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Comptroller's Office Now Accepting Applications for Match the Promise Tuition Grants, Matching Scholarships

September 06, 2016 /

(AUSTIN) — Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reminded Texans applications are now being accepted for 2016-2017 Texas Match the Promise Foundation℠ awards. The foundation, in cooperation with the Comptroller's office, encourages Texas families to save for college by offering competitive matching scholarships and tuition grants to Texas students who are beneficiaries of a Texas Tuition Promise Fund® (TTPF) account — the state's prepaid college tuition plan. "During the 2015-16 school year, 62 students were approved for Match the Promise scholarships," Hegar said. "We are excited about awarding a new batch of scholarships to the young people who represent the future of Texas." Fifth through ninth graders whose families have an annual income of $100,000 or less and who have a TTPF account may apply for the matching scholarships and tuition grants through Dec. 31, 2016. To be considered for a scholarship, students must write a career essay and meet other requirements.