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The Honors College provides a highly personalized and challenging college experience that includes a four-year, premier scholarship package that covers tuition, fees, housing, a partial meal plan and money for textbooks for a select group of high-achieving freshman students.
The typical Honors College student has the following characteristics: ACT score of 27 and/or SAT score of 1200 (critical reading and math) and graduate in the top 10% of their high school class.
Beginning with the Fall 2021 application cycle, we will offer a test optional admission process in addition to the traditional admission process. Although standardized tests may provide useful information concerning an applicant’s ability to succeed at the college level, there is sufficient evidence that standardized testing does not reflect the true academic potential for all candidates. The Honors College prides itself on removing barriers for its students once they arrive on campus. A test optional admission policy allows us to extend this removal of potential barriers to exceptional students who may lack access to resources that would better prepare them for standardized tests. For more information, see our Test Optional Admissions page.
A&M-Commerce Scholarships – Graduate
At A&M-Commerce scholarships are designed to reward, encourage and assist graduate students in pursuing their studies, research and other goals. They are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, volunteer services, employment and financial need.
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A&M-Commerce Graduate Scholarships
- Keith & Nancy McFarland Scholarship
- H. M. Lafferty Doctoral Scholarship
- Jerry & Marilyn Morris Scholarship
- J. Cullen Sowers Graduate Scholarship
- Graduate Fellowship Endowment
- Nancy Ruth Lenoir Memorial Endowment
- Doctoral Student Scholarship Fund
- Drs. Wilfred and Bobbie Dietrich Endowment
- Multi-Cultural Alumni Endowment
Summer Thesis/Dissertation Fellowship: Competition Begins March 2021. Application form and application information will be posted in Spring 2021.
HOMER TATE INITIATIVE SCHOLARSHIP
Homer Tate Initiative Scholarship
The Homer Tate Initiative Scholarship was established to assist students with funding in their last term before graduation. Scholarships are limited to only undergraduate and graduate students in their last remaining 3 credit hours.
To qualify for the Homer Tate Initiative Scholarship, a student must:
- Be a FAFSA or TASFA financial aid applicant in good standing with Financial Aid.
- Be enrolled in the last 3 credit hours required to complete the degree.
- Be graduating at the end of the semester for which the student is applying for the scholarship, and understand they must have a Graduation Application on file with the Registrar’s Office.
- Provide a complete application which includes information from their Academic Advisor as documentation of remaining course requirement to complete degree.
- Have a balance due after any offered financial aid is applied.
- Students pursuing Competency Based degrees, such as the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) in Organizational Leadership and Competency Based Criminal Justice (CBCJ), are not eligible to apply for Texas A&M University-Commerce scholarships.
How to Apply
- Complete the Application form for Homer Tate Scholarship.
- Applications must be submitted on or before the 12th class day of the fall or spring semester of the 4th class day of the summer semester.
- Scholarship applications are reviewed in the order received.
- Check your LeoMail for communication regarding the scholarship.
- Funding is limited, so apply today!
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply?
The “GET THE APPLICATION” link will direct you to the PDF application. If you have a version of Adobe that allows you to save your changes, you can type on the form and save it. If not, you will need to print it, and fill it out by hand.
As the student, you need only fill out the top section, and sign the application.
You would then scan and email (or fax) it to your Academic Advisor so they can fill out the bottom section, documenting your required remaining course.
Submit the fully completed scholarship application to the email address at the top of the application.
What is a graduation application?
I applied. What happens now?
What if I have additional questions not covered in this FAQ?
Will I increase my chances of being awarded the scholarship by providing a resume or academic records?
What if I graduate in a different term than the current one?
You would be eligible to apply for your very last semester.
If you choose to apply early, please understand that applications will be processed for the current term only, after the application deadline. For example – if you are graduating in Summer II, and it is currently the May Mini, your application will not be processed until after the census date of Summer II.
We will continue to open the scholarship application each semester, until funding is depleted.
What if I am on a payment plan?
What if financial aid already paid my balance?
What if I was offered financial aid, but declined it?
If the offered amount was sufficient to cover your balance, then you would not be eligible to apply for the scholarship. “Financial aid” includes scholarships, grants, and loans. Keep in mind that most federal and institution funds will not disburse for students in 3 credit hours.
What if I already paid my balance out of pocket?
If awarded the scholarship, it would still pay the amount you were billed for tuition and applicable fees (unless you were offered sufficient financial aid to cover your balance, and declined it). Keep in mind that most federal and institution funds will not disburse for students in 3 credit hours.
What if I am transferring in coursework?
Please provide documentation of the outside coursework, and apply for Homer Tate for your last 3 hours at this institution. Homer Tate funds cannot be applied to outside coursework. You may be eligible to complete a Consortium Agreement. Eligibility for Homer Tate will be determined by the Scholarship Office.
May I bring my application to the One Stop Shop?
Outside Scholarships and Fellowships Links
Scholarships and awards from outside private and non-profit institutions and organizations are a great way to help finance your education.
