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Scholarship Information

Texas A&M University at Galveston offers many financial aid options to help you cover your college costs. Within this site, you will find information about applying for financial assistance, costs, types of aid, and more.

Below is a list of the Institutional Scholarships offered to students at Texas A&M University at Galveston. If you have questions about specific scholarships, please feel free to contact the scholarship office at (409) 740-4500 or scholarships@tamug.edu.

Scholarships are a form of financial aid that assist students with the cost of education. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, extracurricular activities, volunteer services, employment, and on some cases financial need. Scholarships are designed to reward, encourage, and assist students in pursuing academic excellence and leadership roles. Scholarships do not need to be repaid but may have specific criteria for you to remain eligible (i.e. grade point average, major, course load, etc.). See more information on maintaining eligibility here.

For incoming students, including freshman, transfers, and domestic graduate students, all required information is included within the Apply Texas admissions application.  Be sure to complete the scholarship portion of the Apply Texas application to ensure you considered for scholarship opportunities.

For continuing students, the University Scholarship Application must be completed each academic year for institutional scholarship consideration. The online application must be completed by February 1st. Scholarship recipients are primarily selected by a committee of faculty and staff from across the university who utilize applications, GPA information, and department nominations to choose recipients.  In some cases, the selection is made directly by the donor of the scholarship funds.  If you would like additional information on any specific awards, feel free to contact the scholarships office at (409) 740-4500 or scholarships@tamug.edu.

Below is a current list of institutional scholarships available for students at Texas A&M University at Galveston.
Scholarships for Incoming Freshman
The Abe and Peggy J. Levy Foundation Fellowship

2014-2015 recipients at the Fall 2014 Levy Dinner

Above: 2014-2015 recipients at the Fall 2014 Levy Dinner

The Abe and Peggy J. Levy Foundation will provide up to $10,000 per academic year for a maximum of four years for up to four outstanding students each year. Please read the conditions listed below before applying. This program is available only for Texas Residents who are first-time freshman at Texas A&M University at Galveston and is based upon your academic background and goals. Financial need is not considered.

The Abe and Peggy J. Levy Foundation will have access to all information submitted in your application file, including your high school transcript(s), test scores, and all written materials. This program does not, and will not, discriminate against any applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, condition of handicap, veteran or disabled veteran status.

Conditions for Award:

  1. Carry a FULL-TIME course load and complete AT LEAST 12 credit hours per semester.
  2. Maintain academic grades of at least a "B" average each semester, which equates to a 3.00 Grade Point Ratio (GPR). Failure to produce grades satisfactory to the Foundation, and with no extenuating circumstances warranting consideration, will mean that you will be placed on probation for the next semester. Should an improvement in grades not be evident at the end of that semester, you may be dropped from the program.
  3. Abide by the rules and regulations of your college or university as defined by the Administration and be in good standing at all times with the school.
  4. Keep the Foundation notified of your mailing address and report any changes in your personal circumstances which may affect your ability to attend college.
  5. Advise the Foundation after registration each semester of the courses in which you are enrolled, and notify the Foundation immediately of dropping a course or withdrawal from the University.
  6. The fellowship may be used for undergraduate work at Texas A&M University at Galveston only.
  7. You must be a resident of the State of Texas.
  8. Fellowships which are not applied to the purpose for which they are awarded must be returned to the Foundation.
  9. If awarded this fellowship and a combination of awards which totals more than the resident Cost of Attendance: awards must be reduced, starting with University awarded scholarships and, if necessary, this fellowship.
  10. If awarded this fellowship, you should write a thank you letter to:

Abe and Peggy J. Levy Foundation
c/o Keith McFatridge, Jr.
2228 Ship’s Mechanic Row, Suite 200
Galveston, TX 77550

Captain Karl P. Fanning Endowed Scholarship

Description:

Distributions from this endowment will be used to provide one or more scholarships to incoming freshman in the Corps of Cadets at TAMUG, based on academic standing and financial need, as determined by the scholarship selection committee. The scholarship is renewable for no more than four years, as long as the cadet remains enrolled full-time at TAMUG and maintains acceptable grades. If the student is placed on academic probation, the scholarship is forfeited and will be awarded to a new entering freshman. If the student does not graduate in four years, the scholarship shall not be extended.

Criteria:

  • Required: Incoming freshman
  • Required: Texas A&M Maritime Academy
  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
  • Renewal: This scholarship is renewable for no more than four years, as long as the cadet remains enrolled full time at TAMUG and maintains acceptable grades. If the student is placed on Academic Probation, the scholarship is forfeited and will be awarded to a new, entering freshman. If the student does not graduate in four years, the scholarship shall not be extended.
Galveston National Merit Scholarship

For more information about the National Merit competition, visit nationalmerit.org.

George P. Mitchell Society Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship was established by the George P. Mitchell Society to provide one or more scholarships to full time students in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University at Galveston. The George P. Mitchell Society Scholarships are based on the legacy of George Mitchell and ongoing support from the Mitchell Family of business through the Galveston Mardi Gras Party that continues to fund the George Mitchell Society.  This scholarship is renewable for four years.

Criteria:

  • Required: Incoming freshman or transfer student
  • Required: Galveston Island School
  • Required: Galveston resident
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
George P. Mitchell Society Scholarship II

Description:

This scholarship was established by the George P. Mitchell Society to provide one or more scholarships to full time students in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University at Galveston. The George P. Mitchell Society Scholarships are based on the legacy of George Mitchell and ongoing support from the Mitchell Family of business through the Galveston Mardi Gras Party that continues to fund the George Mitchell Society.  This scholarship is renewable for four years.

Criteria:

  • Required: Incoming freshman or transfer student
  • Required: Galveston Island School
  • Required: Galveston resident
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
  • Renewable: If student remains a full-time undergraduate student in good standing.
George P. Mitchell Society Scholarship III

Description:

This scholarship was established by the George P. Mitchell Society to provide one or more scholarships to full time students in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University at Galveston. The George P. Mitchell Society Scholarships are based on the legacy of George Mitchell and ongoing support from the Mitchell Family of business through the Galveston Mardi Gras Party that continues to fund the George Mitchell Society.  This scholarship is renewable for four years.

Criteria:

  • Required: Incoming freshman or transfer student
  • Required: Galveston Island School
  • Required: Galveston resident
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
  • Renewable: If student remains a full-time undergraduate student in good standing.
Kempner Maritime Undergraduate Fellowship

Description:

This fellowship program was funded to encourage and support maritime education.  Texas A&M University at Galveston graduates provide vital services in every facet of the maritime industry.  Upon graduation, maritime students often find jobs in the deep-sea, tug, and barge fleet.  Ashore, graduates can be found working in areas as diverse as marine insurance, port authorities, environmental protection, ship design, building, and repair.  The maritime program at Texas A&M University at Galveston is one of only six in the entire United States and the only one located on the Gulf of Mexico. All incoming freshmen enrolled in the licensed option (LO) program may apply. *Selections are made from submitted scholarship applications.

Criteria:

  • Required: Incoming freshman
  • Required: LO program
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
  • Renewal: Minimum 3.0 GPA
Mary and Robert N. Walker Endowed Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship was established in memory of Mr. Robert F. Smith who was a math professor from 1882-1931.  He lived in Galveston for 40 years.  He loved the sea, hence the scholarship for students majoring in Marine Sciences.

Criteria:

  • Required: Incoming freshman
  • Required: MARS
  • Renewal: Scholarship is renewable for up to 3 years, so long as student remains a MARS major
Terry Foundation Scholarship

What is the Terry Foundation Scholarship?

Howard and Nancy Terry were long-time residents of Houston, where Mr. Terry was successful in a variety of businesses, ranging from banking to oil and gas. In 1986, the Terry family decided to help young people to help themselves by setting up an educational foundation. Mr. Terry had always been grateful for the financial assistance that enabled him to go to college, so they decided to dedicate their time and resources to giving future generations of young people in Texas this same opportunity.

