Aggies Commit Fellowship for the 2017-2018 year

 

***Application deadline Thursday, November 30th, 2017***

 

The Aggies Commit is a Graduate and Professional Student Educational Experiences Fellowship administered by the Graduate and Professional Student Council and Office of Graduate and Professional Studies and sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President aims to support the high-impact learning experiences of graduate and professional students that go beyond required degree program activities. This fellowship is to further graduate and professional education, for example, by providing support and access to resources and programming not available at Texas A&M University, collaborative research with senior scholars at other campuses in the United States as well as internationally, diversity and global learning activities, unpaid internships, professional and/or entrepreneurship development, and interdisciplinary experiences.

  1. Recipients are not required to present and/or work-on their own scholarly research to be eligible for funding, but it is encouraged.
  2. This award is not intended to support activities that would normally be funded by or are already part of an externally funded project.
  3. This award is not designed to support travel to professional or research society meetings.
  4. Recipients will receive up to $1,500.00 in one-time funding.
  5. No more than ten (15) recipients will be awarded per year.
  6. Completed applications must be submitted online at http://gpsc.tamu.edu by 11:59 PM Thursday, November 30th, 2017.
  7. Award recipients must conduct the work described in the application during the fellowship year (2nd January 2018 – 30th July 2018).
  8. Award monies will be disbursed by the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies directly to selected students’ accounts.

 

Applicant Eligibility

The applicant and applicant’s department, program, and/or organization to which the applicant is claiming eligibility under must meet the following eligibility requirements:

Applicant:

  1. Be enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program at Texas A&M University (excluding School of Law, Texas A&M University at Galveston, and Texas A&M University at Qatar).
  2. Be in good standing with the University and academic department.
  3. Have a GPA greater than or equal to 3.00.
  4. Have completed at least two (2) semesters within their program.

Applicant’s department, program, and/or organization to which the applicant is claiming eligibility under:

  1. Be recognized by and represented within the Graduate and Professional Student Council General Assembly at the application deadline.
  2. Have eligibility (voting delegate status) within the Graduate and Professional Student Council at the application deadline.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to determine if they and their department, program, and/or organization to which they are claiming eligibility under are eligible before the submission of an application.

Eligibility questions can be directed to the Graduate and Professional Student Council Vice President of Information (VpInformation@gpsc.tamu.edu).

 

Application Requirements

  1. Applicants will complete an online application available below. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  2. Applicants will be required to provide the following:

A proposal describing the proposed educational enhancement experience which must:

  1. State the purpose of the experience and how it aligns with identified graduate and professional student high-impact learning outcomes (example descriptions are provided below).
  2. State how the experience contributes to the student’s development beyond the requirements of the student’s degree program.
  3. Specify any additional financial support that the applicant is already receiving or anticipates receiving in regards to the proposed experience.
  4. Include dates of travel, if travel is involved.
  5. Include an itemized budget and budget justification.
  6. Be limited to three (3) single-spaced pages using one-inch margins and 12 point Times New Roman font.

One (1) letter of recommendation from the student’s advisor/committee chair. Recommendation will be sent out after the application is closed on November 30th, 2017. Letters must be received by Monday, December 18th, 2017. Is it applicant’s responsibility to ensure the recommendation letter is submitted by this deadline.

Résumé or Curriculum vitæ.

Detailed Application Instructions: Aggie Commit-Round I

***Application deadline Thursday, November 30th, 2017***

Aggies Commit Fellowship Application can be found here.