Century Scholars Program

Century Scholars Program

The Texas A&M University and a few under-represented Texas high schools partnered to create the Century Scholars Program in 1999 with the goal of enrolling and keeping the best students from each school. This program aims to support students’ growth during their time in college by providing both scholarship money and access to a four-year learning community. Each scholarship includes a one-time $1000 scholarship that must be applied to a study abroad program that has been authorized by Texas A&M.

About Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University is a public land-grant research university in College Station, Texas (also known as Texas A&M, A&M, or TAMU). It was established in 1876, and in 1948 it was elevated to the status of the system’s flagship institution. The largest student body in the US as of Fall 2021 is at Texas A&M. The only university in Texas with concurrent classifications as a land, marine, and space grant institution is Texas A&M. Texas A&M joined the Association of American Universities in 2001 after being admitted. Aggies refers to the school’s students, graduates, and athletic teams. The Southeastern Conference’s Texas A&M Aggies participate in competition in 18 varsity sports.

As the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (A.M.C.) and in accordance with the terms of the 1862 Morrill Land-Grant Act, the school began offering classes on October 4, 1876, becoming Texas’ first public institution of higher learning. As of 2021, it is categorized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as belonging to “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity.” The school expanded throughout the ensuing decades, reaching its highest enrollment during WWII before experiencing its first serious enrollment stagnation after the war. Under the direction of President James Earl Rudder, enrollment grew once more in the 1960s. The institution became coeducational, desegregated, and did away with the obligation to join the Corps of Cadets all during his leadership.

The school was renamed Texas A&M University in 1963 by the Texas Legislature to reflect the institution’s expanded activities and academic offerings. The letters “A&M,” initially abbreviated as A.M.C. and standing for “Agricultural and Mechanical College,” are still used to refer to the university.

The George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is located on the main campus, which is spread out across 5,500 acres (22 km2). The majority of students—about one-fifth—live on campus. More than a thousand student organizations at Texas A&M have received formal recognition. Many students also adhere to the different university customs that set the tone for behavior at social gatherings and athletic competitions.

Through its 17 colleges, the university grants degrees in more than 130 different fields of study and is home to 21 research centers. Texas A&M, a senior military college, is one of only six American universities with a full-time, volunteer Cadet Corps that attends classes with undergraduates from the civilian underclass.

Century Scholarship

The Century Scholars Program (CSP) is a four-year learning community that provides academic scholarships to underprivileged students from particular Texas high schools. Century Scholars are equipped for the demands of the academic and professional worlds through a freshman seminar, community service, and other opportunities for professional and cultural development.

  • $5,000 per year for 4 years
  • Must maintain a 2.75 overall GPR
  • $20,000 scholarship over four years
  • $1,000 Study Abroad stipend
  • Freshman seminar course
  • Opportunity to fulfill program requirements by joining the Century Scholars Organization (CSO)
  • Hands-on contact with program advisors
  • Professional training in public speaking, interviewing, and presenting
  • Mentorship experiences with upperclassmen, faculty, and staff
  • Opportunity to serve as a Century Scholars Ambassador(training required)

Century Plus Scholarship

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Eligibility

  • You must have completed a Century Scholar program.

Your co-curricular activity (campus and community activities, leadership roles, jobs, etc.) is taken into account in addition to your academic achievement, including success under trying circumstances.

Texas A&M does not stack academic scholarships in order to offer chances to the most students possible. If you are eligible for more than one academic award, our office will only grant you the one with the highest monetary value.

Requirements

Each year, two different program requirements must be satisfied by Century Scholars:

  1. Academic prerequisites
  2. Participant obligations

The office of Scholarships & Financial Aid keeps track of academic requirements. All Century Scholars are required to: • Maintain a GPA of at least 2.75

  • Comply with the 30-60-90 rule.
  • Send an email to [email protected] if you have any questions about the CSP academic criteria.

Any student with a cumulative GPA below 2.25 will have to attend monthly meetings with a Century Scholars Staff Advisor.

The LAUNCH office is used by Century Scholars Program Staff to keep track of participation requirements. The conditions differ according to categorisation (i.e., Freshmen, Sophomore, etc.).

Duration

A Century Scholarship is granted for four years. You must continue to meet the requirements each year to remain receiving your scholarship in consecutive years.

Application

You can apply using either the ApplyTexas Application or the Coalition Application. You must fulfill the admission and scholarship requirements in order to be considered.

Until December 1 If the deadline falls on a weekend, the application will be accessible until 11:59 PM (CST) on the following Monday.

By Emmyleo

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