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North Lamar Signs Memorandum Of Understanding With TAMUC


North Lamar ISD and Texas A&M University-Commerce have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that opens pathways for North Lamar student graduates and employees to receive financial and advisory assistance at TAMUC.

The MOU, signed by North Lamar Superintendent Kelli Stewart and TAMUC President Dr. Mark Rudin, opens up the opportunity for participation in TAMUC programs: The President’s Promise, Rising Lion, the QuickStart Grant, and the Teacher of the Year Grant. Additionally, it aims to build stronger relationships and promote the university’s offerings.

The MOU works toward first-time, full-time degree-seeking undergraduates who graduate from North Lamar ISD and teachers or staff members of the district who seek graduate-level degrees.

The MOU offers the following four assistance programs to eligible candidates:

The President’s Promise is for incoming, first-time freshman or transfer students. Students must enroll a minimum of 15 hours each fall and spring semester and maintain a 2.5 or more significant for the continuation of eligibility. The President’s Promise covers the remaining balance of any tuition each semester for up to four academic years.

Rising Lion falls under the President’s Promise. It is an exciting summer opportunity that prepares incoming first-year students for academic success. The program provides resources and support that help students smoothly transition into college life. Students have the opportunity to engage and acclimate to new friends and adjust to the college environment before the fall semester.

Quick Start is a grant program for teachers and staff members of North Lamar ISD pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree at TAMUC. Eligible candidates will receive a $250 to $500 grant per semester based on the number of credit hours taken. Students who enroll in three to five credit hours will receive $250, while students registered in six or more credit hours will receive $500.

The teacher of the Year grant program is only available to North Lamar’s district and campus teacher of the year. Eligible candidates will receive a $250 to $750 grant per semester based on credit hours taken.

For more information, contact NLHS Assistant Principal Chris Hudson at 903.737.2003 x 1002.