The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) is proud to announce the winners of our 2021 TAME Scholarships.
Every year, TAME awards scholarships to high school senior TAME Club members 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
Last year, TAME invited recent scholarship recipients to serve on our selection committee for the first time. We continued the practice this year, welcoming three alumni onto the committee to share their perspectives and insight. All committee members surveyed agreed that it was a meaningful experience, and reminded them why they love STEM. We are grateful for their hard work!
Changes to Scholarship Eligibility due to COVID
New this year: TAME waived the requirement that an applicant needed to be a current TAME Club member. Due to the pandemic, many school districts were not able to offer extra-curricular activities such as TAME Clubs in the 2020-21 school year. As a result, many TAME Students who would have become seniors this year were not able to participate in competitions and other club activities. So, for the first time, TAME opened up eligibility to students who participated in one of our annual STEM Competitions at least once in their high school career.
More than half a dozen of the scholarship recipients this year fell into this category, yet 85% of those had participated in TAME for two or more years.
GPA, SAT/ACT, and equity in engineering
TAME no longer asks scholarship applicants about GPA or scores from SAT/ACT, a decision influenced by multiple factors, including the findings of the paper “Quantifying the Pool of Underrepresented Minority Students for Engineering Studies,” published by the American Society for Engineering Education. The findings indicated that GPA and standardized exams are not the predictors of success for students pursuing engineering degrees (and other STEM areas) and that the inclusion of these in college admissions process may in fact be hindering us from reaching ethnic and racial parity in schools.
TAME Scholarship awards are more driven by factors such as years of TAME involvement and financial need, than by academic test scores. In light of these considerations, TAME decided to exclude GPA and scores from SAT/ACT from our review process this year.
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, Google, the Marsha and Otto Koehler Foundation, the James N. McCoy Foundation, Raytheon, University of Houston, The University of Texas at Austin, and the Board Members of the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering.
Here’s what it means to one Scholar:
“Through TAME, I was able to prepare for my future as I continued into higher education and allowed me to find a community where I fit in. Because as a minority, I’ve experienced the prejudice, stereotypes and racism that has been pitted against me. In sharing those experiences with those around me it allowed me to feel truly understood.
Granted the chance to continue my education I will engrain every bit of knowledge that is taught to me so that I can give back the gift to other communities. I seek to make and become a change for those struggling like I once did so that they may have the opportunity just as TAME provided me.”
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TAME Scholar Class of 2021
ConocoPhillips TAME Scholarships
- Anthony Galvan – Lamar University, Chemical Engineering
- Caleb Combs – Prairie View A&M University, Mechanical Engineering
- Daniel Cibrian – Lamar University, Chemical Engineering
- Eunsuh (Jasmine) Cho – Harvard University, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
- Hannah Fisher – Texas Tech University, Mathematics and Computer Science
- Henry Crawley – Texas A&M Kingsville, Texas, Pre-Engineering
- Julianne Bullock – Texas Tech University, Chemical Engineering
- Megan Mackey – Texas A&M University, Finance
- Nate Scott – Angelo State University, Mechanical Engineering
- Savion Fagan – The University of Alabama, Electrical Engineering
Google TAME Scholarships
- Chloe Guerrero – University of Texas at Austin, Physics
- Edward Ibarra – Northeastern University, Mechanical Engineering
- Gabriella Hernandez – University of Texas at Austin, Mechanical Engineering
- Jaden Brooks – Purdue University, Molecular Biology
- Jesus Gonzalez – TCC, Mechanical Engineering
- LaTrinity D Jefferson – Texas A&M University, Mechanical Engineering
Marsha and Otto Koehler TAME Scholarships
- Bailey Buie – University of Notre Dame, Chemical Engineering
- Claire Murley – Blinn College in Bryan, Chemistry
- Danielle Resendiz – University of Portland, Civil Engineering
Raytheon TAME Scholarship
- DrieYona Lowe – Prairie View A&M University, Civil Engineering
Steve and Mary DeLeon TAME Scholarship
- Jessica Rivera – University of Texas at Austin, Aerospace Engineering
TAME Board Scholarship
- Tamara Hinderman – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Aerospace Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin TAME Scholarships
- Corinn Oliver – University of Texas at Austin, Chemical Engineering
- Joshua Hidalgo – University of Texas at Austin, Mechanical Engineering
- Keith Baker – University of Texas at Austin, Civil Engineering
- Max Richter – University of Texas at Austin, Mechanical Engineering
- Robert Horvath – University of Texas at Austin, Mechanical Engineering
University of Houston TAME Scholarship
- Mona Almufti – University of Houston, Systems Engineering
Wichita Falls TAME Evergreen Scholarships
- Aubrey Miller – University of Texas at Arlington, Nursing
- Ellora Ashish – Texas Tech University, Mathematics and Foundational Engineering
- Kaitlin Baker – Texas Tech University, Computer Science
- Konner Wood – Texas Tech University, Civil Engineering
- Raquel Martinez – Midwestern University, Pre-Med
Congratulations to the TAME Scholar Class of 2021! Best of luck with the the coming school year. We look forward to hearing more from you at the end of the Fall Semester.