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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 2018 is January 2, 2018.

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
January 2, 2018
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
‚ÄčPresident'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
January 2, 2018
In support of first generation lower and middle-income students from the 41 Texas counties impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Texas A&M University has partnered with the Texas A&M Foundation and the Association of Former Students to create the Texas A&M Resilience Scholarship.  This one-year $2,500 scholarship will be available to up to 400 incoming freshman for Fall 2018.
Eligibility
To be considered for the Texas A&M Resilience Scholarship:
  • You must be enroll full-time at Texas A&M University as a freshman for Fall 2018
  • You must be a first-generation college student (neither parent has earned a bachelor’s degree)
  • Your family’s adjusted gross income must be less than $80,000 per year as verified through the financial aid application
  • You must graduate from a high school in one of the 41 Texas counties impacted by Hurricane Harvey
Duration
This scholarship is available as a one year, nonrenewable award for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Application
Apply using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or the Texas Application for State Financial Aid.  Visit the Apply for Aid page for more information.
 
Note: Funding is limited. These scholarships are awarded 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.
 
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 extraordinary students recognized as National Merit Semifinalists. Brown Scholars demonstrate high achievement in an academically rigorous high school environment, are involved in their campus and community, hold significant leadership roles, and are expected to maintain a high standard of excellence at Texas A&M. Decisions are made by the Craig & Galen Brown Foundation. 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 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
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
January 2, 2018
More Information

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

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) by March 15 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 be considered.
Deadline
January 2, 2018
 
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 – August 1, 2017
Deadline – January 2, 2018
Entering freshmen can apply online using the ApplyTexas Application or the Coalition Application.
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
January 2, 2018
 


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, 2018.**
  • 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, 2018.
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 at Texas A&M University.
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 formal application is required. If qualified for this exemption, your high school submits your information to the TEA and they provide the University with a list. You may present a copy of your official Texas Education Agency Highest Ranking High School Graduate declaration to Scholarships & Financial Aid at Texas A&M University before the 12th class day for both fall and spring exemption or by 12th class day in spring for spring only exemption. An official final high school transcript showing student ranked #1 in his or her class must also be on file with Admissions before the exemption can be applied. Students may 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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