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We know the responsibility of paying for your education can seem overwhelming. But we’re on your side. In fact, we award over $10 million in scholarships each year. Scholarships are available to help with the cost of college. They are awarded based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, volunteer services, employment and financial need.

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A&M-Commerce Scholarships 2021

UndeRgraduate scholarships for 2021-2022

All undergraduate applicants of A&M-Commerce are automatically reviewed for scholarship eligibility, and scholarships are offered at the point of admission.

Presidential Scholarship

Presidential ScholarshipACADEMIC INDEXAWARDDURATION
Offered upon admission to first time new freshman and maybe combined with Honors College or donor funded scholarshipsClass rank in the TOP 10%$4,000up to 8 long semesters or graduation (whichever comes first). Four year valued at: $16,000

Blue & Gold Freshman Scholarships

To be considered for the Blue & Gold Freshman Scholarship, all official high school transcript(s) must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. A student’s scholarship award level will be based upon the GPA at the time of admission to the university. The scholarship only applies to the fall and spring semesters.

Blue & Gold Scholarships-FreshmanACADEMIC INDEXAWARDDURATION
Offered upon admission to first time new freshman and may be combined with donor funded scholarshipsTIER 1 (around 3.8 GPA & Rank near TOP 20%)$2,000up to 8 long semesters or graduation (whichever comes first). Four year valued at: $8,000
TIER 2 (around 3.5 GPA & Rank near TOP 30%)$1,000up to 8 long semesters or graduation (whichever comes first). Four year valued at: $4,000
TIER 3 (around 3.0 GPA & Rank near TOP 50%)$500up to 8 long semesters or graduation (whichever comes first). Four year valued at: $2,000

Blue & Gold Transfer Scholarships

To be considered for the Blue & Gold Transfer Scholarship, all official college transcript(s) must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. A student’s scholarship award level will be based upon the transfer GPA at the time of admission to the university. The scholarship only applies to the fall and spring semesters.

Blue & Gold Scholarships-TransferACADEMIC INDEXAWARDDURATION
Offered upon admission to first time transfer students from a two-year college with an Associate’s Degree or earned 45 credit hours and may be combined with donor funded scholarshipsTIER 1 (3.80 college transfer cumulative GPA)$2,500up to 4 long semesters or graduation (whichever comes first). Two year valued at: $5,000
TIER 2 (3.50 college transfer cumulative GPA)$2,000up to 4 long semesters or graduation (whichever comes first). Two year valued at: $4,000

President's Promise Scholarship

Incoming, first-time freshman or transfer students for the 2021-2022 academic year are automatically considered upon admission based on specific criteria. These scholarships only apply to the fall and spring semesters.

President’s Promise ScholarshipAWARDDURATION
Offered upon admission to first time new freshman students with a filed FAFSA, Pell-eligible and AGI $50K or less, TX Resident and may be combined with Honors College or donor funded scholarshipsFull tuition, last dollar inup to 8 long semesters or graduation (whichever comes first)
Offered upon admission to first time new transfer students with a filed FAFSA, Pell-eligible and AGI $50K or less, TX Resident, from a two-year college with an Associate’s Degree or earned 45 credit hours and may be combined with donor funded scholarshipsFull tuition, last dollar inup to 4 long semesters or graduation (whichever comes first)

Renewal Eligibility

  • Presidential and Blue & Gold: Maintain a minimum 2.75 semester and institutional cumulative GPA
  • The President’s Promise: Maintain a minimum 2.00 semester and institutional cumulative GPA
  • Successfully enroll  and  complete a minimum of 15 A&M-Commerce credit hours each fall/spring semester and 30 A&M-Commerce credit hours each academic year
  • Students pursuing a Competency Based Education (CBE/TAB) degree are not eligible for A&M-Commerce scholarships due to the special tuition structure of these programs.

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HONORS PROGRAMS

The Honors College

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.

Eligibility

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.

For more information about receiving an Honors Scholarship visit the Honors College website or email [email protected].

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THE FIRST YEAR LEADERSHIP CLASS (FLC)

THE FIRST YEAR LEADERSHIP CLASS

The First Year Leadership Class (FLC) is a scholarship experience that challenges students to learn about themselves through an experience at Texas A&M University-Commerce that cannot be duplicated anywhere else.

Eligibility

While leadership is often defined by the offices one holds and the recognition one attains, there are other aspects to its meaning. FLC believes a leader is someone who has the initiative to improve his or her environment and act as a positive change agent for the campus and beyond. The program strives to equip these students with the personal leadership skills and education necessary to lead throughout their college experience and beyond.

This program is a partnership between the Department of Residential Living and Learning and the Department of Leadership Engagement & Development.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Dallas County Promise Scholarship

Dallas County Promise Scholarship

The Dallas County Promise Scholarship at A&M-Commerce is awarded in partnership with the Dallas County Promise program to provide a college education to students graduating from eligible high schools in Dallas County.

Details

  • Pays the balance of your tuition not covered by other financial aid/scholarships.[1]
  • Includes a $500 incentive to be used toward your student fees, like room and board.[2]

Freshman Requirements

  • Meet Dallas County Promise eligibility requirements and deadlines.
  • Graduate from a participating Dallas County Promise high school in the 2019-2020 school year
  • Be a Texas resident for tuition purposes
  • Submit financial aid application to A&M-Commerce by March 6, 2020.
  • Submit admissions application to A&M-Commerce by July 31, 2020.
  • Register to attend orientation at A&M-Commerce by July 31, 2020.