A&M-Commerce compiles a list of several outside scholarships although students are encouraged to also search on their own. The scholarship directories below are a valuable resource for researching and finding many scholarships on one site for which you may be eligible.
If you are the recipient of any type of award, typically scholarships or corporate sponsorships from a source other than A&M-Commerce, you must report it to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships as soon as possible using the Outside Resource Form. An adjustment in your financial aid offer may be needed according to the guidelines of the aid programs currently offered. You may be required to repay financial assistance you have already received if you are no longer eligible for those aid programs.
As a recipient of an outside scholarship or corporate sponsorship, please inform the donor to document the student name and semester with which the money applies to the check or letter included. All scholarship/sponsorship/endowment money should be sent to:
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Texas A&M University-Commerce
P.O. Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429
The links below are provided for informational purposes only. Inclusion does not constitute an endorsement. Neither the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships nor A&M-Commerce can guarantee the accuracy or the timeliness of the information on these sites.
Always be cautious and ensure that any scholarship found is legitimate and not a scam.
General Scholarship Application
Donor Funded and Departmental scholarship opportunities
Admitted students are able to apply for donor-funded and departmental scholarship opportunities by completing our General Scholarship Application.
Accessing the Scholarship Portal
The 2021-2022 scholarship application cycle for donor funded and departmental scholarships begins October 1, 2020. The priority deadline is November 1, 2020. After applying, be sure to check the portal frequently for any new opportunities that may have opened up. Please be aware that the portal for the 2020-2021 academic year is closed.
- Log in to myLEO and click on the APPS tab.
- Click on Scholarships.
- Click the “Sign-Up” button located on the upper, right corner of the page.
- Your LeoMail university email address and a user created password is required to set up the account.
- A confirmation email will be sent to your LeoMail account, and you will need to click the link in the email in order to access the portal for the first time
- Log in to myLEO and click on the APPS tab.
- Click on Scholarships.
- Click the “Sign-In” button located on the upper right-hand corner of the page.
- Use your LeoMail university email address and your previously created password to sign in.
- Should you forget your password, click “Trouble Signing In” to enter your LeoMail email address, and then click “Recover Password”. A password reset email will be sent to you.
How to Apply
When you first sign in to the Scholarship Portal, you will be in the General Scholarship Application. This application lets you apply for endowed and departmental scholarships. We will use this information to match you with scholarship opportunities. You will need to fill in all the questions. If any information is missing, you will be prompted to complete the missing information before you are able to submit the application.
Please pay close attention to the questions asked. There may be options that require selections such as “Other” or “Not Applicable.” For example, if the high school you attended is not shown in the “High School Name” section, you will select “Other,” and you will need to respond to the following statement: “If you chose ‘Other’ for High School Name, please specify.”
On the General Scholarship Application, you will also see an Applicant Record tab. The applicant information comes from our student information system. If you find that the information is incorrect, please e-mail [email protected] so that we can advise you on how to correct this information.
Once you have completely filled out the application, you will select “Finish” and “Continue.” You also have the option to save the application without submitting until you are completely finished. You may do this by clicking on “Save and Keep Editing.”
Navigate to “Opportunities” then “Recommended.” The list of recommended opportunities shown is comprised of scholarships that will require you to answer additional questions, provide additional information or provide an essay.
In order for you to determine what information you need to submit for a particular scholarship, click on the “Apply” button next to the scholarship you would like to review. After completing the required information, you will click on “Finish and Submit.” Please note: This process will need to be repeated for each recommended scholarship for which you would like to be considered.
You will also notice the “All” tab on the “Opportunities” section. These are all of the scholarships available. Do not apply to any other scholarships listed on this tab. You should only apply to those scholarships on the “Recommended” tab.
On the “My Applications” tab you will see the scholarships that have been automatically matched with your information provided on the General Scholarship Application. You are automatically considered for these scholarships. No further action is required for these particular scholarships.
As you complete the additional information required for your recommended opportunities, those scholarships will appear in the “Current” section. Each scholarship will appear as a box, with the status in the top right corner.
You may also log in to view updates regarding your application status for various scholarship opportunities in the “Current” section during the application review process.
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will notify applicants via their LeoMail account if a scholarship offer has been made.
The priority deadline to apply for most university departmental scholarships for the upcoming academic year is November 1. Departmental scholarships with remaining funds to award after the review of the applications by the priority deadline may be reopened for additional applications on a rolling basis until all funds have been committed.
Some donor funded and departmental scholarships have rolling deadlines past the priority deadline.
As new scholarship opportunities are added regularly, please continue to log in to the Scholarship Portal for any new scholarship opportunities that may become available.
Some recommended opportunities may require references. On the “Home” tab, you will see a tab titled, “Manage References.” When you add someone as a reference, we will contact them with instructions on how to upload their reference letter to complete the reference. You will see the status here. You may come back to this location to add additional references, if necessary.
It is suggested that you ask a reference for permission to use them as a reference. Once you have applied, let them know to expect an email with instructions. This will assist with the timely completion of your reference.
If you have additional questions regarding the Scholarship Portal or the General Scholarship Application, please email [email protected].