Terry Traditional Scholarship for Incoming Freshmen

Terry Traditional applications will be accepted until January 6, 2018.

The Terry Traditional Scholarship will cover the Texas A&M University at Galveston cost of attendance and is offered for up to 8 full semesters of undergraduate education.

To be considered for a Terry Traditional Scholarship, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrate financial need by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA).
  • Be admitted as an incoming freshman to Texas A&M University at Galveston for the fall semester after high school graduation.

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

  • Attend a Texas high school or home school in Texas.

  • Have strong academic abilities as evidence in your grades and SAT/ACT test scores.

  • Have a record of leadership in school and in the community.

For more information regarding the Terry Foundation Scholarship, please visit the Foundation's website (https://terryfoundation.org).

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information regarding the Terry Scholarship.

If you have any additional questions related to the Terry Foundation Scholarship at Texas A&M University at Galveston, please contact blincowc@tamug.edu.

Terry Transfer Scholarship

Terry Transfer applications will be accepted until March 31, 2018.

The Terry Transfer Scholarship will cover 65 percent of the TAMU Galveston cost of attendance and is  offered for up to 6 full semesters of undergraduate education.

To be considered for a Terry Transfer Scholarship, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Demonstrate a strong academic abilities (minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA from current institution).
  • Be a Texas resident.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
  • Have current, continuous residency in the State of Texas for at least 3 years at the time of the application.
  • Have completed at least 30 hours of transferable credit (post-high school) in residence at a Texas college or university at the time of application.
  • Be at least 20 years of age on May 1 of the year in which the application is submitted.
  • Have applied and been admitted to Texas A&M University at Galveston for the upcoming summer or fall semester for the purpose of seeking a first baccalaureate degree.
  • Demonstrate a record of leadership and service.
Scholarships for Transfer Students
George P. Mitchell Society Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship was established by the George P. Mitchell Society to provide one or more scholarships to full time students in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University at Galveston. The George P. Mitchell Society Scholarships are based on the legacy of George Mitchell and ongoing support from the Mitchell Family of business through the Galveston Mardi Gras Party that continues to fund the George Mitchell Society.  This scholarship is renewable for four years.

Criteria:

  • Required: Incoming freshman or transfer student
  • Required: Galveston Island School
  • Required: Galveston resident
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
  • Renewable: If student remains a full-time undergraduate student in good standing.
George P. Mitchell Society Scholarship II

Description:

This scholarship was established by the George P. Mitchell Society to provide one or more scholarships to full time students in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University at Galveston. The George P. Mitchell Society Scholarships are based on the legacy of George Mitchell and ongoing support from the Mitchell Family of business through the Galveston Mardi Gras Party that continues to fund the George Mitchell Society.  This scholarship is renewable for four years.

Criteria:

  • Required: Incoming freshman or transfer student
  • Required: Galveston Island School
  • Required: Galveston resident
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
  • Renewable: If student remains a full-time undergraduate student in good standing.
George P. Mitchell Society Scholarship III

Description:

This scholarship was established by the George P. Mitchell Society to provide one or more scholarships to full time students in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University at Galveston. The George P. Mitchell Society Scholarships are based on the legacy of George Mitchell and ongoing support from the Mitchell Family of business through the Galveston Mardi Gras Party that continues to fund the George Mitchell Society.  This scholarship is renewable for four years.

Criteria:

  • Required: Incoming freshman or transfer student
  • Required: Galveston Island School
  • Required: Galveston resident
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
  • Renewable: If student remains a full-time undergraduate student in good standing.
TAMUG Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Description:

Students are required to have a 3.5 GPA or higher and the student must be a current member of Phi Theta Kappa and enroll at TAMUG the semester following graduation from a community college with an Associate of Arts or and Associates of Science degree.

Terry Transfer Scholarship

The Terry Transfer Scholarship will cover 65 percent of the TAMU Galveston cost of attendance and is  offered for up to 6 full semesters of undergraduate education.

To be considered for a Terry Transfer Scholarship, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

Criteria:

  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Demonstrate a strong academic abilities (minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA from current institution).
  • Be a Texas resident.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
  • Have current, continuous residency in the State of Texas for at least 3 years at the time of the application.
  • Have completed at least 30 hours of transferable credit (post-high school) in residence at a Texas college or university at the time of application.
  • Be at least 20 years of age on May 1 of the year in which the application is submitted.
  • Have applied and been admitted to Texas A&M University at Galveston for the upcoming summer or fall semester for the purpose of seeking a first baccalaureate degree.
  • Demonstrate a record of leadership and service.
Scholarships for Continuing Students

All continuing students must complete the University Scholarship Application (USA) to qualify for any institutional scholarships. The application is open from October 15th to February 1st and must be completed each academic year. The USA can be found on the link below:


Leadership Scholarships

Bernice E. Powell Maritime Education Scholarship

Description

Bernice E. Powell was a Houstonian of modest means who died December 1, 1997. The Powell Educational Trust funds are specifically used for the benefit of individuals who desire a college or post graduate education in any field of study but do not have the financial means or source of funds to provide such education.

Criteria

  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Demonstrated leadership and commitment to community, evidenced by participation in student organizations and professional societies
  • Required: Undergraduate or Graduate
Christopher Little Scholarship

Description    

This scholarship provides one scholarship to a junior or senior pursuing a degree in Marine Sciences, Marine Biology or Ocean and Coastal Resources from TAMUG.

Criteria

  • Required: Junior or Senior
  • Required: MARS (preferred), MARB or OCRE
  • Required: Minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Required: Leadership
Henry Jacob Jones Memorial Scholarship

Description:

Henry wrote, “My decision to attend TAMUG was influenced by me love of ocean. I have always been amazed and entertained by marine life. When I found a career that could incorporate my two interests-- marine and engineering, I was quickly convinced that TAMUG was the only place for me.” His list of things to do included joining an engineering society. He felt it was important to grow as leader and a member of his profession. Henry believed in committing himself whole-heartedly to a task and putting his best effort into it. He loved being with and helping his friends and others! He was a Christian and loved his country. Henry wanted to make the world a better place through his career and his compassion for his friends and others. We hope these characteristics and concerns of Henry can be carried on through his scholarship.

Criteria:

  • Required: Continuing students
  • Required: U.S. Citizen
  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Required: Minimum 60 credit hours
  • Required: Students must be a declared marine major
James R. Young Memorial Scholarship

Description:

The James R. Young Memorial Scholarship provides one or more scholarships to a junior pursuing any degree from TAMUG. The student must have made a significant contribution to campus life, student activities, or student organizations.

Criteria:

  • Required: Junior with no less than one year of enrollment remaining before graduation
  • Required: Any major
  • Required: Minimum 2.5 GPR
  • Required: Leadership
  • Required: Student must have made a significant contribution to the quality of campus life, student activities, or student organizations.
Robert Troy Swetnam Memorial Scholarship

Description:

Family and friends of the late Mr. Robert Troy Swetnam, a student at Texas A&M University at Galveston, from 1982-1983, have provided funds for an endowment to establish the Robert Troy Swetnam Memorial Endowment Fund. Income from the initial endowment and any future contributions into the endowment will be used to support an annual award to an outstanding junior or senior level student in the marine sciences. In accordance with the donor’s wishes, Texas A&M University at Galveston, a part of the Texas A&M University System, has assumed responsibility for administering the endowment in accordance with the Texas A&M University System investment policies. It has also assumed responsibility for making the final selection of the awardee and for presenting the award at the annual convocation or another appropriate occasion.

