It is a pleasure to welcome everyone to the Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunities and Scholarships (VAMOS), especially our members, sponsors, scholarship recipients, and friends. Our mission since 1996 has been to provide a renewable scholarships and mentoring assistance to deserving Hispanic youth in the Rio Grande Valley. By the year 2025, nearly one-quarter of the nation's college-age population will be Hispanic. But not enough are earning college and university degrees. Accelerating Hispanic student success now - and for the next 15 years - is vital to our region and to our nation. We believe that the doors of opportunity can be further opened for all Hispanic students, resulting in an increase in the number of students prepared for, enrolled in, and completing postsecondary education. We certainly look forward to your many contributions through the several VAMOS committees.

Sonia A. Falcon

    Dear Parents

    For Parents Over the last decade, the number of Hispanic students who decide to attend college has been increasing. More and more Hispanic families now understand the value of a college education and what opportunities it will provide for their children. Unfortunately, many Hispanic families feel that the goal for their child to attend college is unreachable due to financial restraints. In addition, many parents may feel they do not have the adequate knowledge to help guide their children to seek a college career because they themselves do no have an understanding of the processes to get into college.

    Important information for Students

    Submit your application online by April 1, 2014
    Certain documents must be mailed in addition to the online application.
    The same April 1, 2014 deadline applies.
    Send to Or deliver on or by April 1, 2014 to:
    VAMOS Scholarship Committee
    P.O. Box 6882 McAllen, Texas 78502
    5221 N McColl Rd. McAllen, Texas 78504
    Enclose all of following items. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please remove all staples from application materials. Student Check List: Official Transcript - signed or approved by a counselor or authorized school official. The transcript should display GPA, class rank, class size, and relevant test scores such as SAT and ACT Copy of SAT/ACT scores (if not present on transcript) Copy of current income tax return and/or FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) Copy of Permanent Resident Card (if applicable) College Financial Aid Award Letter (if you have received it already)

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