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Scholarships



The following list consists of the scholarships available for TAMIU student.

The Fifth Year Accounting Student Scholarship Program is to promote the professional and educational needs of the state; increase the number of highly trained and educated professional accountants available to serve the residents of this state; improve the state's business environment and encourage economic development and financial stability; and identify, recognize and support outstanding scholars who plan to pursue careers in accounting.

Indent and Dots
  • Are classified as residents of Texas;
  • Are enrolled at participating public or private, non-profit colleges and universities in Texas (including specified community colleges);
  • Are enrolled at least half-time;
  • Will have completed at least 120 hours of college course work (including at least 15 semester credit hours (SCH's) of accounting) at the beginning of the term in which the award is being made;
  • Are making satisfactory academic progress;
  • Have not already taken the CPA exam, but plan to take the CPA examination in the State of Texas and have submitted an Application of Intent to take the CPA Examination to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for the purpose of being granted a certificate of "Certified Public Accountant;"
  • Register for the Selective Service or be exempt from this requirement; and
  • Demonstrate financial need.

To apply to the Fifth Year Accounting Student Scholarship Program.

The A.R. Sanchez, JR. School of Business (ARSSB) offers scholarships to current Undergraduate and Graduate Students pursing a business degree.

For more information in regards to scholarships such as TAMIU Freshman Scholarship, Fifth Year Accounting Students Scholarship Program, internships and/or other scholarships available please visit theSanchez School Of Business website.

For additional questions and answers, please contact theCollege of ARSSB.

The Arturo N. Benavides Sr. Endowed Scholarship is for current Undergraduate and Graduate Students who have dyslexia.

This scholarship is awarded every other year depending on fundings.

Application will be available from February 1st thru April 15th, 2018. The award year is for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. To fill out the application click here.

For additional questions and answers, please email scholarships@tamiu.edu.

The College of Education Scholarship is for current Undergraduate and Graduate TAMIU College of Education students.

Application deadline for Fall is April 15th and for Spring is November 15th. To fill out the application click here.

For additional questions and answers, please email COEScholarship@tamiu.edu.

The College of Nursing Health Sciences Scholarships are for current UndergraduateDr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing students.

Application deadline for Fall is first Monday of July and for Spring is the first Monday of December. To fill out the application click here.

For additional questions and answers, please email nursing@tamiu.edu.

High school students (juniors and seniors) who have attempted THEA, have an overall grade point average of at least an 85, have written permission form their high school counselor, and have been admitted to the University are eligible to apply. The scholarship is renewable¹ if the student makes a "B" or better. The scholarship pays for one, three credit hour class. Applications are available through the Office of Recruitment and School Relations.

¹Continuing concurrent students must maintain an overall G.P.A. of 3.0.

The local Alpha Nu Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an organization of women educators, awards every other year a scholarship for the fall semester of $1,000 to female students in their junior or senior year. Applicants can be from any college of discipline but must be interested in becoming educators and have a G.P.A. of 3.2 or higher.

Application will be available until 2021. The award year for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Therefore, the application is unavailable until further notice.

For additional questions and answers, please email lonorris@tamiu.edu.

The Dr. Ruby South Lowry Scholarship is for Pre-Med and Pre-Veterinarian Students.

  • Must be a Pre-Med or Pre-Veterinarian student with the following:
  • *Must be enrolled full-time each semester (Fall and Spring)
  • *Must have a TAMIU Overall GPA of 3.5
  • *Must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • *Completed online scholarship application

The deadline to submit an application is April 15th, and will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. To fill out the application click here.

For more information, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (956)326-2167

The Dustdevil P.R.I.D.E. Scholarship empowers students to succeed at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) by alleviating financial barriers. This scholarship was created for students by students and is funded through the Class Giving Campaign.

The application will be available starting Wednesday, April 1st - Sunday, April 19 at 11:59PM.

For more information in regards to the scholarship please visit: DustDevil P.R.I.D.E. Scholarship.

