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.
Donation hours submitted after August 22, 2021 will no longer be accepted for the PVSA application. 



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

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 2021 applications is from November 2020 to November 2021. 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

Applications for Fall 2021 will open in October 2021! 

Student Spotlight 

Arturo San Martin PVSA

Arturo San Martin

Arturo San Martin ’21 graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. Apart from his studies, Arturo served as a founding member and President of Student Philanthropy Ambassadors, Vice-President of Wellness Education Leaders, and the Read More...

Maria Rodriguez PVSA

Maria Rodriguez

Maria Rodriguez ’21 graduated with two bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Psychology. Additional to her academic career, she served as member of Students Conquering Unlimited Achievements through Determination Read More...

Norma Garcia PVSA

Norma Garcia

Norma Garcia ’21 graduated with a bachelor’s in Biology and a minor in Psychology. Apart from her studies, Norma served as President for the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) and Treasurer for League of Empowered Women. Read More...