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University Scholarships

Merit Scholarship Renewal Requirements


Merit scholarships for first-time and transfer students will renew automatically each year provided the following renewal criteria are met:

  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher by the end of the summer term; and
  • Complete a minimum of 30 total semester credit hours (SCHs) at Texas A&M-Kingsville (fall, spring, and summer semesters).

First-time in college merit scholarship recipients are eligible to receive up to four years of support provided that Texas A&M-Kingsville renewal requirements are satisfied each academic year.

Transfer students who receive the Transfer Excellence Scholarship are eligible to receive up to two years (four long semesters) of support provided that Texas A&M-Kingsville renewal requirements are satisfied each academic year. 

The scholarship will be automatically applied to the student's semester fee bill, half in the fall and half in the spring semester of each academic year in which they qualify.

For out-of-state residents, this academically competitive scholarship will qualify the student to pay in-state tuition during the semesters in which the scholarship is disbursed.

PLEASE NOTE: This scholarship is not awarded in the summer, and students who are not Texas residents do not qualify to pay in-state tuition during the summer semester.

Students may initiate a scholarship appeal if the merit scholarship has been canceled due to lack of academic progress.

Examples include, but are not limited to, illness or injury of the student or a family member, death of a family member, or ongoing mental illness.

To appeal a decision for a scholarship or renewal scholarship, students should submit the Merit Scholarship Appeal Petition Form to the Office of University Scholarships.

Students may submit the form if they have a circumstance preventing them from meeting the scholarship requirements or if their scholarship has been canceled due to lack of academic progress. The completed form will need to be submitted along with a personal statement describing the circumstance and any supporting documentation. The University Scholarship Committee will review all submitted documents and make determinations in reference to the scholarship status.


Students may initiate a scholarship deferment if they have prior knowledge of circumstances that will prohibit them from attending Texas A&M University-Kingsville for an academic semester.

Examples include, but are not limited to, participating in an internship or other sanctioned university program, participating in a study abroad program, absence due to a military related duty, or a medical leave of absence.

To request deferment of a scholarship or renewal scholarship, students should submit the Merit Scholarship Appeal Petition Form to the Office of University Scholarships.


Students may initiate a scholarship petition if they have prior knowledge of circumstances that will prohibit them from meeting scholarship renewal requirements.

Examples include, but are not limited to, needing to enroll in fewer than the required number of credit hours or if the student is registered with the Disability Resource Center and has approved accommodations to take less than the required number of credit hours.  

To request a petition of a scholarship or renewal scholarship, students should submit the Merit Scholarship Appeal Petition Form to the Office of University Scholarships.



All forms and supporting documents can be submitted in person to the Javelina Enrollment Services Center located in the Memorial Student Union Building, Room 132 or via email at scholarships@tamuk.edu.