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Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Statewide agency committed to increasing the number of Texas citizens graduating from postsecondary institutions and making education affordable and accessible.  This agency aims to be competitive with not only other leading states in their mission goals but also internationally.
Phone: (512) 427-6101
Address: 1200 E. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78752, or
P.O. Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711
NOTE: Program availability and details change from time to time.
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Education and Training Vouchers for Youths Aging Out of Foster Care

Amount: Up to $5,000
Awards per Year: Varies
Award Is: Renewable
Deadline: Apply ASAP
Award Is Open To: Students attending postsecondary institution between the ages of 16 and 21 and are 1) in TDFPS foster care, or 2) have aged out of TDFPS foster care, but have not yet turned 21; or 3) are adopted from TDFPS foster care after turning 16 but who are not yet 21.
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Texas
Student Attends School In: Texas
Contact: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Phone: (512) 438-3312 / Email: [email protected]
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Fifth-Year Accounting Student Scholarship Program

Amount: Up to $5,000
Awards per Year: Varies
Award Is: Non-Renewable
Award Is Open To: Students who demonstrate financial need, are enrolled at least half-time, will have completed at least 120 hours of college course work (including at least 15 semester credit hours of accounting) at the beginning of the term in which Award Is being made, and have not taken the CPA exam
Majors/Fields of Study: Accounting
Residency: Texas
Student Attends School In: Texas
Contact: Financial Aid Office at student’s college
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Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Program

Amount: Up to $2,000
Awards per Year: Varies
Award Is Open To: Graduate students who demonstrate financial need and intend to work in Texas upon graduation
Majors/Fields of Study: Public affairs, Public service or Public administration
Residency: Texas
Student Attends School In: Texas
Comments: Two students per year are nominated from every eligible school by the Deans of public affairs, public service and public administration to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The recipient is selected by a committee at the Coordinating Board. Applications submitted by Deans are due to the Coordinating Board by February 20 of each year.
Contact: Grants & Special Programs Office – (512) 427-6340 (Austin area) or 800/242-3062 (outside Austin).
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Marine Corps Foundation Scholarship

Amount: Full tuition and fees
Awards per Year: Varies
Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Undergraduate students who are the children of a U.S. Marine active duty, reserve, veteran with honorable discharge, medical discharge, was wounded, or killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps; or, active duty or reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman; or veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman with honorable discharge, medical discharge, was wounded, or was killed in the U.S. Navy.  Student must demonstrate some financial need.  GPA at least 2.0
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Texas
Student Attends School In: Texas
Contact: Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation – 909 N. Washington Street, Suite 400
Alexandria, VA  22314. Phone: (703) 549-0060
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Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP)

Amount: Up to $10,000
Awards per Year: Varies
Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Graduating high school seniors in the top one-third of their class, GPA 3.0 or higher.  Students must be appointed by the governor, lieutenant governor, state senator or state representative and enroll in Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) in which they intend to complete four years.  Students must then commit another four years upon graduation in Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, Texas State Guard, United States Coast Guard, or United States Merchant Marine
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Texas
Student Attends School In: Texas
Contact: Grants & Special Programs Office – (512) 427-6340 (Austin area) or 800/242-3062 (outside Austin).
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Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program (TEOG)

Amount: Tuition and fees
Awards per Year: Varies
Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Students attending Texas public two-year colleges who demonstrate financial need
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Texas
Student Attends School In: Texas
Contact: Financial Aid Office at student’s college
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TEXAS Grant

Amount: Tuition and fees
Awards per Year: Varies
Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Students who demonstrate financial need attending, or planning to attend, a postsecondary institution in Texas.
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Texas
Student Attends School In: Texas
Contact: Financial Aid Office at student’s college
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Texas Public Educational Grant

Amount: Varies
Awards per Year: Varies
Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Students who demonstrate financial need attending, or planning to attend, a postsecondary institution in Texas.
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Anywhere (Texas residents, non-residents, international)
Student Attends School In: Texas
Contact: Financial Aid Office at student’s college
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Top 10% Scholarship Program

Amount: Up to $4,000
Awards per Year: Varies
Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Students who demonstrate financial need and have completed (or are completing) Recommended or Distinguished Achievement High School curriculum and rank in the top 10 percent (based on 7th semester standings) of graduating high school class.
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Texas
Student Attends School In: Texas
Contact: Financial Aid Office at student’s college or Texas Financial Aid Information Center at 1-888-311-8881
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Tuition Equalization Grant Program

Amount: Up to $5,277
Awards per Year: Varies
Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Students who demonstrate financial need attending or planning to attend a private, non-profit college or university in Texas
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Texas
Student Attends School In: Texas
Contact: Financial Aid Office at student’s college
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