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Amount Minimum: $4537, Average: $23449, Maximum: $43217,
Award Type Loan, Tuition, Travel, Room
Application Deadline Third friday in May; third Friday in September; th
Requirements Applicant must be a Texas resident, be enrolled in an eligible Texas institution, and be nominated by an eligible sponsor located in a rural area of Texas. High school applicant must rank in top quarter of class (for a minimum class of 48) or have an overall grade average of B. Undergraduate applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Essay, three letters of recommendation, and standardized test scores required. Recipient must work in a rural area of Texas one year for each year award is received.
Eligibility Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, 5th year in s
Additional Info
Award Statistics
Number of awards granted each year 31 (avg)
Number of app. received last year 13
Percentage of applicants awarded 100%
Award Features
Award is school-specific FALSE
Award must be repaid Yes
Award is renewable Yes
Award is granted every year No
Specific major or program required Yes
Important Information
Program Required Yes
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Organization: Office of Rural Community Affairs
Title: Program Administrator
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