Why Build A Legacy?
Texas A&M University is rich with tradition. The strength of the institution flourishes through those traditions and through the legacy of Aggies giving from one generation to the next. In 1963 Texas A&M was forever changed as the doors of the university were opened to women students, our presence strengthening the academic and cultural life of the institution and making a permanent mark in history.
Today, women former students all over the world distinguish themselves in their careers and their communities. And in 2011, women comprise nearly half of the student body and one-third of faculty. By what we achieve in life and work and family, we honor our legacy as former students of Texas A&M University.
Women former students have a unique bond with the current female student body and faculty who teach and research to advance the greatness of Texas A&M. We are their sisters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, friends, colleagues, and mentors.
Our legacy is also theirs.
This was the inspiration for the Women Former Students’ Network to create a Women’s Legacy Fund. Through this Fund, the WFSN supports students and faculty at Texas A&M and brings our shared heritage to life. Specifically, the Women’s Legacy Fund supports:
Faculty Support – Faculty eligible for support will have:
- Exhibited excellence in teaching and commitment to women students
- Robust research and teaching records
- Achieved or evidenced the potential to make a significant contribution to their field of study
- Demonstrated commitment to women’s issues in their profession or in the community.
Undergraduate Student Support – Scholarships awarded through this endowment will be accessible to all students, but preference will be given to women students, particularly those who wish to study in disciplines where women are currently underrepresented.
Graduate Student Support – Graduate fellowships awarded through this endowment will be accessible to all students, but preference will be given to women undergraduate students enrolled at Texas A&M University wishing to pursue advanced degrees and to women pursuing graduate study in disciplines where women are currently underrepresented.
Other Areas of Support – Distinguished lectures, visiting faculty programs, international study, or other educational or research initiatives established or supported by this endowment will advance the well-being of women faculty and/or students at Texas A&M University.
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