New Waves May 2008

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TWRI requests Mills Scholarship applications

The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) is still accepting applications for the 2008-2009 TWRI Mills Scholarship Program. TWRI anticipates funding 15 graduate students with one-year $1,500 scholarships payable at the beginning of the 2008-09 academic year. The deadline for submission is June 19, 2008.

This scholarship program provides funds to graduate students in diverse disciplines pursuing research in water-related studies at Texas A&M University. Priority is given to students who are addressing priority water issues and plan to pursue a water-related career in Texas. Students selected for these scholarships will be eligible to waive out-of-state tuition.

Throughout the past three decades, TWRI has awarded Mills Scholarships with funds endowed by Mills Cox, former chair of the Texas Water Development Board. These scholarships are an excellent opportunity for conducting research beneficial to the future of the state, said Dr. Allan Jones, TWRI director. “The intent of this permanently endowed fund is to help support scholarships for graduate students with demonstrated interest in fields of studies that have the potential to help Texas solve future water problems.”

For more information, contact Cecilia Wagner, Cecilia@tamu.edu, 979.458.1138. Additional information about the program as well as award recipients from previous years can be found here.

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