Book Scholarship

The Texas A&M International University Staff Senate Book Scholarship assists qualifying TAMIU staff members meet their educational goals. The scholarship encourages employees to obtain additional education and training.

Staff Senate will award a maximum of $250 each Fall and Spring semester unless a matching opportunity is available for more funding.

The scholarship covers required course materials; current eligible items include printed books, rental books, E-books, and access codes. Receipts must be submitted as part of required supporting documentation. If employee is enrolled in a sub-term course and course materials have not been purchased at the time of the Book Scholarship Application, proof must be submitted once course begins in order for funds to be released.

Application is open on select dates in Fall and Spring of every academic year. Announcement will be made via Staff Senate Meetings, University news portal, and email.



  1. Must be full-time, benefits-eligible staff who is not represented by Faculty Senate, Dean’s Council, or University Executive Council and must have worked for TAMIU in a full-time position for at least six (6) consecutive months prior to applying.
  2. Must have an overall GPA of 2.5 for undergraduate students or 3.0 for graduate students, per semester. 
    • For newly admitted graduate students without a graduate GPA, undergraduate GPA will be taken into consideration. 
  3. Enrolled as a student at TAMIU


Applications are reviewed by the Staff Senate Executive Board and are scored based on the Personal Statement and previous academic performance.

The Personal Statement must address your academic and professional goals, interest, and accomplishments, limit of 300 words. Only complete applications, with all required supporting documents, are considered for review (Receipt can be pending but will be required as proof.) The amount and number of scholarships awarded is based on application merit.


Application form must be completed in full, including a Personal Statement and required documentation.

The Personal Statement is used in the selection process; please address your academic and professional goals, interest, and accomplishments (limit of 300 words). 

The following documents are required:

  1. Unofficial transcript
  2. Course detailed schedule
  3. Copy of official book receipt(s) and/or tuition payments/balance

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Book Scholarship for Spring 2023 will close on Sunday, April 2nd at 11:59 p.m.  

Fall '22 RecipientS

Virginia Lopez, '10, '22

Leonela Preciado, '11

Leonela Preciado and Virginia Lopez, each featured with Enrique Botello, Staff Senate President, will graduate with a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Management in July 2023 and December 2022, respectively.  We applaud their achievements in furthering their education and being the book scholarship recipients for the Fall 2022 semester. 

Spring '22 Recipient

Jose M. Bernal Brosig

“First of all, I want to thank TAMIU Staff Senate for bringing me this scholarship and allowing me to continue with my education. Pursuing a master’s degree is something that my mother and sister have wanted for me to achieve, and now that I have the opportunity and assistance, it is a goal that I want to reach for them. I am currently pursuing a Master in Public Administration, and I desire to help others in as many ways as possible by contributing with ideas, projects, skills, and knowledge that I have been gathering since I started my MPA degree. This scholarship is another step that brings me closer to success and my personal goals, and I thank TAMIU’s community for this opportunity.”

Fall '21 Recipient

Leonela Preciado

"One of my biggest goals is to give back as often and as best as possible. Being part of Staff Senate has given me the opportunity to give back to our TAMIU students and the community through the various activities and events they hold. Allowing myself the opportunity to strive toward an MBA degree is another way for me to enrich myself academically and be able to give to my university. Receiving the Staff Senate Scholarship reassured me that I was making the right decision, and I am excited to continue on this path."


Spring '21 Recipients

Michelle Espinoza

Virginia Lopez

Nancy Ramos

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