one-time $1000 scholarship to be used for a Texas A&M approved study abroad experience.
Presidents Endowed Scholarship
  • $3000 per year for 4 years
  • Must maintain a 3.5 overall GPR
Lechner Scholarship
  • $2500 per year for 4 years
  • Must maintain a 3.5 overall GPR
McFadden Scholarship
  • $2500 per year for 4 years
  • Must maintain a 3.5 overall GPR
Eligibility
To be considered for Academic Scholarships, you must have a minimum test score of at least:
  • New style SAT: 1360 total with at least a 620 Math and 660 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
  • Old style SAT: 1300 composite with at least a 600 Math and 600 Critical Reading
  • ACT: 30 composite with at least 27 Math and 27 English
In addition to your academic achievement, your co-curricular involvement (campus and community activities, leadership roles, employment, etc.) is also considered.

In order to provide scholarship opportunities to the greatest number of students, Texas A&M does not stack Academic Scholarships. If you qualify for more than one Academic Scholarship you will receive the highest dollar-value scholarship only.   
Duration
Academic Scholarships are four year awards. You must meet eligibility requirements each year to continue receiving your scholarship in future years.
Application
Apply using the ApplyTexas Application or the Coalition Application. You must complete the admission and scholarship portions to be considered.
Deadline
December 1
Texas A&M University’s competitive four-year Academic Scholarships are awarded by Scholarships & Financial Aid. These awards are available to incoming freshmen only. Awarded students will be notified of their selection in February of their high school senior year. Each scholarship includes a one-time $1000 scholarship to be used for a Texas A&M approved study abroad experience.
  • $5,000 per year for 4 years
  • Must maintain a 2.75 overall GPR
President's Achievement Scholarship
  • $2,500 per year for 4 years
  • Must maintain a 2.75 overall GPR
Eligibility
There is no minimum SAT or ACT score in order to be considered.

In addition to your academic achievement including achievement under difficult circumstances, your co-curricular involvement (campus and community activities, leadership roles, employment, etc.) is also considered.

In order to provide scholarship opportunities to the greatest number of students, Texas A&M does not stack Academic Scholarships. If you qualify for more than one Academic Scholarship you will receive the highest dollar-value scholarship only.  
Duration
Academic Achievement Scholarships are four year awards. You must meet eligibility requirements each year to continue receiving your scholarship in future years.
Application
Apply using the ApplyTexas Application or the Coalition Application. You must complete the admission and scholarship portions to be considered.
Deadline
December 1
Most colleges and departments at Texas A&M University have scholarships available for their students, including new freshmen and transfer students and current students. Scholarships are awarded based 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 their scholarship opportunities.
Note: Contact your college or department for more information.
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.

In order to provide the most opportunity to the greatest number of students, Texas A&M does not stack Corps of Cadet Scholarships. If you qualify for more than one Corps of Cadets Scholarship you will receive the highest dollar-value scholarship only.  

For more information regarding Corps of Cadets scholarships, visit aggiecorps.

The Craig & Galen Brown Foundation awards scholarships to high achieving high school students recognized as National Merit Semifinalists. Applicants must possess the following:

  • High academic achievement with rigorous curriculum
  • Participation in organizations and activities, including community service
  • Leadership positions
  • Good people and communication skills

Past Brown Foundation Scholars at A&M include:

  • Rhodes, Truman and Marshall Scholar Finalists
  • ​Student Body Government President and Officers
  • Corps Commander and Officers
  • MSC President and Officers
  • Senior Class President and Officers 
  • Student Engineering Council President and Officers
  • Outstanding Senior Engineer Award
  • Outstanding Senior of Graduating Class Award
  • Academic All-American recognition
  • University Scholars
Brown Foundation Scholars are expected to maintain a high standard of excellence at Texas A&M. Scholarship decisions are made by the Foundation after personal interviews; parent attendance is encouraged. Visit the Craig & Galen Brown Foundation for more information.
Eligibility

To be considered, you must:

