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 grade averages, income levels and numbers of dependents.
The Foundation will consider completed applications and notify approved recipients in April of the following year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.