Javelina GOLDS

Generation of Leaders Destined to Succeed

Transitioning to college can be challenging, especially as a first-generation college student. Texas A&M University-Kingsville takes pride in assisting these students achieve their educational goals. The Javelina GOLDS Scholarship Program is a comprehensive program  that works with first-generation students  to explore their personal pathways for success and maximize their college experience. This program delivers multiple levels of support, including student development, advising, mentoring, leadership and community engagement opportunities. The Javelina GOLDS Scholarship is eligible to incoming first-time freshman students whose parents did not attend college. 100 students are awarded a $1000 Javelina GOLDS Scholarship each academic year!

How do you apply?

If you have been admitted to Texas A&M University-Kingsville you can apply for the Javelina GOLDS Scholarship through Javelina Scholarships.

Javelina GOLDS Requirements:

As a  Javelina GOLDS Scholar you are expected to attend workshops that are geared to assist first-generation students transition to college. These workshops are hosted by the Office of Student Access.

As a Javelina GOLDS Scholar you are expected to attend the Javelina GOLDS luncheon which is held during the spring semester.


GOLD Computer Lab and Mentor Center located in Eckhardt Hall

Javelina GOLDS Learning Outcomes:

As a Javelina GOLDS Scholar you will:

  • Recognize that there is a community of first-generation students, faculty, staff, and support resources at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
  • Identify and utilize campus resources to support your social integration.
  • Identify and utilize campus resources to support your academic success.
  • Believe in the ability to succeed and belong at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.