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Al Leo taking a photo in front of Mountains.
Former Texas A&M University engineering technology student, Al Leo ’83. | Image: Courtesy of Al Leo
Al Leo ’83 has established the Al Leo '83 ESET Endowed Scholarship. Distributions from this endowment will be used to provide one or more scholarships to full-time students in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree in electronic systems engineering technology in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University.
Leo said he recently came across memorabilia from his time at Texas A&M and various accomplishments of his career. “It brought back great memories of A&M and how it prepared me for life and my career,” he said. “As I thought back over the years, I was inspired to establish this gift by all the good things that came from my time at Texas A&M. Hopefully this endowment enables the same for more young Aggies.”
Leo is thankful he was able to attend Texas A&M and he credits his success to what he was able to learn and experience while there. “Not only did I get a quality education, I learned a lot about life and made life-long friends,” he said. “All of these things laid the foundation for success in my life and my career.”
When he graduated, Leo said Texas A&M had given him the baseline knowledge required to participate in the tremendous change going on in digital and wireless telecommunications at the time. “This enabled me to hold various engineering, strategic sales and business development roles during the transition from analog cellular all the way through early 5G deployments,” he said.
Leo’s endowment is targeted towards junior electronic systems engineering technology students with a grade point average between 2.25 and 2.75. “The electronic systems engineering technology curriculum prepares students for great jobs across a number of exciting industries, and hopefully this small gift will help students achieve their goals,” he said.
Ultimately, Leo hopes this scholarship will help its recipients finish out their education at Texas A&M, earn their degree and pursue the future career of their choice.

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 and its departments or would like more information on how you can give, please contact Hannah Simonds, assistant director of development.