  • Be a US Citizen, permanent resident, or graduate of an accredited US high school
  • Be a National Merit Semifinalist
  • Have been awarded Texas A&M President’s Endowed Scholarship
  • Have at least a 1400 SAT (with at least 660 in evidence-based reading & writing, at least 620 in math) or a 32 ACT composite score
  • Intend on enrolling at Texas A&M the fall semester after your high school graduation. Be a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) or Business major at one of the following University Colleges: Engineering, Science, Ag & Life Sciences, Biomedical Science & Veterinarian Medicine, Public Health or Mays Business School
  • Provide two letters of recommendation
Unique Opportunities and Benefits Provided to Brown Scholars
  • Scholars interview for an opportunity to join a Texas A&M sponsored Fitzhugh Italy summer trip for 36 incoming National Merit Scholar freshman.
  • Scholars are eligible for Brown EnMed/Houston Methodist Research Institute Summer Internships and Bray International Global Summer Internships.
  • Scholars interview with either College of Science, College of Engineering, or College of Ag & Life Sciences (10 positions per respective College) for automatic conditional acceptance to the Texas A&M College of Medicine (30 total positions). Scholars retain Texas A&M College of Medicine option but can also apply to other medical schools.
  • Scholars interview for admission to unique EnMed degree program in conjunction with College of Engineering, College of Medicine and Houston Methodist Hospital.
  • STEM Scholars offered unique research opportunities with professors beginning spring of freshman year.
  • Member of Brown Scholar Tutorial Program where each freshman is assigned an upper classman Brown Scholar as their mentor.
  • Automatic eligibility for Mays Business Honors Program, Brown Foundation Engineering Honors Program, or University Honors Program.
  • Guaranteed on-campus housing for freshman in engineering housing (for Engineering majors), Corps housing (for Corps of Cadets participants), business housing (for Mays Business Honors majors), and Lechner Hall (for University Scholars).
  • Annual Craig & Galen Brown Foundation dinner for all Brown Scholars, attended by Texas A&M System Chancellor, University President, Board of Regents, Provosts, college deans, select faculty, administrators, and parents of graduating seniors.
  • Annual Spring Bar-B-Que at Brown Top Ranch for graduating Scholars.
  • Personal meetings with the founder, Craig Brown, and his team of advisors, throughout the school years and support as needed from the Craig & Galen Brown Foundation staff and former Brown Scholars.
  • Continued support and guidance from the Craig & Galen Brown Foundation after graduation. Our Scholars are a lifetime commitment.
Duration
Craig & Galen Brown Foundation Scholarships are four year awards. You must meet eligibility requirements each year to continue receiving your scholarship in future years. 
Application
Apply using the ApplyTexas Application or the Coalition Application. You must complete the admission and scholarship portions to be considered.

See the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for prospective students below.
Deadline
December 1
More Information

Prospective Scholar Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Current Scholar Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The Brockman Foundation in partnership with the Texas A&M Foundation and Texas A&M University seeks to provide full cost scholarships to nationally-competitive high school graduates. The Brockman Scholars Program is designed to support well rounded individuals of character through merit-based scholarships and build a community of scholars to enable and encourage academic success and civic leadership. Brockman Scholars are expected to maintain a high standard of excellence at Texas A&M University.
 
The program seeks only applicants of the highest merit, who are willing to take on a five-year program of study, to include any 4 year science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related major at Texas A&M University and an additional fifth year of graduate studies in the Mays Business School.  You should not apply for the Brockman Scholarships unless you are prepared to complete the full five-year program for both degrees.
 
The Brockman Foundation scholarships are five-year awards (four-year undergraduate and one-year graduate). Brockman Scholars must meet eligibility requirements each year to continue receiving the scholarship in future years. 

Eligibility

To be considered, you must:

  • Be a graduate of an accredited US high school
  • Meet admissions requirements and be accepted to Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas and be enrolled as an incoming freshman after high school graduation
  • Score at least a minimum 1400 on the SAT (or 32 on the ACT)
  • Pursue an undergraduate degree in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or math) and plan to apply to and complete a one-year Masters’ of Science degree in business at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • Demonstrate excellence in academics, leadership, and constructive social engagement
Duration
Brockman Foundation Scholarships are five year awards. You must meet eligibility requirements each year to continue receiving your scholarship in future years.
Application
Apply directly with the Brockman Foundation
Deadline
Please visit the Brockman Foundation website for deadlines.

For more information view the Prospective Brockman Scholar (FAQ) page.

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 range from $500 to $2,000 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
  • You must be admitted and planning to attend TAMU in College Station during the upcoming fall semester or a full-time undergraduate student.
  • You must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for need-based scholarships.
  • You 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, Texas A&M University at Qatar, or Chartwells (does not include TEES, TEEX or any other system employer).
  • Your parent must have been continuously employed at Texas A&M University, School of Law, 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
Prospective students may apply using the ApplyTexas Application or the Coalition Application for Freshman Admissions. Students must complete the admissions application along with the scholarship application to compete for a Dependent Children Scholarship award.
Deadline
December 1
 
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 – July 1
Deadline – December 1
Entering freshmen can apply online using the ApplyTexas Application or the Coalition Application. For more information about this program visit the Foundation Excellence Award page.
The Opportunity Award is designed to provide scholarships for a first year freshman 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.
In order to provide the most opportunity to the greatest number of students, Texas A&M does not stack Opportunity Award Scholarships. If you qualify for more than one Opportunity Award Scholarship you will receive the highest dollar-value scholarship only.
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 or the Coalition Application for Freshman Admission. Students must complete the admissions application along with the scholarship application to be considered.
Deadline
December 1
 
The Maroon Merit Scholarship program is designed to provide funding for outstanding out-of-state students. Awards are based on an applicant's high school academic record and SAT/ ACT scores.  These awards are for domestic non-resident students only (from a state other than Texas).
 
