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The Texas Match the Promise Foundation

The Texas Match the Promise Foundation℠ encourages families to save for college by offering competitive matching scholarships and tuition grants to students who are beneficiaries of a Texas Tuition Promise Fund® account — the state's prepaid college tuition plan.

Match the Promise scholarships help young Texans realize their dreams of a college education while also encouraging families to take steps now to prepare for their children's futures.

To apply for a scholarship, the Promise Fund beneficiary must be in grade five through nine and have a family income of $100,000 or less. Students must write a career essay and meet residency and other requirements.

The Foundation accepts scholarship applications Sept. 1 through Dec. 31. Families also can enroll in the Promise Fund during the scholarship application period if they have not already done so.

Match the Promise is funded by generous contributions from citizens, building a stronger Texas for tomorrow.

Dates to Remember
Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Eligible applicants may submit a Match the Promise application during this time. Families applying for the Match the Promise program can also enroll in the Promise Fund if they haven't already done so, paying a one-time $25 administrative fee.
Jan. 1 - Feb. 28 The Foundation will consider completed applications.
March 31 The Foundation will notify approved recipients by this date.
May 1 Income verification is due from approved recipients. The first payment for new Promise Fund enrollees is also due no later than this date.
Aug. 31 Approved recipients will have until this time to meet the contribution requirements for the scholarship program.
Sept. 30 The Foundation will deposit tuition units in a scholarship account for approved recipients by the end of September if the minimum contribution requirement is met. The Foundation will notify recipients of this deposit when it is made.