For additional questions, please email philanthropy@tamiu.edu or call Institutional Advancement at (956)326-2171.

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU has expanded its commitment to low income students through the Dusty Promise Program. The Dusty Promise aids students with family income below $30,000 by pledging to provide enough scholarships and grants to pay tuition and mandatory fees for all eligible¹ students.

Eligibility¹

  • You must be a Texas resident and eligible to pay resident tuition
  • You must be an entering new freshman or undergraduate new transfer student
  • You must be a degree-seeking student (student who are seeking a second bachelor's degree or  in a program in which they receive a bachelor's and masters after completion of their program, and are classified as a master's student are not eligible  for this program)
  • You (if your are an independent student) or your parent(s) (if you are a dependent student) must have an adjusted gross income of $30,000 or less
  • You must be admitted and enrolled full-time (15 hours) at TAMIU (Fall and Spring)
  • You must have financial need as determined by the FAFSA
  • You must maintain a 2.5 GPA and meet Satisfactory Academic Program requirements
  • You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 15th prior to the fall semester.

Application will be available from January 1st thru February 15th of each year. The award year is for 2019-2020. To fill out the application click here.

For additional questions and answers, please click here.

Our freshman scholarships are honorary, four-year, merit-based scholarship awarded to high academic achievers. These scholarships are automatic scholarships awarded to qualified students upon meeting the following scholarship criteria.

To be eligible, students must be first-time freshmen, be admitted to TAMIU by December 1st and earn the SAT or ACT scores outlined below while meeting the high school percentage rank requirement:

Freshman Merit-
Based Scholarships

Amount
(Total)

Amount
(Year)

Redesigned
SAT

OR 

ACT

AND

Standing

Presidential Scholarship

$32,000

$8,000

1360+

OR

29+

AND

25%

Achievement Scholarship

$28,000

$7,000

1270+

OR

26+

AND

25%

Pride Scholarship

$20,000

$5,000

1170+

OR

24+

AND

25%

Discovery Scholarship

$16,000

$4,000

1080+

OR

22+

AND

10%

Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior (Institute of Mexicans in the Exterior, or IME)-Becas Scholarship Program at TAMIU supports the education of the Mexican population based in the United States of America. Through the Program, the Government of México gives high priority to serve the Mexican population living abroad by providing educational resources for those students in financial need. It recognizes the importance for Mexicans working or studying in the United States to participate in educational programs that facilitate their development and ensure the continuity of their education.

Criteria to apply:

  • Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate TAMIU students
  • Proof of Mexican citizenship
  • Enrolled full time (12 hours per long semester)
  • TAMIU overall GPA must be a 2.75 or greater
  • High School overall GPA must be a 3.0 or greater for incoming freshman

To request to be notified when funding becomes available, please provide your contact information on the following link: click here.

The Good Neighbor Program provides tuition assistance to students from an eligible country, of the Western Hemisphere other than Cuba or the United States. Applicant must have been born in and are a current resident of the nation. Applicant must be fully admitted to TAMIU and meet the Satisfactory Academic  Progress (SAP) policy requirements. Application will be available from January 1st thru March 1st of each year. To fill out the application click here. For more information click here and/or email scholarships@tamiu.edu.

The Office of Graduate Studies offers the Lamar Bruni Vergara Scholarship along with Assistantships and Fellowships. For more details and requirements visit the Office of Graduate Studies and Research website.

Office of Graduate Studies & Research
Zaffirini Student Success Center 206
Texas A&M International University
Laredo, Texas 78041-1900
Phone: (956) 326-3020
Fax: (956) 326-3021

The Lamar Bruni Vergara Trust Scholarship is for current undergraduate TAMIU students who are Texas Resident and have the classification of Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. Students must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be enrolled full-time (12 semester credit hours per long semester)
  • Must have a TAMIU Overall GPA of 2.75
  • Complete 30 community hours by the end of the academic year

Required Documentation:

  • Resume

Deadline to submit an application is July 31st, application opens June 15th.

