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The Century Scholars Program (CSP) is a partnership between Texas A&M University and 108 high schools throughout the state of Texas. Established during the 1999-2000 academic year, the Century Scholars Program is an academic scholarship and retention program seeking to increase the number of enrolled and retained students from under-represented Texas high schools. The program serves as a four-year learning community in which its students are developed holistically and prepared for the rigors of the academic and professional arenas.
Students selected as Century Scholars are awarded $20,000 over four years, as well as a $1,000 Study Abroad Stipend. The Century Scholars Program is more than just a monetary award; it offers students access to a first-rate education and programs that prepare students to become state, national, and world leaders. The Century Scholars Program offers:
- Academic support and hands-on contact with advisors,
- Mentorships with faculty,
- Freshman seminar course that focuses on academic and personal success, campus involvement, community engagement, and civic responsibility, and
- Opportunities to serve as a Century Scholars Ambassadors.
Century Scholars receive professional training in public speaking, interviewing, and presentation skills. The students may return to their former high schools to share their experiences and help continue the Texas A&M tradition of excellence. These skills are highly valued by any future employer, professional school, or graduate program.
Century Scholar Mentors
Century Scholar Organization