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Incoming Freshmen

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi offers four different university funded scholarships to undergraduate Texas residents and non- residents (if funds are available) to be used for tuition and mandatory fees based upon criteria outlined below.  These scholarships are automatically renewed as long as eligibility criteria is met.  Along with completion of the ApplyTexas admission application by February 1st, students wanting to apply for institutional scholarships will need to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year by March 1st.  In order for funds to be disbursed the student must be enrolled at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in a minimum of 12 semester credit hours for each of the Fall and Spring semesters and meet the requirements outlined.  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.  Awards are limited to availability of funding.

1. Institutional Scholarships

Deadline: February 1, 2021 (Priority Deadline: October 1, 2020)

Scholarship Application available at: ApplyTexas.org 
Admission applications submitted by February 1 will serve as scholarship applications for the First Time in College scholarships program. Please note that High School Transcripts and Test Scores must be postmarked by February 1st to be eligible for the awards.

***Due to COVID-19 impacting SAT and ACT testing, 2021-2022 Incoming Freshman Scholarships will be awarded using students’ high school rank and high school GPA (converted to a 4.0 scale) if test scores are not available.

Name Total Award Annual Award ACT or SAT Score GPA Score* (based on converted 4.0 scale) High School rank ***
Presidential Scholar $16,000 $4,000

ACT 28 and up or

SAT 1260 and up

3.50+ 10%
Achieve Scholar $12,000 $3,000

ACT 25-27 or

SAT 1160-1250

3.25+ 20%
Islander Scholar $8,000 $2,000

ACT 21-24 or

SAT 1100-1150

3.00+ 25%
Impact Scholar** $4,000 $1,000 No minimum ACT/SAT requirement 3.00+ No minimum requirement

*GPA Scores will be converted to a 4.0 scale internally.
** Must be a resident of the Coastal Bend (Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio Counties) and graduating from a Coastal Bend High School.

Eligibility & Renewal Requirements

  • Must complete the admissions application on Apply Texas by the following dates:
    • Priority Deadline : October 1st, 2020
    • Deadline: February 1st, 2021
  • Must postmark test scores and high school transcripts by February 1st.
  • Must complete a FAFSA annually by March 1st.
  • Must maintain at least a 3.0 overall GPA at the end of each academic year (fall, spring and summer).
  • Must complete 12 semester credit hours at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi each Fall and Spring semester and successfully complete 30 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi credit hours each academic year (fall, spring and summer) to be eligible for renewal.
  • Have no break in enrollment or eligibility
  • Will be in effect for up to eight consecutive semesters, fall and spring, toward the completion of the first undergraduate degree.

Email notifications of institutional 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.

 

2. Additional scholarship opportunities:

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A. Endowed Scholarships: 21-22 TAMU-CC Undergraduate Scholarship Application

Deadline: March 1, 2021

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. This scholarship application is available for all incoming, transfer and current undergraduate students.

B. Honors Program scholarships

The Honors Program at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi offers scholarship opportunities to students. Those wishing to be considered for a scholarship must be admitted to the Honors Program and must submit the Honors Program Scholarship Application by the posted deadline. For more information, please visit the Honors Program web site.

C. Music, Art, and Theatre

See Additional Scholarships.

D. Athletic Scholarships

Students seeking athletic scholarships should send inquiries to the coach of their intended sport.

Students applying for additional scholarships 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.