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How to Apply

  • Apply using the ApplyTexas Application or the Common Application. You must complete the admission and scholarship portions to be considered.
  • Submit a complete Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Submit test score(s) for the SAT or ACT
  • All applications received will be reviewed and selected by the Texas A&M University’s Scholarship & Financial Aid and the Finis Welch Foundation
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To be considered a Welch Scholar at Texas A&M University, you must:

  • Be admitted by January 31 as an incoming freshman to Texas A&M University-College Station for the fall semester after high school graduation
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Attend a Texas high school or home school in Texas
  • Have strong academic abilities shown through your high school performance and completed test scores (SAT or ACT scores must be submitted for consideration)
  • Demonstrate financial need by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

To maintain eligibility a Welch Scholar must:

  • Submit a FAFSA each year
  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPR
  • Enroll full-time each semester (minimum of 12 hours) at Texas A&M College Station
  • Meet the 30/60/90 hour rule. You are required to have earned 30 hours by the end of your first academic year, 60 hours by the end of your second academic year, and 90 hours by the end of your third academic year. An academic year includes the fall, spring, and summer terms. Hours earned via transfer credit, dual credit, and AP/IB testing can be used to meet the 30/60/90 rule.
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