Scholarships

The Raymond Scholarship

The McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship sponsors a $5,000 per year scholarship through The Frank J. and Jean Raymond Foundation, Inc. This scholarship is for the benefit of Texas A&M University undergraduate students affiliated with Mays Business School. Applications for The Raymond Scholarship open each Fall semester and close on February 1st of the following spring semester.

To be considered for this scholarship:

  • Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student at Texas A&M University – College Station.
  • Applicant must at least have achieved Junior level classification (completed 60 credit hours) by start of Fall 2019. Graduate students are eligible to apply.
  • Applicant must be in good academic standing, with a minimum GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Applicant must have an interest in entrepreneurship.

New applicant – must submit:

  • Online Application Form
  • Letter of Reference: Provide at least one recommendation on official letterhead from an employer, professor, or advisor.
  • Resume: Include work experience, extra-curricular activities, honors and awards achieved, and leadership roles. Be sure to highlight entrepreneurial activities. Successful candidates are expected to have significant out of classroom experiences.

Selection process:

Applications will be taken each spring.  Two recipients will be selected each year and this scholarship is renewable for a second year pending satisfactory review by the granting foundation (no letter of recommendation necessary for scholarship renewal). Representative(s) of the granting foundation will be involved in the review of applications.


Sharon and Fred Hudspeth ’61 Scholarship in Entrepreneurship

The Sharon and Fred Hudspeth ’61 Scholarship in Entrepreneurship is managed through the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship in the Mays Business School. Applications for The Raymond Scholarship open each Fall semester and close on February 1st of the following spring semester.

AWARD & ELIGIBILITY
Scholarship recipients are awarded $1,000 per academic year.

To be eligible for consideration:

  •  Applicant must exhibit financial need.
  •  Applicant must be of senior classification by start of Fall 2018. Only undergraduate students are eligible to apply.
  •  Applicant must have demonstrated an interest in and aptitude for starting their own business/becoming an entrepreneur.
  • Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student at Texas A&M University – College Station.

APPLICATION

1)  Fill out the application form.

2)  Resume: Include work experience, extra-curricular activities, honors and awards achieved, and leadership roles. Be sure to highlight entrepreneurial activities.

SELECTION PROCESS

All applications will be reviewed and processed by the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship.


Entrepreneurial Experiences Fund

The Entrepreneurial Experiences Fund is provided by the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship to help enable and encourage student experiences that enhance entrepreneurial learning and connections. These experiences may include attending entrepreneurial workshops, seminars, pitch competitions, related conferences or symposia, for which the McFerrin Center may provide funding to any Texas A&M student year-round. Entrepreneurial Study Abroad programs or other experiences related to curricular studies are generally not considered eligible for these funds, although many other TAMU programs offer support for these activities.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and applicants must submit an online application at least six weeks prior to when the funds are needed. Applicants should also allow an additional 2 weeks for application processing, and acknowledge that stipend payments may not be made available prior to participation deadlines.

Any student who receives support through the Entrepreneurial Experiences Fund must participate in The Last Word in the Spring. In addition, award recipients must complete a post-trip recap within one month of the experience conclusion.