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Eligibility

Who can apply?

Funds will be dedicated to providing scholarships to current, returning, and potential students from the impacted counties who have continued their education at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, stopped-out/withdrawn from one of the Texas A&M University System universities, or have delayed pursuing their education (admitted prior to Harvey but did not attend due to the storm).

  • Eligibility: To be eligible for such assistance, the student (graduate or undergraduate) must
    • Be a current student impacted by Hurricane Harvey and enrolled at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, OR
    • Be a student who dropped-out/withdrew from one of the five TAMU System universities as a result of Hurricane Harvey and have not yet subsequently reenrolled; OR
    • Be a student who was admitted to one of these universities beginning in the fall 2017 semester but did not attend due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey.
  • Academic Eligibility: Student must have a minimum cumulative GPA:
    • 2.0 for undergraduate
    • 3.0 for graduate and doctoral students 
  • Eligible use of funds:
    • tuition & fees, textbooks & supplies, room & board , and general living expenses.

  • Scholarship/aid amount: The amount of aid per student will be determined on the basis of need.
    • Scholarship and aid awards will be based on the need presented by the student and tempered by other needs present in the university. No student may receive more than $2,500 in a semester and no student may receive more than $5,000 total in the life of the grant. Awards will range from $500 to $2,500.

 

The beneficiaries targeted in this program will be:

  • Currently enrolled Texas A&M-Corpus Christi students impacted by Hurricane Harvey,
  • students who stopped-out/withdrew from of 1 of the 5 included A&M System universities (Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Prairie View A&M University) as a result of Harvey and have not yet subsequently reenrolled, and
  • students who were admitted at one of these universities for the fall 2017 semester but did not attend due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey.