A variety of financial aid programs exist to help students attend Texas A&M. The programs include scholarships, fellowships, assistantships, grants-in-aid, short and long term loans, and part-time student employment. More information about financial aid can be obtained from the Department of Student Financial Aid.
Scholarships and grants-in-aid are available under the Opportunity Awards Program. This program provides awards to high school graduates who are capable of outstanding scholarship achievement and /or who need financial assistance to attend the University. The scholarships are made possible through the Association of Former Students, the Texas A&M University Development Foundation and by interested citizens and organizations. Also, scholarships are available for undergraduate students already enrolled in the university.
In the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, scholarships are available each year to incoming freshman and continuing meteorology majors. Scholarships with awards of at least $1000 in an academic year waive out-of-state tuition non-Texas residents.
- With funding from a new grant from the National Science Foundation, the Texas A&M College of Geosciences and the department are able to offer need-based scholarships of up to $10,000 per year for two years to incoming freshmen and transfer students. To be considered for these scholarships, students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) [www.fafasa.ed.gov].
- The Ernestine P. Scoggins Memorial Scholarship is given each year to the student with the highest GPR who has completed at least two semesters and 25 hours. This award, which partially defrays the cost of tuition in the coming semester(s), is named after the wife of a former Meteorology Department Head.
- The Allan Curry Reynolds Endowed Memorial Scholarship also partially defrays tuition costs, and is given each year to one or more junior or senior students on the basis of both academic achievement and financial need.
- The Lauren D. Murphy `85 and Michael J. Baker `85 Endowed Scholarship is awarded each year to an undergraduate Texas resident with at least a 3.00 GPR on the merit of academic achievement and financial need.
- The T.W. Hillin `31 Endowed Scholarship is awarded each year on the basis of demonstrated academic aptitude and financial need, to a Texas resident and graduate of Texas high school with a cumulative GPR between 2.40 and 3.20.The Joan and John F. Griffiths Endowed Scholarship is awarded each year (ideally to a student with an interest in the discipline of Applied Climatology), on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.
For further information on these scholarships, please contact:
Office: Room 1204GAA, Eller O&M Building