National Merit Finalists who select Texas A&M University as their first choice institution are guaranteed to be offered the awards listed in the table below. The scholarships listed below will be in addition to any other scholarships from our department, individual colleges or departments at Texas A&M, or from other outside donors.

For out-of-state students, the value of the scholarship package could approach $100,000 due to the out-of-state tuition waiver, worth approximately $16,500 per year.

Typical National Merit/Achievement Package Over Four Years:


President’s Endowed Scholarship






NM Recognition Award






Sponsorship (TAMU)




$ 2,000


Total over four years:









Additional Opportunities for Those Who Qualify:


Study abroad stipend




$ 1,000


NMRA supplemental for 5th year of study




$ 3,000


Engineering Study Abroad Scholarship*




$ 2,000


Engineering Undergraduate Summer Research Program*




$ 6,500


Total Potential Four Year Scholarship Award Package:






Plus possible scholarships from colleges, departments, athletics, and outside entities.


 * The Look College of Engineering requires a separate application for these programs.

Champe Fitzhugh, Jr. International Honors Leadership Seminar

Most National Merit and Achievement Finalists will be eligible to apply for this two-week leadership development program, which takes place at the Santa Chiara Study Center, in Tuscany, Italy.

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