The Texas Match the Promise Foundation℠ accepts scholarship applications postmarked Sept. 1 through Dec. 31.
Parents and legal guardians applying on behalf of more than one child must complete and submit a separate application for each child. Each application should be mailed, along with the supporting documentation, in a separate envelope.
Eligible applicants can apply multiple times for the Match the Promise program but must reapply each year. Applicants can receive the Matching Scholarship in multiple years but can only receive the Promise Scholarship once.
Selection criteria. The Foundation scores applications by assigning points to career essays, grade averages, income levels and numbers of dependents.
Points for essays will be based on the student's understanding of the career he or she is interested in and why, the education or training needed for the career, opportunities for this type of work in the future and the steps the student took to learn about the career. Points will also be assigned for the quality of the essay, including spelling and grammar.
Approval. The Foundation will consider completed applications and notify approved recipients in March of the following year.
Income verification. If your child is approved for a scholarship or grant, you will be asked to submit a copy of your federal income tax return to the Foundation no later than May 1.
Minimum contribution requirement. Approved recipients must receive at least $100 in contributions to their Promise Fund account during the current Promise Fund sales period  (Sept. 1 through Aug. 31) to receive a scholarship or grant. Although Match the Promise applications must be submitted by Dec. 31, approved recipients will have until the end of the current Promise Fund sales period on Aug. 31 to meet the contribution requirement for the scholarship program.
Eligible contributions. Contributions from anyone – from the account owner, family or friends – will be included in the amount considered for scholarship deposits.
Contributions must be received by the Promise Fund program during the current sales period, not just postmarked, to be included in the amount considered for scholarship deposits. Contributions should continue to go to the Promise Fund program. Please do not send contributions to the Foundation.
Please see the Matching Scholarship and Tuition Grant Description and Application Instructions for details about eligible contributions.
Scholarship deposits. The Foundation awards scholarships in the form of tuition units, not cash. The units will be deposited in a scholarship account for each recipient by the end of September of the year approved, provided the minimum contribution requirement has been met.
Scholarship accounts. Each scholarship account will be linked to the approved recipient's Promise Fund account. The Foundation will own the scholarship account and retain control of the tuition units funded by scholarships and grants, disbursing as needed directly to Texas public colleges and universities for tuition and required fees.
Account access. Promise Fund account owners can obtain scholarship account information by calling the Promise Fund program at 800-445-4723, option 5. Scholarship information will also be available in annual statements for the linked Promise Fund account.
Participating institutions. Scholarship tuition units can be used for undergraduate resident tuition and required fees at Texas public two- and four-year colleges and universities. Scholarship tuition units cannot be used at career schools or private or out-of- state colleges and universities.
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