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Houston Alumni Chapter Scholarship

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The Houston Alumni Chapter Scholarship is based primarily on scholarship merit, financial need and evidence of leadership.  The Scholarship is granted for one academic year in the amount of $1,000 and is allocated equally for Fall and Spring semesters.  All required application materials, copies of acceptance letter, official school transcript, counselor report, letter of recommendation and essay must be submitted by April 30, 2014 to:


AAMU Houston Alumni Chapter

P. O. Box 421702

Houston, TX  77242-1702


Award Criteria

  • Must be a United States citizen from the Houston metropolitan area.

  • Must be a graduating high school senior OR a current AAMU undergraduate student who is in good standing with the University.

  • Must provide evidence of current enrollment at Alabama A&M University as a full-time student.

  • Graduating high school seniors must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 and attained a score in the 50 percentile on the college entrance examination (ACT or SAT)

  • Current AAMU students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.85 and completed 30 semester hrs.

  • Must provide high school principal or counselor report form and at least one letter of recommendation from a community leader (e.g. pastor, teacher, etc); current AAMU students must provide a recommendation letter from advisor or dean.

  • Must complete essay requirement.


Essay Criteria

  • Prepare a minimal 500 word essay that describes yourself, your goals and address the following questions:

  • Is there a need and role for Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the 21st Century?

  • Why did you decide to attend Alabama A&M University?

  • Who has been most influential in your life and why?

  • How you plan to improve your community?


Scholarship Application Procedures

  • Complete the scholarship application

  • Submit a typed 500 word essay that address the essay criteria

  • REQUEST an official copy of your latest high school or college transcript to be sent to AAMU Houston Alumni Chapter at the above P. O. address.

  • SUBMIT scholarship application, essay and official copy of your transcript. 

  • Ensure tht the above data is submitted by April 30, 2014

  • Enclose a recent color photo of yourself (4X6 or less)