Academic merit scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of academic achievement and demonstrated student leadership. Candidates' financial information is not considered in selecting academic merit scholarship recipients.
Since 1968, the merit-based President's Endowed Scholarship (PES) program has been inspiring high-achieving high school seniors to make Texas A&M University their school of choice.
A PES can be established by an individual or group with a one-time gift of $100,000 or with a series of gifts over a period of up to five years. The endowment established by the gift funds a stipend for one student for four years, plus a bonus for a study abroad experience. Since we manage the endowment to pay for the current student scholarship while simultaneously providing for the long-term growth of the principal, you'll be supporting students in perpetuity.
President's Endowed Scholarships can be named in memory or honor of a person, class or organization of your choice. PES gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible and may be made in the form of cash, securities, real estate or other property. Many employers also offer matching gift programs that could support your gift of a PES.
Donors of President's Endowed Scholarships will receive a large plaque honoring the person or persons for whom the scholarship is named. The donor’s name will be added to the permanent display on the master recognition board located in the Memorial Student Center.
President’s Endowed Scholarships are awarded by Texas A&M University’s Academic Scholarship Selection Committee in March to outstanding high school seniors. Scholarships are merit-based and are awarded without regard to financial need. Students competing for the scholarships must take the writing component of the SAT and/or ACT and achieve:
Review the scholarship application requirements from Texas A&M Scholarships and Financial Aid.
The PES Facebook group is a gathering place for past and present scholars and donors of the President's Endowed Scholarship Program at Texas A&M.