Background

The Beta Tau Omega Memorial Scholarship was created to honor men who were the very examples of great friends, strong brothers, and courageous leaders. The alumni and actives of Beta Tau Omega have come together to establish a student scholarship to honor an individual who best exemplifies the ideals, values, and traits of Amnaj Phonephrachanh and Adam Luciano: other true leaders of the Asian community at Texas A&M. Valued at $500, this scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who has contributed the most in helping the Asian community flourish as well as keeping Amnaj and Adam’s spirit alive.

Amnaj Phonephrachanh believed in hard work, dedication, giving back to his community, and helping out his fellow man. Throughout his time as a student at Texas A&M University, Amnaj Phonephrachanh, also known as “Ott”, was an active member in PhilSA (Filipino Student Association), AAA (Asian American Association), the Thai Student Association, VASA (Vietnamese American Student Association), and helped found Texas A&M’s first and only Asian-interest Fraternity, Beta Tau Omega. In the summer of 1997, Amnaj Phonephrachanh was tragically taken from us and as his Brothers, we remember his spirit by carrying out his noble intentions to the Asian community. Ott’s profound actions will forever be remembered and will continue until fruition through the brothers of Beta Tau Omega.

Adam Luciano was a productive member and came to be President of this Beta Tau Omega. His dedication and hard work continued even after he graduated; Adam was still a visible presence in the fraternity by still being heavily involved as an alumnus. Not only was Adam involved in BTO but also MGC as a whole organization. From our cousins at Chi Psi Beta, to the brothers of Omega Delta Phi, and to our sisters in Rho Delta Chi, Adam's smile was addictive, always laughing; his constant humor was a warm welcome. Adam will be remembered as the brother with the infectious smile who took the time to make an impact to those that he met.

Eligibility Requirements

  •  Be an undergraduate student currently enrolled full-time at the College Station A&M campus
  •  Completed a minimum of 30 hours of coursework
  •  Contributed significantly to the Asian community
  •  Maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5
  •  Enroll full-time in the 2017 - 2018 academic year

Schedule

Semi-finalists will be picked and notified by March 26th, 2017, whereupon they will then undergo an interview process to determine the recipient of the scholarship. Applicants are required to leave April 29th, 2017 open for the Memorial Scholarship Banquet or it will result in disqualification from the scholarship. Applications must be received by March 19th, 2017 by 11:59pm.

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