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Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi offers Institutional and Endowed scholarships to eligible students. Some of the scholarship programs are automatically renewed as long as eligibility criteria is met. In order for funds to be disbursed, the student must be enrolled at A&M-Corpus Christi in a minimum of 30 semester credit hours for each of the Fall and Spring semesters, and meet the specified scholarship requirements. Awards are limited to availability of funding.

*Email notifications of Scholarship Awards will be sent to both the Islander and Personal email addresses.  Acceptance forms must be signed and returned in order to receive the scholarship award.


Institutional Scholarships

Deadline: December 1, 2018

Scholarship Application available at: 
Admission applications submitted by December 1 will serve as scholarship applications for the First Time in College scholarships program.


Name Total Award Annual Award ACT or SAT Score High School Class Rank
Presidential Scholar $16,000 $4,000

ACT 28 and up OR

SAT 1260 and up

Top 10%
Achieve Scholar $12,000 $3,000

ACT 25-27 or

SAT 1160-1250

Top 15%
Islander Scholar $8,000 $2,000

ACT 21-24 or

SAT 1100-1150

Top 20%
Impact Scholar* $4,000 $1,000 least a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA Top 25%

*Must be a resident of the Coastal Bend and graduating from a Coastal Bend High School.


Eligibility & Renewal Requirements

  • Must complete the Apply Texas Application by December 1st, 2018.
  • Must be a Texas resident.
  • Must complete a FAFSA Priority will be given to those who complete the FAFSA by December 1, 2018.
  • Must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA at the end of each academic year (fall, spring and summer).
  • Must successfully complete 30 semester credit hours EACH academic year (Fall,Spring, and Summer) at A&M-Corpus Christi.
  • Must be continuously enrolled in classes.
  • Students are eligible to receive the scholarship award for eight consecutive semesters, fall and spring, towards the completion of the first undergraduate degree.


Students who do not meet the criteria listed above are encouraged to apply for additional scholarships here


Endowed Scholarships

Deadline: March 1, 2019
2019-2020 Scholarship application opens on October 1, 2018

Scholarship Application available by clicking below.

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Students will apply for endowed scholarships utilizing our online scholarship application. Please note that students will be redirected to the application, and will need to log in using their Islander ID and password. To obtain your Islander ID and password, click here.


Applicants are encouraged to submit a FAFSA each academic year.  Students who are unable to meet the enrollment requirements due to limits set by their academic program, graduation, course offerings, approved disability accommodations, or other circumstances beyond the student's control may submit a Scholarship Enrollment Exception Form for consideration. 

Institutional Islander Guarantee Program

Resources have been dedicated to cover tuition and mandatory fees for newly enrolled Texas resident students whose Family Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) is $40,000 or less and meet other criteria.

Eligibility and Renewal Requirements

  • Must be a Texas Resident.
  • Must submit a FAFSA Application 
  • Must complete a FAFSA by the deadline of March 1st annually and be PELL Grant eligible.
  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA.
  • Must complete at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi at least 15 semester credit hours each Fall and Spring semester.
  • Will be in effect for eight consecutive semesters, fall and spring, toward the completion of the first undergraduate degree as long as you continue to meet the above-mentioned criteria.