Student Scholarships for Water Resources Research

Mills Scholars Program

The TWRI Mills Scholars Program is open to students at Texas A&M University, Texas A&M at Galveston and Texas A&M at Qatar. This program is funded through the W.G. Mills Memorial Endowment.

The 2019-20 Request for Pre-proposals is currently open with applications due by 11:59 p.m. on November 28, 2018.

Key requirements of the Mills scholarship are below. 

  • Scholarships are $5,000 max for one-year.
  • Scholarships are strictly for tuition and fees.
  • Graduate students who previously received a TWRI Mills Scholarship are not eligible.
  • Students selected for these scholarships will be eligible to waive out-of-state tuition.
  • Pre-proposal consists of a three-page maximum application form of project information (7 items) with academic qualifications and budgetary information following.
  • Students must be citizens of the United States or have permanent immigration visas. 
  • Students selected for this opportunity will be contacted for additional information and materials, as needed.

In 1967, Mills Cox of Gay Hill, Texas, who was chairman of the Texas Water Development Board, established this permanently endowed fund at Texas A&M University. Cox designated this fund as The W.G. Mills Memorial Endowment Fund in memory of his great-grandfather. Mills was from Millican and helped prepare the site for Gathright Hall, the original student dormitory and dining hall on the Texas A&M campus, constructed in 1875-1876.

Since 2001, we have awarded more than $350,000 in Mills scholarships to support 188 students involved in water-related studies.

2019-20 RFP

Contact Danielle Kalisek with any questions about this program.

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