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College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Edinburg Campus

Program Description: CAMP provides monthly training stipends to students who are migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers) enrolled in their first year of undergraduate studies. To qualify for CAMP, students must meet the admission requirements for UTRGV, must apply and be accepted to CAMP, enroll as full-time student at UTRGV, and be a U.S. citizen or a legal resident.

Monthly stipend amounts vary based on students’ unmet financial aid needs and student training events.

Contact: Andrea Garcia,

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Brownsville Campus

Program Description: First-year students who have a migrant/seasonal Farmworker background (or whose parents have a migrant/seasonal Farmworker background) who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents with less than 24 post-high school college credit hours are eligible to apply to the CAMP program.

Students who actively participate and meet program requirements are eligible to receive academic and financial assistance through course supplies, stipends, and housing scholarships.

Contact: Noel Rodriguez,

College Completion Challenge

Program Description: Trio Program Contact: Maxx Trejo, Greater Texas Foundation Program Description: The Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) Scholars Program provides cohorts of early college high school (ECHS) graduates with academic, social, and financial support as they transition to UTRGV.

Students selected to participate may maintain their eligibility for up to three years or until they successfully complete a baccalaureate, whichever comes first.

Scholarship awards are calculated individually each semester and may vary depending on a student’s individual financial aid package.

Contact: Michael Aldape,


AHEC Scholars Program

Description: Must be in AHEC

Program Contact: Aracely Ramirez,


Honey Bee Project Scholarship

Program Description:

Contact: Lisa Moreno,


Vocational Rehab Counseling

Program Description: The MS in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program offers students the theoretical framework and experiential tools necessary to work with people with various disabilities, including physical, cognitive, intellectual, and psychiatric.

Our program prepares students for various licenses/certifications, such as LPC, LCDC, and CRC, to help promote culturally competent mental health services within various communities.

Contact: Elizabeth Chavez-Palacios,

Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students

Program Description: The Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students was awarded specifically for the Medical Laboratory Science program students.

The SDS will allow students with disadvantaged backgrounds in the Rio Grande Valley to obtain higher education in a rigorous and understaffed healthcare profession. The high increase of laboratory tests being developed, including novel molecular testing requires trained, specialized medical laboratory scientists to perform, analyze and interpret laboratory data.

The UTRGV MLS program remains committed to providing healthcare professionals in medically underserved communities of the Rio Grande Valley and allow our students to focus on their studies without financial worries.

Contact: Daniela Gill,

B2MED Scholarship

Program Description: The B2BMED program is a 2-year research training program supported by the NIH Bridges to the Baccalaureate Research Training Program (T34). Scholars in this program will bridge from South Texas College’s (STC) or Texas Southmost College’s (TSC) to UTRGV's Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science Program (BMED).

The 2 years of the funded B2BMED program consist of:

  • 2nd year of your associate degree (2nd full year at STC or TSC)
  • 1st year of bachelor’s degree (1st full year at UTRGV BMED)
  • The B2BMED scholars are required to be full-time students
  • Maintain a GPA ≥ 3.0 to stay in the program and receive the B2BMED scholarship (stipend).

The B2BMED program offers the B2BMED Scholarship specifically to the B2BMED scholars (students from TSC/TSC transitioning to UTRGV BMED).


Contact: Marco Arriaga,


COFA Scholarships

Program Description: This scholarship is for students pursuing a degree in the College of Fine Arts and pursuing either Dance, Theatre, or Music Large Ensemble.

The scholarship is offered at the discretion of the Music Chair or Dean and awarded by semester.

Contact: Jessica Trevino,

Department of History

Program Description: The History Department has various scholarships available for which you can apply online at:

Website: To learn about these scholarship opportunities visit

ROTC (Draper, Ed Rachal)

Program Description: Must be in ROTC.

Contact: Diane Miles,


Robert Noyce Scholarship

Program Description: The Robert Noyce Scholarship Program offers up to two years of scholarship support for science or mathematics majors in the UTRGV UTeach program.

Contact: Kenneth Smith,

NSF STEM Education

Program Description:

Contact: Cristina Trejo,

Empowering Future Ag Scientists

Program Description:

Contact: Isabel Nicasio,


Program Description: The USDA BE AWARE 2 Scholarship is for undergraduate students in the Biology Bachelor’s program and graduate students in either the Biology or Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Master’s programs.

Students need a minimum 3.0 GPA to be considered as well as US citizenship is required.

Website: Additional program information:

Contact: Michael Persans,

Welch Foundation

Program Description: The Welch Scholarship at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) is open to any student who has had at least 20 hours of credit in Chemistry and is in good standing.

Through funding from the Welch Foundation, it aims to:

  1. Recruit and retain and promote academically talented students to pursue careers in Chemistry;
  2. Provide quality training, development, education, and student support through scholarship and other support to enable them to excel in chemical sciences and finish their degree in a timely manner.

Contact: Daisy Garcia,

Additional Opportunities Available

UTRGV is committed to providing as many scholarship opportunities as possible for students. As organizations send us information pertaining to their scholarship opportunities, we make them available for your review and to take advantage of those opportunities.

State Scholarships and Exemptions provide financial aid that does not require repayment. UTRGV participates in the following state scholarships and exemptions offered by the Texas Higher Coordinating Board.

- Fifth Year Accounting Student Scholarship
- License Plate Scholarship
- Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program
- Good Neighbor Program

Students who receive a competitive scholarship may be eligible to pay the Resident Tuition and Mandatory Fee Rate.

- Non-residents of Texas
- Citizens of another country (International Students)

Provide limited, last resort, financial assistance to currently enrolled students who are experiencing a sudden emergency, accident, or an unforeseen event.

Current UTRGV full-time employees can take advantage of this program to assist with tuition assistance for up to nine credit hours per academic, fiscal year.