Transfer Requirements

  • Graduate from a participating Dallas County Promise high school
  • Maintain Dallas County Promise eligibility requirements at Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD)
  • Enroll at A&M-Commerce for the fall or spring semester after graduation from DCCCD with a transferable associate degree (Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Arts in Teaching)
  • Start classes the semester after associate degree completion
  • Transfer to A&M-Commerce with a minimum 2.0 GPA

[1] Dallas County Promise Scholarship covers the remaining balance on any tuition for 15 or more credit hours each fall and spring semester for up to four semesters for transfer students and up to eight semesters for freshmen (not including summer sessions) that are not covered by other grants, scholarships, exemptions, benefits and/or waiver programs received by the student.

[2] The $500 incentive may only be used one time (fall semester) and is available to students with or without an associate’s degree directly after high school graduation.

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FRESHMAN STUDENT ACCESS AND SUCCESS SCHOLARSHIPS

FRESHMAN STUDENT ACCESS AND SUCCESS SCHOLARSHIPS

Incoming freshman students, for the 2020-2021 academic year, are automatically reviewed for scholarships based on exemplary class rank from high school. The automatic review process does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship offer since funding is limited. These scholarships only apply to the Fall and Spring semesters. Offer notifications are sent via student university email accounts and must be accepted in MyLeo. The level of scholarship offered is based on the student’s class ranking on record with our Admissions Office at the time the scholarship is offered.

Initial Eligibility

The following eligibility requirements will be used to determine which Freshman Student Access and Success Scholarship may be offered for the 2020-2021 academic year:

SCHOLARSHIPRANKAWARDDURATION
PresidentialTop 1-10%$2,750 per yearup to 8 long semesters or graduation (whichever comes first)
Blue & GoldTop 11-25%$1,250 per yearup to 8 long semesters or graduation (whichever comes first)

Continued Eligibility

  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 semester and institutional cumulative GPA
  • Successfully enroll and complete a minimum of 15 A&M-Commerce credit hours** each Fall/Spring semester and 30 A&M-Commerce credit hours** each academic year
  • Have no break in enrollment or eligibility

Note: Funds will not disburse unless student is enrolled in the required credit hours for the semester. Undergraduate students who are unable to meet the enrollment requirements due to limits set by their academic program, graduation, course offerings, approved disability accommodations or other circumstances beyond the student’s control may submit a Scholarship Enrollment Exception Certification Form for consideration. The form can be found at: General Forms

** Credit hours completed at other institutions do not count toward the credit hour requirements for the scholarship.

Probation and Suspension of Scholarship

The first time a student fails to meet either the credit hour or the GPA requirement for the Freshman Scholarship will result in probation for the next semester of enrollment. A notification will be sent to the student’s university e-mail account. The student will still be eligible to receive the Freshman Scholarship during the probation semester, provided the student is meeting credit hour requirements. After the probation semester, the student will have to meet both the GPA and credit hour requirements each semester or the Freshman Scholarship will be suspended.

Appeals for Reinstatement of Scholarship

In cases of extenuating circumstances, a student may appeal for reinstatement of a suspended scholarship. Supporting documentation is required. Examples of extenuating circumstances include: serious illness or injury, death of an immediate family member, divorce, employment issues, etc.. The Scholarship Standards of Progress Appeal form can be accessed on our website at: Appeal Forms

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PRIDE SCHOLARSHIPS

PRIDE SCHOLARSHIPS

Pride Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students with identified financial need, but no Pell Grant eligibility. Students fully admitted to Texas A&M University-Commerce are automatically reviewed for these scholarships.

Initial Eligibility

The automatic review process does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship offer since funding is limited. Eligible students should file a FAFSA as soon as possible for the best chance of receiving a Pride Scholarship. The scholarships only apply to the Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Must be fully admitted to the university.
  • Complete a FAFSA that shows financial need with no Pell Grant eligibility.
  • Priority is to students who complete FAFSA by the priority deadline of March 31st.
  • Enrollment of 15 (UPRIDE) or 9 (GPRIDE) credit hours is required each Fall/Spring semester. This scholarship will not disburse if enrollment is less than 15/9 credit hours. A semester when the scholarship does not disburse still counts against the duration of the scholarship.
  • The scholarship is renewable if 30 (UPRIDE) or 18 (GPRIDE) credit hours are successfully completed during the academic year, even if the scholarship was not disbursed during the Fall/Spring semesters.

Note: Undergraduate students whose academic program limits their enrollment to 12 credit hours a semester are exempt from the 15 credit hour rule; they must complete 12 credit hours each Fall/Spring semester and 24 credit hours per academic year to renew the scholarship.

The following lists the amount of each Pride Scholarship and the possible duration of the award:

ScholarshipAmountDuration
UPRIDE (Undergraduate)$3,000 per year/$1,500 per semesterUp to 8 semesters
GPRIDE (Graduate)$3,000 per year/$1,500 per semesterUp to 4 semesters

Continued Eligibility

RENEWAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Complete a FAFSA showing financial need with no Pell Grant eligibility for the academic year by the priority deadline of March 31st.
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 semester and institutional cumulative GPA.
  • Enrollment of 15(UPRIDE)/9(GPRIDE) credit hours is required each Fall/Spring semester. This scholarship will not disburse if enrollment is less than 15/9 credit hours. A semester when the scholarship does not disburse still counts against the duration of the scholarship.
  • The scholarship is renewable if 30(UPRIDE)/18(GPRIDE) credit hours are successfully completed during the academic year, even if the scholarship was not disbursed during the Fall/Spring semesters.

