Who can apply?
Funds will be dedicated to providing scholarships, emergency aid, and student worker employment to current, former, and potential students from the impacted counties who have continued their education at Prairie View A&M University, stopped-out/withdrawn from one of the Texas A&M University System universities, or have delayed pursuing their education (admitted prior to Harvey but did not attend due to the storm).
- Eligibility: To be eligible for such assistance, the student (graduate or undergraduate) must
- Be a current student impacted by Hurricane Harvey and enrolled at Prairie View A&M University, OR
- Be a student who dropped-out/withdrew from one of the five TAMU System universities as a result of Hurricane Harvey and have not yet subsequently reenrolled; OR
- Be a student who was admitted to one of these universities beginning in the fall 2017 semester but did not attend due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey.
- Academic Eligibility: Student must have a minimum cumulative GPA:
- 2.0 for undergraduate
- 3.0 for graduate and doctoral students
- Tuition, fees, textbooks,
- Living expenses
- Emergency expenses
- Scholarship/Aid Amount: The amount of aid per student will be determined on the basis of need.
- Scholarship and emergency aid awards will be based on the need presented by the student and tempered by other needs present in the university. No student may receive more than $1,000 in a semester and no student may receive more than $5,000 total in the life of the grant. Students may reapply each semester for the duration of the grant funding. Awards will range from $500 to $1,000 and students with more extraordinary needs will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
- Harvey impacted student workers in the Crisis Assistance Teams will be paid an hourly wage.
The beneficiaries targeted in this program will be:
- Currently enrolled Prairie View A&M University students impacted by Hurricane Harvey,
- Students who stopped-out/withdrew from of 1 of the 5 included A&M System universities (Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Prairie View A&M University) as a result of Harvey and have not yet subsequently re-enrolled, and
- Students who were admitted and enrolled at one of these universities beginning in the fall 2017 semester but did not attend due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey.
The Rebuild Texas Fund
The Rebuild Texas Fund is a collaborative project of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and the OneStar Foundation, established to support the rebuilding efforts in communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The Rebuild Texas Fund works alongside organizations and community leaders in the following six focus areas: community and economic development; education and childcare; health; housing; rebuilding small businesses and workforce and transportation. The Rebuild Texas Fund will fund projects and organizations through July 2019 and will continue to work alongside communities through 2020. Funding through the Rebuild Texas Fund is provided to eligible nonprofit, government, corporate, and philanthropic organizations working on the ground in affected Texas communities. More information about the Rebuild Texas Fund is available at www.rebuildtx.org.
The Qatar Harvey Fund and the State of Qatar
Following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in August 2017, the State of Qatar announced a gift of $30 million for the long-term recovery of the storms victims in Texas. The Qatar Harvey Fund was created to administer the gift. Qatar is an independent state in the southern Arabian Gulf. It has a population of approximately 2.7 million people, the majority of whom live in and around Doha, the capital. Diplomatic relations with the United States were established in 1972; in the same year, Qatar’s first diplomatic mission in Washington, D.C. opened. The relationship between the two countries has always been friendly, highly productive, and reciprocal. Qatar is home to many Americans, and the United States is both Qatar’s largest foreign investor and its largest source of imports. Qatar-U.S. relations are growing continuously in multiple areas: economic, political, military, educational, and cultural. Qatar is a close ally of the United States and a strong advocate of building a peaceful, prosperous, and stable Middle East. Qatar has provided significant humanitarian and development assistance to countries around the world, including the United States.
For more information or assistance, please contact:
- Steve Ransom, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org