Criteria:

  • Required: Junior or Senior (60 credit hours (including transfer hours and credit by examination))
  • Required: U.S. Citizen
  • Required: Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Required: Demonstrate evidence of initiative, potential for success in a marine science profession, and other traits of good character
  • Required: Be pursuing a degree in a marine science curriculum. Marine Sciences is used in generic sense and shall include such specialties as geology, biology, chemistry, or oceanography (All non-license students)
  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Preferred: Preference will be given to a student NOT receiving other scholarships
  • Preferred: In the event of multiple equally qualified candidates, financial need should be considered
  • Renewal: A previous year’s recipient shall be given first consideration for a subsequent year’s award, provided that the individual continues to meet the scholarship criteria
Sea Aggie Partners in Excellence Endowed Scholarship

Description:

The Sea Aggie Partners in Excellence Endowed Scholarship was established in 2003 by various donors recognize the freshmen student(s) deemed to have been most successful as a first year student at Texas A&M University at Galveston. This award will recognize the student their freshman year TAMUG and excels in academics, leadership, service and student participation. The recipient should qualify as an overall outstanding student with accomplishments and balance in all areas of academic and student life providing an example that new students can strive to emulate.

Criteria:

  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Leadership
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
Taylor Byron Roy Memorial Scholarship

Description:

This endowed award has been established by the family and friends of Taylor Byron Roy in his memory.

Criteria:

  • Required: Essay demonstrating the qualities and characteristics the applicant possesses that were exemplified by Taylor Byron Roy.
  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: Minimum GPA 2.0
  • Required: Junior or Senior
  • Required: MARA or MART
  • Required: Attended and graduated from home school or a public or private high school in the Kingwood area preferred *If a suitable applicant is not found from the Kingwood area, all other candidates will receive consideration provided they meet all other criteria
William Paul Ricker Student Body President Scholarship

Description:

The William P. Ricker Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to recognize leadership and excellence among students. This scholarship is awarded to individuals demonstrating the promise and commitment of William Paul Ricker, a Corp Commander at the time of his death. Ricker served as a Corp Commander from 1974-1975 and was killed in a tragic automobile accident. The Ricker family estate established an endowment which funds this scholarship. Leadership, grades, and extracurricular activities are the priority criteria for awarding this scholarship.

Criteria:

  • Required: Voted on by the student body to be the Student Body President. 
William Paul Ricker Memorial Ambassador Scholarship

Description:

The Student Ambassador Program was created for enthusiastic Sea Aggies to pursue a leadership role on campus. Student Ambassadors represent the campus by helping with recruitment and prospective student communications, such as tour guides.

Criteria:

  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: Good standing
  • Required: Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Required: Must have completed 24 credit hours at TAMUG

 Applications are available in the Office of Enrollment Services during the spring semester.

William Paul Ricker Memorial Leadership Scholarship

Description:

The William P. Ricker Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to recognize leadership and excellence among students. This scholarship is awarded to individuals demonstrating the promise and commitment of William Paul Ricker, a Corp Commander at the time of his death. Ricker served as a Corp Commander from 1974-1975 and was killed in a tragic automobile accident. The Ricker family estate established an endowment which funds this scholarship. Leadership, grades, and extracurricular activities are the priority criteria for awarding this scholarship.

Criteria:

  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: Leadership
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: General character
William Paul Ricker Memorial Scholarship

Description:

This William P. Ricker Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to recognize leadership and excellence among students. This scholarship is awarded to individuals demonstrating the promise and commitment of William Paul Ricker, a Corp Commander at the time of his death. Ricker served as a Corp Commander from 1974-1975 and was killed in a tragic automobile accident. The Ricker family estate established an endowment which funds this scholarship. Leadership, grades, and extracurricular activities are the priority criteria for awarding this scholarship.

Criteria:

  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: General character
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Leadership

Major Specific Scholarships

American Bureau of Shipping Engineering Scholarship

Description:

OCSE and MARR Programs will recognize students who demonstrate the achievement and leadership ability to successfully pursue careers in marine engineering and naval architecture.

Criteria:

  • Required: MARR or OCSE
  • Required: In exceptional circumstances, when approved by the engineering department heads, Marine Engineering Technology students may be considered. 
  • Preference: Participation/positions in student organizations, employment, community involvement
  • Required: Leadership ability to pursue careers in marine engineering/naval architecture
  • Required: Leadership ability in the marine engineering and naval architecture professions
  • will be evidenced by class papers, course experiences, internships, professional organizations, conference attendance, etc.
  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: Completion of or current enrollment in all pre-requisite courses for junior or senior level curricula. Seniors will have expected graduation dates of May, August, or December of the following year
  • Required: Juniors will have expected graduation dates of May, August, or December of the second following year
  • Required: Academic accomplishment demonstrated through GPR in engineering
  • Required Essay: Please provide a statement of how your present qualifications and experiences, as well as your future career goals, support the overall mission of the American Bureau of Shipping.
  • Renewal: If funds are available in future years, recipients will be considered for continuing awards based on their progress in the program
American Bureau of Shipping Senior Award

Description:

The American Bureau of Shipping will recognize a graduating senior from the MARR or OCSE program who demonstrates the achievement and leadership ability to successfully pursue a career in marine engineering and naval architecture.

Criteria:

  • Required: MARR or OCSE
  • Required: A graduating senior demonstrating academic and practical excellence in engineering
  • Required: The ABS Scholarship Program provides financial support to deserving engineering and naval architecture students based on GPA, class rank, leadership ability, and recommendations
  • Required: Graduating senior in May of current year
  • Preference: Naval Architecture
  • Required Essay: Please provide a statement of how your present qualifications and experiences, as well as your future career goals, support the overall mission of the American Bureau of Shipping.
Carl H. Haglund and Michael E. Resner Scholarship

Description:

The Carl H. Haglund and Michael E. Resner Scholarship was established in 2017 by Carl H. Haglund and Michael Resner to provide one or more scholarships to full-time students in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree in Marine Transportation or Marine Engineering Technology from Texas A&M University at Galveston.

Criteria:

  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: MART or MARR
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
Del Papa Distributing Company Scholarship

Description:

Distributions from this endowment will be used to provide a scholarship to a student enrolled in at least six credit hours in the Maritime Administration degree program at Texas A&M University at Galveston. Preference is to a Del Papa employee or employee family member who meets the eligibility requirements.

Criteria:

  • Required: At least half-time enrollment 
  • Required: Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Required: Level of community involvement and participation, either within the school community or outside in the broader community or both
  • Required: Good standing
  • Preference: MARA
  • Preference: Given to a Del Papa employee or employee family member
Don and Carol Harper Scholarship in Marine Invertebrate Zoology I

Description:

This scholarship provides two scholarships. One of these scholarships shall be restricted to full-time students in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University at Galveston ("TAMUG") in Galveston, Texas. The second scholarship may also fund a full-time undergraduate student in good standing, or may be used to fund an incoming graduate student in Marine Biology if, without the scholarship, the student would not have funding or be able to enroll in the graduate Marine Biology program.

Criteria:

  • Required: Junior, Senior or Graduate Student
  • Required: Minimum 2.5 GPA in both major and curriculum
  • Required: MARB
  • Required: Have a demonstrated interest in a field of marine invertebrate research
  • Required: Have completed invertebrate zoology with a grade of B or better
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
  • Required: For a graduate student to be eligible, the student shall have a demonstrated need for support
  • Required: For a graduate student to be eligible, the student shall have graduated from an accredited institution of higher education with a 3.0 (B) average in major and curriculum

Note: [The scholarship shall be renewable for one year after the initial award]

  • Renewal: To retain the scholarship, the student must maintain a 3.0 (B) average in major and curriculum
  • Renewal: To retain the scholarship, the student must continue to have demonstrated interest in a field of marine invertebrate zoology
Don and Carol Harper Scholarship in Marine Invertebrate Zoology II

Description:

Distributions from this endowment will be used to provide one or more scholarships to full-time students in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University at Galveston. The selected student must have a demonstrated interest in the field of marine invertebrate research.

