Scouting and the Corps: Aggie Eagle Program 2017-11-13T09:36:12+00:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logo Aggie Eagle Program for students with scouting background

From Scouting to The Corps of Cadets

There are many similarities in scouting and the values of the Corps of Cadets.  The Aggie Eagle Program (AEP) offers high school juniors and seniors and transfer students who are Eagle Scouts, Trail Life USA Freedom Award, Girl Scout Gold Award, Camp Fire Wohelo Award, or American Heritage Girls Stars and Stripes Award recipients a first-hand experience with the Corps of Cadets. Traditionally, the Corps has over 300 members who hold these awards. AEP recognizes the same traits that motivate a high school student to join these organizations also encourage them, as collegians, to join the Corps. While at AEP, students will:

  • Meet current cadets and learn about their experiences in the Corps
  • Stay in the Corps dorms on campus
  • Meet Eagle Scouts in the Corps and from other high schools
  • Learn about the university admissions process, financial aid, scholarships and academic support
  • Attend an A&M sporting event – football in the fall or basketball/baseball in the spring (subject to scheduling and ticket availability)
  • Attend a recognition ceremony
  • Additional Corps scholarship consideration is given for participants

AEP is offered once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester. Check-in for the AEP is at the Sanders Corps of Cadets Center from 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. on Friday.  The program concludes Saturday at the Corps Center immediately after the scheduled sporting event. A detailed schedule will be released after the start time of the sporting event is confirmed.

Register Fall 17

Dates and Schedule

Scholarships

All qualified incoming cadets who attend this program will be considered for a Corps of Cadet scholarship. Corps scholarships vary between $1,200 – $4,400 per school year and carry no military obligation. To be eligible for a Corps scholarship students must complete the scholarship application during the application for admissions to Texas A&M (applytexas.org), be admitted to Texas A&M and join the Corps of Cadets.

Registration

AEP costs a non-refundable $35 per student. To register and learn more about attendance requirements, click on the button below and complete the online registration. After completing the online registration, your qualifications for attending the program will be reviewed. Very qualified Venture, Explorer, Sea Scouts as well as those scouts who are very close to completing their Gold / Eagle Scout / Stars and Stripes awards will be considered for attendance. A confirmation packet will then be mailed to you with the required forms. Your registration is not complete until we receive your required forms by fax or email. Due to a limited number of spots, prompt return of the forms is encouraged.

If traveling by bus or plane, please make your arrival/departure destination Bryan, Texas (bus) or College Station, Texas (air). We are unable to provide transportation to and from the Bryan Bus Station or the College Station airport (CLL), Easterwood Field, but taxis are available. A commercial shuttle service from Houston Intercontinental and Houston Hobby Airports to College Station is available (GroundShuttle.com), but you will need to make arrangements to be dropped off and picked up at the TAMU Corps of Cadets Center.

Parents

Parents are welcome to attend portions of the program. An information session is held on Friday afternoon and parents are invited to join their students at the recognition ceremony on Friday evening. Students will be housed on campus but parents will need to arrange their own accommodations. Hotels/motels in Bryan/College Station may fill up during football weekends. Parents should make reservations as soon as possible. More on possible locations can be found here.

For more information , contact Major Joe Hoffman at 979-845-9232 or jhoffman@corps.tamu.edu, or call the Corps Recruiting Office at 1-800-TAMU-AGS.

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