Aggie Eagle Program

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  1. Lawman32RPD

    Lawman32RPD Member

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    Note: The AEP happens twice a year. If you can't make the fall program (deadline to register is 13 Sep) there is another event in the spring. Fall participants go to an Aggie football game (at no additional cost) and the spring participants go to an Aggie basketball game (also at no additional cost).

    The Aggie Eagle Program (AEP) offers high school juniors and seniors and transfer students who are Eagle Scouts, Girl Scout Gold Award, or Stars and Stripes Award recipients a first-hand experience with the Corps of Cadets. Traditionally, the Corps has over 300 members who hold the BSA Eagle Scout rank or the GSUSA Gold Award. AEP recognizes the same traits that motivate a youngster to join scouts 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
    •Train with Corps special units on the obstacle, stamina, and leadership development courses
    •Attend an A&M sporting event - football in the fall or basketball/baseball in the spring (subject to ticket availability)
    •Attend a recognition ceremony
    Dates and Schedule
    AEP is offered once in the fall and once in the spring semesters. Our next program will take place on September 20-21, 2013. Check-in for the AEP is at the Sanders Corps of Cadets Center from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on your scheduled date of arrival. The program concludes the following day. The time will be announced as soon as the schedule is finalized.

    Scholarships
    All qualified cadets attending AEP are eligible for a $2,400 scholarship, which carries no military obligation and may be used in conjunction with other scholarships. If a Corps Scholarship is awarded to a student who is not a resident of Texas, the recipient may qualify for in-state tuition.

    Registration
    AEP costs a non-refundable $35 per student. To register and learn more about attendance requirements, click on the button above 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 emailed to you with the required forms. Your registration is not complete until we receive your required forms (click here) and payment by fax or email. Due to a limited number of spots, prompt return of the forms and payment is encouraged.

    If traveling by bus or plane, please make your arrival/departure destination Bryan, Texas (bus) or College Station, Texas (air). Texas A&M will ONLY provide transportation to and from the Bryan Bus Station or the College Station airport, Easterwood Field. A commercial shuttle service from Houston Intercontinental and Houston Hobby Airports to College Station is available (www.groundshuttle.com). If you are traveling by bus, air, or shuttle please make that known as early as possible so we can be sure to plan for your arrival and departure.

    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: http://www.visitaggieland.com/Where-to-Stay.

    View the latest Aggie Eagle Newsletter

    For more information, contact Lt. Col Rod Matte at (979) 845-9232 or jmatte@corps.tamu.eduThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call the Corps Recruiting office at 1-800-TAMU-AGS.
     
  2. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    Very good information about what sounds like a very good opportunity- I hope we have a few potential Aggies follow up on.:thumb:
     
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    Thanks

    Lawman -
    Thanks for the plug for the Aggie Eagle Program. Our junior will be attending next weekend. Looks like a fantastic weekend filled w/ plenty of activities...
     
  4. Lawman32RPD

    Lawman32RPD Member

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    You are most welcome. Our son and a friend will also be there.
     

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