Student who are awarded a 4-year Freshman Merit-Based Scholarship, a 2-year Automatic Transfer Merit-Based Scholarship, or a scholarship under the Undergraduate Academic General Scholarship cannot apply for this scholarship unless they lost scholarship and are not being awarded.

To fill out the application click here.

For frequent ask questions: LBV Trust Q & A's.

For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at (956)326-2225, or email scholarships@tamiu.edu

The criteria for the Laredo Asian Association Scholarship is as follows:

  • Students residing in the Laredo area
  • Enrolled in undergraduate or graduate program
  • Be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours for undergraduate / 9 credit hours for graduate)
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher for undergraduates or GPA of 3.0 or higher for graduate students
  • Student desiring to learn Asian culture, language, business and trade, and/or international studies

Applications are available in the Office of International Engagement, primarily to students who are going to study abroad in Asia.

For more information, please contact us at international@tamiu.edu

The Laredo Dental Society scholarship is for pre-dental students that have been accepted into a dental school or those that have an interview for acceptance already scheduled. Students must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a Pre-Dental student with one of the following:
  • *Letter of conditional acceptance form their early acceptance program
  • *Letter of acceptance from dental school
  • *Schedule interview for acceptance into a dental school
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must be enrolled full time and complete 24 hours in one academic year (includes summer)
  • Must have at least a 3.5 GPA
  • Must be classified as a junior or senior

Required Documentation:

  • Dental school acceptance letter or proof of interview
  • Resume
  • DegreeWorks Audit

The deadline to submit an application is April 22nd, and will be awarded for the Fall 2019 semester. To fill out the application click here.For more information, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (956)326-2167

The Mary Lamar Gallagher Leyendecker Scholarship is for children of Laredo Police Department officers and incoming Freshmen for the fall semester. In order to apply, please click here. For more information, please contact Ms. Valentina Velazquez at valentina.velazquez@tamiu.edu.


Office of Institutional Advancement
Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library 261A
Texas A&M International University
Laredo, Texas 78041-1900
Phone: (956) 326-2167
Fax: (956) 326-2174

The NSF Scholarship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Programs (S-STEM) is for current Undergraduate students pursuing the following bachelor's degrees: BA Double Majors with one of the majors in mathematics, engineering, or chemistry, BA Mathematics, BA Mathematics 7-12 Certification, BS Chemistry, BS Mathematics, BS Systems Engineering, or Pre-engineering at TAMIU.

Scholarships are renewable for a second year when the retention criteria are met. Scholarships will be awarded over five years, from Spring 2017 through Fall 2022, depending on the availability of funds.

For more information click here.

The Robert Noyce Mathematics Teacher Scholarship Program is for TAMIU students who have finished or currently be finishing their sophomore year, majoring in mathematics or a mathematics-related major; Laredo Community College (LCC) students must have finished their sophomore year and meet other eligibility criteria, as LCC has no mathematics specific degrees. Education majors are NOT eligible.

For more information click here.

For additional questions and answers, please email Dr. R. Goonatilake, Dr. K. Lewis, and/or Dr. R. Lin.

To be considered for the Sanchez Family Scholarship, an applicant must meet the criteria and submit the application to Texas A&M International University’s Office of Recruitment and School Relations.

A committee from the Sanchez Family Scholarship Program will select the scholarship recipients upon reviewing the application and completing an interview process. For more information click here.

The STEM Recruitment, Retention, and Graduation (RRG) Scholarship Program was initially supported by a $502K endowment funded by a grant from the Department of Education.

For more information click here.

For additional questions and answers, please email Dr. R. Goonatilake and/or Dr. R. Lin.

The TAMIU ARMY ROTC Scholarship is for current Undergraduate and Graduate TAMIU students.

To fill out the application click here.

For additional questions and answers, please email rotc@tamiu.edu.

