Scholarships, Grants and Awards

The George Bush Foundation awards grants and scholarships in honor of President and Mrs. Bush and their commitment to public service and education.

Scholarships

  • USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Scholarship

    About the Scholarship 

    To honor President George Bush's commitment to public service, the Board of Directors of the George Bush Presidential Library 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:

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. Applicants must demonstrate an exemplary record in school and community activities.
    4. A letter of recommendation for the applicant from a community service leader/supervisor should be included.
    5. Completed application to be submitted by May 1.

    Applications for the scholarship will be posted on the George 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 Bush Presidential Library 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 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 Bush Foundation will notify the Commanding Officer of CVN 77 regarding the awardees.

    » Download information regarding the scholarship application here.

     

     

  • George Bush High School Public Service Scholarship

    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 Bush Presidential Library Foundation
    High School Public Service Scholarship
    Post Office Box 14141 College Station, TX 77841-4141

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

  • Bobby Holt Scholarship

    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.

  • Maria B. Popadiuk Scholarship

    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.

  • Merle E. Herberger Scholarship

    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.

View the 2016 – 2017 Scholarship Recipients

Grants/Awards

  • George Bush Foundation Community Grant Program

    The George Bush Foundation has instituted a grant program for local area community organizations. Community Grants carry a maximum award of $10,000. To be eligible, an organization must be a non-profit entity based in the Brazos Valley or a Texas A&M University recognized student organization. Applications for the 2017 community grants can be filled out here. Information and requirements for this grant can be obtained here. The deadline for 2017 applications is October 31, 2016. Awards will be announced and distributed in December 2016.

    For 2016 Community Grant recipients, the Community Grant Evaluation Report can be filled out here. This report must be submitted no later than December 1, 2016. For additional information or questions, email grants@bush41.org.

  • George Bush Foundation Travel Grants

    The George 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.

    Click here for department information. 

     

    » Undergraduate Student Travel Grants Guidelines
    » Undergraduate Student Travel Grants Application  

    » Graduate Student Travel Grants Guidelines

     

  • Korea Foundation Grant

    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
    George H. W. 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

  • O’Donnell Grant

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

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

    O’Donnell Grant Program
    Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs
    George H. W. 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

  • George Bush Faculty Excellence Awards

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


    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.

  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Top Texas Wine Award

    The George Bush Presidential Library 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 Bush Presidential Library Foundation will grow, affording all of us the opportunity to enhance the lives of even more students. Each year, the George Bush Foundation is pleased to sponsor the award for Top Texas Wine.

  • Outstanding Educator Awards

    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

     

 View the 2015 - 2016 Grant Recipients