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Melissa H. ’85 and Joe C. Schneider
Melissa H. and Joe C. Schneider | Image: Contributed by Melissa H. and Joe C. Schneider
Melissa H. ’85 and Joe C. Schneider ’83 have established the Melissa H. ’85 and Joe C. Schneider ’83 Scholarship to be used to provide one or more scholarships to full-time students in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University.
The Schneiders, long-time supporters of the university, hope to decrease the financial burden associated with pursuing a quality education.
“The professors, staff and my peers greatly impacted my education and equipped me with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a professional career,” Schneider said. “Melissa and I want to give students who are struggling, for whatever reason, a shot at receiving aid.”
In addition to the top-tier education provided at Texas A&M, the Schneiders believe the connections made while attending the university are just as valuable.
“I have never been somewhere and my Aggie ring not be recognized,” Schneider said. “It’s proof of the brotherhood that is the Aggie network, and it’s truly something special.”
Joe graduated from Texas A&M in 1984 with his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and received his Master of Business Administration from Our Lady of The Lake in 1992.  He is currently the vice president of Hillwood Properties in Fort Worth. Melissa graduated in 1985 with her bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics and in 1986 with her master’s in agricultural economics, and is the owner of Select Sales and Hoola Hoops (a retail store in Keller).
The Schneiders have three children: Cole, who graduated from Tarleton State University, Trevor ’15 and Zoe Schneider ’21.

How to give

The College of Engineering is one of the leading engineering programs in the United States, ranking first in undergraduate enrollment and ninth in graduate enrollment. Endowments supporting the students in the college have an immeasurable impact on their education. If you are interested in supporting the College of Engineering or would like more information on how you can give, please contact True Brown, director of development.