IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! This Endowed Scholarship agreement was created by our California Aggie Moms’ Club and the Texas A&M Foundation to provide scholarships for California Aggies pursuing a degree from Texas A&M University in College Station. This is available to California residents and/or a student who is a dependent of an active-duty military member living in California due to current military orders to California. This scholarship will be managed through the Texas A&M Foundation’s Endowed Scholarship Program and will qualify toward the Competitive Scholarship waiver https://rules-saps.tamu.edu/pdf.php?number=13.03.99.M0.03 (Out-of-state students who receive $4K in Competitive Scholarships may be eligible for in-state tuition). Established in May of 2023, students may apply for this 4-year award when they apply to the university beginning in the 2024-25 school year.
In appreciation, our California Aggie Moms’ Club will be recognized by the Texas A&M Foundation in donor publications and as part of the donor honor roll. Our California Aggie Moms’ Club members will also have an opportunity to meet our scholarship award recipient at an annual on-campus celebration during Family Weekend in April.
A special thank you to Chancellor John Sharp and Tyson Voelkel, President of the Texas A&M Foundation, for their commitment to establishing this scholarship fund and to our California Aggies. Additional thanks to our California Aggie Moms’ Club Executive Board for their continued efforts and support of this significant achievement.
If you would like to donate to this fund you can donate here: https://give.am/CaliEOA or send checks, payable to Texas A&M Foundation, and include the scholarship account number 400-07453 on the memo line of the check. Keep in mind, all donations are tax-deductible and may be eligible for your company’s matching contributions program.
Checks may be mailed to:
Texas A&M Foundation Attn: Scholarships 401 George Bush Drive College Station, TX 77840
Originally from Harlingen, TX near South Padre Island on the southern tip of Texas; currently in San Diego, CA due to active-duty husband’s career and current station at MCAS Miramar.
Ally ‘24 Community Health major and Jackson ‘26 English major (Also has another daughter who is a senior in high school.)
I was the first Aggie in my family, class of ‘99 and married Drew ‘00. Since then we’ve had 3 nephews and our 2 children attend A&M with hopefully more to come.
BEST TEXAS A&M MEMORY
Probably seeing A&M through the eyes of my own children and knowing that some of the friends they are making now will be their friends for life. My family has all seen the close bonds we have with our classmates and the instant connection that occurs when we meet another Aggie and I believe that’s why we’ve had more family members choose to attend school there. The Aggie Network can not be compared to anything else at another school! I think my best and favorite A&M memories are yet to come with corps march-ins and Aggie Rings being ordered. Lots to look forward to and I couldn’t be happier my kids chose to share these traditions by attending A&M.
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After a successful gathering at our Howdy Happy Hour on Saturday, August 20th, CA Aggie students and families are definitely ready for the Fall semester at A&M.
Despite the heat and rain throughout move-in weekend, we welcomed over 75 CA Aggies at our event social and witnessed many connections being built as we got to know one another through ice breaker activities and small group conversations. We had families representing cities in all areas of California and students ranging from incoming freshman to 5th year seniors. Whoop!
While we might not be the largest Aggie Mom’s group at A&M, we might just be the Loudest and Proudest OUT OF STATE Members of the Federation of Texas A&M University Mothers’ Club! We look forward to an eventful year together supporting our daughters and sons as they experience the awesomeness that is Texas A&M!
Major/Degree(s): BS in Biomedical Sciences Pursuing a PhD in Biochemistry and Biophysics at TAMU
Clubs/Sports/Campus Affiliations: I was a member of Twelve for 3.5 years and served as Treasurer for 1 of those years. The club helped me meet new people from all over Texas as well as providing the opportunity to serve the Bryan/College Station area through volunteer events.
Aggie Stats: 1st Generation Aggie
Plans after graduation: After I get my PhD, I want to find a job in the pharmaceutical industry to create or better medical drugs.
Congrats Addison! Gig ’em!
“My brother came out to watch the Alabama game last season along with some friends from out of state. We were sitting in the 1st deck and were able to storm the field quickly after we scored the winning field goal. Nothing beats running out on that field meeting the football players and enjoying the moment with my brother and friends.”
Bailey left California to attend Texas A&M over four years ago, and admits that she has fallen in love with the 12th man even more than she thought was possible back in 2018. Now that she’s graduated, she plans on staying in the DFW area where she will be working for Texas A&M as a Regional Advisor in their Arlington Prospective Student Office! Congrats Bailey!!!
GET TO KNOW BAILEY:
Hometown: Visalia, Ca
Major/Degree(s): Agricultural Leadership and Development with a minor in Business
Clubs/Sports/campus affiliations you participated in: Aggie Blossoms, Gateway
Aggie Stats: First Gen Aggie!
When asked about her Best/Favorite Texas A&M memory, Bailey replied:
“I actually have two favorite memories! The first is my very first time walking around campus! I may have gotten lost, but I also knew A&M was going to be the place for me! My second favorite memories were the Alabama and LSU games! Being there as our Aggies made history was something I’ll never forget!”