REFLECTIONS FROM THE RECIPIENTS
"Thank you so much again for believing in me and investing in my future! I can't put into words just how much the last two years at TAMU have meant to me. You've helped to relieve the financial burden of college for me and my family and for that I am truly grateful."
- Dinah Aklilu '25
"It's such an honor to be chosen ... I am truly grateful for your generosity and support as this scholarship makes it possible for me to continue my education and be a part of a place as special as Texas A&M."
- Noel Henry '27
"Thank you for the funding that allows me to attend TAMU. I could not imagine doing my degree anywhere else but A&M! I have built many valuable relationships and learned so much about species anatomy and production industries."
- Alyssa Johnson '26
"With your help, I am able to focus on the academic aspect of my journey completely"
- Justus Bible '27
The BFSN AIG Foundation Excellence Award is the first of its kind for Texas A&M University. Its unique characteristic is that it funds educational scholarships targeting deserving Black students. While BFSN is the operational and networking arm, the Aggie Impact Endowment is the funding arm providing scholarships for current and future students. The scholarships are presented through the Aggie Impact Foundation Excellence Award.
Since the original endowed scholarship that fully funded in 2020 less than 3 years ago, all of us working together plus our sponsors have:
- Provided 5 students 4 year scholarships to Texas A&M
- Created an avenue for direct to student support
- Quickly funneled funds for students in need of dire financial assistance
- Created a movement of philanthropy that has united and engaged Black Former Students around the country
- Given current students hope, inspiration and mentorship
- Launched an app to connect Black Former Students to one another and strengthen ties to our university Texas A&M
- Created visibility for our rich community of high achieving high impact Black Former Students
- Brought Black Former Students Back to College Station to celebrate one another