The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is proud to announce the winners of our 2020 TAME Scholarships.
Every year, TAME awards scholarships to high school senior TAME Club members who have competed in the STEM Competition and who will attend an accredited college or university to study a STEM subject. TAME scholars in their second to fourth year of study in a STEM field at an accredited college or university may also receive Evergreen scholarships based on available funding. Learn more about TAME’s Scholarships.
Scholarship Selection Committee
For the first time this year, TAME invited recent scholarship recipients to serve on our selection committee. Here’s what it meant to one alumna to participate:
“Thank you very much for the opportunity to join the TAME Scholarship Selection Committee. I would be honored to be a part of such an important and caring foundation. I would love to give back to the family that has offered me the tools for me to succeed in not only college, but in life. TAME has been a big part in shaping me into the engineer I am today. I have also been lucky enough to receive the TAME Freshman Scholarship that has allowed me to further my education at the University of Texas at San Antonio and become the first to attend college in my family.”
— Diana H., Mechanical Engineering Major, Gulf Coast TAME Chapter
STEM Scholarships made possible with your support
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the sponsors of these scholarships for helping TAME Students pursue careers in STEM: ConocoPhillips, Howmet, Pratt & Whitney, The University of Texas at Austin, the Board Members of the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering, and the many individual donors who gave generously during our June online fundraiser to fund an additional $2000 scholarship for a Texas STEM student.
Here’s what it means to one Scholar:
“Being a part of the Texas Alliance of Minorities in Engineering has helped me sharpen my competitive skills and awaken a passion for engineering and math… Now, I am the valedictorian of my high school senior class, I finished my associate degree, and began working on some of my bachelor’s courses. After graduating from high school, I wish… to finish my bachelor’s degree, but I lack the resources and require financial support. I know that with the TAME Scholarship I can continue to become a professional engineer. I believe I deserve this valuable scholarship because I understand the values of hard work, responsibility, and I have learned to remain positive, to be grateful, and to stay humble. One day I would love to open my very own engineering firm along with other businesses here in the Rio Grande and be fortunate enough to grant scholarships to students who lack the financial resources like I currently do.”
Join us in making a difference in students’ futures. Visit our Mentorship page to find out how you can coach these students through their first year of college. Visit our Get Involved page to see how you can help us build a STEM workforce that looks like Texas.
ConocoPhillips TAME Scholarships
Alton Wayne Avery, II – Lamar University, Mechanical Engineering
Christopher Ortiz Ibarra – Claremont McKenna College, Engineering and Economics
Ellora Celestine Ashish – Texas Tech University, Mathematics and Foundational Engineering with a concentration in Computer Science
Gisselle Aiyanna Washington – Cornell University, Civil Engineering
Jesus A Eguia – The University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley, Civil Engineering
Lucas Michael Davis – Howard University, Mechanical Engineering
Obed Abisai Gonzalez Hurtado – University of Texas at Arlington, Electrical Engineering
Riley Grace Stokes – Texas Tech University, Civil Engineering
Sebastian Madrid – Texas Tech University, Chemical Engineering
Zully Perez – University of Houston, Chemical Engineering
Howmet TAME Scholarship
Aubrey Ann Miller – University of Texas at Arlington, Nursing
Kaitlin Emily Baker – Texas Tech University, Computer Science
Kennedy Lauren Baker – Texas Tech University, Cellular and Molecular Biology
Konner Cole Wood – Texas Tech University, Civil Engineering
Shawn Eric Wiltse – Iowa State University, Electrical Engineering
Pratt and Whitney TAME Scholarship
Raquel Rubi Martinez – Midwestern University, Pre-Pharmacy
TAME Board Scholarships & Online Fundraiser
Alberto Medrano – Columbia University, Astrophysics
Haani Zeeshan Mirza – University of Houston, Computer Science
Nhi Thuy Tran – NOVA Southeastern University, Biology following 7-year dental track
Steve and Mary DeLeon TAME Scholarship
Laura Juana Thompson – University of Houston, Mechanical Engineering
University of Texas at Austin TAME Scholarship
Devon Wayne Jorgenson – The University of Texas at Austin, Mechanical Engineering
Oneza Nazirmohamed Vhora – The University of Texas at Austin, Electrical Engineering
Tiffany Kim Tran – The University of Texas at Austin, Architectural Engineering
Congratulations to the TAME Scholar Class of 2020! Best of luck with the the coming school year. We look forward to hearing more from you at the end of the Fall Semester.