Good Neighbor Scholarship

The Good Neighbor Scholarship (GNS) Program is designed to encourage academically talented students from the countries of the Western (American) hemisphere (other than Cuba and the U.S.) pursue higher education in the State of Texas. The Good Neighbor Scholarship provides an exemption from the payment of tuition (not fees) for the 12-month period beginning with the Fall Semester following selection as a scholarship recipient.

Qualifying applicants are ranked and then sent to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for final selection.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board awards 10 scholarships per eligible country each year in the entire State of Texas. There is no guarantee that a previous recipient will continue to receive this award.

Student Eligibility:
1.Applicants must have resided in the Western (American) Hemisphere for a period of at least five years.
2.Applicants cannot be members of the Communist Party.
3.Applicants cannot have applied for Permanent Resident status in the US, or have dual citizenship that includes the U.S.
4.Applicants must be enrolled in Texas A&M University-Kingsville and be meeting satisfactory academic progress toward a Texas A&M University-Kingsville degree.
5.Applicants must be a bona fide native-born citizen and resident of an eligible country.
6.Applicants must have a statement on file with his or her institution that indicates the student is registered with the Selective Service System as required by federal law or is exempt from Selective Service registration under federal law

Eligible Countries Include:
1.Antigua and Barbuda
2.Argentina
3.Bahamas
4.Barbados
5.Belize (British Honduras)
6.Bolivia
7.Brazil
8.Canada
9.Chile
10.Colombia
11.Costa Rica
12.Dominica
13.Dominican Republic
14.Ecuador
15.El Salvador
16.Grenada
17.Guatemala
18.Guyana
19.Haiti
20.Honduras
21.Jamaica
22.Mexico
23.Nicaragua
24.Panama
25.Paraguay
26.Peru
27.Saint Kitts & Nevis
28.St. Lucia
29.St. Vincent & the Grenadines
30.Suriname
31.Trinidad and Tobago
32.Uruguay
33.Venezuela

Award
Tuition Waiver
Deadline
04/10/2018
Supplemental Questions
  1. What is your country of birth?
  2. What is your country of permanent residence?
  3. What is your country of citizenship?
  4. If you listed more than one country in the above questions, please explain your circumstance.
  5. What is your Visa type?
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