$1M was granted to the Texas A&M University System in partnership with the Rebuild Texas Fund to establish the Qatar Harvey Fund Assistance Program that will assist students at Texas A&M University (TAMU), Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG), Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU), Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) and Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
While many TAMUS students did return to their universities following the hurricane, more than 500 students withdrew and even those who did return to their studies have continued to struggle with personal and financial challenges preventing their success.
The Qatar Harvey Fund/Rebuild Texas Fund grants will support up to 400 scholarships as well as the creation of “Crisis Assistance Teams” at each of the five heavily impacted universities to identify, connect, and assist students recovering from Harvey.
Status: The grant will support up to 400 students with scholarships for the Summer 2019 through Summer 2020 semesters and at least 500 students through the Crisis Assistance Team.
As of July 2019, 80% of funds have been disbursed to the university.
“The Texas A&M University System is very thankful for this grant,” said John Sharp, Chancellor of the Texas A&M System. “This money will help rebuild the future for hundreds of deserving Texans whose dreams of obtaining a degree were rained on by Harvey.”