The Aggie Eagle Program (AEP) offers high school juniors and seniors and transfer students who are Eagle Scouts, Girl Scout Gold Award, or Stars and Stripes Award recipients a first-hand experience with the Corps of Cadets. Traditionally, the Corps has over 300 members who hold the BSA Eagle Scout rank or the GSUSA Gold Award. AEP recognizes the same traits that motivate a youngster to join scouts also encourage them, as collegians, to join the Corps. While at AEP, students will:
AEP is offered once in the fall and once in the spring semesters. Our next program will take place on February 21-22, 2014. Check-in for the AEP is at the Sanders Corps of Cadets Center from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. on Friday. The program concludes the following day. The program concludes Saturday after the sporting event.
The fall AEP is planned for 12-13 Sep 2014. Once the date and sporting event are confirmed, registration will be open.
All qualified cadets attending AEP are eligible for a $2,400 scholarship, which carries no military obligation and may be used in conjunction with other scholarships. If a Corps Scholarship is awarded to a student who is not a resident of Texas, the recipient may qualify for in-state tuition.
AEP costs a non-refundable $35 per student. To register and learn more about attendance requirements, click on the button above and complete the online registration. After completing the online registration, your qualifications for attending the program will be reviewed. Very qualified Venture, Explorer, Sea Scouts as well as those scouts who are very close to completing their Gold / Eagle Scout / Stars and Stripes awards will be considered for attendance. A confirmation packet will then be mailed to you with the required forms. Your registration is not complete until we receive your required forms (click here) by fax or email. Due to a limited number of spots, prompt return of the forms is encouraged.
If traveling by bus or plane, please make your arrival/departure destination Bryan, Texas (bus) or College Station, Texas (air). Texas A&M will ONLY provide transportation to and from the Bryan Bus Station or the College Station airport (CLL), Easterwood Field. A commercial shuttle service from Houston Intercontinental and Houston Hobby Airports to College Station is available (GroundShuttle.com). If you are traveling by bus, air, or shuttle, please make that known as early as possible so we can be sure to plan for your arrival and departure.
Parents Parents are welcome to attend portions of the program. An information session is held on Friday afternoon and parents are invited to join their students at the recognition ceremony on Friday evening. Students will be housed on campus but parents will need to arrange their own accommodations. Hotels/motels in Bryan/College Station may fill up during football weekends. Parents should make reservations as soon as possible. More on possible locations can be found here: http://www.visitaggieland.com/Where-to-Stay.
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