Qualification Requirements

You must have participated in a TRiO program, and enrolled in courses by June 5, 2023 for summer I, July 10, 2023 for summer II, or August 28, 2023 for fall 2023.

  • Must be a NEW graduate student at A&M-Commerce.
  • Submit the form on this page.
  • Submit a letter of endorsement from your TRiO program coordinator.
  • Apply to a graduate program at A&M-Commerce (apply through ApplyTexas) and gain full or conditional admission.
  • Complete and submit the TRiO Grant Application Form
  • Enroll in at least three hours of graduate coursework no later than the first class day of the semester.

Award Values Based on Credit Hours

  • Students enrolled in 3 to 5 graduate hours by the first day of the semester are eligible to receive a $250 grant.
  • Students enrolled in 6 or more graduate hours are eligible to receive a $500 grant.


The TRiO Grant is renewable on a semester-by-semester basis, if continuously enrolled, while funds are available. Grant awarding will occur after the 12th class day of the semester. Funding will be provided until funds are depleted. Not every applicant will necessarily receive an award.


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