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Scholarships

Javelina Scholarships


All institutional scholarships are awarded through Javelina Scholarships, our online scholarship system. This system allows you to easily view all scholarships offered at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, submit your application to apply for scholarships and gives you access to external resources. The first step to be considered for scholarships is to be admitted to Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Merit Scholarships

The University funds several academically competitive scholarships for first-time in college and transfer students. These scholarships are eligible for renewal as long as students meet the academic expectations and full-time enrollment each semester. In order to be eligible for a university-funded scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:

  • First-time in college students must apply for admission to Texas A&M University-Kingsville for the fall semester immediately following high school graduation.
  • First-time in college students must complete the application for admission, including the submission of all supporting documentation (application, application fee, official transcripts, and test scores), by the priority date, November 15.
  • Transfer students who have a GPA from their college of 3.0 or higher automatically qualify for the Transfer Excellence Scholarship. 
  • Transfer students must complete the application for admission, including the submission of all supporting documentation (application, application fee, and official transcripts).

University-funded scholarships for first-time in college students include the Presidential and Academic Excellence scholarships. 

University-funded scholarships for transfer students include the Transfer Excellence Scholarship. 

Amount: $5,000 to $8,000 per year

Qualifications: Your completed admissions application allows you to be automatically considered for the Presidential Scholarship. Students are awarded based on the average of the applicant pool as every student is rated using the same metric based on high school rank and test scores. Eligible students will have a competitive academic profile – typically a total score of 1300 on the new SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math) or an ACT Composite of 27, with a class rank in the top 10 percent. Admitted applicants who are eligible for Presidential Scholarship will be notified via U.S. mail.

Students with no class rank: Students without a class rank can still be considered for Presidential Scholarships. In such cases, the University determines scholarship eligibility based on the standing of applicants with similar academic credentials. In general, if a student is in the top 10 percent of their class, it is in their best interest to provide that information to the University. In lieu of an official ranking provided on the transcript, a statement of rank provided by a school administrator is sufficient. The statement of rank should include a student's name, student ID, and a confirmation as to whether the student would fall in the top 10 percent, top 15 percent, etc., of their respective graduating class.

Scholarship reconsideration: Students can request reconsideration for the Presidential Scholarship based on new SAT/ACT test scores and/or class rank information. For Fall 2019 applicants, reconsideration requests will be accepted through January 31, 2019. Students are responsible for submitting new high school transcripts and/or SAT/ACT test scores to the Office of Admission. Students must then notify the Office of University Scholarships that they would like their files to be reviewed again by calling 361-593-JESC (5372) or visiting the Javelina Enrollment Services Center.


Amount: $1,000 to $4,000 per year

Qualifications: Your completed admissions application allows you to be automatically considered for the Academic Excellence Scholarship. Students are awarded based on the average of the applicant pool as every student is rated using the same metric based on high school rank and test scores. Eligible students will have a competitive academic profile – typically a total score of 1170 on the new SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math) or an ACT Composite of 24, with a class rank in the top 20 percent. Admitted applicants who are eligible for Academic Excellence Scholarships will be notified via U.S. mail.

Students with no class rank: Students without a class rank can still be considered for Academic Excellence Scholarships. In such cases, the University determines scholarship eligibility based on the standing of applicants with similar academic credentials. In general, if a student is in the top 20 percent of their class, it is in their best interest to provide that information to the University. In lieu of an official ranking provided on the transcript, a statement of rank provided by a school administrator is sufficient. The statement of rank should include a student's name, student ID, and a confirmation as to whether the student would fall in the top 10 percent, top 20 percent, etc., of their respective graduating class.

Scholarship reconsideration: Students can request reconsideration for the Academic Excellence Scholarship based on new SAT/ACT test scores and/or class rank information. For Fall 2019 applicants, reconsideration requests will be accepted through January 31, 2019. Students are responsible for submitting new high school transcripts and/or SAT/ACT test scores to the Office of Admission. Students must then notify the Office of University Scholarships that they would like their files to be reviewed again by calling 361-593-JESC (5372) or visiting the Javelina Enrollment Services Center.


Amount: $1,000 to $2,000

Qualifications: Your completed admissions application allows you to be automatically considered for the Transfer Excellence Scholarship. Transfer students are awarded based on the transfer GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Admitted applicants who are eligible for Transfer Excellence Scholarships will be notified via U.S. mail.