VAMOS Scholarships

Vamos Scholars 2023 Banquet

VAMOS Traditional Scholarship

APPLICATION OPENS – December 1, 2024

Requirements:

  • Scholarship application
  • High School Senior in Hidalgo, Starr or Cameron county
  • An official high school transcript with grade point average (GPA), class rank, and class size
  • U.S citizen or permanent resident
  • Student’s resume
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • Parent’s income tax return (include tax return used to apply for FAFSA (please redact SSNs)
  • Student Aid Index (SAI)
  • Financial aid award letter
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, principals, or other school professional staff
  • Applicant must be eligible for Pell Grant eligible
  • Plan to enroll full-time at an accredited, public, or private two-year college or four-year university in the Fall 2024 Semester
  • A 600-word essay, please include the following:
    • Personal statement
    • What are your academic and career goals?
    • Why do you believe obtaining a degree in higher education is necessary?
    • Did you experience any obstacles or exceptional/difficult circumstances that inspired you to pursue a post-secondary education?
    • Closing statement
This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years of undergraduate study, or until graduation (whichever comes first). Students selected may receive up to $20,000.
Submit your scholarship application online and mail required items/documents by the deadline noted below to: VAMOS Scholarship Committee, 800 N. Main St., Suite 410, McAllen, TX 78501

DEADLINE TO APPLY – April 3, 2025 by 5PM.

Application Status: Closed

HSF/VAMOS Scholarship

APPLICATION OPENS – January 1, 2025

Requirements:

  • High school senior in Hidalgo, Starr or Cameron county
  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0  on a 4.0 scale.
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam
  • Must be Pell Grant eligible
Selected students attending the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley will receive $3,000 per year, for four years ($12,000 total). All other selected students attending other institutions will receive $5,000 per year, for four years ($20,000 total).

DEADLINE TO APPLY – February 22, 2025 by 5PM

Application Status: Closed

VAMOS/UTRGV Scholarship

APPLICATION OPENS – October 1, 2024

Requirements:

  • High school senior in Hidalgo, Starr or Cameron county
  • Must be graduating HS in May/June 2024 and starting college in Fall 2024
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Top 25% of high school graduating class
  • Plan to enroll full-time at URGV
  • Must be Pell Grant eligible
This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years of undergraduate study, or until graduation, (whichever comes first) and is valued up to $10,000.

DEADLINE TO APPLY – Febuary 15, 2025

Application Status: Closed