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Fellowships (Prospective and Newly Admitted Students)

CVM Merit Scholars Fellowship

Description: The College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) at Texas A&M University offers a CVM Graduate Merit Scholar Fellowship for highly qualified students applying to pursue a PhD in any of the following disciplines: Biomedical Genomics, Neuroscience, Cardiovascular Sciences, Infectious Diseases and Biodefense, Toxicology, Oncology, Environmental Health Sciences, and Veterinary Clinical Research. Successful applicants will join a nationally competitive, multidisciplinary graduate program with over 150 students engaged in cutting-edge research. The CVM seeks to expand these programs by offering this fellowship, which includes an extremely competitive graduate stipend of $36,000 annually. Eligible applicants should have 3.20 GPA or equivalent and a score of at least 310 (previous scoring system = 1200) on the GRE examination. Applicants with documented research experience, such as an undergraduate or Masters' thesis, presentations, and/or publications, are strongly encouraged to notify their faculty mentor of their interest in this award. Only US citizens or permanent residents will be eligible.
Deadline: Pending renewal Projected (if renewed) - February 26, 2016
Application Documents: Students must submit the complete application materials as stated on our Admissions Information website, provide to their faculty mentor (1) a letter of interest that describes the attributes that qualify the student for a merit fellowship, (2) a statement of the student's research goals and interests with a length of no more than 2 pages, (3) an electronic copy of the student's CV, and (4) three letters of recommendation if the student chooses not to use those letters included with the admission application.  The faculty mentor must then provide to the CVM Office of Research and Graduate Studies the materials from the student and a nomination letter explaining why the student is deserving of the CVM Merit Scholars Fellowship.
Please contact David Kessler (dkessler@cvm.tamu.edu) if you have questions.

CVM Graduate Diversity Fellowship

Description: In alignment with the goal of increasing diversity and promoting a climate of inclusion, the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) at Texas A&M University offers the CVM Graduate Diversity Fellowship to attract and engage qualified doctoral students pursuing a PhD in the CVM.  Whereas Texas A&M University and the CVM recognize diversity as an indispensible component of academic excellence, the Graduate Diversity Fellowship provides an opportunity to support the development of researchers who show promise of distinguished success as a doctoral student and in a biomedical sciences-related research career while also maximizing the educational benefits of diversity for all students at Texas A&M University.  Through a partnership with the CVM Director of Climate and Diversity, this fellowship provides substantial support to incoming or continuing doctoral students whose life and research experiences will strengthen the educational outcomes of diversity for others in the CVM and at Texas A&M University.  The CVM Graduate Diversity Fellowship awards $36,000 annually to cover the costs of tuition and fees along with a competitive stipend associated with a research assistantship position.  Applicants should notify their faculty mentor of their interest in this award. Domestic or international citizenship is acceptable for eligibility.
Deadline: Projected - February 26, 2016
Application Documents: Students must submit the complete application materials as stated on our Admissions Information website, provide to their faculty mentor (1) a letter of interest that clearly describes the diversity characteristics of the student and their preparation for and contributions the student will make to their field of study/area of research because of this diversity, (2) an electronic copy of the student's CV, and (3) three letters of recommendation if the student chooses not to use those letters included with the admission application.  The faculty mentor must then provide to the CVM Office of Research and Graduate Studies the materials from the student and a nomination letter explaining why the student is deserving of the CVM Graduate Diversity Fellowship.
Please contact David Kessler (dkessler@cvm.tamu.edu) if you have questions.

Patterson Minority Fellowship

Description: Applications are invited from veterinarians belonging to underrepresented minority groups who wish to undertake advanced training/education to prepare for an academic career as a faculty member in a college of veterinary medicine. The successful applicant may pursue either a graduate degree in a Signature Program area at the CVM or a three-year residency program in an AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty offered by the college. The residency program may also be combined with a graduate degree program. Signature Program areas are cardiology, toxicology, genomics, reproductive biology, neurology, oncology, and emerging and infectious diseases. Residency training programs include large and small animal surgery, small animal internal medicine, anesthesiology, cardiology, dermatology, neurology, oncology, radiology, zoological medicine, avian medicine, pathology, clinical pathology, microbiology, and food animal theriogenology. Each applicant must be a citizen of the United States and a member of an underrepresented minority group. Links to information for prospective graduate students and residents can be found at the College's website.
Deadline: UNAVAILABLE AT THIS TIME
Application Documents: Please see the attached advertisement for details about applying: Patterson Minority Fellowship .

