Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunities and Scholarships

The Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunities and Scholarships (VAMOS) was founded by local business leaders in 1996 in response to the low university graduation rate among students in the Rio Grande Valley. Since its inception, VAMOS has awarded over $25 million in scholarships to over 1,100 students across the Rio Grande Valley. VAMOS awards four-year renewable scholarship to high school graduating senior from low socioeconomic backgrounds striving to pursue higher education. The graduation rate among VAMOS Scholars is 96 percent, and they attend universities locally, across Texas, and some out of state.

For nearly three decades, our donors/sponsors have rallied around our vision to provide essential funds for academic scholarships, giving deserving students the opportunity to break barriers and achieve they dreams. It’s about fostering a sense of community and empowerment and showing our students that they are not alone, that we believe in their potential, and we are here to help them every step of the way.

VAMOS offers a unique mentoring aspect in which students are paired with mentors who maintain communication and support throughout the students’ college journey, this has proven successful as VAMOS alumni are pursuing successful careers and contributing to their communities. This is a testament for the transformative power of education; VAMOS has been instrumental in empowering students to reach their full potential and contribute meaningfully to society.

Our Mission:

The Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunities and Scholarships (VAMOS) is decicated to making the dream of a college education a reality for graduating high school seniors of the Rio Grande Valley.

Our Vision:

Our vision is to secure essential funds for academic scholarships to empower students to break barriers and achieve their educational goals.

To find out more about our scholarship opportunities or how you can help support our goals, contact the VAMOS team at (956) 800-4085 today.