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Scholarships

John Alvis Memorial Scholarship

The John Alvis Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to a Texas A&M University Political Science major. The purpose of this scholarship is to support students who are seriously committed to careers in public service. John Alvis, Class of 1989, fought for international democracy, and the recipient of this award exemplifies his American Patriotism. A commitment to public service and demonstrated financial need will be weighted more heavily than strict academic merit.

March 8, 2002 “Congressional Record” on John Alvis

This scholarship was created by the family and friends of John Alvis, a former student of Political Science at Texas A&M, to honor his memory. Other gifts from family, friends, and colleagues of John Alvis may be added to this endowed fund.

Current students interested in applying for this, or any other scholarship, please submit University Scholarship Application by February 1, 2021.

Please contact William Clark, Head of the Political Science Department, at wrclark@tamu.edu for more details regarding monetary contributions to the at Memorial Scholarship.

 

Mary Anne & J. W. Kornegay Scholarship

The Mary Anne & J.W. Kornegay scholarships were made possible by the generous gift from a Political Science former student and is named in honor of his parents. The purpose of the scholarships are to help fund students who are studying abroad. Each spring semester, scholarships will be made available to political science majors.

Undergraduate students interested in the Kornegay Scholarship should contact Douglas Thornton, Assistant Department Head, at d-thornton@tamu.edu.

Financial gifts from individuals interested in supporting the Department’s study abroad programs may be added to this fund. Please contact Bill Clark, Head of the Political Science Department, at wrclark@tamu.edu for more details regarding monetary contributions to the Mary Anne and J. W. Kornegay scholarship fund.

 

Political Science Excellence Scholarship

This scholarship is a Foundation Excellence Award created and administered by the Texas A&M Foundation, an independent non-profit corporation that directs fundraising in support of Texas A&M University. The Foundation Excellence Award (FEA) is a scholarship program created to increase diversity in Texas A&M’s undergraduate student body. The FEA helps the university recruit and retain outstanding under-represented students instead of losing them to out-of-state colleges that offer more attractive financial aid packages. The FEA program was created in response to a legal decision in which public universities lost their ability to consider ethnicity in awarding financial aid. While the legal landscape surrounding the issue has changed, our commitment to diversity has not. Providing an opportunity to all groups of people is critical to the future of our state and nation.

Telea J. and Paul K. Stafford ’90 established this scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded each year, when possible, to an African-American majoring in political science.

Please visit the Foundation’s FEA website at http://giving.tamu.edu/student/Undergraduate/talent-in-need/fea/applying-fea.aspx for more information. Current students interested in applying for this, or any other scholarship, please submit University Scholarship Application by February 1, 2021.

 

Abbie Jackson/Vedlitz Family/NAACP Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is a Foundation Excellence Award created and administered by the Texas A&M Foundation, an independent non-profit corporation that directs fundraising in support of Texas A&M University. The Foundation Excellence Award (FEA) is a scholarship program created to increase diversity in Texas A&M’s undergraduate student body. The FEA helps the university recruit and retain outstanding under-represented students instead of losing them to out-of-state colleges that offer more attractive financial aid packages. The FEA program was created in response to a legal decision in which public universities lost their ability to consider ethnicity in awarding financial aid. While the legal landscape surrounding the issue has changed, our commitment to diversity has not. Providing an opportunity to all groups of people is critical to the future of our state and nation.

Dr. Arnold Velitz, a political science professor and director of the Bush School’s Institute for Science, Technology, and Public Policy, funded this scholarship in honor of Abbie Jackson, a close family friend who passed away in July 2000 at the age of 92. The scholarship will be awarded each year, when possible, to an African-American female majoring in political science.

Please visit the Foundation’s FEA website at http://giving.tamu.edu/student/Undergraduate/talent-in-need/fea/applying-fea.aspx for more information. Current students interested in applying for this, or any other scholarship, please submit University Scholarship Application by February 1, 2021.