TAMU AFS Diversity Fellowship

Description: This fellowship was established to attract students to Texas A&M who have a proven record of success in a diverse environment. Academic departments nominate prospective graduate students, and recipients are selected based on overall merit and the nominating department's statement of support. These fellowships are awarded to both masters and doctoral students. They are awarded by a university-wide competitive process. The fellowships provide the student with $9,000 per year for 3 years (doctoral) or $9,000 for 2 years (masters) for tuition and fees, $18,000 for 3 year for doctoral students or $13,000 for 2 years for masters students, a minimum $7,569/year departmental assistantship (0.50 full-time employee) or a scholarship of at least $7,569/year and health insurance for the student from the graduate student health plan, for the duration of the fellowship. For more information please review the Texas A&M University Office of Graduate Studies website.
Deadline: Please see http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Buttons/Funding-opportunities/Graduate-Diversity-Fellowships.aspx for more information.
Application Documents: The faculty mentor or college must NOMINATE the student for this fellowship and collect and submit all necessary materials. Students are not able to directly apply for themselves. If you are interested in being nominated please contact your faculty mentor or David Kessler at (dkessler@cvm.tamu.edu).

TAMU AFS Merit Fellowship

Description: These fellowships are designed to recruit outstanding students to enroll in graduate programs at Texas A&M University. These fellowships are awarded to both masters and doctoral students. They are awarded by a university-wide competitive process. The fellowships provide the student with $9,000 per year for 4 years (doctoral) or $9,000 for 1 year (masters) for tuition support , $25,000 for 1 year for doctoral students or $20,000 for 1 year for masters students, and $2,112 for insurance reimbursement. For more information please review the Texas A&M University Office of Graduate Studies website.
Deadline: Please see http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Buttons/Funding-Opportunities/Graduate-Merit-Fellowships for more information.
Application Documents: The faculty mentor or college must NOMINATE the student for this fellowship and collect and submit all necessary materials. Students are not able to directly apply for themselves. If you are interested in being nominated please contact your faculty mentor or David Kessler at (dkessler@cvm.tamu.edu).

For more information about fellowships offered through Texas A&M University please visit the TAMU Office of Graduate Studies webpage.

Scholarships

Lechner Scholarship

Description: This scholarship is supported from the Walter W. Lechner Estate Endowment. The scholarship is awarded to new, incoming graduate students through a competitive process. The scholarships can range from $500-$4,000. The funds can be used toward tuition, fees, and books. All recipients of this scholarship are designated Lechner Scholars.
Deadline: Pending
Application Documents: The student must be nominated by their mentor. The mentor must submit a letter of support detailing why the student is deserving of this scholarship and a copy of the students CV. The students CANNOT nominate themselves for this award.

For more information about scholarships offered through Texas A&M University please visit the TAMU Office of Graduate Studies webpage.


Standard Review Process for All Fellowships, Scholarship, and Awards

All CVM fellowships, scholarships, and awards are decided by a review committee that is comprised of faculty members from the different departments within the CVM. The committee is provided with all application material as well as the criteria by which the fellowship, scholarship, or award is to be judged. Faculty members whose trainees are being considered for fellowships, scholarships, and/or awards are excluded from review committee membership due to conflict of interest. For research related reviews, every attempt is made to have faculty members that are subject matter experts serve as reviewers of the applications, even if this involves asking external departments to assist in the review process. The review committee submits their recommendations to the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Office for implementation. For any questions regarding the review process, please contact Dr. Robert Burghardt at rburghardt@cvm.tamu.edu or Dr. Ashley Seabury at agustafson@cvm.tamu.edu.