The Corps of Cadets offers scholarships ranging in value from $1,000 - $20,000 that carry no military obligation.
Corps scholarships are both need and merit based, with many reserved for students entering the Corps as freshmen cadets. In addition, most Corps scholarships qualify non-Texas residents for aÂÂ non-resident tuition waiver.
For more information about Corps scholarships, call 1-888-244-4456 or 1-979-458-0469 orÂÂ
The following is an overview of the scholarships available through the Corps of Cadets:
|Corps 21 Scholarship||Commandant's Leadership Award|
|General Rudder Corps Scholarships
||Sul Ross/Corps Scholarship
|Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP)|
TASSP is a scholarship available to any Texas resident who is interested in pursuing either a commission in one of the Armed Services or will join the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, the Texas State Guard, or the U.S. Merchant Marine upon graduation. One of the requirements for this scholarship is to enroll in ROTC classes, which is also a requirement for those who join the Corps of Cadets. For more information clickÂÂ here.
The Hazlewood Exemption allows for an exemption from the payment of tuition and academic fees for up to 150 semester credit hours. It is open to the children & spouses of veterans who at the time of entry into the US Armed Forces:
High school students should apply during the ApplyTexas application window for Texas A&M, currently 1 August after their junior year, through 1 December of their senior year. In order to be considered for a Corps Scholarship prospective cadets MUST complete and submit both the admission and scholarship application at ApplyTexas and have established contact with the Corps Recruiting Office in College Station. ÂÂ This can be accomplished by calling the Recruiting Office and expressing a desire to join the Corps or by attending or be scheduled to attend one the Corps Recruiting Programs; such as Spend the Night with the Corps, JCAP, Aggie Eagle etc. ÂÂ Please note that the deadline for submitting both the ApplyTexas Scholarship Application and the admission application is December 1st. ÂÂ The ApplyTexas application process opens on August 1st of each year. ÂÂ The Corps of Cadets does NOT have a separate scholarship application; filling out and submitting the ApplyTexas scholarship application will make you eligible for consideration for Corps Scholarships as well as the numerous other scholarships available to all students who attend Texas A&M.
Failure to submit the scholarship application will make you ineligible to be considered for both university and Corps Scholarships.
At the beginning of the semester that you are offered a Corps Scholarship you will be required to sign a contract outlining the following requirements:
Corps Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and/or financial need. The criteria used for merit are the same as those used by the Admissions Office to determine which applicants are offered admission (i.e. SAT/ACT scores, HS class rank, extracurricular activities, etc.). To be considered for a scholarship based on financial need, you must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This can be done on-line at www.fafsa.gov.
For those prospective cadets who are offered a Corps Scholarship, notifications will go out approximately every 3 weeks starting in mid-February, and continue throughout the Spring and well into the summer. These notifications are sent via U. S. Mail from the Scholarship and Financial Aid (SFA) office of the university. The notifications include all financial aid from the university that is being offered, including Corps Scholarships.
Transfer students can also apply for admission and scholarships at ApplyTexas.orgÂÂ As the deadline for transfer students are different and since most transfer students entering the Corps have at least one year of college, the awarding process and criteria is slightly different. The Scholarship Selection Committee will consider transfer students for scholarships separately in early August or January of the semester they are entering the Corps. ÂÂ The committee will use the same financial aid criteria, but in the case of merit based scholarships, will take into consideration your current College transcript and extra-curricular activities.