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How To Apply For Vamos scholarship

The Vamos scholarship is attributed to the fact that Education is the key to success, now the question then becomes what door will your key open?

You are going to unlock a reward that you can use to cover your tuition fees, books, and supplies.

If you are financially struggling to fund your academic expenses then the Vamos scholarship is here to secure it for you.

You can use the reward for educational expenses. Applicants are advised to spend the awards they have gotten wisely.

However, it’s also worth noting that the Vamos Committee may pay the award to the student’s college account in an effort to ensure that the rewards were used for their intended purpose.

Vamos Scholarship Key Information 

Here is the key information about this scholarship program.

Scholarship Name Vamos Scholarship
Description  Offered By the Vamos scholarship

to alleviate financial constraints 

Number of Scholarships N/A
Application Required: Yes
Official Transcript Required: N/A
References and 

Letter of Recommendations Required:

Interview Required: No
Original Essay Required: Yes
Resume Letter  Yes
Term N/A
Point of Contact +1 956-665-2935
Eligible  Only the Pell Grant Eligible 
Personal Statement  Yes
Renewable  Renewable for up to 4 years
Scholarship Mode Online 


  • Level of Study:  students of all levels can participate
  • Mode: Essay Based Scholarship, Non Essay
  • Institution(s): University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 
  • Study in: United States 
  • Opportunity Focus Areas: Many courses are supported
  • Program Period: Maximum funding period
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: N/A
  • Awards: $1000 to cover tuition fees, books, and supplies 
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: N/A
  • Nationality: US residents only

Basically, there are two types of scholarships offered by the Vamos Scholarship program.

VAMOS Traditional Scholarship

VAMOS Traditional is a renewable scholarship for up to 4 years of undergraduate study.

Students who pass the scholarship committee review may receive up to $20,000 to cover their tuition fees.


  • United States Resident; The applicant must be a United States citizen from one of the 50 United States.
  • Pell Eligible; students need to be Pell Eligible to receive the VAMOS Traditional award, learn more about Pell eligibility here.
  • Graduates from a high school in Hidalgo, Cameron, or Star County
  • 600 words essay 

Upon meeting the criteria you can proceed to the application process and apply for the VAMOS Traditional Scholarship.

However, it’s also worth noting that there are some criteria you need to meet to be eligible for renewal.

The requirements to be eligible for renewal include retaining for 4 years of undergraduate study or until graduation, and maintaining a 2.75 cumulative GPA.

Learn more about the requirements to be eligible for renewal here.

HSF/VAMOS Scholarship

This is another scholarship program offered by the VAMPS, the name of the program is HSF/VAMOS.

HSF/VAMOS scholarship program is available for both students who are attending the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valle and other universities.

However, the reward will strictly vary, the students who are attending the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valle will be rewarded with $3,000 per year, for four years ($12,000 total).

Applicants who are attending other universities will receive $5,000 per year, for four years ($20,000 total).

The HSF/VAMOS scholarship program is not enrolling new students currently, the program will continue on February 8, 2024, by 5 PM.

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