preparing your application


Thank you for your interest in applying for the Dustdevil P.R.I.D.E. Scholarship! The Student Philanthropy Council wanted to provide applicants with best tips and practices to increase their chances of selection. While this is not a direct track to receiving an interview offer and the scholarship itself, we hope that it will help fellow applicants navigate the application process and submit a stronger application. Best of luck!



A good resume takes time to complete. Here are just a few tips:

  1. No longer than 2 pages
  2. Pay attention to aesthetics 
  3. Double check spelling and grammar

We strongly encourage applicants to visit the Office of Career Services for a free resume consultation.



The essay requires time, critical thinking, and review. A strong essay response will do the following:

  1. Answer the essay prompt in a meaningful and impactful way
  2. Have no grammatical errors

The TAMIU Writing Center is a great resource for students who need help starting, editing, or completing their essay.



Consider the following before submitting your application:

  1. Name, email, and Banner ID are all correct in your application
  2. All supporting documents are in PDF format
  3. Essay and resume have been checked for spelling and grammatical errors

All communication will be done via email. Please check your email daily for updates on your application.

preparing for your interview


Congratulations on being selected as a semi-finalist! Not all applicants receive the opportunity for an interview, so receiving an interview invitation means you are one step closer to being a Dustdevil P.R.I.D.E. Scholarship Recipient.

We've included some interview tips to help you prepare. Best of luck!


get informed

Doing your research is a big part of acing an interview. We strongly encourage you to get very familiar with the Class Giving Campaign and the Dustdevil P.R.I.D.E. Scholarship. Think about things such as, "how is this money raised, where does it come from, why does it matter, and what's the impact?"


interview tips

There are endless tips to make a good impression in an interview. Here are just a few to make sure you put your best foot forward:

  1. Dress accordingly (business casual)
  2. Arrive early (at least 5 minutes before your scheduled time)
  3. Prepare at least 2 questions for the interview panel
  4. Do your research!

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