Texas Scholarships and Grants for College
Applying for college can seem like a complicated and tedious task, while navigating through SAT, ACT and GPA. After the initial filling up of forms comes the anxiety of applying for financial aid to fund the increasingly expensive college tuition. However the state of Texas offers a wide variety of scholarships and grant programs to meet the financial and academic needs of students. The programs are designed to financial assistance irrespective of the academic merit of financially needy students.
License Plate Insignia Scholarship (LPI)
The License Plate Insignia Scholarship (LPI) provides financial assistance to financially disadvantaged students from the funds collected by the purchase of Texas collegiate license plates and through the Texas Department of Highways and Public Transportation. Since the scholarship amount awarded depends on the funds collected the amount awarded and the number of recipients varies every year.
The program is open to high school students who are residents of the state of Texas and are willing to enroll themselves at least half-time in state colleges or universities. Eligible students also have to display a financial need on their FAFSA forms.
Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program (TEOG)
The Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program (TEOG) is open to students who are attending a Texas two-year college. Eligible students must be residents of the state of Texas and must demonstrate a financial need. The program is open to students who are willing to enroll themselves in at least half-time courses that will enable them to obtain an associate degree or certificate from a Texas public two-year college.
Eligible students should not have received a baccalaureate degree previously and must display their financial need on their FAFSA forms. The programs awards scholarships that covers the tuition and books expenses of selected students and the scholarship is renewable up to four years.
Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG)
The Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG) awards scholarships to students who are residents of the state of Texas and non-residents as well as foreign students who are willing to enroll themselves in state public colleges or universities. The program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Eligible students must display a financial need on their FAFSA forms. The scholarship is awarded based on the financial need of the student and hence may vary.
Towards EXcellence, Access and Success (TEXAS) Grant Program
The Towards EXcellence, Access and Success (TEXAS) Grant Program is designed to retain talented high school in the state of Texas by providing them a financial incentive. Eligible students should have graduated from their respective high schools after 1998-1999 and should have enrolled in state colleges or universities within 16 months of graduating from high school. Eligible students also should not have completed more than 30 hours of college credits. The program is also open to students enrolled in a state public university after graduating from a Texas two-year college.
The scholarship award covers tuition and books expenses and is renewable every year up to 6 years provided the selected student maintains satisfactory academic progress.
Hence take advantage of the many scholarships and grant programs offered by the state of Texas to fund your college education.