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Greater Texas Foundation Scholarship


Scholarships are a great way to help pay for college and are one of many ways that you can fund your education. University scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, leadership/participation, and financial need or any combination of these items. One of such scholarship is the Greater Texas Foundation Scholarship. In this article, we will explore every aspect of the article.

Greater Texas Foundation Scholarship

The Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) Aggie Scholars Program is designed to assist graduates of early college high school programs in attaining their degree from Texas A&M University. The Aggie Scholars Program is funded by the Greater Texas Foundation, a statewide education grant maker, based in Bryan, Texas. The Greater Texas Foundation Aggie Scholarship is a three (3) year award, payable in six (6) stipends.

A student who is chosen to be a part of the GTF Scholars program will be awarded on average, $2,000 per year. Students will also be a part of our GTF Scholars Program cohort, which will provide them with support and comradery. Within the program, students will participate in events, programs, and mentorships that will allow them to thrive and move forward confidently into their chosen career path. 

Benefits of the Greater Texas Foundation Scholarship

  • Earn a scholarship up to $2,000 per year (3-year maximum)
  • Ongoing academic, emotional, and social support
  • Assigned a peer mentor to help navigate college life
  • Establish a network of professional staff support

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, a student must:

  • Meet the UT Tyler Freshman Admissions requirements
  • Be a Spring graduate of a Texas Early College High School (ECHS)
  • Have a minimum of 24 completed college credit hours
  • Have been admitted to UT Tyler for Fall.
  • Be a Texas resident.
  • Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Complete the Texas A&M University Scholarship Application by the priority deadline
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 for college hours completed
  • Intend on earning a baccalaureate degree from UT Tyler in 3 years

Application Process

Students must meet the eligibility requirements listed above. Scholarship applications must be filled out on Apply Texas. Recipients will be notified through their Patriot email.

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Award Requirements and Renewal

  • Complete FAFSA by December 1st of each year.
  • Full-time enrollment that will allow for graduation in 3 years.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Participate in all GTF Scholars programs.

Admissions Checklist

  • Deadline to apply for GTF Scholarship: May 1, 2022
  • Official high school transcript through Fall 2021
  • Admissions Application: ApplyTexas (applytexas.org)
  • Scholarship Essay (applytexas.org)
  • Official college transcript through Fall 2021
  • Ensure all eligibility requirements have been met.


Finally, the Greater Texas Foundation Scholarship is more than just financial aid; it is a driving force for positive change. As we reflect on its impact, encourage future applicants, and celebrate success stories, it is clear that this foundation is critical in shaping Texas\’ educational future.


1. What is considered in the application process?

Consideration is given to academic achievement in a college preparatory curriculum within the context of a student\’s academic environment. Additional factors for selection include, but are not limited to: leadership, community service, special talents, first-generation college status, and academic achievement under difficult circumstances.

2. When will I know if I receive the scholarship? OR How will I know if I am selected as a potential scholarship recipient?

You will learn whether you were selected to receive the Greater Texas Foundation Aggie Scholarship in a letter from Scholarships & Financial Aid. You will be notified in the Spring of an estimated Greater Texas Foundation scholarship amount that could vary depending on your total financial aid package, including grants and outside scholarships.

3. Am I eligible for this scholarship if I qualify as a Resident student under House Bill 1403/Senate Bill 1528?

Yes, students qualifying as a resident student under HB 1403 or SB 1528 are eligible to receive the Greater Texas Foundation Aggie Scholarship. You must complete the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA)

4. Is the Greater Texas Foundation Scholarship open to all fields of study?

Yes, the scholarship is open to students pursuing various fields of study.

5. How do you qualify for scholarships at Texas A&M?
To be considered for scholarships, students must complete both the admission and scholarship sections of the Apply Texas or Coalition application, all required essays, and the SRAR