Endowed scholarships are crucial to Texas A&M’s future because they provide benefits to students for generations. As your gift is invested in the Texas A&M Foundation’s portfolio, it produces a consistent stream of annual returns that support the scholarship program you designate. Because we have an annually set payout rate and carefully manage our portfolio through diversification, you can rest assured that a scholarship endowment will always support students whether the market is up or down. While most donors choose to create an endowed gift that will last forever, you may also choose to fund a pass-through scholarship by making a one-time gift.
Learn more about endowments in the video below.
Yes! If you choose to give through one of the existing scholarship programs below, you can customize elements of your scholarship, such as its name and specifics about the type of student it supports.
You can also create a general scholarship of your own design rather than giving through one of our existing programs. These general scholarships are often established through the university’s various colleges and are major-specific. Just like scholarships given through one of our existing programs, you can name your general scholarship in memory or honor of a person, class or organization of your choice, and you can direct it to support a student of any classification in a particular major, field of study, or from a specific geographic region. Endowed general scholarships begin at $25,000.
Yes! While many donors use their own names, scholarships can also be named in memory or honor of a person, class or organization of your choice.
Scholarship gifts may be made in the form of cash, securities, real estate or other real property. All endowed gifts are payable over a five-year period, and all gifts are tax-deductible.
Scholarship recipients are selected from a pool of qualified applicants and are awarded on a variety of factors. Some scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, while others support students from underrepresented groups or those with financial need. With the exception of the Foundation Excellence Award, the Texas A&M Foundation does not administer scholarship applications or programs. Scholarship opportunities vary according to student qualifications, so please review more detailed information at Texas A&M Scholarships and Financial Aid.