Criteria:

  • Required: Junior or Senior
  • Required: Minimum 2.5 GPA in both major and curriculum
  • Required: MARB
  • Required: Have a demonstrated interest in a field of marine invertebrate research
  • Required: Have completed invertebrate zoology with a grade of B or better
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities

Note: [The scholarship shall be renewable for one year after the initial award]

  • Renewal: To retain the scholarship, the student must maintain a 3.0 (B) average in major and curriculum
  • Renewal: To retain the scholarship, the student must continue to have demonstrated interest in a field of marine invertebrate zoology
Don and Carol Harper Scholarship in Marine Invertebrate Zoology III

Description:

Distributions from this endowment will be used to provide one or more scholarships to full-time students in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University at Galveston. The selected student must have a demonstrated interest in the field of marine invertebrate research.

Criteria:

  • Required: Junior or Senior
  • Required: Minimum 2.5 GPA in both major and curriculum
  • Required: MARB
  • Required: Have a demonstrated interest in a field of marine invertebrate research
  • Required: Have completed invertebrate zoology with a grade of B or better
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities

Note: [The scholarship shall be renewable for one year after the initial award]

  • Renewal: To retain the scholarship, the student must maintain a 3.0 (B) average in major and curriculum
  • Renewal: To retain the scholarship, the student must continue to have demonstrated interest in a field of marine invertebrate zoology
Dr. Sammy M. Ray Marine Biology Scholarship

Description:

Dr. Sammy Ray was associated with Texas A&M University for almost 40 years. He was director of the Texas A&M Marine Laboratory in Galveston from 1963 through 1972 and was principally responsible for keeping the research and teaching programs alive in the early days of the laboratory. His efforts ultimately culminated in the creation of the Texas A&M University at Galveston campus.

Criteria:

  • Required: Full-time Enrollment  
  • Required: MARB or MARS
  • Required: Undergraduate or graduate student
  • Required: Good standing
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
Erik W. Quiroz Memorial Scholarship

Description:

The Erik W. Quiroz Memorial Scholarship was established by Tenley K. and Brian D. Stevens in 2017 to provide one or more scholarships to full-time students in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree with a Marine Sciences focus from Texas A&M University at Galveston.

Criteria:

  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: MARS
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
Jarryd Dane Elliff Memorial Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship provides one or more scholarships to full-time students in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree in Marine Fisheries or Marine Biology from Texas A&M University at Galveston (“TAMUG”) in Galveston, Texas.

Criteria:

  • Required: Junior or Senior
  • Required: MARF or MARB
  • Required: Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Required: Legal U.S. Resident
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
Jay Michael McKee Scholarship

Description:

Ms. Danese McKee and various other donors combined funds to create a $25,000 endowed scholarship held at the Texas A&M Foundation. This scholarship will be awarded to full-time students with demonstrated financial need and who are pursuing a degree from Texas A&M University at Galveston.

Criteria:

  • Required: Transfer from a junior college
  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: From a small town of 60,000 people or less
  • Required: MARA
  • Preference: Texas resident
Jeffrey H. Giles Memorial Scholarship

Description:

The Jeffrey H. Giles Scholarship recognizes a student who is majoring in life sciences and has demonstrated excellence in both the sciences and humanities.

Criteria:

  • Required: Junior or Senior
  • Required: MARB or MARF
  • Required: Demonstrated excellence in both sciences and humanities
  • Required: Student nominated jointly by MARB and GACD Dept. Heads
Joseph B. Morreale Memorial Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship provides one or more scholarships to full-time students with demonstrated financial need and pursuing an undergraduate degree in Maritime Studies, Marine Engineering Technology or Marine Transportation from TAMUG.

 

Criteria:

  • Required: Undergraduate
  • Required: MAST, MARR or MART
  • Required: Graduated from a high school in Texas
  • Required: Strong academic abilities
  • Required: High School ranking must have been in the 2nd quartile
Marine Technology Society Dynamic Positioning Scholarship

Description:

The Dynamic Position Committee or Marine Technology Society was established in 1996, with the objective of promoting a greater international understanding of Dynamic Positioning and related issues.

Criteria:

Required:  MART or MARR
Required:  Minimum 2.7 GPA
Required: Full-time enrollment
Required: Academic achievement
Required: Extracurricular activities
Required: Submission of a one page essay demonstrating interest in dynamic positioning
Preference: MTS member
Marine Technology Society Houston Section Endowed Scholarship

Description:

The Marine Technology Society (MTS) was incorporated in June 1963 to give members of academia, government and industry a common forum for the exchange of information and ideas. The guiding purpose of MTS is “to promote awareness, understanding, advancement and application of marine technology.” Today, MTS is a growing organization, boasting a membership of businesses, institutions, individual professionals and students who are ocean engineers, technologists, policy makers and educators.

The mission of MTS is to: • Facilitate a broader understanding of the relevance of marine technology to wider global issues by enhancing the dissemination of marine technology information.• Promote and improve marine technology and related educational programs.• Advance the development of the tools and procedures required to explore, study, and further the responsible and sustainable use of the oceans.

Criteria:

  • Required: Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Full-time enrollment
Marine Technology Society Houston Section Scholarship

Description:

The Marine Technology Society was incorporated in June 1963 to give members of academia, government and industry a common forum for the exchange of information and ideas. Our guiding purpose is “to promote awareness, understanding, advancement and application of marine technology.” Today, MTS is a growing organization, boasting a membership of businesses, institutions, individual professionals and students who are ocean engineers, technologists, policy makers and educators.

Our mission is to:

Facilitate a broader understanding of the relevance of marine technology to wider global issues by enhancing the dissemination of marine technology information.• Promote and improve marine technology and related educational programs.• Advance the development of the tools and procedures required to explore, study and further the responsible and sustainable use of the oceans.

Criteria:

  • Required: Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Full-time enrollment
Michael A. 81' and Ann J. Horn Endowed Scholarship

Description:

Michael and Ann Horn established an endowment to provide scholarships to full time students in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree in Marine Sciences from Texas A&M University at Galveston.

Criteria:

  • Required: Full-time enrollment 
  • Required: MARS
  • Required: Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
Sea Aggies at Stolt Tankers, USA Scholarship

Description:      

Stolt Tankers, USA will provide scholarships to students at Texas A&M University at Galveston that meet the criteria below.

Criteria:

  • Required: MART or MARA
  • Required: Full time
  • Required: Good standing
  • Required: Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
SEACOR Marine, LLC Scholarship

Description:

SEACOR Marine endowment is to provide one or more scholarships to full time students in good standing pursuing a degree in Offshore and Coastal Systems Engineering.

Criteria:

  • Required: U1, U2, U3, or U4
  • Required: Minimum 3.0 Overall GPA
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: Good standing with TAMUG
  • Required: Pursuing a degree related to offshore petroleum exploration and production
SeaSpace Endowed Scholarship in the Marine Sciences for Undergraduates

Description:

Houston Underwater Club, an organization dedicated to furthering sport diving and activities relating to mans' involvement in the underwater environment, first presented an underwater film festival to the public in 1969.  The film festival became an annual event, and it was expanded from solely underwater film activities to other sport diving and aquatic activities, with a mission to educate the public in diving skills, dive safety, marine life, underwater photography, marine environments, and to expose the public to marine travel destination.  SeaSpace Inc. was formed, and the annual underwater festival transformed to "SeaSpace Weekend." For over 35 years, SeaSpace sponsored SeaSpace Weekend, and the funds raised from the weekend events were used to provide scholarship to students enrolled in marine and aquatic programs at United States universities, and to provide grants to eligible marine and aquatic organizations.  In 1990, SeaSpace was incorporated as a 501 (C) (3) non-profit corporation.  After SeaSpace weekend was discontinued in 2005, the Board of Directors of SeaSpace, Inc. decided to endow the Texas A&M Foundation and Texas A&M University as Galveston with the Permanent Education Funds for investment, administration, and scholarship and grant awards.

