Posted: 2/24/17

TAMIU Announces New Arturo N. Benavides, Sr. Endowed Scholarship


Arturo N. Benavides, Sr.
Arturo N. Benavides, Sr.  


On Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) officials announced that a generous gift of $100,000 has been pledged by Anna B. Galo and Arturo N. Benavides Jr. for the Arturo N. Benavides, Sr. Endowed Scholarship. The gift was presented to celebrate the Friday birthday of Benavides, Sr.

State Senator Judith Zaffirini was on hand to commemorate the establishment of the Scholarship in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library Colonnade and shared the words of Emerson as she noted, “The greatest gift of all is a portion of thyself.”  Also present was County Commissioner John Galo, husband of Anna B. Galo.

Arturo N. Benavides, Sr., Galo’s father, is well regarded for his love of education, enduring advocacy for students with learning disabilities, and legacy of support for those pursuing careers in special education.

Student recipients of the new Scholarship must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be enrolled full-time as undergraduate or graduate students.  The Scholarship has a special focus on students who have dyslexia, a learning disability.

The Scholarship is renewable for up to four years for undergraduate studies, and may be extended for graduate studies, depending on the number of years required to complete an advanced degree.

Students who are awarded the Scholarship shall be known as Arturo N. Benavides, Sr. Scholars.

For additional information, contact Rosanne Palacios, vice president for Institutional Advancement at 956.326.2177, email rosanne.palacios@tamiu.edu, visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, Room 261 or click on http://www.tamiu.edu/alumniandgiving.shtml


Arturo N. Benavides, Sr. Endowed Scholarship


A Birthday Legacy

Friends and family gathered at Texas A&M International University for the announcement of the Arturo N. Benavides, Sr. Endowed Scholarship.

Presented on his birthday, the gift will provide TAMIU student undergraduate and graduate scholarships.  Left to right, State Senator Judith Zaffirini,

County Commissioner John Galo, Anna Galo and son John Roman Galo, Arturo N. Benavides, Sr., Arturo Benavides, Jr. and daughter Zoe Benavides,

and Dr. Tom Mitchell, TAMIU provost and vice president for academic affairs.