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Conditional Grant Program

Offered by Texas Department of Transportation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Nov 8, 2023
Multiple awards worth


Grade level

College Students

Application deadline:

April 1, 2024

Scholarship Overview

The Conditional Grant Program annually awards up to $4,000 per semester (or $8,000 per year) to economically disadvantaged Texas residents who plan to attend an accredited four-year Texas public or private college or university and declare an intent to seek a four-year degree in civil engineering or a TxDOT-approved operational business discipline. Applicants must also be interested in working for the Texas Department of Transportation, as recipients must agree to work at TxDOT for two years immediately following graduation.

If you’re a Texas resident and undergraduate pursuing a career in civil engineering or another approved business discipline, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About Texas Department of Transportation

The Texas Department of Transportation has established standards and specifications for the construction and maintenance of highways, streets and bridges throughout the state.

Eligibility information

In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria below, applicants must have a minimum score of 900 on the SAT, or a minimum score of 21 on the ACT.

Grade Level

College Students

Minimum GPA


Academic Interest

Engineering, Civil Engineering

Other Category

Low Income



Application information

In addition to the below application materials, applicants must submit their SAT or ACT score report.


Academic transcript

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

This scholarship is designated for full-time enrollment status only.

Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

Yes, this scholarship is restricted for use at four-year colleges.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Texas Department of Transportation at

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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