Criteria:

  • Required: Undergraduate
  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: MARS, MARB, MARF or OCRE
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
  • Required: Research, honors, and publications
  • Required: Selections made from submitted scholarship applications.
    [NOTE: Specific wording of criteria is listed as follows: "The Scholarship Selection Committee will then review the applications and will award scholarships based on the applicants' 1) academics, 2) research, 3) goals, 4) honors and publications, and 5) financial need."]
Texas Oilman's Charity Invitational Fishing Tournament

Description:

Texas Oilman’s Charity Invitational Fishing Tournament (TOCIFT) provided a gift of $10,000 to the Department of Marine Sciences to provide one or more scholarships to full-time students in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree in either Marine Sciences or Ocean and Coastal Resources.

Criteria:

  • Required: OCRE or MARS
  • Required: Demonstrated interest in stewardship or conservation of the Gulf of Mexico (Essay)
  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Preference:  Current Sophomore or Junior
  • Preference: 1 MARS Junior, for the following academic year, 1 OCRE Junior for the following academic year, 1 MARS Senior, for the following academic year, and 1 OCRE Senior, for the following academic year.
  • Preference: Special consideration given to related undergraduate research, field experience related to the energy industry, and/or service to either a community or student organization related to environmental awareness.
Wesley E. Bright Memorial Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship provides one scholarship to a junior preferably pursuing a degree in Marine Sciences, Marine Biology, Marine Fisheries or Ocean and Coastal Resources from TAMUG.

Criteria:

  • Required: U.S. Citizen
  • Required: MARS, MARB, MARF or OCRE
  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Candidate should exemplify the Aggie spirit through participation in campus activities (SALT Camp, yell practices, football games, etc.) and organizations.
  • Required: Must be recommended by a TAMUG teacher/professor
  • Required: Marine Engineering related degree programs excluded
  • Preferred: Junior
  • Preferred: Demonstrated financial need (A student that has worked at least part time the previous year to pay for a portion of college expenses.)
  • Renewal: Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Renewal: Renewable for Senior year in the event that no suitable Junior is eligible and the student maintains all stated requirements, with the goal that the endowment will grow and allow this to be a two year scholarship, i.e., one Junior and one Senior per year
W. Hollis Fitch Opportunity Scholarship

Description:

The W. Hollis Fitch Opportunity Scholarship was established in 1992 by William Hollis Fitch III ’92. Distributions from this endowment are used to provide one or more scholarship to a full-time student(s) in good standing attending Texas A&M University at Galveston, who are pursuing a degree in Marine Engineering.

Criteria:

  • Required: MARR
  • Required: Must be a junior or senior in the fall semester following that spring semester in which they we’re a sophomore or junior
  • Required: Must demonstrate hands-on engineering ability

Greater Texas Foundation Removing Educational Barriers Scholarships

Dorothy and Richard Loftin Greater Texas Foundation Removing Educational Barriers Scholarship

Description:

The Greater Texas Foundation will be awarding scholarships to every public four-year baccalaureate degree-granting college and university in Texas. “This contribution is a shining example of how the private sector can help Texas close the gaps in participation and success in higher education,” said Commissioner of Higher Education Don Brown. “Helping students pay for college provides a path to a brighter future- for them and for the state.” Founded in 2011, the Greater Texas Foundation (formerly the Greater Texas Student Loan Corporation) has three purposes: to help remove barriers for Texans seeking a higher education, to increase the opportunity for academic success, and to enhance the quality of graduates’ lives after graduation. It is the desire of the Foundation’s Board that this grant be used for undergraduate need based scholarships. This commitment will be used to seek matching funds provided by the Greater Texas Foundation, Removing Educational Barriers Scholarship Programs matching funds on a one-to-one basis with R. Bowen and Karin Loftin. Distributions from this endowment will be used to provide one or more scholarships to full-time, first-generation college students with demonstrated financial need and in good standing who are pursuing a degree from Texas A&M University at Galveston.

Criteria:

  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
  • Required: First generation college student
Jonathan and Julie Whitworth Greater Texas Foundation Removing Educational Barriers Scholarship

Description:

The Greater Texas Foundation will be awarding scholarships to every public four-year baccalaureate degree-granting college and university in Texas. “This contribution is a shining example of how the private sector can help Texas close the gaps in participation and success in higher education,” said Commissioner of Higher Education Don Brown. “Helping students pay for college provides a path to a brighter future - for them and for the state.” Founded in 2011, the Greater Texas Foundation (formerly the Greater Texas Student Loan Corporation) has three purposes: to help remove barriers for Texans seeking a higher education, to increase the opportunity for academic success, and to enhance the quality of graduates’ lives after graduation. It is the desire of the Foundation’s Board that this grant be used for undergraduate need based scholarships. This commitment will be used to seek matching funds provided by the Greater Texas Foundation, Removing Educational Barriers Scholarship Programs matching funds on a one-to-one basis with the Jonathan and Julie Whitworth. Distributions from this endowment will be used to provide one or more scholarships to full time students with demonstrated financial need and in good standing who are pursuing a degree from Texas A&M University at Galveston.

Criteria:

  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
L. "Rick" Fielder '75 Family and Brayden '31 Greater Texas Foundation Removing Educational Barriers Scholarship

Description:

The Greater Texas Foundation will be awarding scholarships to every public four-year baccalaureate degree-granting college and university in Texas. “This contribution is a shining example of how the private sector can help Texas close the gaps in participation and success in higher education,” said Commissioner of Higher Education Don Brown. “Helping students pay for college provides a path to a brighter future-for them and for the state.” Founded in 2011, the Greater Texas Foundation (formerly the Greater Texas Student Loan Corporation) has three purposes: to help remove barriers for Texans seeking a higher education, to increase the opportunity for academic success, and to enhance the quality of graduates’ lives after graduation. It is the desire of the Foundation’s Board that this grant be used for undergraduate need based scholarships. This commitment will be used to seek matching funds provided by the Greater Texas Foundation, Removing Educational Barriers Scholarship Programs matching funds on a one-to-one basis with Rick and Glenda Fielder. Distributions from this endowment will be used to provide one or more scholarships to full-time students with demonstrated financial need and in good standing who are pursuing a degree from Texas A&M University at Galveston.

Criteria:

  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
McDaniel Charitable Foundation Greater Texas Foundation Removing Educational Barriers Scholarship

Description:

The Greater Texas Foundation will be awarding scholarships to every public four-year baccalaureate degree-granting college and university in Texas. “This contribution is a shining example of how the private sector can help Texas close the gaps in participation and success in higher education,” said Commissioner of Higher Education Don Brown. “Helping students pay for college provides a path to a brighter future-for them and for the state.” Founded in 2011, the Greater Texas Foundation (formerly the Greater Texas Student Loan Corporation) has three purposes: to help remove barriers for Texans seeking a higher education, to increase the opportunity for academic success, and to enhance the quality of graduates’ lives after graduation. It is the desire of the Foundation’s Board that this grant be used for undergraduate need based scholarships. This commitment will be used to seek matching funds provided by the Greater Texas Foundation, Removing Educational Barriers Scholarship Programs matching funds on a one-to-one basis with the McDaniel Charitable Foundation.

Distributions from this endowment will be used to provide one or more scholarships to full-time students with demonstrated financial need and in good standing who are pursuing a degree from Texas A&M University at Galveston.

Criteria:

  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need

 

Will and Catherine Jenkins Greater Texas Foundation Removing Educational Barriers Scholarship

Description:

The Greater Texas Foundation will be awarding scholarships to every public four-year baccalaureate degree-granting college and university in Texas. “This contribution is a shining example of how the private sector can help Texas close the gaps in participation and success in higher education,” said Commissioner of Higher Education Don Brown. “Helping students pay for college provides a path to a brighter future-for them and for the state.” Founded in 2011, the Greater Texas Foundation (formerly the Greater Texas Student Loan Corporation) has three purposes: to help remove barriers for Texans seeking a higher education, to increase the opportunity for academic success, and to enhance the quality of graduates’ lives after graduation. It is the desire of the Foundation’s Board that this grant be used for undergraduate need based scholarships. Distributions from this endowment will be used to provide one or more scholarships to full-time students with demonstrated financial need and in good standing who are pursuing a degree from Texas A&M University at Galveston.

