Awards and Travel Funds

Outstanding Engineering Graduate Student Award

Each year, the college of engineering selects two students (one at the masters level and one at the doctoral level) for the Outstanding Engineering Graduate Student Award. Recpients must demonstrate excellence above and beyond usual achievements in their field. Nomination, selection and award recognition occur every fall semester.

  • Award: $5000 scholarship
  • Citizenship requirement: None
  • Contact: TAMU Engineering Graduate Programs (GradEngineer@tamu.edu)
  • Audience: Current/Continuing Students

AFS Distinguished Graduate Student Award (Teaching or Research)

Each year, the Association of Former Students at Texas A&M University chooses up to 15 graduate students to receive Distinguished Graduate Student Awards in one of three categories: Excellence in Research-Doctoral, Excellence in Research-Master’s, and Excellence in Teaching. Student nominations arrive from faculty advisors or departments, and nomination represents a true honor and accomplishment in itself, due to strenuous eligibility requirements. A panel of reviewers including faculty and administrators chooses award recipients.

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  • Citizenship Requirement: None
  • Contact: TAMU Office of Graduate & Professional Studies (OGAPS@tamu.edu)
  • Audience: Current/Continuing Students

Research and Presentation Travel Awards

The Graduate Student Research and Presentation Travel Award Program is supported by the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, The Texas A&M Association of Former Students and the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies. The purpose of the program is to support graduate student travel to make presentations or to conduct research off-campus by reimbursing students for some of the eligible expenses incurred.

  • Award: up to $750
  • Citizenship requirement: None
  • Contact: TAMU Office of Graduate & Professional Studies (OGAPS@tamu.edu)
  • Audience: Current/Continuing Students

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Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui Memorial Awards (Women)

The research award was established to honor women graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in research. Nominees must be women graduate students currently enrolled in a graduate program at Texas A&M University. They must have completed at least two semesters of graduate study at Texas A&M and be enrolled for at least six semester credit hours during the semester in which they are nominated. Nominations may be made by the candidate or by a Texas A&M faculty member.

The mentoring award was established to honor women graduate students, post-docs and research staff who take action to encourage and support women graduate students at Texas A&M. Graduate student nominees must have completed at least two semesters at Texas A&M and currently be enrolled.

  • Award: $500
  • Citizenship requirements: None
  • Contact: TAMU College of Science Educational Outreach & Women's Programs (Outreach@science.tamu.edu)
  • Audience: Current/Continuing Students

U.S. Senator Phil Gramm Doctoral Fellowship

This fellowship is available only to currently enrolled doctoral students at Texas A&M University and recognizes scholarly excellence. The Gramm Fellowship was established to promote, encourage and reward outstanding teaching and research by doctoral students whose command of their respective disciplines exemplifies the meaning of scholar mentor in the highest sense.

  • Award: $5,000
  • Citizenship requirements: None
  • Contact: TAMU Office of Graduate & Professional Studies (OGAPS@tamu.edu)
  • Audience: Continuing/Current Students

George W. Kunze Prize Fellowship

The Kunze Prize provides a stipend to a doctoral student nearing completion of their degree program. Students must be nominated by their departments, and the nomination is then forwarded to the college dean and subsequently to the Office of Graduate Studies. The nominees shall have superior academic achievement and on or more publications in a refereed journal(s) in national or international stature. The nominees shall demonstrate good citizenship through contributions to the university and/or the community.

  • Award: $1,000
  • Citizenship requirements: None
  • Contact: TAMU Office of Graduate & Professional Studies (OGAPS@tamu.edu)
  • Audience: Current/Continuing Students