The Department of Residence Life strives to keep living on campus an affordable option.
With the costs of living on campus ranging from $1830-$4894 per semester (double occupancy), providing scholarships for housing assists students for whom housing is not covered by their scholarship program or other support. Growing these endowments, creates support annually and in perpetuity for students to live on campus and build that legacy. You can choose the endowment to support.
The Ron Sasse Endowment has been established to fund housing scholarships so that Aggies can live in residence halls or University apartments and enjoy the rich, value-added experience of the on-campus community at Texas A&M. The legacy of Ron Sasse, former director of Residence Life, was involvement with enhancing the success of on-campus students for over 33 years.
Through a generous endowment by the Neeley family made at the time of the hall’s opening in the 1970’s, one $500 scholarship each semester is available for a resident of Neeley Hall. The criteria are: hall participation, involvement in campus activities and academic standing. Students must be in good standing (academic and conduct) and returning to Neeley Hall to be eligible for the scholarship.
The Jerry Hajek III Endowed Memorial Scholarship has been established by the Family & Friends of Jerry Hajek, III, an honorary resident of Hart Hall at Texas A&M at the time of his death (2013). These funds provide housing scholarships to continuing, full-time students in good standing, pursuing a degree from Texas A&M, residing in Hart Hall, exemplifying the spirit of a Hart resident, and having a financial need as determined by Scholarships & Financial Aid.
This endowment supports an On-Campus Aggie serving as a Resident Adviser with a scholarship. Resident Advisors do not receive room or board as part of their compensation, but rather are paid hourly wages. So, scholarship support helps these students gain valuable experience, whatever their field, while serving their peers by helping to make the on-campus experience great.
These funds enhance the resources available for on-campus housing communities to provide programs, activities and opportunities for residents to enhance their living experiences. The Residential Housing Association Board of Directors (students) is responsible for the allotment of available funds annually to meet the requests of the individual community hall councils.
The Leadership Living Learning Community (L3C) Programming Fund has been established to continue the activities that have been staples of the L3C student experience (fall retreat, academic field trips, international dinner, and performing arts/plays). This endowment is an effort to continue to provide these value-added experiences with the support of past participants and benefactors.
For more information, please contact Dr. Carol Binzer at 979.862.3158 or CarolB@housing.tamu.edu. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Your consideration and support are greatly appreciated.