Criteria:

  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need

Other Scholarships

Dr. Sammy Ray Endowed Scholarship

Description

Dr. Sammy Ray was associated with Texas A&M University for almost 40 years. He was director of the Texas A&M Marine Laboratory in Galveston from 1963 through 1972 and was principally responsible for keeping the research and teaching programs alive in the early days of the laboratory. His efforts ultimately culminated in the creation of the Texas A&M University at Galveston campus.

Criteria

  • Required: Full-time enrollment  
  • Required: Minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA
  • Required: Minimum of 18 completed credit hours
  • Required: Good standing
  • Required: Community or junior college transfer student
  • Preferred: Students are encouraged to submit support letters from their faculty, employers, or community leaders.
Dr. James M. and Patricia M. McCloy Scholarship

Description:

The Dr. James M. and Patricia M. McCloy Scholarship was established in 2011 by Mrs. Patricia McCloy to prove one or more scholarship to full-time students in good standing pursuing a degree from Texas A&M University at Galveston.

Criteria:

  • Required: Full- time enrollment
  • Required: Good standing
Galveston County Aggie Mom's Club Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship was established by the Galveston County Aggie Moms to provide at least two scholarships, one at the College Station campus and one at the Galveston campus, to full time students in good standing pursing an undergraduate degree. The donor request that extra-curricular activities be defined as membership and active participation in officially recognized university student organizations or documented community service, membership in the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, or employment while attending the university (on or off campus).

Criteria:

  • Required: Full-time enrollment  
  • Required: Successfully completed 12 hours
  • Required: Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
Houston Aggie Mom’s Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship was established by the Houston A&M University Mother’s Club to provide a scholarship to a full time undergraduate or graduate student from Harris County in good standing with Texas A&M University at Galveston.

Criteria:

  • Required: Full-time enrollment  
  • Required: U2, U3, U4 or graduate
  • Required: Successfully completed 12 hours for undergraduate & 9 hours for graduate
  • Required: Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Required: Permanent resident of Harris County
  • Required: TX resident
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
L&R Midland Scholarship

Description:

Distributions from this fund will be used to provide a scholarship to a student(s) in good standing at Texas A&M University at Galveston. This scholarship is open to all majors.

Criteria:

  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need

 

Lyons Charitable Study Abroad Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship was established by the Lyons Charitable Foundation to provide one or more scholarships to full time students in good standing attending Texas A&M University at Galveston, who apply for a Study Abroad Scholarship through the office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Criteria:

  • Required: Full-time enrollment  
  • Required: Resident of Galveston County
  • Required: Good standing
  • Required: Must be enrolled in a study abroad program
Port of Galveston Propeller Club Scholarship

Description:

Members of the Propeller Club on the Texas A&M University at Galveston campus can apply for the Port of Galveston Propeller Club Scholarship through the club. Student must also complete the University Scholarship Application to be considered for this award.

Criteria:

  • Required: Must be a member of the TAMUG Propeller Club
  • Required: Undergraduate
  • Required: MARA or LO program
  • Required: Minimum 2.5 GPR
  • Required: Full-time enrollment  
  • Required: Good standing
Sea Aggie Band Scholarship

Description:

Funded by the Ed Rachel Foundation, the Sea Aggie Band Scholarship was established to award scholarships to current members of the Sea Aggie Band. The Sea Aggie Band was originally created and led by Mr. Jim Sterling, Class of ’71.

S.G. Stubbs and E.M. Overbeck Scholarship

Description:      

This scholarship honors the memory of S.G. Stubbs ‘42 and E.M. Overbeck ‘42 who cofounded Stubbs Overbeck and Associates in 1954. Mr. Keith Thayer, the designee of CDI-Stubbs Overbeck, was President of Stubbs Overbeck and Associates when this scholarship was established and retired as President and Chairman of the Board of CDI-Stubbs Overbeck. The recipient will be an upperclassman who is majoring in MARB, MARR, OCSE, MARA, MARS, MART, or OCRE.

Criteria:

  • Required: Full-time enrollment  
  • Preference: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
  • Preference: Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Required: Engineering or environmental science related field
  • Preference: MARB, MARR, MARF, OCSE, MARA, MARS, MART, OCRE
  • Renewal: Renewable scholarship, but student must maintain 2.5 GPR requirement and remain in an eligible major
  • Renewal: If the recipient fails to maintain the GPA requirement or changes to a non-qualifying major at mid-term, the student shall forfeit the scholarship, and a new student shall be selected
Tom and Joan Read Galveston Scholarship

Description:

The Tom and Joan Read Galveston Scholarship was established by Mrs. Joan C. Read in 2009. Distributions from this endowment are used to provide a scholarship to a full time student in good standing pursuing a degree from Texas A&M University at Galveston.

Selection Preferences:

  • First priority for funds should be given to any applicants who are certified by the General Manager of Read Youth Charities as former campers at Deerfoot Youth Camp, Magnolia, Texas
  • Second priority should be given to any applicants who may provide acceptable documentation that they are children of slain City of Houston, Harris County and Montgomery County police officers.
Texas A&M Maritime Academy Scholarships

All continuing students must complete the University Scholarship Application (USA) to qualify for any institutional scholarships. The application is open from October 15th to February 1st and must be completed each academic year. The USA can be found on the link below:


Brenda, Glenn ’69 & Dustin Dresner ’01 Endowed MART Scholarship

Description

Distributions from this endowment will be used to provide one or more scholarships to full-time students in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree in Marine Transportation from Texas A&M University at Galveston.

Criteria

  • *Required: MART
  • *Required: LO Program
  • *Required: Full-time enrollment
  • *Required: Good standing
  • *Required: Demonstrated financial need
  • *Required: Academic achievement
  • *Required: Extracurricular activities
  • *Preferred: U2, U3, or U4
Buddy and Linda Fredrickson Endowed Scholarship

Description:

Distributions from this endowment will be used to provide a scholarship to a full-time student enrolled in the licensed option program in Marine Engineering at Texas A&M University at Galveston.

Criteria:

  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: MARR
  • Required: LO Program
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
Captain J.L. “Buster” Vaughan Memorial Scholarship

Description:

Stanley Vaughn, who funds this scholarship, stated, “I would like to give a scholarship to a deserving Maritime cadet in memory of my father, Captain J.L. “Buster” Vaughn. It doesn’t matter whether it is engineer or deck, as my father was equally at home in engine room and the wheel house.”

Criteria:

  • Required: Junior
  • Required: LO Program
  • Required: Deck or Engine
  • Preference: Based on merit
Captain Karl P. Fanning Outstanding A&M Maritime Academy Graduating Sr. Award

Description:

Distributions from this endowment will be used to provide an award at spring graduation to the top Maritime Academy graduate, based on academic standing, i.e. the top GPR graduate.

 

Criteria:

  • Required: Graduating senior in May of current year
  • Required: Top GPR graduate in Texas A&M Maritime Academy
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
Captain Karl P. Fanning Propeller Club Endowed Scholarship

Description:      

Distributions from this endowment will be used to provide one or more scholarships to an academic junior Texas A&M Maritime Academy student who has been a continuous member of the A&M Galveston Propeller Club since their freshman year. The award will go to the most outstanding incoming junior student in the Propeller Club, based on academics and leadership skills, as determined by the scholarship selection committee.

