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Frequently Asked Questions

Eligible Scholarships

Complete the Scholarship Universe General Undergraduate Application by March 1st.

Incoming Freshmen
For the Incoming Freshmen Program you must complete your admissions application on ApplyTexas, submit your transcript and ACT or SAT scores by December 1st.

Incoming Transfer
For the STEP A and B Transfer scholarships you must complete your admissions application and submit transcripts on ApplyTexas by March 1st

Current Undergraduates
N/A

Incoming Transfer
For the STEP A and B Transfer scholarships you must complete your admissions application and submit transcripts on ApplyTexas by March 1st

International Undergraduates
Complete the International Undergraduate Scholarship Application on Scholarship Universe by May 1st


International graduates
Complete the International Graduate Scholarship Application on Scholarship Universe by June 10th. Contact the College of Graduate Studies

Current graduates
N/A -  Contact the College of Graduate Studies


Am I eligible to apply for scholarships?

Incoming freshmen
To apply for the First Time in College Scholarship Program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • 3.0 overall GPA
  • 21 or higher on ACT
  • 1100 or higher on SAT

All Undergraduate students: incoming freshman, incoming transfer students and current students:
You must submit the Undergraduate Scholarship Application. In order to be eligible, you must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and plan to be at least a full-time student (12 hours per semester) and complete 30 semester credit hours EACH academic year (Fall, Spring, and Summer) at A&M-Corpus Christi.

What scholarships do I qualify for?

Please see the appropriate link to determine which scholarships you may qualify for.

Are PSA students eligible for Incoming Freshman scholarships?

A: No, PSA students are not eligible for Incoming Freshmen scholarships because these are 4-year awards. PSA admitted students can submit the General Undergraduate Scholarship application available from October 1- March 1.

Do I have to be admitted to the University prior to applying for scholarships?

Your first step in applying for scholarships should be applying for admission to the University. You will not be awarded a scholarship unless you have been admitted.

Where can I apply for scholarships?

Many of our Scholarship pages will have a green apply here button that you can click and it will take you to Scholarship Universe.  This is our scholarship portal.  The great thing about this portal is as you are answering questions to match you up with scholarships you are eligible for, it will also match you up with Private Scholarships you may qualify for as well.  We have a database of over 3 Million dollars in Private Scholarships that is linked to our portal.  You can also go to https://tamucc.scholarshipuniverse.com/ to access it directly.

How will I be notified if I am/am not awarded a scholarship?

You will be notified by e-mail if you are or are not selected to receive a scholarship. For this reason, it is very important that the correct e-mail addresses are submitted on your application. Please note that if you are not selected for an award you will be notified within two weeks after the 12th day of class.

What if I did not submit my scholarship application by the deadline?

The TAMUCC Undergraduate Scholarship Application will be reopened if there are remaining funds to be awarded for the academic year.

Can I get a scholarship just based on my ACT/SAT test scores, GPA, or other measure of my academic performance?

Scholarship awards are made based on a student's overall scholarship application (e.g., test scores, class rank, essay, resume, leadership, etc.) and not just on a single criterion.

Can I be awarded for the full academic year or on a semester basis?

Scholarships are awarded for the full academic year and not for just one semester. For example, if you are awarded a $1,000 scholarship, you will receive $500 in the fall semester and $500 in the spring semester.

What happens if I change my major?

Some scholarships are awarded based on your current major. We ask that you please notify the Scholarship Office if you are a recipient of a major-specific scholarship and decide to change your major. If you have not been awarded a scholarship, but you have submitted your application, no action is required on your part.  The system automatically updates your scholarship application to reflect your new major.

What are the requirements for my Thank You letter picture?

The Thank You letter picture is your profile picture in Scholarship Universe.  Please see the link below for the picture requirements.

Profile Picture Requirements

How do I get my scholarship money?

Scholarship monies are automatically applied to your tuition bill.  Refunds are coordinated through the Business Office and processed through BankMobile Disbursements.  To learn more about BankMobile Disbursements, click How it Works or go to the Business Office Refund Webpage.

What if I have a scholarship and am not able to enroll in the number of required hours?

If you have a scholarship but find yourself not able to register for the required number of hours, please fill out the enrollment exception form at the link below. This will be forwarded to your scholarship committee for review.

Enrollment Exception Form (pdf)

What if I have a scholarship and am no longer eligible?

If you have a scholarship but find yourself no longer eligible and have extenuating circumstances, please fill out the appeal form at the link below. This will be forwarded to your scholarship committee for review.

Appeal Form (pdf)

I did not take my ACT/SAT due to COVID - 19.  Will I still be considered for a 2021-2022 Incoming Freshmen Scholarship?

Yes, for the 2021-2022 academic year only, we will not be reviewing ACT/SAT scores as criteria for awarding the Incoming Freshmen scholarships.  We will be considering a student's High School Percentile and GPA (converted to a 4.0 scale).  Admissions applications and High School transcripts will still need to be submitted by the December 1st, 2020 deadline.