President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)


Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll which recognizes the important role universities play in solving community problems through meaningful and measurable student civic engagement in the community.

TAMIU is a certifying organization for the Corporation for National and Community Service, and may award it’s students, faculty, staff and general community one of the highest volunteer honors – presidential recognition.  The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) recognizes United States citizens and lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States who have achieved a specific number of hours. 

Award Criteria:

  • Recipients must be United States citizens or lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States
  • Awards are issued for service hours served within a 12-month period or over the course of a lifetime.
  • Awards are issued for volunteer service only.  Additional levels of participation with the organization, i.e. charitable support, are not a factor considered for the award.
  • Court-ordered community service does not qualify for the award.
  • Awards are issued by approved Certifying Organizations.
  • Service must be with an organization that is legally established in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or one of the territories.



Bronze Level

  • Young Adults (Ages 15-25): 100 to 174 hours
  • Adults (26+): 100 to 249 hours

Silver Level

  • Young Adults (Ages 15-25): 175 to 249 hours
  • Adults (26+): 250 to 499 hours

Gold Level

  • Young Adults (Ages 15-25): 250 hours or more
  • Adults (26+): 500 hours or more

Lifetime Level

  • Young Adults (Ages 15-25): 4,000+ hours
  • Adults (26+): 4,000 + hours




Bronze Level

  • 200-499 hours

Silver Level

  • 500-999 hours

Gold Level

  • 1,000+ hours

*Each member must contribute a minimum of 25 hours for their hours to count towards the group total.

Every long semester, the Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement (SCCE) will confirm the eligibility of the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) for all TAMIU students, student organizations, faculty, and staff which have served and reported hours through SCCE via Trailblazers. The default 12-month period of eligibility for November 2022 applications is from November 2021 to November 2022. For more information about the PVSA or if you would like to verify your eligibility, please contact SCCE at scce@tamiu.edu or at 956.326.2265.

PVSA Applications

Student Spotlight 

Marianna Canales PVSA Student Spotlight 2022

Marianna Canales

Marianna Canales ‘22 graduated with a Bachelors in Biology. One of her earliest accomplishments was being selected as one of the Reading the Globe Ambassadors Read More...

Edgar Martinez PVSA Student Spotlight 2022

Edgar Martinez

Edgar Martinez ‘22 was part of the first cohort at TAMIU to be graduate with a major in Public Health. As a First Generation student, Edgar was inactive member of the National Read More...

Anaiz Martinez PVSA Student Spotlight 2022

Anaiz Martinez

Anaiz Martinez ‘22 graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Science in Communication Disorders and held the title of Student Respondent for the College Read More...