Criteria:

  • Required: Junior
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
  • Required: Maritime Academy student who has been a continuous member of the A&M Galveston Propeller Club since their freshman year
  • Required: Most outstanding incoming junior student in the Propeller Club, based on academic and leadership skills
Captain and Ms. Jack Smith Academic Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship is given to an outstanding senior deck cadet student on previous summer cruise.

Criteria:

  • Required: A scholarship for the outstanding senior deck cadet on the summer cruise as selected by a majority vote of all deck officers aboard the training vessel at the conclusion of the summer cruise, with the highest ranking officer casting the winning vote in the event of a tie. In selecting the outstanding senior deck cadet, the officers shall select the student who demonstrates the most skills, knowledge, and aptitude for serving as a US Merchant Marine Officer.
Captain and Ms. Jack Smith Academic Scholarship II

Description:

This scholarship is given to an outstanding deck license option cadet and who was evaluated and selected by the instructor for Shiphandling III (MART 422). The following criteria will be used in selecting the outstanding deck cadet: the cadet who through their work in the ship simulator has best demonstrated the most skills, knowledge, and aptitude for the piloting profession. Student must have taken the course during the Fall and Spring semester of the previous year.

Criteria:

  • Required: Junior
  • Required: Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Required: Deck License Option
  • Required: Full time enrollment
  • Required: Pursuing an undergraduate degree
  • Required: Good standing
Captain Mark Hicks Memorial Scholarship

Description:      

This scholarship was established in memory of Captain Mark Hicks, a graduate of U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and Harbor Pilot for Port of Freeport. Captain Hicks was a member of the Brazos Pilots and was killed disembarking a ship during a storm on June 24, 1989. This scholarship was endowed as the final activity of the Propeller Club of the Port of Freeport.

Criteria:

  • Required: Texas A&M Maritime Academy Cadet
  • Required: A student who has been selected as a Student Ambassador of TAMUG
  • Required: The recipient may be any worthy student pursuing a seagoing career in the maritime industry
  • Preference: Address of record is Brazoria County or county in the same region if student from Brazoria County is not available
  • Renewal: Recipients are eligible for multi-year awards and may be reconsidered at the discretion of the committee
ConocoPhillips Student Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship is geared toward students interested in a career in the energy industry that are looking for outstanding challenges and seeking opportunities commensurate with their skills and abilities.

Criteria:

  • Required: MART, MARB, MARS, MARR
  • Required: LO Program
  • Required: Junior
  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: Highest GPR junior engineering cadet
  • Required: The 2 highest GPR junior deck cadets
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Students with a concentration in maritime fundamentals
  • Required: Outstanding candidates who are interested in pursuing careers in the energy industry
Dave and Jeanne Hedgepeth Dynamic Positioning Scholarship

Description:

Distributions from this gift will be used to provide awards to full-time cadets in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree in a deck license option degree program. Recipients will need to provide proof of successfully completing degree program (diploma), Dynamic Positioning Induction course (DP Induction Certificate), and all requirements of the license option program (USCG License).

Criteria:

  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: LO program - Deck
  • Required: Proof of successfully completing Dynamic Positioning Induction Course
  • Required: Proof of successfully completing all requirements of the license option program (USCG License)
  • Preference: First tie breaker determined by the earliest application date for Award Program
  • Preference: Second tie breaker will be determined with highest GPA
  • Required: Must have paid for DP course rather than attended a company sponsored course
G&H Towing Company Internship Scholarship

Description:

The G&H Towing intern scholarship program will recognize students who demonstrate the achievement and leadership ability to successfully pursue careers in the ship assist tug industry.  Top junior and senior students (preferably 3 deck and 1 engine) will be selected to receive a cruise stipend based on specific criteria.  The program will be promoted during corps activity period in the early fall semester to all students who have completed junior cruise.  1) Students will apply to G&H towing by early October for internship positions.  2) G&H will select up to 12 participants, 3) all participants will complete a minimum of 8 days, either during Christmas, spring break, or weekends.  By early April, a representative from G&H Towing will meet with the commandant and deputy commandant of the Corps of Cadets to select scholarship recipients. Each award will be applied to senior cruise cost.*Prior to final exams, the four recipients will visit the Pelican Island G&H Facility to shadow the Port Captain or Port Engineer for a day.

Criteria:

  • Required: License Option (deck or engine)
  • Required: Senior
  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: Must have successfully completed junior cruise (either deck or engine).
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Demonstrated leadership, as evidenced by participation and positions held in student organizations, activities, and Corps of Cadets.
  • Required: Selected during junior term for fall internship.
  • Required: Demonstrated desires to pursue careers in the ship assist tug industry.
  • Required: Must serve at least 8 days on internship/observation at G&H Towing (during Christmas shipping, Spring Break, and/or weekends)
  • Required: must be attending senior cruise.
Houston Pilots Association Anchor Watch Scholarship

Description: 

The Houston Pilot Association through its Anchor Watch Fund (501©(3)organization) provides financial aid to students at Texas A&M University at Galveston.

Criteria:

  • Required: License Option
  • Required: Must be attending summer cruise (not commercial)
  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
Ingram Lee Foundation Texas A&M Maritime Academy Scholarship

Description:

The Ingram lee Foundation Texas A&M Maritime Academy Scholarship was established in 2017 by the Ingram lee Foundation to provide one or more scholarships to worthy and deserving members of the Texas A&M Maritime Academy from the Galveston Campus.

Criteria:

  • Required: Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
  • Required: Be a recipient of a ROTC scholarship
  • Required: Declared intention to enter an active duty military career or be a veteran
Jim and Betty Sterling Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship is endowed by J.M. Sterling, Class of ‘71, Texas A&M Maritime Academy, in honor of his parents, Jim and Betty Sterling, Class of ‘38. SOURCE OF FUNDS: SYSTEM Student receives a plaque. Academic department heads select, as well as Corps Advisor, Commander of Cadets, Officer in Charge, and Naval Science Dept.

Criteria:

  • Required: Student who is preparing him/herself for a commission in the United States Naval Reserve through either the NROTC program or the MMR, USNR program, or their successor programs at this university
  • Required: Junior in the fall
  • Required: Texas resident
  • Required: Strong potential for leadership in Corps of Cadets and success as an officer in the Naval Reserve
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
Morton S. Bouchard Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Description:

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. will be proving an annual scholarship in the memory of Morton S. Bouchard Jr. Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. is the nation’s largest independently owned ocean going petroleum barge company.  This scholarship is named after Bouchard’s former President and CEO, Mr. Morton S. Bouchard Jr., who was passionate about the Maritime Industry and giving back to others. This scholarship is intended to award current Marine Transportation students studying at Texas A&M University at Galveston.

Criteria:

  • Good academic standing
  • MART
  • Pursuit of deck license and a TOAR (Towing Officers Assessment Record)
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Demonstrated interest in pursuing a career aboard tugboats and/or petroleum barges
Ryan Brown Davis Memorial Scholarship

Description:

The Ryan Brown Davis Memorial Scholarship will provide one or more full time students pursuing a degree in Marine Transportation a scholarship for the academic year.

Criteria:

  • Required: MART
  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: Good standing
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
Thomas B. Crowley, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Description:

The Thomas B. Crowley, Sr. Memorial Scholarship will recognize students who demonstrate the achievement and leadership ability to successfully pursue careers in the towing industry.

 

Criteria:

  • Required: LO Program
  • Required: Deck or Engine
  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: U.S. Citizen
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
  • Required: Demonstrate an interest/desire to pursue a career in the towing industry
  • Required: Completion of/enrollment in prerequisite courses for junior cruise
  • Required: Demonstrated leadership skills, evidenced by participation and positions held in student organizations, activities, the Corps of Cadets, or community service        
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: A short essay discussing your interest in sailing with Crowley
  • Required: Must submit biography with a high resolution color photo to complete application
  • Preference: Cadets who have sailed or completed an internship with Crowley Maritime Corporation
  • Renewable: If student continues to meet all of the criteria
Tug Valour Memorial Scholarship

Description:

The purpose of this scholarship is to support maritime education by granting this scholarship to students pursuing careers as U.S. Merchant Seaman. The Tug Valour Memorial Fund has also established a similar scholarship at the SUNY Maritime & Mass. Maritime Schools. Selections must be made by 04/01.