Maroon Merit awards vary based upon student academic achievement:
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Class Rank % Minimum SAT or ACT Score Annual Award
>=95% 1550/34 $5,000
85-94% 1450/32 $3,500
75-84% 1400/30 $2,000

*Students that attend a non-ranking high school will be assigned a class rank based on the high school profile and reported grade point average.
Eligibility
  • You must be an entering freshman at Texas A&M University (College Station) who has not attended another college or university
  • You must be from a state other than Texas (international students do not qualify for this award)
  • You must meet the class rank and SAT/ACT requirements listed in the chart above
  • You must be enrolled full-time
Students eligible to receive a non-resident tuition waiver by earning at least $4,000 in competitive scholarships each academic year are not eligible for the Maroon Merit Award. In order to provide scholarship opportunities to the greatest number of students, Texas A&M does not stack Academic Scholarships. If you qualify for more than one Academic Scholarship you will receive the highest dollar-value scholarship only.
Duration
You may qualify for Maroon Merit for up to four years (8 semesters). You must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPR and meet annual credit hour completion requirements.

Note: If at any point you become eligible for a non-resident tuition waiver, all future payments of this scholarship will be permanently terminated.  
Application
Apply using the ApplyTexas Application or the Coalition Application
Deadline
December 1
The Texas A&M Higher Education Center at McAllen Scholarships are designed to provide funding for first year freshman with outstanding high school records. Selection is based on an applicant's high school academic record, service, activities, demonstrated leadership, and SAT or ACT scores.  These awards cannot be used at another Texas A&M University location, only McAllen.
Pioneer Scholars (for the class entering Fall 2017)
  • $5,000 per year for 4 years
  • Must enroll full-time
  • Must maintain 2.5 overall GPR
  • Must successfully complete 30 semester credit hours per year (30/60/90)
PALM (Passionate Aggies Leading McAllen) Scholars (for classes entering Fall 2018 and after)
  • $3,000 per year for 4 years
  • Must enroll full-time
  • Must maintain 2.5 overall GPR
  • Must successfully complete 30 semester credit hours per year (30/60/90)
Eligibility
You must be an entering freshman at the McAllen Higher Education Center who has not attended another college or university.  There is no minimum SAT or ACT score in order to be considered.  
Duration
McAllen Higher Education Center Scholarships are four year awards. Recipients must meet eligibility requirements to continue receiving their scholarship award in future years.
Application
Prospective students can apply using the ApplyTexas Application or the Coalition Application for Freshman Admission. Students must complete the admissions application along with the scholarship questions to be considered. 
Deadline
December 1


Scholarship Programs

Scholarships for Texas Residents

Each year hundreds of students apply for scholarships at Texas A&M University. Many of these students are highly qualified, have excellent academic records and participate in numerous school and community activities. Many work in the summer and during the school year. 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.

You can purchase an Aggie Pride License Plate for as little as $35. Texas A&M University receives a portion ($22) of these funds to be used for student scholarships. Aggie Pride License Plates may be ordered at any time during the year and your vehicle 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.
Student Eligibility
Financial Need (based on the FAFSA)
Texas Resident
Academic Achievement
Application
Awarding occurs several times a year, as funds are provided to the University.
The Texas legislature created the Top 10 Percent Scholarship to encourage students who graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class to attend a Texas public institution of higher education.

This program is subject to funding availability from the State of Texas.

**Funding for incoming freshman (initial recipients) is not available for 2018-2019.**
Renewal Requirements (contingent upon available funding)
  • You must have been previously awarded and met all Initial Requirements
  • You must complete a 2018-2019 FAFSA or TASFA (if applicable) and file before March 15.**
  • 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 14, 2018.
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 2018-2019 Student Aid Report (SAR) must be on file at the college or university before March 15.
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.
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 application is required. However, eligible students must present a copy of the official Texas Education Agency Highest Ranking High School Graduate Declaration document to Scholarships & Financial Aid at Texas A&M University before the 12th class day of the fall semester in order to receive the exemption for both the fall and spring semesters.  An official final high school transcript showing the student is ranked #1 in his or her class must also be on file with Admissions before the exemption will be applied. Eligible students must 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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