Students at Texas A&M get a world-class education at a reasonable cost—and graduate with far less college-related debt than their peers at other universities. We award approximately $25,000 in scholarships annually to undergraduate students in the Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management and support graduate students through assistantships and fellowships, travel and research grants. This funding is made possible by donors and supporters of the department including former students, family and friends, former faculty and industry sponsors.
Non-Resident Tuition Waiver
The Competitive Scholarship waiver, authorized under Texas Education Code 54.213a, is an optional waiver that institutions can implement. An eligible non-resident student who holds a competitive academic scholarship of a specified minimum dollar amount for the academic year or summer for which the student is enrolled may be eligible to pay the fees and charges required of Texas residents without regard to the length of time the student has resided in Texas. Undergraduates are eligible up to $4,000 and graduate students $1,000 per an academic year. Learn more about requirements and eligibility for the non-resident tuition waiver.
Our department offers 14 scholarships annually to undergraduate students to help make higher education more affordable and accessible. To be eligible for these scholarships, undergraduate students need to fill out the university scholarship application. Scholarship awards are assessed each year and given based on need and availability of funds. Students may be eligible for different scholarships based on the type of student they are. Students will be notified by the department if they have received an award.
Graduate Funding Opportunities
There are a number of fellowship and scholarship opportunities that are available to graduate students. The following discussion summarizes some of the major opportunities currently available. Most provide a non-resident tuition waiver. Check with the department graduate office and Office of Graduate Studies for details. Students holding fellowships should check the current graduate catalog to determine registration requirements.
The department offers a limited number of travel grants based on merit. They are open to students that participate in graduate student organization (RWFMGSO) and either present at the conference or participate as an officer of the organization at the event. Students must have a 3.0 GPA.
Graduate Student Research and Presentation Travel Award
The Graduate and Professional School’s Graduate Student Research and Presentation (RAP) Travel Award provides graduate students with educational and professional development opportunities through reimbursing up to $750 for travel expenses associated with academic conferences and research projects in the United States and abroad.
Graduate fellowships are awarded to incoming students based on availability of funding and need. They are open to new master’s and doctoral students in the study of wildlife ecology and management, fisheries ecology and management, aquaculture, biodiversity and systematics or related fields.