The Texas Match the Promise Foundation℠ accepts scholarship applications Sept. 1 through Dec. 31.
Parents and legal guardians applying on behalf of more than one child must submit a separate application for each child.
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.
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.
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 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.
When registering at a Texas public college or university, the approved recipient should notify the school's billing office that he or she will be using the Promise Fund as payment for all or some of the tuition and required fees.
To use available scholarship tuition units awarded by the Foundation, the owner of the linked Promise Fund account must submit an Approval Request to Use Scholarship Tuition Units (PDF) to the Foundation. The Foundation will work with the Promise Fund program to disburse scholarship tuition units as needed, up to the maximum number available, directly to the school's billing office upon request.
To the extent possible, available tuition units in the recipient's linked Promise Fund account should be used before tuition units in the recipient's scholarship account.
Note: To use available tuition units in the recipient's linked Promise Fund account (not the scholarship account), the account owner must complete the benefit authorization process outlined in the Student Handbook at the Promise Fund website under Quick Links.
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