Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Scholarships

About the Scholarship

To honor President George Bush’s commitment to public service, the Board of Directors of the George & Barbara Bush Foundation has instituted three $2,500 college scholarships for crew or family members of USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). One scholarship is for undergraduates and two for graduate school study – one specifically to attend The George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University while the second is open to any graduate program in the United States.

The scholarships are aimed at recognizing and encouraging President George Bush’s commitment to public service, which he has referred to as a noble calling. Scholarships are one time payments payable in the fall semester of the year in which the scholarship is granted.

Criteria:

    • Applicants should be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (B+ average). For current high school and undergraduate students, a counselor/registrar letter certifying GPA is acceptable. For those who have been out of school, an official transcript should be submitted.
    • Applicants must plan to attend college, graduate school at The George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, or a graduate program elsewhere in the United States.
    • Applicants must demonstrate an exemplary record in school and community activities.
    • A letter of recommendation for the applicant from a community service leader/supervisor should be included.
    • Completed application to be submitted by May 1.

Applications for the scholarship will be posted on the George & Barbara Bush Foundation’s website and on U.S. Navy outlets. The deadline for filing an application is May 1 annually. Recipients will be notified in May for a fall payment. Scholarship payments will be made directly to the school designated by the recipient.

Eligibility:

Crew and air wing members and their family members. For purposes of the scholarships, a family member is defined as a spouse or child of a scholarship applicant. A crew or air wing member must be within 24 months of having served on CVN 77 for him/her or a family member to apply for a scholarship. Individuals serving on the Scholarship Committee (described below), members of the governing body and employees of the George & Barbara Bush Foundation, and family members of any such individuals, are not eligible to receive a scholarship.

Procedures:

An application and any supporting materials must be submitted to the Admin Office of CVN 77. The Admin Office will certify service on CVN 77 and forward all applications to the George & Barbara Bush Foundation.

Scholarship Committee:

A committee of community leaders, including retired military personnel, in the Bryan/College Station area will review all applications and select the winner.

Notification:

The George & Barbara Foundation will notify the Commanding Officer of CVN 77 regarding the awardees.

Download information regarding the scholarship application here.

About the Scholarship

The George Bush High School Public Service Scholarship recognizes high school seniors in the Bryan-College Station school districts for their community service. The awards recognize the career of President George Bush and his dedication to public service, which he has described as a noble calling, as well as inspire future generations to engage in public service and to participate in the building of our communities, our state, and our nation as better places in which to work and live for all. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic excellence and community service and receive a $3,000 scholarship.

In addition, each recipient’s school receives a grant of $2,500 for education purposes. The program is sponsored through the generous support of Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU). Students interested in the George Bush High School Public Service Scholarship should contact their high school’s counseling department.

Criteria:

  1. The student should be a graduating senior.
  2. The student should be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (B+ average).
  3. The student must plan to attend a college or university.
  4. The student must demonstrate an exemplary record of school and community involvement.
  5. A letter of recommendation from the school and an official transcript should be included with the submitted application.
  6. The completed application for the finalist from your school must be submitted by April 1.
  7. The student must submit the financial aid information form for their chosen college or university by August 1.

Scholarship payments will be made directly to the school designated by the recipient.

Submit Applications:

George & Barbara Bush Foundation

High School Public Service Scholarship

Post Office Box 14141 College Station, TX 77841-4141

For information or questions, please email: bushfoundation@bush41.org.

The Bobby Holt Scholarship will be used to support the academic activities of a student at The Bush School of Government and Public Service. This scholarship is based on academic performance and the recommendation of the Dean of The Bush School.

The Maria B. Popadiuk Scholarship will serve to encourage students in their academic studies at The Bush School of Government and Public Service and in their pursuit of careers in public service. Maria B. Popadiuk had a career in business and education. This scholarship acknowledges the dedication to education exhibited by Maria B. Popadiuk and the inspiration she provides. This scholarship recognizes her strength of character and serves as a reminder of the resilience of the human spirit. The aim of the Maria B. Popadiuk Scholarship is to inspire and guide the recipient in a similar fashion of determination and excellence in the classroom and in service to others.

The Merle E. Herberger Scholarship will be used to support the academic activities of a student at The Bush School of Government and Public Service.

Grants & Awards

The George & Barbara Bush Foundation will partner with Mays Business School’s Strategic Philanthropy course for 2019-2020 grant cycle by providing a unique educational opportunity. The Strategic Philanthropy course will administer all grant related items including application, review, and decision-making. Application details and timeline can be found at mays.tamu.edu/strategic-philanthropy.

For additional questions regarding the grant application, requirements, and eligibility, please contact the instructor for the course and Coordinator for Social Impact Programs at Mays Business School, Mr. Kyle Gammenthaler at kyleg@tamu.edu.

The George & Barbara Bush Foundation provides annual travel grants to undergraduate and graduate students from each of the academic colleges at Texas A&M University for various educational opportunities. These 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 Guidelines
Undergraduate Student Travel Grants Application

The Korea Foundation Grant   provides up to $2,500 of funding for scholars conducting research on East Asia including Korea.

For further information, please contact the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at:

KOREAN GRANT PROGRAM
Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs
The Bush School of Government and Public Service
Texas A&M University
4220 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4220
Phone: (979) 845-1540
Fax: (979) 845-4155
Email: siia@bushschool.tamu.edu

The O’Donnell Grant   provides up to $2,500 of funding for scholars conducting research at the George H.W. Bush Library.

For further information, please contact the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at:

O’Donnell Grant Program 
Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs
The Bush School of Government and Public Service
Texas A&M University
4220 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4220
Phone: (979) 845-1540
Fax: (979) 845-4155
Email: siia@bushschool.tamu.edu

Through the vision and support of President George Bush, three faculty awards were established at Texas A&M University through the George & Barbara Bush Foundation. The awards are given to faculty members in one of three categories, and each is accompanied with a $2,500 stipend.

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International Teaching

This excellence award recognizes a faculty member who has made outstanding contributions to the international education of Texas A&M students. The recipient must have taught Texas A&M University students outside the United States and have accumulated an impressive record of effective teaching documents through various methods such as peer and student reviews.

International Research

This excellence award is given annually in recognition of faculty who make outstanding contributions to international research. This award is given to a faculty member who has conducted research outside the United States and has obtained international preeminence through his/her research.

Public Service

This excellence award is given to a faculty member who has made outstanding contributions to public service. Faculty public service is defined as a sustained long-term application of a faculty member’s disciplinary expertise to the public or non-profit sector in local, statewide, national or international arenas.

The George & Barbara Bush Foundation is proud to join with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in supporting youth and education in the state of Texas. It is President Bush’s belief the relationship between the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the George & Barbara Bush Foundation will grow, affording all of us the opportunity to enhance the lives of even more students. Each year, the George H.W. Bush Foundation is pleased to sponsor the award for Top Texas Wine.

The Outstanding Educator awards are presented with appreciation for consistently supporting the enrichment and creativity of students through outstanding dedication, inspiration and encouragement above and beyond the classroom.

2016 Outstanding Educator Winners:

  • Jennifer Easterling, Art Educator, Bryan High School
  • Lance E. Jackson, Center Supervisor, Lincoln Recreation Center, City of College Station Parks and Recreation Department
  • Cheletia M. Johnson, Assistant Center Supervisor, Lincoln Recreation Center, City of College Station Parks and Recreation Department
  • James M. Olson, Professor and Senior Lecturer, George Bush School of Government and Public Service