Graduate Student Scholarship Opportunities

Roozbeh Arianpour graduated summa cum laude from A&M in the class of 2002. He subsequently earned a Masterʼs from Oxford, then returned to Texas to begin Medical school at UT San Antonio. Tragically, his promising life was cut short when he returned to his hometown of Tyler and was shot and killed by a childhood friend. This scholarship was established by his mother, Farideh Moharer Arianpour, to honor Department of Biology graduate students for excellence in research.

The Roozbeh Arianpour Endowed Memorial Scholarship is to honor overall excellence in research and is open to Biology Graduate Students.  The award is $1,000.  Please submit the student’s CV and a letter from the research advisor.

The Lawrence S. Dillon Distinguished Graduate Student Award was established in 2001 by Patricia Dillon Moore in memory of her father, a former professor in the department of biology. Dr. Dillon received his Masterʼs degree from A&M in 1950 and Doctoral degree from A&M in 1954. Dr. Dillon eventually became a professor in the department, and in 1975 he became professor emeritus. Dr. Dillon passed away in 1999, after which his daughter established this award in his memory to be presented to graduate students who excel in either research or teaching.

The Lawrence S. Dillon Distinguished Graduate Student Award is for Research and Teaching, and is open to Biology Graduate Students.  The award is $1,000.  Please submit the student’s CV and one letter from the research advisor and one letter from the teaching advisor (or one combined letter if you are both).

Dr. Joseph Newton Graduate Student Service Awards is for “service” and is open to both Biology & IDP Graduate Students in Biology laboratories.  Recipients shall have distinguished themselves with a record of service to the university, college, department, profession or community while enrolled as a graduate at Texas A&M University and maintaining high academic achievement.  The award is $1,000.

Biology Graduate Student Merit Scholarship

The Biology Merit Scholarship is available to incoming and current graduate students of the Biology Graduate Program at Texas A&M University. The Biology Merit Scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement.

The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution.

Graduate students acquire the knowledge and independence that is required to earn the research doctorate degree. Clinical students acquire the knowledge to earn the clinical doctorate degree. Most importantly, students engage in highly structured research projects under the supervision of an experienced mentor.