Graduate Scholarships

The Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences offers the following Scholarship opportunities for graduate students.  The scholarships below will be awarded based on available funds each year.  In order for students to be eligible for any of the scholarships below, students are required to have submitted the Continuing Scholarship Application through Scholarships and Financial Aid. Scholarships will be awarded in the spring semester and provided for the next academic year.  The deadlines for submitting the Continuing Student Application are provided by Scholarships and Financial Aid.

W.B. Davis Scholarship: $1000

  • Minimum 3.0 GPR
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Graduate Student in wildlife ecology and management in the Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences at TAMU

To apply, submit the Continuing Student Application found on the Financial Aid Website.

Richard J. Baldauf Scholarship – $1000 (spring semesters only)

  • Selection Criteria
    • Graduate Student in the Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Department at Texas A&M University with a research emphasis in wildlife and fisheries ecology or environmental conservation
    • Minimum 3.0; in good standing with TAMU
    • Richard Baldauf was a renowned herpetologist and fisheries scientist, photographer, writer, jazz pianist, scholar, lecturer, professor, and leader in environmental and wildlife conservation.
    • He received his M.S. and Ph.D at Texas A&M University and was a faculty member in the Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Department for 23 years.
    • Former students, friends, and colleagues established the scholarship fund after his death in 1992.
  • Scholarship Details

To apply, submit the Continuing Student Application found on the Financial Aid Website.

Nova Silvy Fellowship

  • Minimum 3.0 GPR
  • Graduate Student WFSC
  • First preference will be for a graduate student interested studying upland game bird ecology and management.
  • Second preference will be for a graduate student interested in studying neotropical migrant bird ecology.
  • If no graduate students exist with that emphasis the fellowship may be may be awarded to any graduate or undergraduate student in wildlife or fisheries management demonstrating outstanding potential for professional development.

Scholarship applications for this award will be sent to all students in spring.

Will Roach ’84 Memorial Graduate Fellowship

  • Minimum 3.0 GPR & good standing with TAMU
  • Graduate Student WFSC
  • Passion for wildlife biology

To apply, submit the Continuing Student Application found on the Financial Aid Website.

Coastal Conservation Association Scholarship – $5000 (can be renewed)

  • Minimum 3.0 GPR and in good standing with the university. If student maintains a 3.0 GPR, he/she may be eligible to receive the scholarship throughout his/her course of study, subject to availability of funds from CCA.
  • Must be citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Must be a graduate student in the Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences
  • Student’s research should contribute to the understanding of recreational marine fisheries
  • Selection considers not only financial need, academic record, but also personal background and description of interests, hobbies, references etc.
  • Student must have an approved research proposal on file with OGS.
  • Application will include a written letter that describes the significance of your research, your fisheries career plans, financial need and an explanation of how your work will benefit CCA. Research proposal must accompany the application. Student will also submit 3 letters of recommendation.
  • Applications will be submitted to the Graduate Advisor

Deadline for applications will be June 1 of each year.
CCA Application form [.doc]

J.H. Benedict, Sr. Memorial Graduate Student Scholarship

The J.H. Benedict, Sr. Memorial Graduate Student Scholarship is dedicated to support a full-time graduate student in good standing pursing a degree in Entomology or Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences.  The recipient will be selected based on academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and financial need.  Applications will be considered complete upon receipt of:  (1) a statement (a maximum of two typewritten pages in length) from the student outlining the merits of their academic achievement, the personal and societal value of their extra-curricular activities, and an indication of their financial need; (2) a letter of support from the Department sponsor or major professor; (3) a complete and signed vita, and (4) all academic transcripts.

The recipient of the J.H. Benedict, Sr. Memorial Graduate Student Scholarship shall receive $2,500 applicable to payment of their tuition and fees during the award year.  The recipient will be selected by committee, and the awardee shall be announced in May.  All awardees are expected to acknowledge support from the J.H. Benedict, Sr. Memorial Graduate Student Scholarship in a letter to the Benedict family and in all presentations and publications as appropriate.

Applications should be submitted to:

Ms. Teresa Gold, Administrative Assistant
Department of Entomology
Minnie Belle Heep, Room 412G
Texas A&M University
2475 TAMU
College Station, TX  77845-2475
Telephone:  (979)845-2510
Fax:  (979)845-6305
Email: t-gold@tamu.edu
Benedict Gift Agreement

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the scholarships offered by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, please contact Adrea Dottavio.

Adrea Dottavio
216 Heep Laboratory Building (HLB)
979-845-5768
979-845-5768
adottavio@tamu.edu

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