Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students
This scholarship is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Health Resources and Services Administration awarded to the Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy. The funds from this scholarship are intended to supplement the educational costs of those students who qualify, providing much-needed financial assistance.
If interested in applying for this scholarship, complete the application. Applications with unanswered questions, lacking required tax returns or required supporting statements or documents, will not be processed. There are no exceptions to this policy. The application and supporting documents must be received (not postmarked) by the Office of Student Financial Aid by Aug. 29, 2014. To avoid missing this important date, complete the application and acquire the supporting documents as soon as possible.
The application and supporting documents may be scanned and sent as a PDF by email, via FAX (979.436.0099), or by mail:
Office of Student Financial Aid
Texas A&M Health Science Center
Health Professions Education Building 1
8447 Riverside Pkwy
Bryan, Texas 77807‐3260
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Although you may have completed a longer version of this form as an information gathering tool when the initial data was compiled for the grant, you must still complete this application to apply for the scholarship. Award amounts will vary and will be determined based on the number of applicants who meet the disadvantaged student criteria (e.g., economic need based on a review of tax returns, FAFSA, and socially disadvantaged status).
If you are uncertain that you come from a health professions shortage area of a medically underserved community (i.e., item 7h on the application), the COP Office of Student Affairs will provide this information directly to the Office of Student Financial Aid. However, if you are certain you come from an medically underserved community, circle 7h. With the exception of item 7h on the application, all other items must be completed and provided. All questions must be answered for the application to be processed.
Item 8 addresses an important new federal regulation implemented in fiscal year 2010 for this scholarship that requires a student to confirm his/her economically disadvantaged status using parental income and household information. However, the regulation does permit an exception to this rule by allowing a student to claim an economically disadvantaged status solely on his/her income and household information. Review this question carefully to ensure you are answering correctly in the best way that suits your respective situation.
Since these are federal funds, applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (holding a valid Permanent Resident Card) to apply for this scholarship.
If you have any questions about this scholarship, contact the Office of Student Affairs.