University Scholarships

University Academic Scholarships are offered to recent high school graduates entering into college for the first time. Upon completion of successful admissions and acceptance into the University, all admitted students meeting this criterion are automatically considered. University scholarships are awarded through the Office of Recruitment. Award availability is limited and is awarded based upon admission date and competitiveness. 

The Regents’ Student Merit Scholarship

The Regents’ Student Merit Scholarship is the University’s most prestigious award.  The Regents’ scholarship is up to $10,000 per academic year for tuition and mandatory fees.  The Regent Scholar will receive an additional scholarship to meet the cost for up to 18 credit hours, on campus housing, meals and books ($600 per semester). Regents’ Scholars who are non-residents are eligible for University Out-of-State Waivers.  The criteria for the scholarship are as follows:

  • Must have graduated from a high school within 12 months of enrolling at Prairie View A&M University.
  • Student cannot be considered a transfer student from another college or university.
  • Must have a minimum 3.50 cumulative high school GPA. (3.50 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Must have a minimum 1760 SAT (Verbal,Writing and Math only) or 26 composite ACT score. Please note the writing component (essay) is required. The SAT or ACT score is same day testing.  A combination of test scores from multiple sittings will not be used to determine the minimum required score.
  • The Regents’ Student Merit Scholarships are renewable up to four years (eight semesters) provided the student earns 30 semester credit hours per academic year with a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA.
  • Coursework taken during a summer session cannot be used to meet the required credit load or GPA renewal requirements.

Presidential Academic Scholarship

The Presidential Academic Scholarship is $9,200.00 per year ($36,800.00 over eight semesters). The criteria for the Presidential scholarship are as follows:

  • Must have graduated from a high school within 12 months of enrolling at Prairie View A&M University.
  • Student cannot be considered a transfer student from another college or university.
  • Must have a minimum 3.25 cumulative high school GPA. (3.25 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Must have a minimum 1650 SAT (Verbal, Writing and Math only) or 24 composite ACT score. The writing component is required.
  • The Presidential Academic Scholarships are renewable up to four years (eight semesters) provided the student earns 30 semester credit hours per academic year with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Coursework taken during a summer session cannot be used to meet the required credit load or GPA renewal requirements.

Distinguished Achievement Academic Scholarship

The Distinguished Achievement Scholarship is $6,400.00 per year ($25,600.00 over eight semesters). The criteria for the Distinguished Achievement scholarship are as follows:

  • Must have graduated from a high school within 12 months of enrolling at Prairie View A&M University.
  • Student cannot be considered a transfer student from another college or university.
  • Must have a minimum 3.00 cumulative high school GPA. (3.00 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Must have a minimum 1500 SAT (Verbal, Writing and Math only) 21 composite ACT score. The writing component (essay) is required.
  • The Distinguished Achievement Academic Scholarships are renewable up to four years (eight semesters) provided the student earns 30 semester credit hours per academic year with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Coursework taken during a summer session cannot be used to meet the required credit load or GPA renewal requirements.

*Fees do not cover fines and deposits.

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