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Columbia Advisory Group Grant Application

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The Columbia Advisory Group (CAG) Grant  is a renewable $250 or $500 grant for new A&M-Commerce graduate students beginning graduate coursework in the Spring 2023 semester that are employed by the Columbia Advisory Group.

Funding for this grant is limited. Please complete the application form at the bottom of this page.

In order to qualify for the CAG Grant you must:

  • Complete and submit CAG Grant application form below.
  • Be a NEW graduate student at A&M-Commerce.
  • Apply and gain full, conditional, or nondegree admission to a master’s, specialist, doctoral, graduate certificate, or professional certification program at A&M-Commerce through ApplyTexas.
  • Submit a letter of endorsement from your Columbia Advisory Group work supervisor.
  • Enroll in a minimum of three hours of graduate coursework no later than  January 17, 2023 for Spring 2023 to be eligible for a $250 award or enroll in a minimum of six hours of graduate coursework no later than January 17, 2023 semester, to be eligible for a $500 award.

All above requirements must be met by January 17, 2023 for Spring 2023 in order to be eligible for the CAG Grant.

Funds cannot be awarded in combination with any other Graduate Funding Initiative (Quick Start, TRIO, Stop-Out, Teacher of the Year).

You will be notified if you are awarded the CAG Grant and your account will be credited the appropriate amount. If you are receiving financial aid during the  Spring 2023 semester there may be a need to adjust your total financial aid package. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships (903-886-5096)  if you have questions regarding your financial aid package. If you have questions regarding this grant, please email

Please review and initial below.

I understand that if I am awarded this grant, I must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 graduate semester hours of coursework in the Spring 2023 semester. If I withdraw from classes or drop below the required minimum graduate semester hours of coursework at Texas A&M University-Commerce on or before the 12th class day of the Spring 2023 semester, I will forfeit this award.

If you have any questions, please email