LAMAR BRUNI VERGARA EDUCATIONAL FUND

The Lamar Bruni Vegara Trust was established in 1989. The legacy of its namesake continues through the enhancement of the Catholic Church, educational and health institutions, and numerous local social services organizations.

As her health deteriorated in later years, she sought to ensure that her care for her community would continue. She was a Laredo philanthropist whose vision and legacy of assisting higher education continues through the benevolent acts of the Lamar Bruni Vergara Trust. Her cousin, J.C.Martin, Jr. and friend Solomon Casseb, Jr. formed a trust to provide continuous support of the social, religious, health and educational initiatives of the community. The Trust has provided gifts and support for the DR.F.M.Canseco School of Nursing and its programs, student scholarships, faculty research, the Lamar Bruni Vergara Memorial Garden and most recently, the Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center.

SCHOLARSHIPS:

Tuition up to $3,000 per year ($1,000 each semester, including summer)

FELLOWSHIPS:

A fellowship award is a financial award to a graduate student for part-time work (10 hours per week) in teaching or research while pursuing an advanced degree. Fellowship awards will be up to $6,000 per year.

ASSISTANTSHIPS:

An assistantship is a financial award to a graduate student for part-time work (20 hours per week) in teaching or research while pursuing study towards an advanced degree. Graduate Assistant awards will be up to $18,000 per year depending on your work assignment.

Photo of The Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium and Science Center
Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium and Science Center

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Must be a fully admitted graduate student who is working towards a master's or doctoral degree.
  2. Scholarships & Fellowships must enroll in 6 graduate hours each semester (or Summer) while receiving LBV funding.
  3. Assistantships must be full-time students enrolled in 9 graduate hours each semester (or 6 SCH in Summer) while receiving LBV funding.
  4. Must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.5.

Application deadline is April 1
(Late applications are accepted based on the availability of funds).

Application Forms

Attention Honor Society Students!
The Office of Graduate Studies & Research is excited to announce a new opportunity available to TAMIU Honor Society students. Through the Lamar Bruni Vergara Educatonal fund, we will be offering a new Scholarship opportunity for you. The application is available below.

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