Students at Texas A&M get a world-class education at a reasonable cost — and graduate with far less college-related debt than their peers at other universities. We award scholarships annually to undergraduate students in the Department of Nutrition and support graduate students through assistantships and fellowships, travel and research grants. This funding is made possible by donors and supporters of the department including former students, family and friends, former faculty and industry sponsors.
Undergraduate Funding Opportunities
The Department of Nutrition offers scholarships annually to undergraduate students to help make higher education more affordable and accessible. To be eligible for these scholarships, undergraduate students need to fill out the university scholarship application. Scholarship awards are assessed each year and given based on need and availability of funds. Students may be eligible for different scholarships based on the type of student they are. For more information on application deadlines, please visit the Important Dates page on the university website. Students will be notified by the department if they have received an award.
Undergraduate Research Scholarship
The Department of Nutrition offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate nutrition students to gain hands-on research experience working with A&M faculty members and receive scholarship funding. The purpose of the undergraduate research scholarship program is to encourage research activities under the supervision of research and teaching faculty. All current undergraduate nutrition students are eligible to apply. Selected students will be awarded a $500 scholarship, which will be deposited in the student’s account during the second semester of the research program and after the progress report is submitted. The supervising faculty member will be awarded $1,000 for materials, supplies, and/or travel to support research activities ($500 at the beginning of each of the student’s research semesters). Applications are due five business days prior to the first semester of research. Learn more and apply with the Nutrition Undergraduate Research Scholarship Guidelines and Application.
Graduate Funding Opportunities
There are a number of fellowship and scholarship opportunities that are available to graduate students. The following discussion summarizes some of the major opportunities currently available. Most provide a nonresident tuition waiver. Check with the department graduate office and Office of Graduate Studies for details. Students holding fellowships should check the current graduate catalog to determine registration requirements.
To be eligible for university scholarships, graduate students need to fill out the university scholarship application. In addition to university scholarships, the Department may offer a limited number of competitive or travel scholarships based on merit and financial need. Recipients of such scholarships are eligible for a waiver of non-resident tuition. Requests for applications will be announced and distributed through the department.
- Rod Ziemer Scholarship: Need-based travel scholarship for graduate students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who are presenting papers at the annual AAEA meetings.
Graduate Student Research and Presentation Travel Award
The Graduate and Professional School’s Graduate Student Research and Presentation (RAP) Travel Award provides graduate students with educational and professional development opportunities through reimbursing up to $750 for travel expenses associated with academic conferences and research projects in the United States and abroad.
Graduate fellowships are awarded annually based on availability of funding and need. They are open to master’s and doctoral students. More information can be found on the Graduate and Professional School website.
Non-Resident Tuition Waiver
The Competitive Scholarship waiver, authorized under Texas Education Code 54.213a, is an optional waiver that institutions can implement. An eligible non-resident student who holds a competitive academic scholarship of a specified minimum dollar amount for the academic year or summer for which the student is enrolled may be eligible to pay the fees and charges required of Texas residents without regard to the length of time the student has resided in Texas. Learn more about requirements and eligibility for the non-resident tuition waiver.