You can support a member of the Corps of Cadets through one of four scholarships: a Keepers of the Spirit Scholarship, a Corps of Cadets 21st Century Scholarship, a General Rudder Corps Scholarship, or a Sul Ross Scholarship. Scholarships are payable over a five-year period and may be funded with gifts of cash, securities, real estate or corporate matching gifts. Additionally, donors may choose to create a future Corps Scholarship through one of many planned giving options. While most scholarships are named after the donors who give them, you may also choose to name your scholarship in memory or honor of another person, class or organization. Once funded, these scholarships provide a student with a yearly stipend for up to four years, after which a new cadet will begin to benefit from your gift.
Keepers of the Spirit Scholarships are awarded to cadets who aspire to the highest scholastic and leadership standards. You can fund a Keepers of the Spirit Scholarship with a $500,000 endowment, which will annually fund four scholarships for cadets in each class year. Recipients must maintain a minimum 3.2 overall grade point average (GPA). These scholarships defray the cost of tuition and expenses by $20,000 to $25,000 over four years.
Corps of Cadets 21st Century Scholarships ensure that future generations of our nation’s leaders continue to come from Texas A&M. Recipients of this scholarship must maintain a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average (GPA). You can fund a Corps 21 Scholarship with a $100,000 endowment* and defray the cost of tuition and expenses by $16,000 to $18,000 over four years.
General Rudder Corps Scholarships encourage outstanding students with a high potential for success to commit to learning leadership in the Corps. Recipients of this scholarship must maintain a minimum 2.5 overall grade point average (GPA). You can fund a General Rudder Corps Scholarship with a $50,000 endowment* and defray the cost of tuition and expenses by $8,000 to $10,000 over four years.
Sul Ross Scholarships are awarded to deserving students with financial need. Recipients of this scholarship must maintain a minimum 2.3 overall grade point average (GPA). You can fund a Sul Ross Scholarship with a $25,000 endowment* and defray the cost of tuition and expenses by $4,000 to $4,800 over four years.
Eric Maxwell '19
Sul Ross Scholarship recipient
Receiving this scholarship allowed me to feel more confident in the financial aspect of my life and focus on the things that will make me successful in the future.
Corps of Cadets scholarships carry no military obligation and are awarded based on both need and merit. Cadets can receive a Corps scholarship in addition to other scholarships (ROTC, university, hometown club, etc.). The majority of these awards are reserved for students entering the Corps as freshmen cadets.
Review more information about these scholarships online at the Corps of Cadets.