The Regent’s Grant program was created during Hurricane Harvey to assist students and their families who may have lost their homes or livelihoods.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Ukrainians around the world are struggling with being displaced or having loved ones who live in the states who cannot be with them.
As a Ukrainian student at present, trying to pursue higher education can be nearly impossible with the conflict going on abroad.
This is where Texas A&M University stepped in to help Ukrainian students achieve their dreams.
This is made possible through their Regent’s Grant – which is set up to help displaced students, by providing free tuition to Ukrainian students.
Trying to limit the impact of the war in Ukraine on students is a top priority for the A&M system, according to Chancellor John Sharp of the Texas A&M University System.
“If you’re affected in such a way that it’s affecting your ability to stay in school, we want to try to fix that,” Sharp said.
As of Wednesday, 15 College Station A&M University students have already registered for the scholarship program.
“It’s just a disaster, their families lost their homes, maybe worse. And we want to make sure these students have the ability to continue that education,” Sharp said.
The grant program was created during Hurricane Harvey to assist students and their families who may have lost their homes or livelihoods.
Kelly Miller, president of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, said standing with students in times of need can make all the difference.
“I’ll tell you, one of the things about this system and our chancellor and our board is that they’re a go big or go home type of group. And I like that. to work with them,” Miller said. “I love this for our students because it gives them great opportunities.”
Miller added that two students at his university would benefit greatly from the program and said the students have resources to draw on if they desperately need help.
“The Regents Scholarship helps many students in emergency situations and we can think of no greater emergency than the one our Ukrainian students are currently experiencing,” Miller said. So to be able to help them continue their education, to give them the support they need during this very difficult time is truly a blessing.”
Whether you are a freshman or a graduate student, as long as you are a Ukrainian student within the Texas A&M University system, you are eligible for the program. Learn more here: New Grant Initiative to Fill Gaps in Financial Aid – The Texas A&M University System
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