George & Barbara Bush Foundation Undergraduate Student Travel Grant

About the Bush Foundation Undergraduate Student Travel Grant Program

The George & Barbara Bush Foundation Undergraduate Student Travel Grant Program provides annual travel grants to undergraduate students from each of the academic colleges at Texas A&M University for various educational opportunities. The grants facilitate student travel connected with their research topics (attending academic conferences, research projects or study, or internships in the United States or abroad). Students should contact their academic departments for more information.

Undergraduate Student Travel Grants are awarded directly to the student to support travel to conferences, research projects, study, or internships in the United States or abroad. The program provides a one-time grant of up to $750 to full-time undergraduate students in each college at Texas A&M.

General Requirements

  • Student must be a full time student at Texas A&M University at the time of travel. If a student is not of full-time status during the time of travel, exceptions will be made as long as the student meets full-time requirements the following semester.
  • Student must meet academic and programmatic criteria as determined by his/her college.
  • Student’s travel must be consistent with the student’s college objectives.
  • Student must complete application provided and submit no later than November 8.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Georgia Hines at (979) 845-3210.

Travel Grant Process

  • October 11

    The application process begins. The Department of Undergraduate Studies will notify Deans of new guidelines. Deans will notify Department Heads.

  • November 8

    Interested students should submit their application form to their college Department Head.

  • November 22

    Each college Department Head reviews applications and forwards all qualified applications to their appropriate College Dean.

  • December 6

    Each college Dean reviews applications, selects an appropriate number of student travel grant recipients, and submits them to the Texas A&M University Department of Undergraduate Studies.

  • December 13

    Department of Undergraduate Studies notifies the George & Barbara Bush Foundation of grant recipients.

  • December 20

    All recipients will be notified of award status.

  • January 1

    Award funds are available for use

Requirements for Grant Recipients

Eligible travel must take place after the award has been made and within the following dates: January 1 – December 31 of the award year. Additionally, a trip evaluation report is required within one month following the completion of travel. Each recipient must submit a two-page summary report to Dr. Valerie Balester, Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Studies at Texas A&M University. For more information regarding the trip evaluation report, please contact Dr. Balester at

Mailing Address: 
Dr. Valerie Balester
Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Studies
1125 TAMU
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-1145