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Texas A&M-Kingsville announces Javelina Opportunity Award

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UPDATE: The requirements for the Javelina Opportunity Award have been updated as of July 12, 2021. The number of required hours to be considered has been lowered to 12 hours.

In keeping with its tradition of educational access and opportunity, Texas A&M University-Kingsville has launched the Javelina Opportunity Award, which will cover tuition and fees for a year for new, eligible first-year and transfer students.


“For nearly 100 years this institution has changed the lives of our students and their families through educational opportunity,” said Dr. Mark A. Hussey, president of Texas A&M-Kingsville. “We are thrilled to be able to offer this award to students as they begin their journey to complete a college degree. Texas A&M-Kingsville is committed to removing barriers to education. The Javelina Opportunity Award extends our legacy of educational excellence at an outstanding value.”


New students will be eligible for the award program if they meet the following criteria:


  • Are a Texas resident
  • Are enrolling for the first time at Texas A&M-Kingsville as an undergraduate first-time-in-college or transfer student
  • Have an annual household income less than $65,000
  • Have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file
  • Register for at least 12 semester credit hours


Recipients of the Javelina Opportunity Award may be eligible to receive the award for two long semesters (spring/fall) if they maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.


The award program leverages financial support including federal and state aid along with University scholarships and the Texas A&M University Regents Scholarships. New students who submit a FAFSA will be automatically considered for the program.


New students not eligible for the program may also have access to additional financial support through scholarships. Nearly 99 percent of Texas A&M-Kingsville students receive financial support. For more information on the Javelina Opportunity Award, visit

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