The purpose of the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program is to encourage students to become members of the Texas Army National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, the Texas State Guard, the United States Coast Guard, or the United States Merchant Marine, or to become commissioned officers in any branch of the armed services of the United States. Each year the governor and the lieutenant governor may each appoint two students, and each state senator and each state representative may appoint one student to receive an initial conditional scholarship award.

Who Can Be Appointed?

Selected students must meet two of the following four academic criteria:

  • Is on track to graduate or graduated high school with the Distinguished Level of Achievement Plan or the International Baccalaureate Program
  • A high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Achieved a college readiness score on the SAT (1070) or ACT (23)
  • Ranked in the top one-third of the prospective high school graduating class

Selected non-freshman students must also meet the Continued Eligibility Requirements outlined below.

The Coordinating Board requests that TASSP nomination submissions take place no later than September 30, 2019 to provide students sufficient time to complete the application process.

Initial Eligibility

Students must

  • be appointed by the governor, lieutenant governor, state senator or state representative;
  • enroll in a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) or another undergraduate officer commissioning program while enrolled in the institution, as certified by the institution;
  • complete school initiated TASSP application by October 15, 2019
  • agree to
    • complete four years of ROTC training or the equivalent of four years of ROTC training if the institution awards ROTC credit for prior service in any branch of the U.S. Armed Services or the Texas Armed National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, Texas State Guard, United States Coast Guard, or United States Merchant Marine, or another undergraduate officer commissioning program;
    • graduate no later than six years after the date first enrolled;
  • after graduation, enter into
    • a four year commitment to be a member of the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, Texas State Guard, United States Coast Guard, or United States Merchant Marine; or
    • contract to serve as a commissioned officer in any branch of the armed services of the United States;
  • repay the scholarship if the requirements are not met;
  • meet the satisfactory academic progress requirements set by the institution.

Continued Eligibility Requirements

To maintain eligibility for future awards, the student must

  • maintain satisfactory academic progress;
  • continue to be a member of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC);
  • not have earned a baccalaureate degree or completed a cumulative total 150 hours.

How Much Can Be Awarded?

The amount of the award will be the lesser of

  • $10,000; or
  • an amount not to exceed the student’s cost of attendance less the total amount to be paid to a student for that academic year for being under contract with one of the branches of the armed services of the United States and other financial assistance.

A student may receive a scholarship for four of the six years allowed for graduation.

Repayment

A scholarship will become a loan if the student fails to

  • maintain satisfactory academic progress;
  • fulfill any of the terms of the scholarship;
  • fulfill a four-year commitment to be a member of the Texas Army National Guard, Texas State Guard, United States Coast Guard, or United States Merchant Marine; or
  • contract to serve as a commissioned officer in any branch of the armed services of the United States.

How Can I Apply?

1. You will need to be selected by a Texas senator or representative or the lieutenant governor or governor. If you are interested in this program and you feel you meet the program requirements, you should contact your legislator for more information. Students may locate their legislator by visiting, Who Represents Me. The lieutenant governor’s office may be reached at 512-463-0001. To contact the governor's office, a student may call the Appointments Office at 512-463-1828 or visit the office's web page, Governor’s Appointment Responsibility.

2. Once selected, you will receive a Notice of Selection.

3. Once you decide upon the higher education institution and corresponding ROTC program in which you will enroll, you will take your Notice of Selection to the institution's financial aid office.

4. The financial aid office will certify your program eligibility to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Because program eligibility requirements include that you be enrolled in the institution and in the ROTC program at that institution, the financial aid office cannot provide their eligibility certification before those two criteria are met.

5. Once the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board receives the institution's eligibility certification, you will receive an email requesting you to complete your Texas Armed Services Scholarship application at Loans Online.

6. The Texas Armed Services Scholarship application must be completed by October 15, 2019 or the legislator can provide an alternate nominee. Where Can I Get More Information? Toll Free: 800-242-3062 Email: Borrower Services

Where Can I Get More Information?

