Empowering Local Students
Texas A&M University is partnering with local school districts to ensure young students in the Brazos Valley complete high school and can attend Texas A&M or another college of their choice. With the help of local partnerships, the Brazos Valley Promise Program will eventually identify up to 200 seventh-grade students from the Brazos Valley area each year to participate in the program. Beginning in the summer before their eighth-grade year, students will start a comprehensive preparation program that will ensure they successfully complete high school and that guaranteed tuition support awaits them at Texas A&M University.
All students who complete the Brazos Valley Promise Program will receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to Texas A&M, if admitted, and continued mentorship and support until they graduate. The program prioritizes local students who may feel overlooked and takes direct action to make Texas A&M more accessible to those who lack the resources to take advantage of the world-class opportunities in their own backyard — the Brazos Valley currently maintains a poverty rate that is almost twice the national average. The goal is to help these students stay in school, graduate from high school and gain admission to Texas A&M University or another college of their choice.
Through residential experiences on campus in the summers, seminars during the school year and college admissions preparation, Brazos Valley Promise Program participants will learn about new subjects and career paths and gain the confidence to plan their futures.
Program benefits include enhanced support of local students, a demonstrated commitment to supporting local communities, increased participation from underrepresented populations where transportation and housing are not primary obstacles and strengthened relationships with local school districts. Furthermore, the Brazos Valley Promise Program allows the University to address local low-income students in a meaningful and potentially more efficient way.