Prospective Graduate Student Travel Grants    

Departments and interdisciplinary programs are invited to request a grant from the Graduate Studies Office to assist with outstanding prospective graduate student campus visits. The purpose of this grant is to help departments to recruit prospective students who are interested in graduate studies at Texas A&M University at Galveston by funding a portion of the students’ travel expenses to visit the Galveston campus.  Maximum grant funding is $600 per student dependent on funding availability each fiscal year.

The following guidelines apply to this program.

● To request a grant, departments must complete this form. Submit the completed form to:

Holly Richards 
Graduate Studies Office 
MAIN, Suite 409

● Each grant will be awarded for travel for a specific student. Units will not be awarded funds if they do not have specific students in mind already.

● A separate application must be completed for each student travel request.

● RGSO will provide up to $600 per student toward air travel, mileage, meals, and accommodations.

● All expenses must follow University and State of Texas travel guidelines. No alcohol, snacks, personal items/purchases will be reimbursed. Actual detailed receipts must be provided (no per diem).

● The hosting department/program or college is expected to provide some amount of funding toward the student’s travel expenses.

● Each application must include an estimated budget that outlines all travel and visit-related expenses of the student (airfare, mileage, hotel, meals, etc.).

● The student must visit the Galveston campus within 90 days of the awarding of the grant.

● In selecting grant recipients, preference will be given to students who have already applied.

● In selecting grant recipients, preference will be given to students who are outstanding and highly qualified and/or will bring some aspect of diversity to the TAMUG student body.

For questions on this grant program or the application process, contact Holly Richards at 409-740-4957.