VAMOS! Scholarship


General Requirements!

  • Be a high school senior in Hidalgo, Starr or Cameron County graduating in the spring
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident with a Social Security Number. Permanent residents must have lived in Hidalgo, Starr or Cameron County for five consecutive years
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student for four academic years at a U.S. accredited college or university
  • Have a GPA of at least 80/100 or 2.5/4.0 and/or rank in the top 30% of their graduating high school class
  • Have met the minimum SAT or ACT score requirements for the student’s college or university of choice – so long as you take the SAT/ACT
  • Students must be eligible for Pell Grant – FAFSA will tell you!


Scholarship Paperwork – online:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Complete the online essay talking about the following this can be your outline.
    1. Your name, where you go to school, and what program you are in.
    2. Your academic and career goals.
    3. Why is it important to obtain a college education (this can be tied in to number 2)
    4. Any hardships you have faced and how you are stronger from it / what did you learn from it.
    5. Closing statement

Scholarship Paperwork – offline – this is sent to me:

  1. Resume
  2. Official Transcript
  3. Copy of your ACT/SAT Scores
  4. Copy of your income tax return used to file your FAFSA
  5. Copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR)
  6. College Financial Aid Award Letter or Acceptance Letter
  7. Two letters of recommendation from two different  individuals.

DEADLINE: MARCH 28TH – yes, I know the website states April 1st, but there is a lot of paperwork for this scholarship! You must submit the paperwork with Mr. Lopez

Scholarship Info: VAMOS Scholarship Info

Scholarship Application: VAMOS Scholarship Application