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 over $50,000 in scholarships annually to undergraduate students in the Department of Entomology 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.
View Current List of Entomology Scholarships
Non-Resident Tuition Waiver
Available for graduate or undergraduate students, 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. Learn more about requirements and eligibility for the non-resident tuition waiver.
Our department offers over 35 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. For more information on application deadlines, please visit the Important Dates page on the university website. Students will be notified by the department if they have received an award. Undergraduate scholarships are given during the annual undergraduate entomology student recognition banquet.
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 nonresident 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.
Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships
To be eligible for university scholarships, graduate students need to fill out the university scholarship application. In addition to university scholarships, the Department may offer a limited number of competitive or travel scholarships based on merit and financial need. Recipients of such scholarships are eligible for a waiver of non-resident tuition. Requests for applications will be announced and distributed through the department.
Graduate fellowships are awarded annually based on availability of funding and need. They are open to master’s and doctoral students in the Department of Entomology through our department or the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
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.
Most graduate students in the Department of Entomology are supported by research assistantships awarded by individual faculty. A limited number of teaching assistantships in the department are available and generally used to supplement other support. To be competitive for research assistantships, students should apply early. We recommend no later than February 1 for programs to begin in the following fall semester.
Graduate Research Assistantships
As a graduate research assistant, students work alongside our scientists and faculty experts to advance their research aims within their lab. In addition to funding, students get experience conducting and leading research projects, mentoring undergraduate researchers, presenting at regional, national and international conferences and preparing their work for publication in top-tier journals.
To be competitive for research assistantships, students should apply early. We recommend no later than February 1 for programs to begin in the following fall semester. We also highlight recommend that as students identify and reach out to faculty they might be interested in working alongside.
Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program
We offer qualified graduate students in good standing with the Department of Entomology with opportunities to obtain education, training, mentoring, and experience in college-level teaching to prepare them for careers in academia or education. Our teaching assistants are highly valued and contribute greatly to the experiences of our undergraduate students in the classroom, lab or field.