New Waves March 2008

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

Fellowships available for minority graduate students studying water-related fields

Texas A&M University's Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and Water Management and Hydrologic Science Degree Program are cooperating to offer generous fellowships for up to five minority (African-American, Hispanic, or Native American) graduate students seeking a doctorate in certain water-related fields, including water quality, watershed modeling, geographic information systems, environmental microbiology or environmental chemistry.

Financial support will include $24,000 per year for three years from U.S. Department of Agriculture plus an additional $34,000 (one-time) scholarship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Additional support for travel and research expenses may be available from university and agency sources.

Requirements include U.S. citizenship (or in some cases, permanent residency), a masters degree in a related engineering or science field, as well as acceptable grades, GRE scores and letters of recommendation.

This may be an excellent opportunity for minority employees of local, state, and federal organizations who already have a masters degree to obtain a doctorate.

For more information contact: Dr. Clyde Munster at or Dr. Yongheng Huang at

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