Note: Undergraduate students whose academic program limits their enrollment to 12 credit hours a semester are exempt from the 15 credit hour rule; they must complete 12 credit hours each Fall/Spring semester and 24 credit hours per academic year to renew the scholarship.

Funds will not disburse unless student is enrolled in the required credit hours for the semester. Students who are unable to meet the enrollment requirements due to limits set by their academic program, graduation, course offerings, approved disability accommodations or other circumstances beyond the student’s control may submit a Scholarship Enrollment Exception Certification Form for consideration. The form can be found at: General Forms

PROBATION AND SUSPENSION OF SCHOLARSHIP

The first time a student fails to meet either the credit hour or the GPA requirement for the Pride Scholarship will result in probation for the next semester of enrollment. A notification will be sent to the student’s university e-mail account. The student will still be eligible to receive the Pride Scholarship during the probation semester. After the probation semester, the student will have to meet both the GPA and credit hour requirements each semester or the Pride Scholarship will be suspended. Probation or suspension for failure to meet the semester credit hour requirements will be removed at the end of the academic year if the student meets the academic year credit hour requirement.

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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.

Eligibility

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.

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What is a graduation application?

A graduation application is your application to graduate from the university and receive your diploma.

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I applied. What happens now?

Please continue to monitor your LeoMail for communication regarding the scholarship.

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What if I have additional questions not covered in this FAQ?

Email us

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Will I increase my chances of being awarded the scholarship by providing a resume or academic records?

No

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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.

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What if I am on a payment plan?

If awarded the scholarship, it could still pay the amount you were billed for applicable tuition and applicable fees.

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What if financial aid already paid my balance?

You are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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May I bring my application to the One Stop Shop?

No. It is required that you email your application to [email protected] so we are able to track and document your application.

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I am an International Student. Am I eligible to apply?

Unfortunately, no. You must also be a financial aid applicant with a FAFSA or TASFA application on file.

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FIFTH-YEAR ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIP

Fifth-Year Accounting Scholarship

Fifth-Year Accountancy Scholarship Application

See accounting department faculty for application information, including due date.

Eligibility

  • Available to Texas residents who have financial need as demonstrated by the 2021-2022 FAFSA
  • Students who have completed at least 120 hours of college coursework (including at least 15 semester credit hours of accounting) at the beginning of the fall 2021 semester
  • Meeting satisfactory academic progress
  • Have not already taken the CPA exam, but plan to take the CPA exam in the state of Texas
  • Have submitted an Application of Intent to take the CPA Examination to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for the purpose of being granted a certificate of ” Certified Public Accountant “
  • Have registered with Selective Service

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MANE FRESHMEN ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

MANE FRESHMEN ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Incoming freshman students for the 2020-2021 academic year are automatically reviewed for scholarships based on college-level credit hours earned through a dual credit program during high school.

Initial Eligibility

The automatic review process does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship offer since funding is limited. Eligibility for a Mane Freshman Achievement Scholarship is based on the number of dual credit hours earned and the GPA for those dual credit hours. Students who are Phi Theta Kappa members need to have a copy of their Phi Theta Kappa membership certificate on file with the Admissions Office. These scholarships only apply to the Fall and Spring semesters. Offer notifications are sent via student university email accounts and must be accepted within in myLeo. The level of scholarship offered is based on the student’s dual credit hours on record with our Admission’s Office at the time the scholarship is offered.

The following eligibility requirements will be used to determine which Mane Freshmen Achievement Scholarship will be offered for the 2020-2021 academic year:

Mane Freshmen Achievement Scholarships

RequirementsMane Tier and AmountDuration
Entering with 60 earned credit hours or more OR an Associate’s degree; Minimum GPA of 3.0 in dual credit courseworkMane 1 – $4,000 per year/$2,000 per semesterUp to 4 long semesters or graduation (whichever comes first)
Entering with 31-59 earned credit hours; Minimum GPA of 3.0 in dual credit courseworkMane 2 – $2,500 per year/$1,250 per semesterUp to 4 long semesters or graduation (whichever comes first)
Entering with 30 earned credit hours; Minimum GPA of 3.0 in dual credit courseworkMane 3 – $1,000 per year/$500 per semesterUp to 6 long semesters or graduation (whichever comes first)

Additional Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship for 1st Time Entering Freshmen

RequirementsAmountDuration
1st time entering freshmen who are members of Phi Theta Kappa and enter with a minimum of 30 earned dual credit hours. Minimum GPA of 3.0 in dual credit courseworkAdditional $1,000 per year/$500 per semesterUp to 4 long semesters or graduation (whichever comes first)

Contenued Eligibility

  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 semester and institutional cumulative GPA
  • Successfully enroll and complete a minimum of 15 Texas A&M-Commerce credit hours each Fall/Spring semester and 30 Texas A&M-Commerce credit hours each academic year
  • Have no break in enrollment or eligibility

Note: Funds will not disburse unless the student is enrolled in the required credit hours for the semester. Undergraduate students who are unable to meet the enrollment requirements due to limits set by their academic program, graduation, course offerings, approved disability accommodations or other circumstances beyond the student’s control may submit a Scholarship Enrollment Exception Certification Form for consideration. The form can be found at General Forms.

