External Scholarship Opportunities

Students are encouraged to seek scholarships through Texas A&M University-San Antonio and from outside resources. The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid can help with processing privately funded scholarships.  A&M-SA does not endorse any of these websites. The following information is designed to be a starting point to help students find additional scholarship resources. Scholarship deadlines listed below are subject to change. Review the scholarship organization's website for official deadlines.


Texas A&M-San Antonio is a partner University with The.Dream.US Scholarship. The National Scholarship Award will cover your tuition and fees up to a maximum of $29,000 for a bachelor’s degree. For more information, please visit www.thedream.us 

  • Have graduated or will graduate from high school (or have earned or will earn a high school equivalency diploma) by the end of the 2018-19 academic year;
  • Graduated high school or will graduate with a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale;
  • Are not and have not previously been enrolled in a four-year institution or bachelor program and have not earned more than 21 credits in a community college (not counting credits earned in a pre-college or dual enrollment program in high school);
  • Intend to enroll full-time in an associate or bachelor’s degree program at a Partner College no later than the Spring term of 2019-20 academic year;
  • Are eligible for in-state tuition at the Partner College you want to attend (not applicable if it is a private Partner College);
  • Have current DACA or TPS or certify that you meet the DACA immigration eligibility criteria set forth below;
  • Arrived in the United States before reaching your 16th birthday; and
  • Have significant unmet financial need.

Texas A&M-San Antonio is a partner University with College for all Texans Educational Aide Exemption. The Education Aide Exemption encourages certified teacher aides to complete a teacher certification by providing need-based exemptions from the payment of tuition and certain mandatory fees. For more information, please visit the College For All Texans website.

  • Be a resident of Texas.
  • Be registered for the Selective Service or be exempt from this requirement.
  • Be employed in some capacity by a public school district in Texas during the full term for which the student receives the award unless granted a hardship.
  • Show financial need.
  • Have been employed by a public school district in Texas working full-time, in a classroom directly with the students, in a teaching capacity as: an educational aide for at least one school year of the past 5 school years preceding the term or semester for which the student is awarded their initial exemption, or a substitute teach for 180 days of the past 5 school years preceding the term or semester for which the student is awarded their initial exemption.
  • Meet satisfactory academic progress requirements established by the University.
  • Be enrolled in course required for teacher certification in one or more areas that the Texas Education Agency has determined be experiencing a critical shortage of teachers at public schools in Texas in accordance with Texas Administrative Code, 21.1083 (6).

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Transfer from one of the Alamo Colleges to A&M-SA with Harvey Najim Pathways Scholarship
  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology/Information Systems or Cyber-Security

  • Student must meet all requirements as defined by San Antonio Education Partnership
  • Must demonstrate financial need (as determined by FAFSA/TASFA)
  • Graduate from a participating high school
  • Enroll full-time and maintain good standing
  • A&M- San Antonio offers a Match Scholarship to students who meet additional GPA requirements

Is intended for young men of color majoring in education or majoring in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subject who plan to also earn a secondary teaching certificate with the intention of teaching at the middle or high school level. Therefore, it is further agreed that the scholarship recipient(s) must: 

  • Be a graduate of a high school from one of the San Antonio East Side Promise Zone school  districts: San Antonio ISD or Judson ISD.
  • Complete the Texas A&M University-San Antonio General Scholarship Application.
  • Intend to be enrolled at St. Phillips College as a full-time student (min. 12 hrs. per semester) working toward an associate degree in Education or a STEM education field, with a plan to transfer to TAMU-SA for the junior and senior years.
  • Have a minimum cumulative 2.75 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to demonstrate financial need.
  • Once selected, in order to accept the scholarship award, student must complete TEAMSA Agreement Form and be approved for joint admission to Texas A&M University-San Antonio.
  • In addition, by signing the letter of acceptance for this scholarship award, the student demonstrates his/her intention to teach in a middle school or high school in one of the East Side Promise Zone School Districts: San Antonio ISD or Judson ISD as a teacher in a STEM field, for a minimum of four years following graduation and upon teacher certification. Preference given to high school of origin.

  • Complete the University scholarship application
  • Be an undergraduate student enrolled at least full-time and completed 60 semester hours
  • Declared a sociology major
  • Have a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average
  • Demonstrate financial need.