A&M International Alumni Association Offers Scholarships for Undergrads, Grads

The Texas A&M International University Alumni Association has announced its offering of six scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students attending the University.

Scholarships are provided for one year and include an award of $500 per semester, said Elizabeth N. Martinez , scholarship selection committee member.

"The Alumni Association has been serving our graduates since 1972 and to date has awarded over $25,000 in scholarships to students. Through year-round fundraising efforts by our dedicated members, we are able to help students reach their higher education goals. We encourage interested students to complete their applications and submit them for consideration by Sept. 25," she said.

Application forms are available from the University's Office of Human Resources, located in Killam Library room 255, or from the University's Financial Aid Office, Canseco Hall room 302.

The undergraduate scholarship is available to freshman-senior level students. Applicants must be May 2000 high school graduates, meet all entrance requirements to A&M International, be ranked in the top 20% of their class, and maintain a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) in a full-time class load for a prescribed University undergraduate program.

Sophomores, juniors and seniors applying for the undergraduate scholarship must meet all University entrance requirements, have a 2.5 GPA, be enrolled full time and follow a prescribed University undergraduate program.

Applicants for graduate scholarships must meet all University graduate entrance requirements, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in baccalaureate degree or current graduate study, maintain a 3.0 GPA and follow a prescribed graduate or certificate program.

In addition, all applicants for undergraduate or graduate scholarships must provide two letters of recommendation and complete a personal essay question.

Applications will be reviewed by the Association and selection made based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, submission of required materials and a personal interview.

Completed applications and materials must be submitted on or before Sept. 25 and returned to the University's Office of Human Resources.

For additional information, contact Martinez at 326.2365 or by email at enmartinez@tamiu.edu

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