Probation and Suspension of Scholarship

The first time a student fails to meet either the credit hour or the GPA requirement for the Mane Freshmen Achievement Scholarship will result in probation for the next semester of enrollment. A notification will be sent to the student’s university e-mail account. The student will still be eligible to receive the Mane Freshmen Achievement Scholarship during the probation semester, provided the student is meeting credit hour requirements. After the probation semester, the student will have to meet both the GPA and credit hour requirements each semester or the Mane Freshmen Achievement Scholarship will be suspended.

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General Scholarship Application

Donor Funded and Departmental scholarship opportunities

Applying for donor funded and departmental scholarship opportunities starts by completing our General Scholarship Application.

Application Process

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.

First-Time Applicants
  • 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
Returning Users
  • 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 make sure to 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 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.”

Opportunities

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.

Applications

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.

Deadlines

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.

References

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].

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PRIDE PROMISE TUITION PROGRAMS

PRIDE PROMISE TUITION PROGRAMS

The Next Step in College Affordability

Pride Promise*

The program pays the balance of your tuition not covered by other financial aid/scholarships.

Admission Requirement

  • 2.5 or greater institutional GPA and maintain 2.5 institutional GPA for continuation of eligibility

Pride Promise* PLUS

This program pays the balance of your tuition not covered by other financial aid/scholarships and includes a $100/year book voucher.

Admission Requirement

  • 3.0 or greater institutional GPA and maintain 3.0 institutional GPA for continuation of eligibility

Eligibility

  • Officially admitted to A&M-Commerce and pursuing a first baccalaureate degree
  • Expected Family Contribution (EFC) between 0 and $5,576 and Family Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) $50,000 or less
  • Texas Resident for tuition purposes Enrolled for a minimum of 15 hours/semester
  • New transfers
  • Freshmen who enroll in the first semester (fall or spring) immediately following high school graduation

Deadlines and Details

  • Must have a completed FAFSA/TASFA on file by January 15 and meet the deadlines in subsequent semesters for renewal purposes
  • Student is eligible for Pride Promise for up to four semesters for transfer students and up to eight semesters for freshmen (not including summer sessions).

A&M-Commerce is a Dallas County Promise Partner and participant in the Dallas County Promise Program.

* Price comparison is based off 2017-2018. Current rates may vary.
Pride Promise and Pride Promise Plus cover the remaining balance on any tuition for 15 or more credit hours each Fall and Spring semester for up to four semesters for transfer students and up to eight semesters for freshmen (not including summer sessions) that are not covered by other grants, scholarships, exemptions, benefits and/or waiver programs received by the student.

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Dallas County Promise Scholarship

Dallas County Promise Scholarship

The Dallas County Promise Scholarship at A&M-Commerce is awarded in partnership with the Dallas County Promise program to provide a college education to students graduating from eligible high schools in Dallas County.

Details

  • Pays the balance of your tuition not covered by other financial aid/scholarships.[1]
  • Includes a $500 incentive to be used toward your student fees, like room and board.[2]

Freshman Requirements

  • Meet Dallas County Promise eligibility requirements and deadlines.
  • Graduate from a participating Dallas County Promise high school in the 2019-2020 school year
  • Be a Texas resident for tuition purposes
  • Submit financial aid application to A&M-Commerce by March 6, 2020.
  • Submit admissions application to A&M-Commerce by July 31, 2020.
  • Register to attend orientation at A&M-Commerce by July 31, 2020.

Transfer Requirements

  • Graduate from a participating Dallas County Promise high school
  • Maintain Dallas County Promise eligibility requirements at Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD)
  • Enroll at A&M-Commerce for the fall or spring semester after graduation from DCCCD with a transferable associate degree (Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Arts in Teaching)
  • Start classes the semester after associate degree completion
  • Transfer to A&M-Commerce with a minimum 2.0 GPA

[1] Dallas County Promise Scholarship covers the remaining balance on any tuition for 15 or more credit hours each fall and spring semester for up to four semesters for transfer students and up to eight semesters for freshmen (not including summer sessions) that are not covered by other grants, scholarships, exemptions, benefits and/or waiver programs received by the student.

[2] The $500 incentive may only be used one time (fall semester) and is available to students with or without an associate’s degree directly after high school graduation.

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PRIDE SCHOLARSHIPS

PRIDE SCHOLARSHIPS

Pride Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students with identified financial need, but no Pell Grant eligibility. Students fully admitted to Texas A&M University-Commerce are automatically reviewed for these scholarships.

Initial Eligibility

The automatic review process does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship offer since funding is limited. Eligible students should file a FAFSA as soon as possible for the best chance of receiving a Pride Scholarship. The scholarships only apply to the Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Must be fully admitted to the university.
  • Complete a FAFSA that shows financial need with no Pell Grant eligibility.
  • Priority is to students who complete FAFSA by the priority deadline of March 31st.
  • Enrollment of 15 (UPRIDE) or 9 (GPRIDE) credit hours is required each Fall/Spring semester. This scholarship will not disburse if enrollment is less than 15/9 credit hours. A semester when the scholarship does not disburse still counts against the duration of the scholarship.
  • The scholarship is renewable if 30 (UPRIDE) or 18 (GPRIDE) credit hours are successfully completed during the academic year, even if the scholarship was not disbursed during the Fall/Spring semesters.

