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Financial Support

Departmental Supports


A graduate assistantship – teaching (GAT), non-teaching (GANT), or research (GAR), is available to a qualified student on a competitive basis. An assistantship requires up to 20 hours a week. Appointment to an assistantship is normally for 9 months. Many assistantships are awarded through the applicant’s major department, but additional assistantships are awarded from individual faculty members with external funding.


A few competitive fellowships/scholarships are available for doctoral students. Most consistently, the program nominates students for Merit Fellowships which are awarded by URSC, the College, and Diversity Fellowships, which are awarded by the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies. Ordinarily, a graduate student holding a fellowship is not required to perform any services.

Student Workers/Technicians

A limited number of student worker positions may be available. These provide an hourly wage for work done in the department or for an individual faculty member. No additional benefits (e.g. tuition, fees) are provided.

Other Scholarships and Financial Supports

Graduate Student Research and Presentation (RAP) Travel Award from OGAPS

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.

Dissertation fellowships from OGAPS

This fellowship is intended to support doctoral students in the final analysis of the research topic and the final writing of the dissertation, and will be awarded to 10 students in the fall and 5 students in the spring.

MIRC Ph.D. Grants from the Mays Innovation Research Center, Texas A&M University

The Mays Innovation Research Center (MIRC), an interdisciplinary center at Texas A&M, is announcing research grants for Ph.D. students at Texas A&M. The mission of the MIRC is to understand the true nature of innovation.

Open Access to Knowledge Fund (OAKFund) from the library

The Open Access to Knowledge Fund (OAKFund) at Texas A&M University underwrites publication charges for scholarly journal articles, book chapters, and books published in fully Open Access publications.

ACSP Student Travel to the Annual Conference from ACSP

ACSP travel scholarships will provide financial support to doctoral students to attend the ACSP Conference. Each award includes a student conference full registration waiver plus $500 USD in cash to defray travel expenses to the conference. Awards are granted to
those for whom conference attendance would otherwise not be possible.

Student Award for Research or Creative Scholarship from Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA)

This award recognizes students’ outstanding performance in research or creative scholarship.

Student Scholarships and Fellowships from American Society of Landscape Architect (ASLA)

ASLA provides a number of scholarships and fellowships to help students become landscape architects.

Texas Planning Award from American Planning Association Texas Chapter

The APA Texas Planning Awards Program recognizes individuals, organizations and communities for outstanding contributions to planning in Texas.

Academic Excellence Award from Texas A&M University

This Academic Excellence Award is intended to recognize, encourage and assist currently enrolled undergraduate, graduate and professional students who have excellent scholastic records, campus and community activities, leadership positions, work experience and,
in some cases, evidence of financial need. 

International Student Services Scholarships

Scholarships are available to currently enrolled international continuing students through the University Scholarship Application. This application is available twice a year for International Student Services Scholarships.


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