Class Of ’80 President’s Endowed Scholarship

Since 1968, the merit-based President’s Endowed Scholarship (PES) program has been inspiring high-achieving high school seniors to make Texas A&M University their school of choice.   A PES can be established by an individual or group with a one-time gift of $100,000 or with a series of installments over a period of up to five years. The endowment established by the gift funds a stipend for one student for four years, plus a bonus for a study abroad experience. The endowment is managed by the Texas A&M Foundation and pays for the current student scholarship while simultaneously providing for the long-term growth of the principal, thereby supporting students in perpetuity.

President’s Endowed Scholarships are awarded by Texas A&M University’s Academic Scholarship Selection Committee in March to outstanding high school seniors.  Review the scholarship application requirements from Texas A&M Scholarships and Financial Aid.  Learn more about the President’s Endowed Scholarship from the Texas A&M Foundation.

Our 2022-26 PES Recipient

Kara Ann Bell

Kara Ann Bell ’26 is our current PES recipient.  Read a note to the Class of ’80 from Kara:

Howdy! My name is Kara Bell and I am so grateful to be a member of the Aggie Class of 2026! I am majoring in Biomedical Sciences and aspire to earn my DVM, concentrating in small animal medicine and research. Animals have always been a priority in my life, and I value the opportunity to work with and care for these vulnerable creatures.

I will be joining the Texas A&M Concert Band program, playing oboe and piano and hope to continue musical activities in this community. In my free time, I love to read classic novels, cook with my family and friends, perform Chopin and Rachmaninoff on piano, and play with my three amazing dogs. I am so excited to join the Texas A&M family and become an Aggie!


Our Adopted PES Recipients

  • Erin Batta ’24
  • Vikram Balaji ’27
  • Luke Bedrosian ’24
  • Charles Cai ’27
  • Susan Hamilton ’27
  • Jack Moran ’25
  • Kaylee Rackley ’27
  • Maya Shah ’25
  • Andrew Solow ’27
  • Gabriel Tracy ’27
  • Emma Trueba ’24
  • Anna Wooldrik ’24


Our Past PES Recipients