Note: Undergraduate students whose academic program limits their enrollment to 12 credit hours a semester are exempt from the 15 credit hour rule; they must complete 12 credit hours each Fall/Spring semester and 24 credit hours per academic year to renew the scholarship.

The following lists the amount of each Pride Scholarship and the possible duration of the award:

ScholarshipAmountDuration
UPRIDE (Undergraduate)$3,000 per year/$1,500 per semesterUp to 8 semesters
GPRIDE (Graduate)$3,000 per year/$1,500 per semesterUp to 4 semesters

Continued Eligibility

RENEWAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Complete a FAFSA showing financial need with no Pell Grant eligibility for the academic year by the priority deadline of March 31st.
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 semester and institutional cumulative GPA.
  • Enrollment of 15(UPRIDE)/9(GPRIDE) credit hours is required each Fall/Spring semester. This scholarship will not disburse if enrollment is less than 15/9 credit hours. A semester when the scholarship does not disburse still counts against the duration of the scholarship.
  • The scholarship is renewable if 30(UPRIDE)/18(GPRIDE) credit hours are successfully completed during the academic year, even if the scholarship was not disbursed during the Fall/Spring semesters.

Note: Undergraduate students whose academic program limits their enrollment to 12 credit hours a semester are exempt from the 15 credit hour rule; they must complete 12 credit hours each Fall/Spring semester and 24 credit hours per academic year to renew the scholarship.

Funds will not disburse unless student is enrolled in the required credit hours for the semester. Students who are unable to meet the enrollment requirements due to limits set by their academic program, graduation, course offerings, approved disability accommodations or other circumstances beyond the student’s control may submit a Scholarship Enrollment Exception Certification Form for consideration. The form can be found at: General Forms

PROBATION AND SUSPENSION OF SCHOLARSHIP

The first time a student fails to meet either the credit hour or the GPA requirement for the Pride Scholarship will result in probation for the next semester of enrollment. A notification will be sent to the student’s university e-mail account. The student will still be eligible to receive the Pride Scholarship during the probation semester. After the probation semester, the student will have to meet both the GPA and credit hour requirements each semester or the Pride Scholarship will be suspended. Probation or suspension for failure to meet the semester credit hour requirements will be removed at the end of the academic year if the student meets the academic year credit hour requirement.

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TRANSFER STUDENT ACCESS AND SUCCESS SCHOLARSHIPS

Transfer Student Access and Success Scholarships

Admitted new transfer students in fall and spring 2020-2021, except those pursuing one of the Texas Affordable Baccalaureate (TAB) programs, are considered for two types of transfer scholarships: General Transfer Scholarship or Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship. Funding is limited, so do not delay in completing all requirements to be considered! The General Transfer Scholarship and Phi Theta Scholarship are not stackable. A qualifying student can be awarded one of them, never both.

Initial Eligibility

To be considered for the General Transfer Scholarship, all official college transcript(s) must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. A student’s scholarship award level will be based upon the transfer hours and transfer GPA at the time of admission to the university. Students with on-campus housing will be considered for an additional $500 per year. The automatic review process does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship offer since funding is limited, so apply early! The scholarship only applies to the Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Student Transfer GPA of at least 3.0
  • Minimum 45 transferable credit hours

This table lists the minimum GPA, award amount, on-campus housing amount, general transfer credit hour criteria, and the possible duration for the General Transfer Scholarship Tiers for the 2020-2021 academic year:

TiersGPA
Award
On-Campus Housing
Transfer HoursDuration
Tier One3.50$2,000/yrAdditional $500/yr45 hoursUp to 2 years or graduation (whichever comes first)
Tier Two3.25$1,500/yrAdditional $500/yr45 hoursUp to 2 years or graduation (whichever comes first)
Tier Three3.00$1,000/yrAdditional $500/yr45 hoursUp to 2 years or graduation (whichever comes first)

Continued Eligibility

Renewal Eligibility Requirements

  • Maintain the required semester and institutional cumulative GPA for the Tier group you are awarded. Once awarded, students cannot be placed into a lower or higher Tier.
  • Successfully complete a minimum of 15 A&M-Commerce credit hours each Fall/Spring semester and 30 A&M-Commerce credit hours each academic year
  • Have no break in enrollment or eligibility

Note: Funds will not disburse unless student is enrolled in the required credit hours for the semester. Undergraduate students who are unable to meet the enrollment requirements due to limits set by their academic program, graduation, course offerings, approved disability accommodations, or other circumstances beyond the student’s control may submit a Scholarship Enrollment Exception Certification Form for consideration. The form can be found at: General Forms.

Probation and Suspension of Scholarship

The first time a student fails to meet either the credit hour or the GPA requirement for the General Transfer Scholarship will result in probation for the next semester of enrollment. A notification will be sent to the student’s university e-mail account. The student will still be eligible to receive the General Transfer Scholarship during the probation semester, provided the student is meeting credit hour requirements. After the probation semester, the student will have to meet both the GPA and credit hour requirements each semester or the General Transfer Scholarship will be suspended.

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PHI THETA KAPPA SCHOLARSHIPS

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

Admitted new transfer students in fall and spring 2020-2021 are considered for two types of transfer scholarships: General Transfer Scholarship or Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship. Funding is limited, so do not delay in completing all requirements to be considered!

Initial Eligibility

To be considered for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, all official college transcript(s) and documentation of Phi Theta Kappa membership must be submitted to the Office of Admissions ([email protected]). A student’s scholarship award level will be based upon the transfer hours and transfer GPA at the time of admission to the university. The automatic review process does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship offer since funding is limited, so apply early! The scholarship only applies to the fall and spring semesters.

