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Island University Announces Scholarship to DMC Associate Degree Graduates During May 10 Commencement

Article by: TAMU-CC Office of Communications and Public Affairs

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi announced Friday a $500 scholarship to spring 2019 Del Mar College graduates who transfer to the Island University.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi President and CEO Dr. Kelly M. Quintanilla made the announcement during the spring 2019 Del Mar College commencement ceremony, where she had the honor of being the commencement speaker.

"I have a gift for you," Quintanilla told the graduating class. "We have set up a $500 scholarship for all spring 2019 Del Mar College graduates who transfer to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi."

Quintanilla encouraged the graduates to apply for the scholarship and depending on their GPA recommended other transfer scholarships up to $4,000. 

"One day you could be the next president of Del Mar College or the next president of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi," she said

Mark Escamilla, Ph.D., President and CEO of Del Mar College said the scholarship reflects the strong partnership between the two institutions.


This generous scholarship for our graduates tonight is another example of how our strong relationship continues to further those opportunities. A $500 scholarship is an incredible gift for our graduates who have earned an associate degree and who plan to continue their education at the Island University. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate and recognize their hard work to reach this point in their lives.
Dr. Mark Escamilla, Del Mar College President and CEO

Watch the announcement captured by Del Mar College Digital Media:

Other partnership programs with Del Mar College include the Viking Islander Program, which provides students admission to both institutions, and the Articulate Agreement to streamline the path to earning a bachelor’s degree for Del Mar College biotechnology students who wish to transfer to A&M-Corpus Christi.

Students should meet the following requirements to be eligible (for the announced scholarship):

  • Spring 2019 graduates with an associate’s degree or higher.
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 2.0
  • Complete a FAFSA for the academic year 2019-2020
  • Be enrolled full time in Fall 2019 at A&M-Corpus Christi

For more information about the scholarship, visit the student transfer website.

About Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi: Offering more than 80 of the most popular degree programs in the state, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has proudly provided a solid academic reputation, renowned faculty, and highly rated degree programs since 1947. The Island University has earned its spot as the premier, urban doctoral-granting institution in South Texas, supporting a UAS test site, two institutes and more than 40 research centers and labs. Discover your island at www.tamucc.edu/.



About Del Mar College

Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.