New Aggie Way Scholarship Initiative Aims To Increase Access To Higher Education

 

By 2026, Texas A&M University hopes to have raised $100 million in scholarship monies to give thousands of students the chance to enroll as Aggies.

The Aggie Way Scholarship Initiative was introduced by President M. Katherine Banks at the Maroon vs. White Spring Game over Family Weekend.

“We are committed to expanding access and providing opportunities for qualified prospective students to receive a transformative education,” Banks said. “The Aggie Way Scholarship Initiative will fulfill the dream of attending Texas A&M for many deserving students.”

The Texas A&M Foundation offers a variety of current scholarship programs to support, including the merit-based President’s Endowed Scholarship, the Foundation Excellence Award that benefits underserved populations, the all-encompassing Endowed Opportunity Award, and individualized scholarships that support a particular college or unit. In addition, there are scholarships for first-generation students, members in the Corps of Cadets, students studying abroad, and Aggie veterans. Over 17,000 students received financial aid in 2021–2022; 5,549, or more than 32%, were first–generation college students.

Tyson Voelkel ’96, president and CEO of the Texas A&M Foundation, heralded the initiative as an institutional commitment to Aggie students. “Our Foundation team is honored as always to help donors provide students with a transformative education in Aggieland,” Voelkel said. “This university prepares the next generation of leaders of character with the skills and values they need to succeed. Our community has always been willing to invest in its students, and with this initiative, we’re showing that we’re willing to step up once again to secure a brighter future for our state, nation and world.”

Interested donors can support the Aggie Way Scholarship Initiative by giving a gift of any size in support of student scholarships at Texas A&M. Contributions may be a one-time, endowed or after-lifetime scholarship gift.

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