The History Behind VAMOS

Making College Dreams a Reality Since 1996


In response to the urgent need to improve educational opportunities for graduating high school seniors, the Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunities and Scholarships (VAMOS) was founded in 1996. Our mission is to assist deserving students of Hidalgo, Starr and Cameron Counties with fulfilling their dreams of pursuing a higher education.

Making Higher Education Possible for Rio Grande Valley Scholars

The inspiration for our scholarship program came when concerned civic leaders realized that Rio Grande Valley students face multiple barriers in obtaining a post-secondary degree. In providing the tools, knowledge and financial resources they need to accomplish educational goals, we empower our youth to make a difference in their lives, for their families and within the community. To date, VAMOS Scholars have received over $15,000,000 in scholarship funds.