About the Scholarship

The Top 10 Percent Scholarship Program is a need-based scholarship program that is established by the State legislature. This Scholarship is awarded to the applicants who attend a Texas Public college or university & have graduated in the top 10% of their high school class. 

The financial need of the applicant is computed using the information provided by the applicant through Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA).


How to Apply?

In order to apply for the Texas Top 10 Percent Scholarship Program, the applicant must submit a completed copy of the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online on the official website of Federal Student Aid.

In addition to the FAFSA, the respective participating college or university may need students to submit additional forms or supplemental information in order to determine the scholarship eligibility.

The respective documents can be submitted after January 15 but before the deadline.

In case the applicant wants to renew the scholarship, they must :

  • complete 30 semester hours in the previous year.
  • maintain an average grade point of 3.25+
  • attend a minimum of 75% of credit hours attempted.

Scholarship Amount

The Texas Top 10 Percent Scholarship Program provides prize money up to $2000 annually. Qualified applicants with a major in a critical workforce shortage field may be eligible for an additional amount of $2000. The scholarship amount may not exceed $4000.


Deadline Information

In order to apply for the Texas Top 10 Percent Scholarship Program, the applicant must submit the necessary documents on or before January 15, 2020.


Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria to apply for the Texas Top 10 Percent Scholarship Program are:

  • The applicant must be a graduating high school senior and enroll in an eligible college or university.

  • The applicant must be a Texas resident.

  • The applicant must graduate from an accredited high school in Texas.

  • The applicant must plan to enroll full time in the future.

  • The applicant must plan to enroll in a Texas public two- or four-year college or university.

  • The applicant must rank in the top 10% in high school class.

  • The applicant must be a U.S. student.


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