Students who plan to attend Texas A&M University often have a similar concern about how to fund their education. These students may be pleased to know that given the large size of the university, there are an abundance of scholarships available to Texas A&M students. Some of these scholarships are open to students in their first year of studies only while other awards are open to advanced students. One of the best ways to start searching for Texas A&M scholarships is complete a FAFSA application. This application will quickly tell the student whether he or she has qualified for any federal or state level aid. In addition, many of the Texas A&M need-based awards require applicants to submit information from their FAFSA application. In addition to the FAFSA, students may wish to consider applying for one of the Texas A&M scholarships that are listed below:
Foundation Excellence Award: This scholarship is only available to students who are incoming freshmen. Students who are already enrolled at TAMU College Station or students who are considered a transfer student from a minority background can also be considered for this award. Incoming students can apply anytime between August 1st to December 1st. Currently enrolled students are required to apply sometime between October 15th to February 1st. Additionally, transfer students can apply anytime between January 1st to March 15th for fall semester or between August 1st to October 15th for spring semester. All applicants are required to be a U.S. citizen or resident. When making funding decisions, students are judged based on their extracurricular involvement, financial need, and academic qualifications. In order to apply, students must log onto this website and create an account.
Academic Excellent Award: This scholarship provides students with a scholarship for up to three years of study. The amount of the award varies between a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $10,000. Every year, there are about 600 students who are chosen for this scholarship. In order to be eligible, applicants are required to submit a FAFSA application and also complete a UniversityScholarship application. Only students who are enrolled full-time and who are making satisfactory progress are eligible for this scholarship. In order to be considered, students are required to demonstrate involvement in the campus community, work experience, leadership ability, strong academic ability, and financial need. All students who wish to apply should do so prior to the February 1st application deadline. Additional information is available at this website.
Aggie Transfer Scholarship: This award is only open to students who are transferring to Texas A&M. In order to be considered, students should have completed at least 24 credits of coursework at their current institution. The amount of the scholarship varies between a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $3,000. Some of the awards provide students with a scholarship for more than one semester, while other awards are a one-time only scholarship. Additional information about this scholarship, and other transfer scholarships, can be found at this website.