Frequent asked questions from applicants

Question: “If you have already won a GPSG travel award, can you apply for another travel award for a different travel period?”

  • You cannot apply for a travel award for another travel period that is in the same academic year (i.e. August 2016 – August 2017). There are four travel period throughout the year, and if you have won a travel award in one award period, then you cannot apply to another award period until next academic year.

Question: “I already have some funding from my department and from another grant that I won through the university. Can I still apply for a travel award through the GPSG?”

  • Yes, in fact we recommend that you apply for other awards besides the GPSG Travel Award, since the maximum awarded funding ($500) may only cover part of your travel spend.

Question: “I do not see my department listed as an eligible Graduate or Professional Student Organization. Does this mean that I am not qualified to receive a travel award?”

Question: “If I’m traveling between two periods of the travel awards, which one should I apply?”

  •  You should apply for the awards period that is correlated with the beginning of your traveling date

Question: “What’s the page limit for the resume? Can I include my personal information in the resume?”

  •  Yes, please include all your personal information in the resume. The resume should be single- or double-spaced with 12 point font, and at a maximum of  2 page length.


Question: “I’m a first year graduate student, and I do not have a GPR yet, what should I enter in the GPR on the application form?”

  • You should enter 0 GPR for your application, and we will determine the winners by looking at their personal statement and abstract. 
If you have further questions, please contact the Scholarship Committee: Awards chair at awards@gpsg.tamu.edu .