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This is an opportunity for former Bearkat student-athletes to make a real difference in the experiences and lives of our current student athletes.  If you are a former student-athlete,  we are asking that you “recommit” to Sam Houston State athletics by signing another "Letter of Intent."  Your recommitment to our program will be similar to your last one, and for the next four years, you will help to provide support for someone like yourself.  All monies will be directed to the summer and fifth-year scholarship fund.  The tax-deductible gifts you provide will go directly to support the athletes in the sport of your choice – not a general fund.

Our ability to provide scholarships within the bylaws of the NCAA Academics plays the major role in assisting student athletes achieve their academic goals.  Currently, we are fully funded in scholarships during the fall and spring semesters, but resources are severely limited when it comes to summer and fifth-year scholarships. Since student athletes are completing their eligibility in four years, recruiting has evolved by intensifying the pressure to graduate at that rate, thus making summer school availability a critical issue. Our budget is unable to absorb the costs for a comprehensive summer program; therefore, we are seeking private funding sources to stay competitive at the Division I level.

The benefits of a scholarship to our student athletes cannot be overstated. That is why we are reaching out to our former athletes to help today's student athletes.

To donate please contact:

David Paitson
Associate Athletics Director External Operations
(936) 294-3443

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