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Rebecca and Paul Griffin generously established the Rebecca and Paul Griffin ’95 Endowed Scholarship. | Image: Courtesy of Rebecca and Paul Griffin.

Rebecca and Paul Griffin ’95 have established the Rebecca and Paul Griffin ’95 Endowed Scholarship. Distributions from this endowment will be used to provide one or more scholarships to full-time students involved in student organizations and pursuing an undergraduate degree in the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station or Galveston, Texas.

Paul Griffin began his college career at Texas A&M in 1991 as a first-generation Aggie. The first time Paul stepped on campus; he immediately knew there was something special about the culture. 

“I was positively impacted by the students on campus when I was walking around,” Paul said. “I remember specifically many people stopping and asking us if we needed any help, which was a very welcoming environment.” 

Along with an exceptional campus culture, the reputation of the engineering program at Texas A&M made Paul’s decision to attend an easy one. His experience in the ocean engineering department was highlighted by the many professors and mentors who helped him start his career. These experiences not only influenced his career, but inspired him to give back.  

“I had a tremendous experience as a student at Texas A&M,” Paul said. “I wanted to give back to the department that helped form my technical base, which has helped me have a successful career.”

While in school, Paul was fortunate to be involved in various student organizations, including the Marine Technology Society and Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the Omega Epsilon chapter and the ocean engineering honor society. Paul gives credit to his involvement in these organizations for his successful career.  

“Student organizations play a huge role in helping students develop their leadership capabilities and also provide a connection with the professional folks in the industry, which ultimately helps students find jobs and successful careers,” Paul said. 

Paul understands firsthand the amount of time, effort and dedication it takes to participate in these organizations and wants to reward those who choose to be involved. There is so much for students to gain through organizations, but committing to them sometimes does not come easily. 

“I want to recognize the extra effort involved in volunteering for these student organizations,” Paul said.

The ability to help shape the future of inspiring ocean engineers is very important to Paul. He understands the legacy he is responsible for leaving behind to help students who are in the same position he once was.  

“I am excited to create a legacy of support that will enhance the educational experience of ocean engineering student leaders,” he said. 

Paul currently works for Chevron as an offshore engineer and resides with his wife Rebecca and their two boys, Jacob and Patrick, in Katy, Texas. 

How to give

Endowments supporting students in the Texas A&M University College of Engineering 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 Meredith Brown, director of development, at