Students pursuing the Texas Affordable Baccalaureate (TAB) programs are not eligible.

The General Transfer Scholarship and Phi Theta Scholarship are not stackable. A qualifying student can be awarded one of them, never both.

This table lists the minimum GPA, award amount, on-campus housing amount, general criteria, and possible duration of the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year:

TiersGPA
Award Amount
On-Campus Housing
General Criteria
Duration
Tier One3.75$3000/yradditional $500/yr45 transferable hoursUp to 2 years or graduation (whichever comes first)
Tier Two3.50$2500/yradditional $500/yr45 transferable hoursUp to 2 years or graduation (whichever comes first)
Tier Three3.25$2000/yradditional $500/yr45 transferable hoursUp to 2 years or graduation (whichever comes first)

*Phi Theta Kappa All-State nominees will receive an additional $500 per semester.

Continued Eligibility

Renewal Eligibility Requirements

  • Maintain the required semester and institutional cumulative GPA for the Tier group you are awarded. Once awarded, students cannot be placed into a lower or higher Tier.
  • Successfully complete a minimum of 15 A&M-Commerce credit hours each Fall/Spring semester and 30 A&M-Commerce credit hours each academic year.
  • Have no break in enrollment or eligibility.

Note: Funds will not disburse unless the student is enrolled in the required credit hours for the semester. Undergraduate students who are unable to meet the enrollment requirements due to limits set by their academic program, graduation, course offerings, approved disability accommodations, or other circumstances beyond the student’s control may submit a Scholarship Enrollment Exception Certification Form for consideration. The form can be found at General Forms.

Probation and Suspension of Scholarship

The first time a student fails to meet either the credit hour or the GPA requirement for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship will result in probation for the next semester of enrollment. A notification will be sent to the student’s university e-mail account. The student will still be eligible to receive the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship during the probation semester, provided the student is meeting credit hour requirements. After the probation semester, the student will have to meet both the GPA and credit hour requirements each semester or the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship will be suspended.

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THE FIRST YEAR LEADERSHIP CLASS (FLC)

THE FIRST YEAR LEADERSHIP CLASS

The First Year Leadership Class (FLC) is a scholarship experience that challenges students to learn about themselves through an experience at Texas A&M University-Commerce that cannot be duplicated anywhere else.

Eligibility

While leadership is often defined by the offices one holds and the recognition one attains, there are other aspects to its meaning. FLC believes a leader is someone who has the initiative to improve his or her environment and act as a positive change agent for the campus and beyond. The program strives to equip these students with the personal leadership skills and education necessary to lead throughout their college experience and beyond.

This program is a partnership between the Department of Residential Living and Learning and the Department of Leadership Engagement & Development.

Frequently Asked Questions

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FIFTH-YEAR ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIP

Fifth-Year Accounting Scholarship

Fifth-Year Accountancy Scholarship Application

See accounting department faculty for application information, including due date.

Eligibility

  • Available to Texas residents who have financial need as demonstrated by the 2021-2022 FAFSA
  • Students who have completed at least 120 hours of college coursework (including at least 15 semester credit hours of accounting) at the beginning of the fall 2021 semester
  • Meeting satisfactory academic progress
  • Have not already taken the CPA exam, but plan to take the CPA exam in the state of Texas
  • Have submitted an Application of Intent to take the CPA Examination to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for the purpose of being granted a certificate of ” Certified Public Accountant “
  • Have registered with Selective Service

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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.

Eligibility

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.

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What is a graduation application?

A graduation application is your application to graduate from the university and receive your diploma.

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I applied. What happens now?

Please continue to monitor your LeoMail for communication regarding the scholarship.

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What if I have additional questions not covered in this FAQ?

Email us

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Will I increase my chances of being awarded the scholarship by providing a resume or academic records?

No

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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.

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What if I am on a payment plan?

If awarded the scholarship, it could still pay the amount you were billed for applicable tuition and applicable fees.

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What if financial aid already paid my balance?

You are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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May I bring my application to the One Stop Shop?

No. It is required that you email your application to [email protected] so we are able to track and document your application.

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I am an International Student. Am I eligible to apply?

Unfortunately, no. You must also be a financial aid applicant with a FAFSA or TASFA application on file.

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General Scholarship Application

Donor Funded and Departmental scholarship opportunities

Applying for donor funded and departmental scholarship opportunities starts by completing our General Scholarship Application.

Application Process

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.

First-Time Applicants
  • 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
Returning Users
  • 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 make sure to 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 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.”

Opportunities

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.

Applications

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.

Deadlines

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.

References

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].

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A&M-Commerce Scholarships 2021

UndeRgraduate scholarships for 2021-2022

All undergraduate applicants of A&M-Commerce are automatically reviewed for scholarship eligibility, and scholarships are offered at the point of admission.

Presidential Scholarship

Presidential ScholarshipACADEMIC INDEXAWARDDURATION
Offered upon admission to first time new freshman and maybe combined with Honors College or donor funded scholarshipsClass rank in the TOP 10%$4,000up to 8 long semesters or graduation (whichever comes first). Four year valued at: $16,000

Blue & Gold Freshman Scholarships

To be considered for the Blue & Gold Freshman Scholarship, all official high school transcript(s) must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. A student’s scholarship award level will be based upon the GPA at the time of admission to the university. The scholarship only applies to the fall and spring semesters.

