Applicants must meet the following criteria to apply for the Match the Promise program:
Families applying for the Match the Promise program can also enroll in the Promise Fund during the Match the Promise application period (Sept. 1 through Dec. 31) if they haven't already done so.
Family members of the following individuals are ineligible to apply for the Match the Promise program: a Texas Match the Promise Foundation℠ Board director, Texas Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board member, Comptroller employee and any substantial contributor to the Foundation. Family members include parents, stepparents, brothers, sisters, stepbrothers, stepsisters, grandparents (including great), step-grandparents, grandchildren, children (includes children's spouses), stepchildren, foster children, foster parents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, first cousins, step-aunts, step-uncles or step-cousins.
Students must write an essay about a career that interests them and submit the essay with the application. The essay must be 200 to 300 words and include:
Please see the Matching Scholarship and Tuition Grant Description and Application Instructions for details about the career essay. Instructions for your child are included in the Student Career Essay Instructions.
You will need to submit a copy of your child's report card or transcript for the entire school year most recently completed with the application. The copy must show the student's name, school and grade during that school year.
Approved scholarship recipients must receive at least $50 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.