University Scholarships

First Time in College

Javelina Scholarships


First-time in college students must apply for admission (ApplyTexas.org) 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).

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 General Scholarship 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.


Scholarships Opportunities 

Merit Scholarships

Academically competitive scholarships for first-time in college and transfer students funded by Texas A&M University-Kingsville. These scholarships are eligible for renewal as long as students meet the renewal requirements.

Presidential Scholarship - $5,000- $12,000

Academic Excellence Scholarship - $1,000- $4,000

How do I apply for a Merit Scholarship?

  • To be considered for a merit scholarship, students must apply for admission to Texas A&M-Kingsville and complete their application for admission, including the submission of all supporting documentation (application, application fee, official transcripts, and test scores*), by the January 15 priority date.

*Students who are unable to take the ACT/SAT test due to the ongoing pandemic or other extenuating circumstances will still be considered for merit scholarships. In such cases, the University determines eligibility based on other criteria, such as class rank and high school GPA. Students are strongly encouraged to submit their test scores if they test at a later date and request reconsideration for a merit scholarship.

When do I apply?

  • 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.

Departmental Scholarships

Consist of institutional and endowed scholarships that are awarded on a competitive basis or as specified by the endowment agreements set up by the donors. Some scholarships may be eligible for renewal while others are not. 

How do I apply for scholarships?

  • Complete and submit the General Scholarship Application in Javelina Scholarships. Student information is imported from our student database into Javelina Scholarships. Students are automatically matched to scholarships they may qualify for and placed in the applicant pool. Students are only required to complete the general scholarship application once each year.
  • Recipients will receive an email to their TAMUK email with scholarship details.

When do I apply?

  • Students must complete their General Scholarship Application or apply before the priority date.

Priority date: February 15, 2021 


External Scholarships

Consist of privately funded scholarships that are sponsored by private donors, professional organizations, foundations, and many other sources outside of Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

These scholarships are not directly affiliated with Texas A&M University-Kingsville. When researching and applying for external scholarships, please be aware of potential scams. You should never have to pay to apply for scholarships.

How do I apply?

  • Students are encouraged to visit Javelina Scholarships at https://tamuk.academicworks.com for a list of available external scholarships.
  • New opportunities are also posted on University social media accounts

When do I apply?

  • Refer to scholarship details. Deadline set by each outside organization/agency.

Javelina Scholarshps Website 

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