Financial Aid & Scholarships

Information about Financial Aid and Geosciences Scholarships

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Financial aid is federal, state, institutional, and private fund(s) used to assist eligible students in funding their education. Financial aid can be a combination of scholarships, grants, loans, waivers, and student employment. Scholarships and grants are considered "free money" and the student is not required to repay; however, loans and student employment are considered self-help aid and most loans require repayment when a student becomes enrolled less than half time or graduates. Student employment includes both work-study positions and part-time employment positions, either on- or off- campus.

Applying for financial aid is an important part of preparing for your college education. Eligibility for various programs is first determined by your residency status. Once residency is determined, you will know which financial aid application must be completed. Click on the following links to access the financial aid applications.

  • FAFSA - U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens

  • TASFA - Texas residents ineligible to complete the FAFSA (SB 1528)

  • ISFAA - International students

  • Summer Supplement - Recommended application for summer financial aid

Scholarship Opportunities

The College of Geosciences offers competitive scholarships ranging from $500 to $4,000 per year. You will also have the opportunity to work with our faculty on research projects around the globe and opportunities to participate in an internship program with some of the leading companies in your field of interest.

In compliance with University Rule 13.03.99.M1, scholarships are awarded either on the basis of academic criteria or any combination of academics, financial need, campus/community activities, leadership positions, and work experience. Additionally, some scholarships are awarded on the basis of a special talent or skill or a federal agency¹s criteria (e.g. National Science Foundation). Scholarships are to reward, encourage and assist students in pursuing academic excellence and leadership roles.

Please use the general Texas A&M online scholarship application:

The College of Geosciences proudly offers the following scholarships to qualified applicants:

Michel T. Halbouty Graduate Fellowship in Geology
Leonard Gage Larsen Memorial Fund
Robert Knebel Scholarship Fund
Carleton D. Speed, Jr '26 Memorial Scholarship
Travis Parker Endowed Scholarship
Travis Parker and Robert Berg Fellowship in Geology
A.T. Webber '22 and A.T. Webber, Jr. '49 Fellowship in Oceanography
B.P. Loughnane Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald McAdams Scholarship in Geology
David W. McGrail Memorial Scholarship
John W. and Frances R. Handin Graduate Fellowship
Ernestine Scoggins Scholarship in Meteorology
Jack M. and Florence N. Oswald Graduate Fellowship in Geology
Richard A. and Mollie B. Williford Scholarship
James Sharp Memorial Fellowship
Louis and Elizabeth Scherck Endowed Scholarship in Oceanography
Mel and Debby Friedman Endowed Scholarship
Crocker Scholarship in Geosciences
M.T. Halbouty '30 AAPG Endowed Fellowship
Joe S. Farmer '53 Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Mel and Johanna Schroeder Endowed Scholarship
J.R. and Norine Jackson Scholarship in Geosciences
George W. Crocker Merit Scholarship Fund
Murry D. Page Endowed Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth P. Pipes Endowed Scholarship in Geosciences
J.R. and Norine Jackson Endowed Scholarship in Geology/Geophysics
UNOCAL Graduate Fellowship in Geosciences
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth P. Pipes Endowed Fellowship in Geosciences
Alan Curry Reynolds Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Jody and Worthy Ray Warnack '52 Endowed Geosciences Scholarship
Lauren D. Murphy '85 and Michael J. Baker '85 Endowed Scholarship
T.W. Hillin '31 Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Doug Von Gonten '56 Endowed Scholarship
Priscilla and Thomas E. Kelly '53 Endowed Scholarship
K.G. "Red" McCann Endowed Scholarship
Doris and Joe P. Watson '42 Endowed Graduate Scholarship
George W. Crocker Scholarship Endowment
College of Geosciences Endowed Scholarship
Kay and Winston G. Sexton '54 Endowed Scholarship
Robert R. and Josephine F. Berg Endowed Scholarship
Natalie '82 and Doug McGehee '81 Endowed Scholarship
ConocoPhillips, Inc./Heep Endowed Graduate Fellowship Fund
Joan and John F. Griffiths Endowed Scholarship Fund
Norma and Kenneth Harlan '55 Endowed Scholarship
Charlie Davis '60 Endowed Scholarship
Stuart P. Hinchey '81 Endowed Scholarship
Robert M. Golding, Jr. '88 Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Mary and Michael Blackwell '73 Endowed Graduate Scholarship
Faye and Eddie V. Gray '57 Endowed Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Ray Scurlock '45 Scholarship
Lt. Col. Lee Victor Fritze '60 Memorial Scholarship
Ralph Rayburn ’69 Texas Sea Grant Scholarship
Priscilla and Thomas E. Kelly ’53 Endowed Scholarship II
Dr. Tom Tieh Endowed Fellowship
Priscilla and Thomas E. Kelly '53 Petroleum Geosciences Fellowship
Mr. and Mrs. W. Dustin Marshall '75 Fellowship
Patricia and George Morgan '48 Endowed Fellowship
Jim Belville ’68 Memorial Scholarship in Atmospheric Sciences
Emily E. and Kellam Colquitt ’70 Scholarship
Robert O. Reid Oceanography Fellowship
Sarah N. and John O. Hastings Jr. ’84 Scholarship
Carolyn S. and Dan A. Pedrotti '53 Fellowship
Marianne W. and Willard R. Green '53 Endowed Scholarship
Wayne M. Ahr '65 Endowed Memorial Fellowship
Valeen Silvy Fellowship
Margaret and Howard Karren '51 Endowed Study Abroad Undergraduate Scholarship
Robert R. Berg Endowed Fellowship
Rosie M. and Murry D. Page Scholarship
Chess R. Mizell '14 Memorial Scholarship
SM Energy Petroleum Scholarship
Thomas F. Ruffer '81 and Carol C. Ruffer '81 Scholarship
George J. Miller Endowed Scholarship
Jenny '81 and Bob Stewart '80 Geology Field Camp Scholarship
Vivian M. and Timothy F. "Tim" Powell '79 Field Camp Innovation Endowment
Cindy L. and Jerry F. Holditch '79 Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Richard and Barbara Orville Endowed Scholarship
Robert '99 and Brin '00 Graham Endowed Scholarship
Curtis '83 and Traci '11 Samford Study Abroad Scholarship
Dr. Richard and Barbara Orville Endowed Scholarship II
Atmospheric Sciences Endowed Scholarship Fund
Houston Oil Mineral Geophysics Scholarship
Houston Oil Mineral Geology Scholarship
John '76 and Mary Lou Ryan Scholarship


For additional information, contact Roxanna Russell,, phone (979) 862-3240.

Continuing Graduate Student Scholarship

Below is the link to the Application Form for Continuing Graduate Student Scholarships. All current graduate students in good standing in the College are eligible for consideration. 

Continuing Graduate Student Scholarships