STEM Recruitment, Retention, and Graduation STEM-RRG Scholarship Program


This scholarship program was initially supported by a $502K endowment that was established under the STEM-Recruitment, Retention, and Graduations (STEM-RRG) program funded by a grant from the Department of Education, award #P031C080083. The STEM-RRG Endowment is made possible by the generous contribution of:

Jose Garcia STEM Endow Engineering Laredo Rotary Club STEM Scholarship
Dr. Esteban & Laura Alejo STEM Carroll E. Summers, III Memorial
Conoco Phillips STEM Scholarship Arguindegui Oil Co. Stem Endowment
Union Pacific Foundation STEM Jesus Emanuel Talavera Endowment
Lilia L. & Ernest M. Bruni Endowment Elma Salinas Ender Endowed Scholarship
R. & P. Ramirez STEM Endowed Scholarship The Salvador & Hilda Mercado Endowment
C.Y. Benavidez, Jr. Family STEM Laredo Daybreak Rotary STEM
Adolph Robert Kahn, Sr. STEM Scholarship Josette Jose Palacios STEM Scholarship
Adela Guerra STEM Scholarship Daniel Munoa STEM Scholarship
Judge Alvino Morales STEM Scholarship Karina Villarreal Lba STEM Scholarship
Olga H. Lavaude STEM Scholarship Rio-South TX Sch-TAMIU Special Quasi
EOG Resources Endowed Scholarship EOG Resources - TAMIU Special Quasi
Faculty & Staff STEM Endowed Scholarship Olga H. LaVaude STEM Scholarship 
Rio-South Texas Education and Community Development Foundation, Inc. Endowment
for Scholarship for Computer Engineering

STEM-RRG Scholarship:

Scholarship Amount: $1,000 or more
Application Deadlines: October 1st for Spring semester and June 1st for Fall semester

Note: Only one award per student per academic year
Minimum Requirements/Eligibility:

  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Undergraduate Hispanic or minority student
  • STEM major (mathematics, physical science, engineering, biology, chemistry, environmental science)
  • Full-time student (12 hours or more)


Contact Person

Rohitha Goonatilake, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Dept. of Mathematics and Physics
Texas A&M International University
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, Texas 78041
Voice: (956) 326-2588
Email: harag@tamiu.edu