June 14, 2022

Students arrive at Texas A&M University eager for opportunity. Drawn by the chance to receive a world-class education and join the Aggie family, each student comes with their own dreams for making a difference in the world. And thanks to scholarships like the Endowed Opportunity Award (EOA), these goals are becoming realities. 

Established more than 50 years ago, the EOA program provides four-year scholarships to incoming freshmen with financial need who display a high degree of character, leadership ability and extracurricular involvement. Since its founding, EOAs have helped thousands of students receive an Aggie education and make their mark in their professions and communities.  

We sat down with a few current EOA scholars at home to hear their answer to an important question:

What do you want to be remembered for?"


Zach Reinert ’23; Aerospace Engineering; Wells Fargo EOA (Photo by Leighton Jack '14)
Heidi Gidden ’24; Special Education; Mildred and Carl F. Henninger ’49 EOA (Photo by Leighton Jack '14)
Daniel Rodriguez ’23; Architectural Engineering; J. Cammack ’93 Memorial EOA (Photo by Darius Tanner '19)
Hope Merriam ’23; Biomedical Sciences and Animal Science; Brett and Jana Newton EOA (Photo by Leighton Jack '14)
José Pedraza ’24; Finance; Fort Worth/Tarrant County A&M Mothers’ Club EOA (Photo by Leighton Jack '14)

Want to help students reach their goals to impact the world? Endowed Opportunity Awards are for incoming freshmen who have exhibited a high degree of character, extracurricular involvement, leadership ability and, in most cases, evidence of financial need.

A $25,000 gift will permanently endow an award to provide one student an annual stipend for four years. Download our EOA brochure below for more information. If you’re interested in creating your own EOA scholarship, please contact Al Pulliam ’87 at the bottom of this page to get started today.

Ready to make your impact?

Check out our brochure to learn how you can make Aggieland a place for all through an Endowed Opportunity Award.