Book Scholarship Application

The Texas A&M International University Staff Senate Book Scholarship has been established to assist qualifying TAMIU staff members meet their educational goals. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage 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.

Michelle Espinoza

Book 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.

Please note that due to the TAMIU Books IncludED Initiative, the Book Scholarship can be applied for tuition payments. Tuition balance or proof of payment are accepted as part of supporting documentation.

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.


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.

  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. 
    1. For newly admitted graduate students without a graduate GPA, undergraduate GPA will be taken into consideration. 
  3. Enrolled as a student at TAMIU

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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