Application Deadline for Alumni Association Scholarship Aug. 29

Texas A&M International University students who wish to apply for undergraduate and graduate scholarships from the University's Alumni Association must submit applications by Friday, August 29.

The Texas A&M International Alumni Association, which includes members from Texas A&I University at Laredo, Laredo State University and A&M International, will award one undergraduate scholarship and one graduate scholarship for the 1997-98 academic year. The award duration is one year with a maximum award of $1,000 for the undergraduate scholarship and $600 for the graduate scholarship.

Both scholarships are open to US and international students attending A&M International.

Criteria for the undergraduate scholarship for entering freshmen include: applicant must meet all A&M International entrance requirements, rank in the top 20% of their high school class, be enrolled at the University full-time (12 semester credit hours per semester) for the duration of the scholarship, maintain at least a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) each semester and follow the curriculum prescribed for one of the University's undergraduate programs.

Criteria for the undergraduate scholarship for sophomores, juniors, seniors applying include: applicant must meet all entrance requirements and be accepted for admission to A&M International, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better, be enrolled full-time (12 semester credit hours per semester) at A&M International for the duration of the Scholarship, maintain at least a 2.0 GPA each semester and follow the curriculum prescribed for one of the University's undergraduate programs.

All undergraduate applicants must complete an application form, submit two letters of recommendation, answer two personal essay questions, and provide official high school transcripts (freshmen) or college transcripts (transfer or continuing students).

Criteria for the graduate scholarship include: applicant must meet all entrance requirements for graduate study at the University; have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better upon completion of baccalaureate degree or graduate work already completed, maintain at least a 3.0 GPA each semester and follow the curriculum prescribed for one of the University's graduate or certification programs.

Graduate applicants must complete an application form, provide official high school transcripts, two letters of recommendation and answer two personal essay questions.

For application forms or additional information, visit the Financial Aid Office, located in Canseco Hall room 302 or call 326.2225. Directions on submitting the application to the Alumni Association will be provided.

A&M International office hours are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday Friday.

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