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HSF/VAMOS Scholarship


The HSF/VAMOS Scholarship Program is designed to assist high school seniors of Hispanic heritage from Cameron, Hidalgo, and Starr counties in Texas obtain a bachelor's degree.  Selected students attending UT-Pan American may receive $3,000 per year. All others may receive up to $5,000 per year for four academic years.



Eligibility Requirements

  • Be of Hispanic heritage
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired).
  • Be a high school senior graduating from a high school in one of the following Texas counties:
    • Cameron
    • Hidalgo
    • Starr 
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be a Pell grant-eligible student
  • Have plans to enroll FULL-TIME as a Freshman in a degree-seeking program at a four year U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam during the 2014-2015 academic year
  • Must plan to apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning January 2014.
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