Other Financial Assistance Programs

Tandy Grant

Charles Tandy established a trust fund in 1975 for the purpose of underwriting grants for employees of the Tandy Corporation and their lineal descendants (i.e., children and grandchildren.) The dollar amount of the grants varies from year to year, depending upon the number of applicants and the amount available from the fund. Students may apply for the minimum grant by completing the application form, which may be obtained at www.financialaid.tcu.edu/grants_special.asp. A FAFSA is required in order to be considered for more than the minimum grant. This award is subject to the General Policies of All Programs.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tarrant County Scholarship

TCU students who currently serve as a Big Brother or Sister, or those who have been a Little Brother or Sister at one time may apply. Recipients receive $2,000 for the academic year and may reapply for a total of four years. Financial eligibility must be established through the FAFSA. Incoming freshmen must be ranked in the top 25 percent of their high school class. Transfer students and current TCU students must have a GPA of 2.5. Due to a need for minority Big Brothers, the donor has stipulated a preference for male minority applicants. Applications are available in the Office of Scholarships and Student Financial Aid.

Hatton W. Sumners Partial-Tuition Grant

Students majoring in political science, history, pre-law or educational social studies may apply. Applicants must be U. S. citizens, enrolled full time, be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial eligibility through the FAFSA. Amount varies.

Hope Pierce Tartt Scholarship

Residents of Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Panola and Upshur counties in the state of Texas may apply. The FAFSA is required. Amount varies and is generally between $500 and $1,000.

International Student Awards

A limited number of awards are available for international students based upon financial need and/or merit. The award amounts vary. Awards are subject to the General Policies of All Programs and the Undergraduate Student Financial Aid Statement of Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship

Application process is open to students who indicate a career goal that demonstrates a service to humanity. Amount varies and is generally between $500 and $2,000.

M.D. Anderson Pre-Med Scholarship

Applicants must have completed Chemistry 10113, 10122, 10123 or Chemistry 10114 or 10124 and Biology 10504, 10514 or equivalent, and have a cumulative TCU GPA of at least 3.0 overall and in the sciences. Applicants must demonstrate service to TCU, fellow students and the profession. Evidence of health-related experience and motivation toward a career as a doctor or dentist is also required. Amount varies and is generally from $500 to $5,000 per year.

State Scholarship and Grant Programs

Connecticut, Delaware, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Vermont award state grants to their residents, which may be used for enrollment at TCU. Residents of these states should contact the Higher Education Assistance Agency at the appropriate state capitol.

Summer International Study Grant

A limited number of grants are available for continuing TCU students in degree programs. The award amounts vary. Students must file a FAFSA for the academic year preceding the summer international study to be considered. Awards are subject to the General Policies of All Programs and the Undergraduate Student Financial Aid Statement of Satisfactory Academic Progress.

London Centre Study Grant

Award for degree-seeking students with financial eligibility enrolling in the TCU London Centre. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 TCU cumulative GPA. Amounts vary and are generally between $500 and $2,000.

ROTC Scholarship Programs

The U.S. Army and Air Force defray some or all expenses for tuition and fees, provide a textbook allowance and pay a monthly stipend to highly qualified young persons selected to participate in the ROTC College Scholarship Program. Successful completion of the ROTC course and all academic requirements for a bachelor's degree qualifies participants for an officer's commission in the Air Force or Army. A service obligation is incurred by those commissioned through this program. Awards are available to entering freshmen as well as current TCU students.

Four-year and Three-year Advance Designee ROTC Scholarship winners are eligible to compete for a limited number of TCU Room and Board Supplement grants and TCU ROTC Activity grants. To be considered, the student must meet the scholarship deadline (January 15) and the financial aid deadline (May 1). Inquiries should be made directly to the professor of military science (Army) or the professor of aerospace studies (Air Force) at TCU.

Veterans Administration

The Office of the Registrar assists individuals eligible for veteran educational assistance benefits.

Vocational Rehabilitation

The Texas Rehabilitation Commission (TRC) offers assistance for tuition and nonrefundable fees to students who have certain disabling conditions. The vocational objectives of the applicant must be approved by a TRC counselor. Examples of such conditions include orthopedic deformities, emotional disorders, diabetes, epilepsy and heart conditions. Other services are also available to assist the handicapped student to become employable. Application for such services should be made at Texas Rehabilitation Commission, Fort Worth District Office.

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