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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 contact the CGP Coordinator at (866) 554-4330.

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 2015 - 2016

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, 2015.

225% Federal Poverty Level

Family Size Monthly Income Annual Income
1 $2,207 $26,483
2 $2,987 $35,843
3 $3,767 $45,203
4 $4,547 $54,563
5 $5,327 $63,923
6 $6,107 $73,283
7 $6,887 $82,643
8 $7,667 $92,003
Additional Person +$780 +$9,360

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.