Posted: 4/15/20

TAMIU Student Philanthropists Donate to Support Student Emergency Grant


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During these times of challenge and change, Texas A&M International University students are seeking ways to help their fellow Dustdevils in need. 

In light of the recent coronavirus pandemic, TAMIU’s Student Philanthropy Council members will donate their allocated 2020 Class Giving Campaign funds to help support students facing unforeseen financial difficulties. 

The Student Emergency Grant has been designated to help support undergraduate or graduate, degree-seeking students enrolled either part-time or full-time. 

Individuals can apply for the funding at https://tamiu.wufoo.com/forms/m15padac1b5gdnq/.  

Students must be enrolled during the semester in which the Student Emergency Grant is awarded.  

As the grant does not function as a loan, students will not need to repay the award amount.  

Applicants must demonstrate a financial emergency or need, provide documentation of a financial emergency (i.e.: health or rent bill, mechanic repair estimate, etc.), and must not have a pending or active student conduct record.  

“This decision by the Student Philanthropy Council is a noble one, and it shows just how philanthropic and kind our students are. In this great time of need and uncertainty, they are thinking of others and the struggles they might be facing. This is a great reminder that we are in this together, TAMIU Together,  and that we must support each other as we get through this crisis,” explained Jackelyne Briseño, associate director of Alumni Relations.  

As funds for the Class Giving Campaign are donation-based, individuals looking to contribute can visit go.tamiu.edu/give. 

Initially created in 2016, the Class Giving Campaign was started by students, for students. It has traditionally funded scholarships for current graduate and undergraduate Dustdevils, known as the Dustdevil P.R.I.D.E. Scholarship.  

Close to 2,000 students have made their gift, resulting in over $50,000 funds raised. The current scholarship endowment sits at $33,000 and has awarded 11 $1,000 scholarships.  

For additional information on the Student Emergency Grant, visit https://www.tamiu.edu/scce/ses.shtml   

TAMIU students are completing this Spring semester online in the University’s Virtual Classroom.  Registration for Maymester, Summer and Fall 2020 courses is now underway. An online catalog containing a list of nearly 100 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs is at http://catalog.tamiu.edu

As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TAMIU’s campus is closed to the general public. Online and virtual services at the University continue, practicing all CDC Guidelines on gathering, masking and social distancing and with most staff working remotely.  Office hours are subject to change and it is recommended that phone or email contact be made first to determine the office’s schedule of operation. Entry to campus is only open to students, faculty, staff and those having legitimate reasons to be on campus.  An online directory is here.

The University’s dedicated COVID-19 website is updated daily and includes information on office schedules and services, an expansive FAQ, quick links, student resources, official information links and much more.

For more information, please contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu.