4. Foundation Excellence Awards
Since 1999, Foundation Excellence Award scholarships have helped recruit and retain outstanding students from historically underserved groups and those from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. As part of its efforts to make the university accessible to more students, the President’s Office has pledged a limited number of matching funds that will be available on an annual basis through 2029 for eligible FEA scholarships.
Utilizing matching funds, you can create a non-endowed FEA with a $10,000 gift, payable immediately or at $2,500 for four years. Your gift will be matched with $10,000 from the President’s Office to create a $20,000 scholarship, and your scholarship recipient will receive $5,000 per year for four years.
Alternatively, through a $50,000 gift, you can endow an FEA that will support Aggies for generations. While endowed gifts are payable over five years, if you pay your gift in full within one year, the university will match the earnings of your endowment during its first four years to generate a larger annual stipend for your student recipient during that initial period. If you fund your endowment over several years, matching funds from the university will not be applied to the eventual earnings.
Your FEA can support a student of your choice, such as from a specific geographic region or pursuing a specific major, at the College Station or Galveston campuses. Contact Alissa Simpson to learn more.