The Corps of Cadets is committed to offering students a wide range of opportunities to learn, succeed and excel.  There are almost 2,000 Corps Scholarships available to assist cadets financially in meeting these goals.

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The Corps of Cadets offers scholarships ranging in value from $1,000 – $18,000 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 a non-resident tuition waiver.

There are four (4) basic scholarships available to both incoming and returning cadets.  In addition, Easterwood Scholarships, which are reserved for members of the Corps of Cadets, are administered through the university Scholarship and Financial Aid (SFA) Office.  The table below summarizes these scholarships:

Corps 21 Scholarship

  • 4-year scholarship
  • Valued between $16,000 to $18,000 total and payable between $4,000 to $4,500 per year
  • Selection based on superior academic performance and demonstrated leadership

Commandant’s Leadership Award

  • •4-year scholarship
  • •Valued at $8,000 total and payable at $1,000 per semester/$2,000 per year.
  • •Selection based on superior academic performance and demonstrated leadership

General Rudder Corps Scholarship

  • 4-year scholarship
  • Valued at between $8,000 to $10,000 total and payable between $2,000 to $2,500 per year
  • Selection based on superior academic performance and demonstrated leadership

Sul Ross/Corps Scholarship

  • 2-year scholarship with the potential for renewal for junior and senior years
  • •Valued between $4,000 to $4,800 total over 4 years and payable between $1,000 to $1,200 per year
  • •Selection based on excellent academic performance and demonstrated leadership

Easterwood Scholarship

  • 4-year scholarship
  • Valued at approximately $12,000 payable at $3,000 per year
  • •Selection based on superior academic performance and demonstrated leadership
  • Selections are made by the Easterwood Committee

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, U.S. Merchant Marine, or U.S. Coast Guard 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 click here.

Hazelwood Exemption

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:

  • Are Texas residents
  • Designated Texas as their Home of Record
  • Entered the service in Texas

For more information and to see the specific eligibility requirements, click here.
For more information on how to apply for the Hazlewood Exemption at Texas A&M, click here.

How and When to Apply For Corps Scholarships

High school students should apply during the ApplyTexas application window for Texas A&M, currently August 1st-December 1st of their Senior year.  In order to be considered for a Corps Scholarship prospective cadets MUST complete and submit both the admission and scholarship applications at ApplyTexas and have established contact with the Corps Recruiting Office in College Station. This can be accomplished by calling the Recruiting Office and expressing a desire to join the Corps or by attending or being scheduled to attend one the Corps Recruiting Programs, such as Spend the Night with the Corps, JCAP, Aggie Eagle, etc. Please note that the deadline for submitting both the ApplyTexas Scholarship Application and the admission application is December 1st. The ApplyTexas application process opens on August 1st of each year. 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.


The requirements to maintain a Corps of Cadets Scholarship are summarized below:

  • Remain a member in good standing within the Corps of Cadets.
  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 hours per semester at Texas A&M (Blinn Team excepted).  This may be waived on a case-by-case basis by the Commandant.
  • Maintain a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.3 for Sul Ross/Corps and Commandant’s Leadership Awards, 2.5 for General Rudder Scholarships, and 3.0 for Corps 21 Scholarships.
  • At the beginning of sophomore year have completed a minimum of 30 hours, and at the beginning of the senior year have completed a minimum of 75 hours.
  • Write a “Thank You Letter” to the scholarship donor(s) each semester, and submit to the Corps Scholarship Office.
  • Allow grades to be sent to the donor(s) each semester.
  • Allow contact information such as phone number and e-mail address to be sent to donor(s).
  • Participate in Corps or Donor sponsored social events in honor of the scholarship donors.

Award Notifications

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

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

Transfer students can also apply for admission and scholarships at 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. 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.

For more information about Corps scholarships, call 1-888-244-4456 or 1-979-458-0469 or send us an email.