Criteria:

  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: Demonstrated honors and distinctions, as determined by the selection committee
  • Required: Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Required: LO Program
  • Required: Community service and leadership within the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, as determined by the selection committee
  • Preference: Demonstrated financial need
  • Preference: Nominations encouraged from all Texas A&M Maritime Academy staff and faculty
William Paul Ricker Memorial Corps Commander Scholarship

Description:

The William P. Ricker Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to recognize leadership and excellence among students. This scholarship is awarded to individuals demonstrating the promise and commitment of William Paul Ricker, a Corp Commander at the time of his death. Ricker served as a Corp Commander from 1974-1975 and was killed in a tragic automobile accident. The Ricker family estate established an endowment which funds this scholarship. Leadership, grades, and extracurricular activities are the priority criteria for awarding this scholarship.

Criteria:

  • Required: LO Program
  • Required: Leadership
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: General character
  • Required: The recipient is selected as the Corps Commander by the Texas A&M Maritime Academy Superintendent and the Commandant.
Graduate Student Scholarships

All continuing students must complete the University Scholarship Application (USA) to qualify for any institutional scholarships. The application is open from October 15th to February 1st and must be completed each academic year. The USA can be found on the link below:


Bernice E. Powell Maritime Education Scholarship

Description:

Bernice E. Powell was a Houstonian of modest means who died December 1, 1997. The Powell Educational Trust funds are specifically used for the benefit of individuals who desire a college or post graduate education in any field of study but do not have the financial means or source of funds to provide such education.

Criteria:

  • Required: Undergraduate or Graduate
  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Demonstrated leadership and commitment to community, evidenced by participation in student organizations and professional societies
Don and Carol Harper Scholarship in Marine Invertebrate Zoology I

Description:

This scholarship provides two scholarships. One of these scholarships shall be restricted to full-time students in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University at Galveston ("TAMUG") in Galveston, Texas. The second scholarship may also fund a full-time undergraduate student in good standing, or may be used to fund an incoming graduate student in Marine Biology if, without the scholarship, the student would not have funding or be able to enroll in the graduate Marine Biology program.

Criteria:

  • Required: Junior, Senior or Graduate Student
  • Required: Minimum 2.5 GPA in both major and curriculum
  • Required: MARB
  • Required: Have a demonstrated interest in a field of marine invertebrate research
  • Required: Have completed invertebrate zoology with a grade of B or better
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
  • Required: For a graduate student to be eligible, the student shall have a demonstrated need for support
  • Required: For a graduate student to be eligible, the student shall have graduated from an accredited institution of higher education with a 3.0 (B) average in major and curriculum

Note: The scholarship shall be renewable for one year after the initial award.

  • Renewal: To retain the scholarship, the student must maintain a 3.0 (B) average in major and curriculum
  • Renewal: To retain the scholarship, the student must continue to have demonstrated interest in a field of marine invertebrate zoology
Dr. Sammy M. Ray Marine Biology Scholarship

Description:

Dr. Sammy Ray was associated with Texas A&M University for almost 40 years. He was director of the Texas A&M Marine Laboratory in Galveston from 1963 through 1972 and was principally responsible for keeping the research and teaching programs alive in the early days of the laboratory. His efforts ultimately culminated in the creation of the Texas A&M University at Galveston campus.

Criteria:

  • Required: Full-time enrollment  
  • Required: MARB or MARS
  • Required: Undergraduate or graduate student
  • Required: Good standing
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
Graduate Student Ambassador Scholarship

Description:

Founded in 2014, the Graduate Ambassador Program serves as an opportunity for student leaders to act as liaisons for the Graduate Studies Office in the roles of recruiter and advocate for the Galveston graduate student population.  

Purpose: 

As recruiters, ambassadors play a critical role in promoting Texas A&M University Galveston Campus to prospective graduate students.  Our Ambassadors lead tours, participate in graduate fairs, and address prospective student questions via email.  As advocates, ambassadors are the eyes and ears of the graduate student body.  They bring concerns and issues to the Graduate Studies Office.  In addition, they assist with events that promote the graduate student community like Howdy Lunch and Graduate Student Appreciation Week.

Awards: 

Each ambassador will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year as well as a Graduate Ambassador polo and magnet name badge.  The award is split over two semesters ($500 in fall and $500 in spring).  If an ambassador does not meet the 15 volunteer hour requirement in the fall semester, the scholarship will not be paid out during the spring semester. 

Requirements:

Each semester, an ambassador should work 15 hours.  Hours can be gained through mandatory events, optional events, and email correspondences to prospective students.

Applications can be found in the Graduate Studies Office.
Houston Aggie Mom’s Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship was established by the Houston A&M University Mother’s Club to provide a scholarship to a full time undergraduate or graduate student from Harris County in good standing with Texas A&M University at Galveston.

Criteria:

  • Required: Full-time enrollment  
  • Required: U2, U3, U4 or graduate
  • Required: Successfully completed 12 hours for undergraduate & 9 hours for graduate
  • Required: Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Required: Permanent resident of Harris County
  • Required: TX resident
  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
L&R Midland Scholarship

Description:

Distributions from this fund will be used to provide a scholarship to a student(s) in good standing at Texas A&M University at Galveston. This scholarship is open to all majors.

Criteria:

  • Required: Academic achievement
  • Required: Extracurricular activities
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
SeaSpace Endowed Scholarship in the Marine Sciences for Graduate Students

Description:

Houston Underwater Club, an organization dedicated to furthering sport diving and activities relating to mans' involvement in the underwater environment, first presented an underwater film festival to the public in 1969.  The film festival became an annual event, and it was expanded from solely underwater film activities to other sport diving and aquatic activities, with a mission to educate the public in diving skills, dive safety, marine life, underwater photography, marine environments, and to expose the public to marine travel destination.  SeaSpace Inc. was formed, and the annual underwater festival transformed to "SeaSpace Weekend." For over 35 years, SeaSpace sponsored SeaSpace Weekend, and the funds raised from the weekend events were used to provide scholarship to students enrolled in marine and aquatic programs at United States universities, and to provide grants to eligible marine and aquatic organizations.  In 1990, SeaSpace was incorporated as a 501 (C) (3) non-profit corporation.  After SeaSpace weekend was discontinued in 2005, the Board of Directors of SeaSpace, Inc. decided to endow the Texas A&M Foundation and Texas A&M University as Galveston with the Permanent Education Funds for investment, administration, and scholarship and grant awards.

Criteria:

  • Required: Graduate Students – Masters or Doctoral
  • Required: Full-time enrollment
  • Required: MARB, MARB-IDP or MARB-PhD, MARM
  • Required: Demonstrated financial need
  • Required: Research, honors, and publications
  • Required: Selections made from submitted scholarship applications.
NOTE: Specific wording of criteria is listed as follows: "The Scholarship Selection Committee will then review the applications and will award scholarships based on the applicants' 1) academics, 2) research, 3) goals, 4) honors and publications, and 5) financial need."

Additional/Outside Scholarship Opportunities

Outside Scholarship Checks

Checks should be mailed to the address below:

Texas A&M University 
Scholarships & Financial Aid - Galveston Processing
P. O. Box 40005
College Station, TX 77842-3016

Scholarship Donor Form - Galveston

When received, scholarship funds will be credited to your billing statement. For scholarships of $1,000.00 or more, the funds will be split evenly between the fall and spring semesters, unless otherwise directed by the organization granting the scholarship. Scholarships less than $1,000.00 are applied toward the fall semester only, unless otherwise directed.


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