RAP First-Gen Scholars Overview


Program Overview

Founded in 2013 by former faculty member Dr. Henry K. Musoma ’00 and former student Marlen Cornejo ’15 as the Regents’ Ambassador Program, the RAP First-Gen Scholars are a learning community of Regents’ Scholars and Dean’s Scholars at Mays Business School at Texas A&M University.  Awarded by Texas A&M University and Mays Business School, respectively, the Regents’ Scholarship and Dean’s Scholarship recognize exceptional first-generation college students from limited income backgrounds.

As a community of scholars, RAP aims to support first-generation learners through four pillars: 1) community building, 2) academic success and support, 3) professional development and growth, and 4) global learning and awareness.  Ultimately, RAP students will develop as transformational leaders who are informed and engaged members of a global business society.  Students will have the opportunity to create a unique academic and career journey that reflects individual strengths, successes, and learning, as well as personal values, experiences, and contexts.

With the assistance of Mays’ generous donors and partners, RAP provides its students access to a multitude of academic, professional, and global opportunities. RAP students have engaged with community and business leaders domestically in Dallas, Austin, Houston, and Little Rock, as well as globally in Dubai, Ghana, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, France, and the United Kingdom.  A dedicated team of student leaders and mentors support the program.

Victor Castillo serves as Assistant Director for RAP.