Student Grants and Awards

Application

Download the Guidelines and Instructions form to apply to any of the student awards and endowments listed below. 

Awards Administered by the Center for Coastal Studies

  • The Dr. Robert Carl Beaver Memorial Research Award was established in 2008 by his family, colleagues, and friends to honor his life and love of teaching and researching on coral reefs. Awards typically range from $800-$2,000 and are given annually to support coral reef research. 
  • The Atlee M. and John W. Cunningham Memorial Research Award was established in 2014 by Atlee M. Cunningham Jr. in memory of his father, Atlee M., and grandfather, John W., both of whom served as superintendents of the City of Corpus Christi Water Department. The award was established for graduate students in the following research focus areas: coastal, marine, and environmental sciences with an emphasis on watershed resources, processes, and policies. Awards typically range from $1,000-$5,000 and are given annually.
  • The Karen Koester Dodson Memorial Research Award was established in 2004 by her family and friends to honor her love of life, family, friends, and the sea. Awards typically range from $800-$1,500 and are given annually to an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in BIOL 5632, Coral Reef Ecology, or to a graduate student doing thesis research on coral reefs. 
  • The Dr. Henry Hilebrand Endowed Research Award was established in 2003 by his family to honor this famous marine scientist and underwrite graduate research in marine, coastal, and estuarine sciences. Awards typically range from $800-$2,000 and are given annually.
  • The Goad Family Endowment was established in 2001 with assets donated by the Goad family. Thomas L. Goad is the former TAMU-CC President for Development and Executive Director of Alumni. 
  • The David May Marine Memorial Research Award was established in 1984 to assist students financially with traveling expenses pertaining to coral reef research, that will help prevent destruction or degradation of reef systems. Awards typically range from $800-$2,000 and are given annually to support coral reef research.
  • The Millicent Quammen Memorial Research Award was established in 1993 in honor of Millicent L. Quammen by her family and friends. The award was established for graduate or undergraduate marine, coastal, and environmental science students. Awards typically range from $800-$2,000 and are given annually.
  • Hans and Pat Suter Endowment was established in 2002 and honors the life and works of Dr. Hans Suter and his wife Patricia. The “Suter” name is synonymous with environmental advocacy and protection in the Texas Coastal Bend.  Dr. Suter was a scientist, teacher, environmental activist, communicator, and leader. Awards typically range from $800-$2,000 and are given annually.