Scholarships at PVAMU


At Prairie View A & M University, there is a new program called the Presidential Scholarship Program that are developed to assist those students who do not have the ability to pay for college. These scholarship are not specifically based on income so that is a new factor to which people have been complaining about, yet your GPA must be from 2.25-3.0. Overall Financial Aid advisers want to increase numbers of students eligible for financial aid. The scholarships are named after Principals and Presidents that have made significant contributions to Prairie View A&M University and the surrounding community.

Here are some of the requirements.



To be eligible for the L. C. Anderson Scholarship, students must:
  • Be a Texas resident;
  • Be classified as a freshman at PVAMU;
  • Meet all PVAMU admission requirements;
  • Complete full-time course load (12 credit hours minimum per semester);
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress while at the University; and,
  • Have financial need.
Award Amounts
Eligible students may be awarded up to $3,000.00 for the period of one academic year.


To be eligible for the E. L. Blackshear Scholarship, students must:
  • Be a Texas resident;
  • Be classified as a Sophomore at PVAMU;
  • 2.25 PVAMU GPA or greater;
  • Meet all PVAMU admission requirements;
  • Complete full-time course load (12 credit hours minimum per semester);
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress while at the University; and,
  • Have financial need.
Award Amounts
Eligible students may be awarded up to $2,500.00 for the period of one academic year.


To be eligible for the J. G. Osborne Scholarship, students must:
  • Be a Texas resident;
  • Be classified as a Junior at PVAMU;
  • 2.50 PVAMU GPA or greater;
  • Meet all PVAMU admission requirements;
  • Complete full-time course load (12 credit hours minimum per semester);
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress while at the University; and,
  • Have financial need as determined by federal regulations.
Award Amounts
Eligible students may be awarded up to $2,000.00 for the period of one academic year.



To be eligible for the A. I. Thomas Scholarship, students must:
  • Be a Texas resident;
  • Be classified as a Senior at PVAMU;
  • 2.75 PVAMU GPA or greater;
  • Meet all PVAMU admission requirements;
  • Complete full-time course load (12 credit hours minimum per semester);
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress while at the University; and,
  • Have financial need as determined by federal regulations.
Award Amounts
Eligible students may be awarded up to $1,000.00 for the period of one academic year.


To be eligible for the W.R. Banks Graduate Fellowship, students must:
  • Be a Texas resident;
  • Be classified as a Graduate student at PVAMU;
  • 3.00 PVAMU GPA or greater;
  • Meet all PVAMU admission requirements;
  • Complete half-time course load (6 credit hours minimum per semester);
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress while at the University; and,
  • Have financial need as determined by federal regulations.
Award Amounts
Eligible students may be awarded up to $4,000.00 for the period of one academic year.

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