Blue & Gold Scholarships-FreshmanACADEMIC INDEXAWARDDURATION
Offered upon admission to first time new freshman and may be combined with donor funded scholarshipsTIER 1 (around 3.8 GPA & Rank near TOP 20%)$2,000up to 8 long semesters or graduation (whichever comes first). Four year valued at: $8,000
TIER 2 (around 3.5 GPA & Rank near TOP 30%)$1,000up to 8 long semesters or graduation (whichever comes first). Four year valued at: $4,000
TIER 3 (around 3.0 GPA & Rank near TOP 50%)$500up to 8 long semesters or graduation (whichever comes first). Four year valued at: $2,000

Blue & Gold Transfer Scholarships

To be considered for the Blue & Gold Transfer Scholarship, all official college transcript(s) must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. A student’s scholarship award level will be based upon the transfer GPA at the time of admission to the university. The scholarship only applies to the fall and spring semesters.

Blue & Gold Scholarships-TransferACADEMIC INDEXAWARDDURATION
Offered upon admission to first time transfer students from a two-year college with an Associate’s Degree or earned 45 credit hours and may be combined with donor funded scholarshipsTIER 1 (3.80 college transfer cumulative GPA)$2,500up to 4 long semesters or graduation (whichever comes first). Two year valued at: $5,000
TIER 2 (3.50 college transfer cumulative GPA)$2,000up to 4 long semesters or graduation (whichever comes first). Two year valued at: $4,000

President's Promise Scholarship

Incoming, first-time freshman or transfer students for the 2021-2022 academic year are automatically considered upon admission based on specific criteria. These scholarships only apply to the fall and spring semesters.

President’s Promise ScholarshipAWARDDURATION
Offered upon admission to first time new freshman students with a filed FAFSA, Pell-eligible and AGI $50K or less, TX Resident and may be combined with Honors College or donor funded scholarshipsFull tuition, last dollar inup to 8 long semesters or graduation (whichever comes first)
Offered upon admission to first time new transfer students with a filed FAFSA, Pell-eligible and AGI $50K or less, TX Resident, from a two-year college with an Associate’s Degree or earned 45 credit hours and may be combined with donor funded scholarshipsFull tuition, last dollar inup to 4 long semesters or graduation (whichever comes first)

Renewal Eligibility

  • Presidential and Blue & Gold: Maintain a minimum 2.75 semester and institutional cumulative GPA
  • The President’s Promise: Maintain a minimum 2.00 semester and institutional cumulative GPA
  • Successfully enroll  and  complete a minimum of 15 A&M-Commerce credit hours each fall/spring semester and 30 A&M-Commerce credit hours each academic year
  • Students pursuing a Competency Based Education (CBE/TAB) degree are not eligible for A&M-Commerce scholarships due to the special tuition structure of these programs.

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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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Graduate Scholarships

Graduate Scholarships

Next Step Scholarship

The Next Step Senior Scholarship is a one-time non-competitive scholarship available for new graduate students and doctoral students. Funding for this scholarship is limited so apply today!

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

Fellowships

Summer Thesis/Dissertation Fellowship: Competition Begins March 2021. Application form and application information will be posted in Spring 2021.

Graduate Assistantships

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PRIDE SCHOLARSHIPS

PRIDE SCHOLARSHIPS

Pride Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students with identified financial need, but no Pell Grant eligibility. Students fully admitted to Texas A&M University-Commerce are automatically reviewed for these scholarships.

Initial Eligibility

The automatic review process does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship offer since funding is limited. Eligible students should file a FAFSA as soon as possible for the best chance of receiving a Pride Scholarship. The scholarships only apply to the Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Must be fully admitted to the university.
  • Complete a FAFSA that shows financial need with no Pell Grant eligibility.
  • Priority is to students who complete FAFSA by the priority deadline of March 31st.
  • Enrollment of 15 (UPRIDE) or 9 (GPRIDE) credit hours is required each Fall/Spring semester. This scholarship will not disburse if enrollment is less than 15/9 credit hours. A semester when the scholarship does not disburse still counts against the duration of the scholarship.
  • The scholarship is renewable if 30 (UPRIDE) or 18 (GPRIDE) credit hours are successfully completed during the academic year, even if the scholarship was not disbursed during the Fall/Spring semesters.

Note: Undergraduate students whose academic program limits their enrollment to 12 credit hours a semester are exempt from the 15 credit hour rule; they must complete 12 credit hours each Fall/Spring semester and 24 credit hours per academic year to renew the scholarship.

The following lists the amount of each Pride Scholarship and the possible duration of the award:

ScholarshipAmountDuration
UPRIDE (Undergraduate)$3,000 per year/$1,500 per semesterUp to 8 semesters
GPRIDE (Graduate)$3,000 per year/$1,500 per semesterUp to 4 semesters

Continued Eligibility

RENEWAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Complete a FAFSA showing financial need with no Pell Grant eligibility for the academic year by the priority deadline of March 31st.
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 semester and institutional cumulative GPA.
  • Enrollment of 15(UPRIDE)/9(GPRIDE) credit hours is required each Fall/Spring semester. This scholarship will not disburse if enrollment is less than 15/9 credit hours. A semester when the scholarship does not disburse still counts against the duration of the scholarship.
  • The scholarship is renewable if 30(UPRIDE)/18(GPRIDE) credit hours are successfully completed during the academic year, even if the scholarship was not disbursed during the Fall/Spring semesters.

