Since 1968, the merit-based President's Endowed Scholarship program has been inspiring high-achieving high school seniors to make Texas A&M University their school of choice.
Giving a President's Endowed Scholarship
A PES can be established by an individual or group with a one-time gift of $100,000 or with a series of installments over a period of up to five years. The endowment established by the gift funds a stipend for one student for four years, plus a bonus for a study abroad experience. Since we manage the endowment to pay for the current student scholarship while simultaneously providing for the long-term growth of the principal, you'll be supporting students in perpetuity.
President's Endowed Scholarships can be named in memory or honor of a person, class or organization of your choice. PES gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible and may be made in the form of cash, securities, real estate or other real property. Many employers also offer matching gift programs that could support your gift of a PES.
Learn more about establishing a President's Endowed Scholarship in our PES brochure.
Donors of President's Endowed Scholarships will receive a large plaque honoring the person or persons for whom the scholarship is named. A smaller plaque is added to the permanent display on the master recognition board located in the Memorial Student Center. In addition, new PES donors are recognized in Spirit magazine.
Receiving a President's Endowed Scholarship
Scholarships are merit-based and are awarded without regard to financial need. Students competing for the scholarships must take the writing component of the SAT and/or ACT and achieve:
President’s Endowed Scholarships are awarded by Texas A&M University’s Academic Scholarship Selection Committee in March to outstanding high school seniors.
Review the scholarship application requirements from Texas A&M Scholarships and Financial Aid.
The PES Facebook group is a gathering place for past and present scholars and donors of the President's Endowed Scholarship Program at Texas A&M.
"The President's Endowed Scholarship enabled my dreams of working in the space program to take flight, literally!
My PES undoubtedly helped me get accepted as a NASA co-op, where I am exposed to professionals like astronaut Mike Fossum '80."
— Kristin Nichols '12