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Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

programs Match the Promise

Apply for a Scholarship

The Texas Match the Promise Foundation℠ accepts scholarship applications Sept. 1 through Dec. 31.

How to Apply for a Match the Promise Foundation Scholarship

  • Confirm your child's eligibility.
  • Read the Matching Scholarship and Tuition Grant Description and Application Instructions (PDF) for details about the program, contribution requirements and application process.
  • Have your child research his or her chosen career and write an essay after reviewing the instructions for the student career essay (PDF).
  • Obtain a copy of your child's full report card or transcript for the previous school year.
  • Apply online, or download an application and mail it to the address provided. Please note a parent or legal guardian who claimed the child as a dependent on his or her most recently filed federal income tax return must submit the application.
  • Be sure to include your child’s career essay and report card by uploading them if applying online or mailing them with your printed application.

Applying for Multiple Children

Parents and legal guardians applying on behalf of more than one child must submit a separate application for each child.

Applying in Multiple Years

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.

How it Works

Selection criteria

The Foundation scores applications by assigning points to grade averages, income levels and numbers of dependents.

Approval

The Foundation will consider completed applications and notify approved recipients in April 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 $50 in contributions to their Promise Fund account during the current Promise Fund sales period 1 (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 (PDF) 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. The Foundation will notify recipients of this deposit when it is made.

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 schoolwide required fees.

Account access

Scholarship account information is not available online. The owner of the linked Promise Fund account can obtain this information by calling the Promise Fund program at 800-445-4723, option 5. Be sure to mention that the Foundation awarded the beneficiary of your Promise Fund account a matching scholarship or tuition grant.

The owner of the linked Promise Fund account will also receive an annual statement for the recipient's scholarship account from the Promise Fund program.