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Conditional Grant Program

The Conditional Grant Program is available to eligible students pursuing a degree in civil engineering or a department approved operational business discipline. The Conditional Grant Program will consider both Texas public and private four-year institutions.

Students accepted into the program receive up to $3,000 per semester or $6,000 per academic year, based on financial need.

Application

Please read below for eligibility requirements. If you are eligible, we encourage you to fill out an application.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for the Conditional Grant Program, you must be economically disadvantaged, and you must also:

  • be a Texas resident eligible to work in the U.S.,
  • have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.00 on a four-point scale, or
    • a minimum score of 900 on the SAT or
    • a minimum score of 21 on the ACT,
  • plan to attend an accredited four-year Texas public or private college or university as a full-time student (minimum 12 semester hours),
  • declare an intent to seek a four-year degree in civil engineering or a department approved operational business discipline,
  • agree to work for TxDOT for two years immediately following graduation, and
  • not be more than 30 days delinquent in providing child support under a court order or written repayment plan.

Students already enrolled in an undergraduate program are eligible if they meet income requirements and:

  • are Texas residents eligible to work in the U.S.,
  • have a minimum overall GPA of 2.50 on a four-point scale,
  • attend or have enrolled at an accredited four-year Texas public or private college or university and maintain a minimum of 12 semester hours,
  • declare or intend to declare a major in civil engineering or a department approved operational business discipline,
  • agree to work for TxDOT for two years immediately after graduation,
  • are not more than 30 days delinquent in providing child support under a court order or written repayment plan, and
  • are not currently repaying TxDOT for a previously awarded conditional grant.

Economically Disadvantaged Eligibility Criteria Plan Year 2014 - 2015

The income level guidelines below are used to determine if a family is considered economically disadvantaged.

The figures shown under family size and income level represent amounts equal to 225% of the income amounts established by the U.S. Census Bureau for determining poverty status. The poverty guidelines are based on data listed in the Federal Register, effective Jan. 22, 2014.

225% Federal Poverty Level

Family Size Monthly Income Annual Income
1 $2,188 $25,257
2 $2,949 $35,392
3 $3,710 $44,527
4 $4,472 $53,662
5 $5,233 $62,797
6 $5,994 $71,932
7 $6,756 $81,067
8 $7,517 $90,202
Additional Person +$761 +$9,135

Note: The application deadline is March 1 of every year. For more information, please call toll-free (866) 554-4330, or read more about the Conditional Grant Program Rules.