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College Scholarships and Grants

Most of our students — 80% — receive financial aid, including over $9 million in Tarleton and private college scholarships each year. We help students find, apply for and manage scholarship funding from a variety of sources to increase the value and affordability of your college education.

How to Apply for Scholarships

Fill out our Online General Scholarship Application, and submit your official high school or college transcripts, as well as your SAT/ACT college exam scores. More than 500 different Tarleton awards are provided through this one application. 

After submitting your General Scholarship Application online, you will automatically be matched with any of the college scholarships in our system that you qualify for, based on the information you provide. You do not have to apply for each scholarship individually. The scholarship application opens August 1 each year, and you must have an active admissions application on file to access it with your preferred email address after receiving your student ID number. Since many college scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, we encourage you to apply for admission and college scholarships early.

Why Apply for College Scholarships?

We help you find financial resources to help pay for college as you pursue and achieve your educational dreams and goals.
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Scholarship Deadlines

Submit your General Scholarship Application by the following dates to be considered for over 500 college scholarships.

Early consideration deadline
Next academic year: December 1

Priority deadlines
Fall: February 15
Spring: December 1

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Other Important Dates

Financial Aid Priority Deadline: January 15

Housing Application Opening Date: September 7

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Tarleton Giving Day

Tarleton students and the university are supported through generous gifts from donors to our Annual Fund, Student Emergency Fund and other flexible funds.

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Apply for over 500 scholarships with one application

These are just a few of the scholarship opportunities your application will be auto-matched for: Tarleton Impact Scholarship, Tarleton Academic Scholarship, Dick Smith Scholarship, Texan Corps of Cadets Scholarship, The Dominic and Lisette Dottavio Student Success Scholarship, and Removing Educational Barriers Scholarship.

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Qualify for the President's Guaranteed Award Program

Tarleton guarantees scholarship levels to new incoming freshmen who graduated in the top 25% of their high school class. Find out more about requirements and award amounts for the Guaranteed Award Program.

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Find out if you qualify for the non-resident waiver option

Non-resident students may qualify for a non-resident tuition waiver by receiving at least a total of $1,000 in competitive scholarship funds. The scholarship must be open to both Texas and non-Texas residents, awarded by a scholarship committee authorized in writing by Tarleton to grant scholarships that permit this waiver. The funds and selection process must be under the control of the institution.

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Explore additional scholarship opportunities

Our online General Scholarship Application excludes some college scholarships that you may also be eligible for, including Honors scholarships such as the prestigious Presidential Honors Program Scholarship and athletic scholarships. You may also qualify for external scholarships. Make your external scholarship search faster and easier by answering questions to be matched to scholarship opportunities with our External Scholarship Matching Tool.

How Do You Get Started on Applying for College Scholarships?

Take the next step toward applying for college scholarships. We have the resources to help you get started.

To get started with finding college scholarship opportunities you may be eligible for, visit each web page that matches your student type.

Schedule an Appointment


Current students can schedule an appointment with our office through EAB.

  1. Login to EAB Navigate with you UID and password (same as myGateway). If you have problems with your password, use Tarleton Password Manager or call 254-968-9885 to reset your password.
  2. Select schedule an appointment
  3. Select Texan Services as the appointment type
  4. Choose how you would like to your appointment to be conducted (in person, by phone, zoom chat)

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