Since 1999, Foundation Excellence Award (FEA) scholarships have helped recruit and retain outstanding undergraduates from historically disadvantaged groups often underrepresented in the Aggie student body, including minorities and those who face significant economic or educational hurdles.
Until 2020, FEA scholarships were only awarded to Aggies studying in College Station. However, the program was recently expanded to allow donors to support Texas A&M University at Galveston students.
Daisey McCloud, director of counseling at Texas A&M-Galveston, established the first endowed FEA scholarship for Aggies by the Sea. For her, the scholarship is about giving back the mentorship and encouragement she received during her educational journey. “I think about my life and all the challenges I’ve overcome,” McCloud said. “I didn’t make it happen by myself. It was all of the people God put in my path who helped me along the way.”
Endowed FEA scholarships can be funded with a gift of $50,000 or more, while $10,000 will fund a one-time, four-year award for one student. To learn more about this giving opportunity, contact Rick Kline, assistant vice president for development at Texas A&M University at Galveston, at the bottom of this page.