Note: Undergraduate students whose academic program limits their enrollment to 12 credit hours a semester are exempt from the 15 credit hour rule; they must complete 12 credit hours each Fall/Spring semester and 24 credit hours per academic year to renew the scholarship.

Funds will not disburse unless student is enrolled in the required credit hours for the semester. Students who are unable to meet the enrollment requirements due to limits set by their academic program, graduation, course offerings, approved disability accommodations or other circumstances beyond the student’s control may submit a Scholarship Enrollment Exception Certification Form for consideration. The form can be found at: General Forms

PROBATION AND SUSPENSION OF SCHOLARSHIP

The first time a student fails to meet either the credit hour or the GPA requirement for the Pride Scholarship will result in probation for the next semester of enrollment. A notification will be sent to the student’s university e-mail account. The student will still be eligible to receive the Pride Scholarship during the probation semester. After the probation semester, the student will have to meet both the GPA and credit hour requirements each semester or the Pride Scholarship will be suspended. Probation or suspension for failure to meet the semester credit hour requirements will be removed at the end of the academic year if the student meets the academic year credit hour requirement.

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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.

Eligibility

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.

Do you find this helpful? Yes No

What is a graduation application?

A graduation application is your application to graduate from the university and receive your diploma.

Do you find this helpful? Yes No

I applied. What happens now?

Please continue to monitor your LeoMail for communication regarding the scholarship.

Do you find this helpful? Yes No

What if I have additional questions not covered in this FAQ?

Email us

Do you find this helpful? Yes No

Will I increase my chances of being awarded the scholarship by providing a resume or academic records?

No

Do you find this helpful? Yes No

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.

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What if I am on a payment plan?

If awarded the scholarship, it could still pay the amount you were billed for applicable tuition and applicable fees.

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What if financial aid already paid my balance?

You are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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May I bring my application to the One Stop Shop?

No. It is required that you email your application to [email protected] so we are able to track and document your application.

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I am an International Student. Am I eligible to apply?

Unfortunately, no. You must also be a financial aid applicant with a FAFSA or TASFA application on file.

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General Scholarship Application

Donor Funded and Departmental scholarship opportunities

Applying for donor funded and departmental scholarship opportunities starts by completing our General Scholarship Application.

Application Process

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.

First-Time Applicants
  • 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
Returning Users
  • 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 make sure to 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 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.”

Opportunities

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.

Applications

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.

Deadlines

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.

References

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].

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Scholarship Donor Thank You Letters

Scholarship donor Thank you letters

Scholarship donors are generous and caring people who unselfishly give to support the educational endeavors of students like you.

Receiving a well-written thank you letter from a student is always special and lets the donor know that his or her scholarship was greatly appreciated. Your letter reminds them why they gave in the first place and often helps secure continuing gifts for future students. The letter will exhibit your good character and show you as someone who is worthy of the scholarship that the donor has generously funded. Sending a well-written thank you letter shows the donor that you are the type of student they can be proud to support.

Guidelines

  • Hand-written form (preferred method), PDF or Word document (preferably with electronic signature), or scanned copy of your handwritten note.
  • The Thank You Addressee is who you will make your note out to.
  • Your note must contain both your first and last name and the name of your scholarship.
  • Your note must be dated.

Your thank you note can be submitted in the following ways:

  1. In-person to Amber Countis in the Business/McDowell Administration Building, room 350C.
  2. In-person at one of the Thank You Signing Sessions held in September.
  3. Via the scholarship portal.
  4. By email to: [email protected]
  5. By mail to:
    Texas A&M University-Commerce Foundation
    Attn: Amber Countis
    PO Box 3425
    Commerce, TX 75429

A thank you letter is especially important if your scholarship requires a note as this is the only way that requirement will be met. No disbursements of your scholarship will occur until your thank you note has been received per the instructions above.

Tips

  1. Letters can be typed; however, a legibly handwritten letter can be extra special. Do not write your letter on lined notebook paper; use good quality stationary and ink.
  2. A thank you letter should, in fact, be a letter. A card or postcard shows little respect for the scholarship that was so generously given. Take time to show the appreciation you have for the funds you received.
  3. Keep letters concise but sincere and enthusiastic. One page is usually sufficient.
  4. Proofread your letter for grammatical and spelling errors. Your letter represents you and the university and should be free of errors. Asking others for assistance in proofreading can also be beneficial.
  5. Tailor your letter to the specific scholarship. Mention the scholarship by its correct and full name in your introduction. Describe the specific criteria of the scholarship you received that qualified you for the scholarship.
  6. Address the donor or organization by name if known, otherwise you may use “To Whom It May Concern.”
  7. Sign your letter by hand, even if the letter is typed.
  8. Your letter should include the following information:
    • First Paragraph – Thank the donor for the specific scholarship you received. Remind him/her of the criteria you met for eligibility.
    • Second Paragraph – Restate your commitment to your academic goals. Mention any interests or circumstances that will help the donor understand why the award is so important to you.
    • Third Paragraph – Thank the donor again for giving you financial support and how you are committed to do well with the donor’s gift.

Format

[Date]

Dear [Name of donor(s) or organization or “To Whom It May Concern”]:

[Well written and thought out text that expresses your gratitude for the scholarship. See tips above.]

Sincerely,

[Your handwritten signature]
[Your printed or typed name]

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