The Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunities and Scholarships (VAMOS) is dedicated to making the dream of a college education a reality for graduating high school seniors of the Rio Grande Valley. Recognizing the ongoing need for quality education and the financial challenges of our community, VAMOS strives to secure the resources and options to prepare and empower them to achieve their goals. At VAMOS, our goal is to provide better educational and economic opportunities. We achieve this by awarding scholarships to college-bound youth, thereby increasing the number of students prepared for, enrolled in and completing a postsecondary education.
To be eligible for the HSF/VAMOS Scholarship, applicants must: be Hispanic or Latino; be a high school senior in Hidalgo, Starr or Cameron County; be eligible for a Pell Grant; demonstrate financial need; plan to study in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam; and have a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years for undergraduate study, or until graduation (whichever comes first).