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 today, women comprise nearly half of the student body and one-third of faculty. By what we achieve in life, 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...
Through this Fund, we support students and faculty at Texas A&M and bring our shared heritage to life.
Specifically, the Legacy Fund supports:
Faculty Support – Faculty awards and support.
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.
The Aggie Women Legacy Award honors women who have achieved excellence as a student or former student, and whose accomplishments have had an impact on future generations of Aggie Women.
We have honored Aggie Women making an impact around the world as well as in our own backyard.
Learn about our past Legacy Award Recipients.
Nominate an Aggie woman you know for consideration of the prestigious Legacy Award.
In 2009 Aggie Women proposed to President Bowen Loftin the creation of an award specifically for the women faculty at Texas A&M University. The result was establishment of the Eminent Scholar Award as a joint project of Aggie Women and the President of Texas A&M University. It is designed to recognize outstanding research, scholarship, and service; and it honors the role these extraordinary women play in serving as models for all women students at the University. The recipient of the Eminent Scholar Award receives significant recognition on campus and a $4,000 gift.
With the transition of Texas A&M Presidents during 2015-2016, the Eminent Scholar Award was placed on hold but is being reinstated in 2018. Watch for updates as we begin awarding this prestigious recognition soon!
Learn about our past Eminent Scholar Recipients.
Aggie Women Legacy in Action
The establishment of the Women’s Legacy Fund honored the 45 year anniversary of women’s admittance to Texas A&M University. This Fund provides monetary support to the women of Texas A&M through the President's Endowed Scholarship Program.
Meet our PES recipients:
Hannah An is a member of the fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 2022 and the fourth recipient of the Aggie Women President's Endowed Scholarship. Hannah was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She loves the diversity of her city and the tough yet kind spirit it has as demonstrated by their response to Hurricane Harvey. Her passion is in serving others, whether it be through mission trips or volunteering at her local food bank. She hopes to have a career in which she is able to continue to express this passion whether it be through nonprofit work or another similar enterprise. She is excited to be an Aggie and is looking forward to meeting new people, learning new things and growing in character and in her relationship with God!
Morgan Riffe is a member of the fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2019 and the third recipient of the Aggie Women President’s Endowed Scholarship. Morgan will study Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Technologies in the Engineering Honors Program. Morgan has hopes of joining the Texas A&M Women’s Chorus or a dance team to fulfill her love of singing and dancing. Morgan graduated from Justin Wakefield High School in Frisco.
Monique Pages is a member of the fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2018 and the second recipient of the Aggie Women President’s Endowed Scholarship. Monique will study at the College of Biomedical Sciences in the pursuit of a profession in pharmacy, alternative medicine, or medicine. Monique also plans to join the Texas A&M triathlon team and is excited to be part of university life, academics and sports. Monique graduated from Lovejoy High School where she achieved National AP Scholar designation and was National Merit commended.
Kelly Albright is a member of the fightin’ Aggie class of 2014 and the first recipient of the Aggie Women President’s Endowed Scholarship. Kelly is a Business Honors major with a focus on Supply Chain Management and is the Vice President of Communications for her Pi Beta Phi Sorority. Kelly has also served the past two years as a staff assistant for The Big Event, the largest student run service project in the nation. Kelly graduated Valedictorian of W.T. White High School in Dallas where she was involved in a number of high school activities. Kelly exemplifies the spirit of the women former students by acknowledging the responsibility of giving back: “Giving back to those around me is of huge importance to me – in the same way you have given back in your scholarship to me.”