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Century Scholars Program Requirements

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Century Scholars must meet two types of program requirements each year:

  1. Academic requirements
  2. Participation requirements

Academic requirements are tracked by the office of Scholarships & Financial Aid. All Century Scholars must:

  • Have and maintain at least a 2.75 GPR
  • Meet the 30-60-90 rule
  • Be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester
  • Email scholarships@tamu.edu with questions regarding CSP academic requirements

Any student who falls below a cumulative 2.25 GPR will be required to meet monthly with a Century Scholars Staff Advisor.

Participation requirements are tracked by Century Scholars Program Staff through the LAUNCH office. These requirements vary by classification (i.e., Freshmen, Sophomore, etc.).

Class Year Requirements: 

  1. Complete and submit a StrengthsQuest™ Inventory (invitation will be sent to your email)
  2. Attend mandatory events during Howdy Week (see the CSP Handbook for dates):
    • Freshman Kick-off
    • Freshman Orientation
  3. Complete the freshman seminar course (UGST 181) with a passing grade
  4. Attend each of the following per month:
    • 1 large community class (see syllabus for dates)
    • 1 small community meeting (determined by your group)
  5. Meet one-on-one with a peer mentor once per semester
  6. Complete community service and log hours using the Community Service Form:
    • 5 hours by the end of the fall semester
    • 5 hours by the end of the spring semester
  1. Meet one-on-one with a Texas A&M faculty member once per semester and submit the Faculty Visit Form
  2. Complete community service and log hours using the Community Service Form:
    • 5 hours by the end of the fall semester
    • 5 hours by the end of the spring semester
  1. Complete community service and log hours using the Community Service Form:
    • 5 hours by the end of the fall semester
    • 5 hours by the end of the spring semester
  1. Complete community service and log hours using the Community Service Form:
    • 5 hours by the end of the fall semester
  2. Attend the Senior Recognition Ceremony at the end of the fall semester


RESOURCES


Century Scholars Handbook: Please take a look at the Century Scholars Handbook for more details about the program and requirements. All Century Scholars are responsible for knowing the requirements of the program found in the handbook and on this website.

Community Service Form: Century Scholars are required to complete 5 hours of community service each semester, except for the spring semester of their senior year. Download the community service form here. This form is due to the front desk of Henderson Hall in the first floor lobby each semester. Thoroughly read the first page of the form to understand the deadlines and requirements.

Ambassador Visit: Century Scholars may choose to conduct ambassador visits to their former high schools in lieu of doing community service. One (1) ambassador visit may account for five (5) community service hours, so long as the Century Scholar participated in Ambassador Training PRIOR to the ambassador visits. Students must also complete the Ambassadors Form to document the visit. Click here to submit the Ambassador Form.

Ambassador Training: Emails will be sent out each semester with Ambassador training dates.

For questions about scholarship requirements (grades, credit hours, scholarship reinstatement, etc.), check the Scholarships Handbook on the forms page of the Scholarships & Financial Aid website.

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Learning Community:  Century Scholars are required to participate in all the requirements listed above as their learning community. The main goal of the Century Scholars Learning Community is to provide a learning, service-oriented, and social environment for the growth of the learning community, as well as its individuals. It has been designed to help students achieve academic and personal success, discover campus involvement, and explore community engagement and civic responsibility. Most importantly, the Century Scholars Learning Community is meant to strengthen the connections that Century Scholars have with each other and with the campus community. 

Academic:  The Century Scholars Program requires students to maintain a minimum cumulative GPR of 2.75, be enrolled full-time at Texas A&M University, meet the 30/60/90 hour rule, and not be on conduct probation. Some Century Scholars may be required to send thank you letters to donors. These requirements are tracked by Scholarships & Financial Aid. For questions please check scholarships.tamu.edu or contact scholarship@tamu.edu.