Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

Admitted new transfer students in Fall and Spring, except those pursuing the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) in Organizational Leadership degree, are considered for two types of transfer scholarships: General Transfer Scholarship or Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship. Funding is limited, so do not delay in completing all requirements to be considered! The General Transfer Scholarship and Phi Theta Scholarship are not stackable. A qualifying student can be awarded one of them, never both.

Organizational Leadership students who decide to opt out of the program prior to the 1st day of the first semester will be considered for the transfer scholarships if funds are still available. If you opt out, please contact scholarships@tamuc.edu.


Consideration for a Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

To be considered for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, all official college transcript(s) and documentation of Phi Theta Kappa membership must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. A student's scholarship award level will be based upon the transfer hours and transfer GPA at the time of admission to the university. The automatic review process does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship offer since funding is limited, so apply early! The scholarship only applies to the Fall and Spring semesters. Scholarships not accepted within 14 days of being offered will be cancelled.

This table lists the minimum GPA, award amount, on-campus housing amount, general criteria, and possible duration of the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship:

GPA

Award Amount

On-Campus Housing

General Criteria

Duration

Tier One

3.75

$3000/yr

additional $500/yr

45 transferable hours

Up to 2 years

Tier Two

3.50

$2500/yr

additional $500/yr

45 transferable hours

Up to 2 years

Tier Three

3.25

$2000/yr

additional $500/yr

45 transferable hours

Up to 2 years

*Phi Theta Kappa All-State nominees will receive an additional $500 per semester.


Renewal Eligibility Requirements

  • Maintain the required semester and institutional cumulative GPA for the Tier group you are awarded. Once awarded, students cannot be placed into a lower or higher Tier.
  • Successfully complete a minimum of 15 A&M-Commerce credit hours each Fall/Spring semester and 30 A&M-Commerce credit hours each academic year. 
  • Have no break in enrollment or eligibility. 

Note: Funds will not disburse unless student is enrolled in the required credit hours for the semester. Undergraduate students who are unable to meet the enrollment requirements due to limits set by their academic program, graduation, course offerings, approved disability accommodations, or other circumstances beyond the student's control may submit a Scholarship Enrollment Exception Certification Form for consideration. The form can be found at: Scholarship Enrollment Exception Form


Probation and Suspension of Scholarship

The first time a student fails to meet either the credit hour or the GPA requirement for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship will result in probation for the next semester of enrollment. A notification will be sent to the student's university e-mail account. The student will still be eligible to receive the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship during the probation semester, provided the student is meeting credit hour requirements. After the probation semester, the student will have to meet both the GPA and credit hour requirements each semester or the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship will be suspended.