Summer Thesis/ Dissertation Fellowship

Competition Opens January 2018. Deadline to submit is May 4, 2018.

The Office of Graduate Studies has limited funds to support summer fellowships on a competitive basis for master's, specialist, and doctoral students who are in the final stage of completing their thesis or dissertation. These fellowships are for students who plan to spend the majority of the summer completing their thesis or dissertation and plan to graduate at the end of the summer or fall semester.

Fellowship Award

Each fellowship award will be $1,000. If you are receiving financial aid during the term of the scholarship award, there may be a need to adjust the total financial aid award.  Please contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships (903-886-5096) for additional information about how this fellowship may affect financial aid.  Please note that fellowship funding is limited and only complete application packets will be reviewed by a committee for final award determination.

Eligible students must:

  • Be a master's, specialist, or doctoral student in good academic standing at A&M-Commerce
  • Have a thesis or dissertation proposal approved by the Office of Thesis & Dissertation Services. The proposal approval must be given by the Graduate School no later than last class day of spring semester.
  • Be enrolled in at least three (3) hours of thesis (518) or dissertation (718) during the summer of the award

Application Process

Submit a package, which includes the following documents, to the Office of Thesis & Dissertation Services no later than 5:00 pm on May 4, 2018

  • Completed application form (incomplete forms will not be considered) 
  • Two-page (maximum) description of the project in non-technical language, stressing the work that will be completed over summer of the award
  • Current resume/vita
  • Supporting letter from major adviser verifying that the student is in the final stage of his/her thesis or dissertation

Submission Information

All documents must be sent by mail, emailed, or hand delivered to the Office of Thesis and Dissertation Services. 


Office of Graduate Studies
Texas A&M University-Commerce
P O Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429-3011

Hand Deliver:

Office of Thesis & Dissertation Services
BA 250C

Email complete packet: 

For additional information or questions contact the Office of Thesis and Dissertation Services at 903-886-5968 or