Toll Free: 800-242-3062

Email: Borrowers Services

Our transfer student scholarships are honorary, merit-based scholarships awarded to students transferring to TAMIU in the Fall or Spring. These scholarships are automatically awarded to qualified students upon meeting the following scholarship criteria.

To be eligible, students must meet the following scholarship criteria.:

Presidential Transfer Scholarship ($6,000)***

  • Transfer with 45+ credit hours†
  • Transfer with a 3.75+ GPA

Achievement Transfer Scholarship ($4,000)***

  • Transfer with 45+ credit hours†
  • Transfer with a 3.50+ GPA

***Total amount awarded within a period of four consecutive long semesters. †All 45 credit hours must be applicable towards degree.

Notice: Students with 90+ semester credit hours are not eligible for the Automatic Transfer Student Merit Scholarships.

TAMIU makes available competitive scholarships to qualified freshmen, transfer, and continuing students. To be eligible, students must meet all entrance requirements and be accepted for admission at TAMIU. Undergraduate students must be enrolled for at least 12 hours per long semester, and have an academic record to justify consideration by the selection committee, current students must have a TAMIU GPA of at least 3.0¹, and transfer students must have a transfer GPA of at least 3.0¹. Students must follow the curriculum prescribed for one of TAMIU's degree programs. Students must apply on an annual basis as most of these scholarships are not renewable.

Fall/Spring
Semester
Spring Only - First Time Freshman, Transfer, and
Current Students are eligible to apply
Current Students - Deadline: May 30th (opens February 1st) 2 Spring Semester - Deadline: January 3rd (opens October 15th)3
Fall Transfer Students - Deadline: July 31st (opens April 1st)4  

1GPA Requirements is subject to change as per donor agreement.
2Students who are awarded a 4-year Freshman Merit-Based Scholarship as first-time freshmen cannot apply for the current-student/spring semester scholarship unless they did not meet the renewal requirements of the scholarship.
3Students who apply by the fall deadline and are awarded, receive funds for the entire academic year (fall and spring semesters); there is no need to re-apply for the spring semester (these applications will not be reviewed).
4Students who are awarded a 2-year Automatic Transfer Merit-Based Scholarship as first-time transfer cannot apply for the undergraduate general- student scholarship.

The Undergraduate Academic General Scholarship is made possible by the generous contribution of:

Adela Guerra Memorial Endowment Albert E. & Yolanda Friedman Scholarship Anita G. Benavides Memorial Scholarship API Scholarship
Arguindegui Oil Company Barbara Kazen Endowed Scholarship Bob Bullock Endowed Scholarship Brian E. and Sandra O'Brien Scholarship
Carroll E. Summers, III Endowed Scholarship Coca-Cola Endowment Delfina & Josefina Alexander Endowed Scholarship Fernando F. Zuniga, Jr. & Josephine Palacios Zuniga
Ford Motor Co. Endowed Scholarship Greater TX Foundation - Carroll E. Summers, III Endowed Greater TX Foundation - Conoco Phillips Endowed Greater TX Foundation - Mr. & Mrs. B.P. Newman
Herman & Lilla May O'Keefe Scholarship Jim Parish Memorial Endowed Scholarship Joe Brand Memorial Endowed Scholarship Lacey Cigarroa Keck Scholarship
Laredo Business & Professional Women's Endowment Laredo Daybreak Rotary Endowed Scholarship Laredo Manufacturers Association Scholarship Laredo Rotary Club Endowed Scholarship
Luz Maria Davila Endowment Mary E. Wright Memorial/ TLRC Max Mandel Memorial Scholarship Minnie Dora Haynes Scholarship
O.W. Killam Oil and Gas Scholarship R. & P. Ramirez, LTD Scholarship Senator Judith & Carlos Zaffirini President's Endowed Sheriff Martin Cuellar
TAMIU - LBV Trust Scholarship Uni-Trade Forwarding, L.C. Endowed President's Uni-Trade Forwarding, L.C. Scholarship Wells Fargo President's Scholarship Foundation


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