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Cecil Mayo Scholarship for African American Males


Complete and send to the Diversity and Gender Studies electronically to cdgs@txstate.edu


Selection Criteria:

·       A full-time student enrolled at Texas State University taking a minimum of 12 hours per semester.

·       Maintain a GPA of at least 2.75.

·       Preference for an African American male student(s) exhibiting leadership, commitment to public service and a desire to make a difference in his community.


Applications due FEBRUARY 15 -- Scholarship issued the following Fall Semester


Mission of the Organization

Since being founded in 1998, Black Men United has become an organization of prestigious magnitude in propelling young minds to reach a level of exceptionality through unification. Black Men United relies on its core values of promoting love, unity, and brotherhood in order to maintain its immaculate image as being a prominent organization on the campus of Texas State University. As an organization it is our mission to strive for greatness while thriving in brotherhood.


·Campus Mentoring for incoming freshmen
·Monthly fellowshipping activities (basketball, football, etc.)
·Women’s Appreciations
·Annual Community BBQs
·Coordinators for the AMC/AALC Leadership Conferences
·Student study breaks during final exams
·Trio Bowl Workshop participants for high school students
·Upward Bound volunteers
·Scholarship giveaways

Community Service

A few members of the organization helped with the Hurricane Katrina Relief Program. With the help of members from the Campus Crusade group, Black Men United got to lend its helping hand to people who were far away but close to their hearts. The Katrina Relief is the biggest community service project to date but members of BMU are also advent participants of Bobcat Build, mentoring programs, and overall volunteers for the city of San Marcos.