TAME Scholarship applications for the 2015-2016 school year are now open!
Students submit one application to be considered for all applicable scholarships. The TAME Scholarship selection committee will review all applications and make final recommendations on the following awards:
- Alcoa Foundation ($2,000/award, Wichita Falls students only)
- ConocoPhillips ($2,000/award, accounting, computer science, engineering, or math majors only)
- Pratt & Whitney ($2,000/award, Wichita Falls students only)
- Texas Tech University ($2,000/award, engineering majors only)
- The University of Texas at Austin ($1,500/award, engineering majors only)
- Texas A&M University ($500/award, engineering majors only)
- Students will also be considered for TAME scholarships offered by Prairie View A&M University and the University of Houston.
Who Can Apply for TAME Scholarships? When is the Deadline?
Applicants for current TAME 2015 Scholarships must:
- Regularly participate in a registered TAME club
- Be currently enrolled in high school and scheduled to graduate at the end of the current academic year
- Have competed in the TAME STEM Competition any year of their high school career
- Plan to attend an accredited college or university and have a declared major in science or engineering
- Be in good academic standing
- Have taken either the SAT or the ACT
DEADLINE: Applications and all supporting documentation including letters of recommendation must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, June 8th 2015.
The Long-Term Impact of TAME Scholarships
TAME Scholars and Alumni often stay in touch with the organization for many years after they leave school to begin their careers. Here’s what some TAME Scholars are saying about their experience:
TAME Scholar Chelsea Onyeador, studying Biomechanical Engineering at Stanford University, writes that “TAME has helped me financially, exposed me to a lot of great people, and has given me the chance to travel and collaborate with other students who share my same interests.”
From the Witacre College of Engineering in Lubbock, TAME Scholar Antonio Bujanda writes to thank ConocoPhillips: “I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your support. I was thrilled to learn of my selection for his honor and I am deeply appreciative… Thanks to you, I am one step closer to achieving my goals. Your generous support has lightened my financial burden and made my educational pursuits possible.”
Bujanda also writes about wanting to pay the experience forward to others. “My passion for engineering has in fact driven me to continue motivating students, so that one day they can reach their educational pursuits in STEM fields.”
A single TAME Scholarship can have lasting impacts within an entire community. One TAME Scholar from West Texas used her own scholarship success as a springboard to help other students from her neighborhood in Presidio. “TAME has given me the opportunity to pursue a career in engineering and pay for my education,” writes Texas Tech student Janet Nieto, “but most importantly has mentored me through all these years, supported me, and helped me overcome all the barriers… After moving from Chihuahua, Mexico to Presidio, Texas (a border town) I was introduced to a TAME rocketry program my sophomore year in high school.” That same year, Nieto participated in the South Plains Math and Science competition and advanced to the TAME State Math and Science competition.
“Once I attended college, I wanted to be involved with TAME and the community by becoming a mentor for Presidio High School students. I recruited and push other students to pursue a career related to STEM.”
Nieto is working toward a degree in Environmental Engineering, while minoring in Math, Chemistry, and Spanish. She plans to partner with other TAME alumni to begin a high school rocketry program with students near Texas Tech. “I believe that if we can change the mind of at least one person, we are already changing the world. Just as TAME did with me. Thank you for all your moral and financial support.”
By Lindsey Carmichael, May 22, 2015.