Minority Males Matter (M3) Initiative

The Minority Male Matters Initiative was created with the intention of combating the gap between the retention and persistence rates of Latino and African American males seeking admission and currently enrolled at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

The aim of this initiative is to:

  • Assist with the transition to A&M-Commerce
  • Provide seminars which are geared at connecting participant to their University Resources
  • Further enhance the student experience through leadership development seminars which will allow participants to learn more about themselves and how they are able to find their place within the University

To ensure that this initiative is impactful, the initiative is split within two demographic specific areas: The African American Male Mentorship Program (AAMMP) and Latino American Mentorship Program (LAMP). Both of these programs report to the Dean of Enrollment Management, and are overseen by two Co-Directors who work with their leadership teams and mentors to develop their programs to specifically impact their demographic of students.

Up to $1,000 per semester (Fall/Spring) will be provided to assist with the housing costs

Click here for the M3 Application.

Participation within the M3 program is competitive scholarship opportunity for student leaders and requires students to meet the final criteria to be considered:

  • Minimum High School GPA of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Accepted to Texas A&M University-Commerce
  • Must live within Phase II Residence Hall
  • Must apply for the Living and Learning Community (LLC) through the housing portal
  • Resume highlighting your accomplishments, goals, organizations, interests and hobbies
  • Two letters of recommendation are required. One must be from a school administrator or teacher. The other must come from someone in your community (scout leader, pastor, civic club, employer, etc.) Recommendation letters from family and friends will not be accepted.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis from January 1st – May 1st each year, with decisions made by June 1st.

If accepted, please know that you will be required to attend the M3 Orientation Session, your housing be relocated and arrive early on campus.