Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and AgriLife College and Department Priorities
Support of the following college priorities can also be directed to a specific department.
For information about supporting Texas A&M, The College and AgriLife via an endowment or planned gift, contact Allyson Tjoelker.
Talent Fund (College and Department)
Borlaug Scholars Program ($3 million)
The Norman Borlaug Endowed Research Scholars Program is the flagship undergraduate and graduate scholarship program for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This program offers $1M in matching funds to be dedicated to $100,000 undergraduate student scholarships and $250,000 graduate student scholarships. With your help, the college will continue to build upon the Borlaug legacy by recruiting and retaining the top students in pursuit of a career in agriculture. Scholarships can be directed to students pursuing a degree in any department with the college.
First Generation Endowed Scholarships ($5 million)
A First-Generation Agricultural Student Mentoring Program is part of the college’s effort to enhance undergraduate education opportunities. Participating students will be paired with a faculty or staff member who helps them leverage university resources to succeed professionally and personally. Support the program with a $100,000 endowed gift.
Retain and Recruit World-Class Faculty ($50 million)
Providing faculty support at the college and departmental level is a great way to leave a legacy and sustain academic excellence at Texas A&M University. The ability to assign endowed titles to eminent faculty is critical for recruiting the very best faculty and retaining current faculty who are often targeted by peer institutions. Chairs can be endowed with a $2 million gift, professorships with a $500,000 gift and fellowships with a $250,000 gift. Earnings from an endowment support the holder’s teaching, research and other professional activities
Reaching Every Texan through The College (College and Department)
Real World Experimental Learning ($10 million)
Texas A&M classrooms should know no borders. High-impact learning experiences and programmatic support provides transformative learning opportunities and enables students to gain real-world knowledge of the industries they will serve. Examples of these transformative programs include the Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program, Agfood Sales Program, Financial Planning Program, Beef Initiative, and the Viticulture and Enology Program. Endowed support for these programs begins at $25,000.
Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Academies Scholarships ($10 million)
Through a partnership with local community colleges across Texas, a two-year academy program will feed into the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M, enabling more students in pursuit of agriculture to have the opportunity to enroll in and complete a four-year degree from the College Station campus. The academies provide an affordable and feasible transition for qualified students who begin at a two-year college and complete their degree at the College Station campus. A scholarship of $25,000 or more will have a significant impact.
Transfer Student Scholarships ($5 million)
Through a partnership with local community colleges across Texas, a 2-year academy program will feed into the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M enabling more students in pursuit of agriculture to have the opportunity to enroll in and complete a 4-year degree from the College Station campus. These scholarships provide an affordable and feasible transition for qualified students who begin at a two-year college and complete their degree at the College Station campus. A scholarship of $25,000 or more will have a significant impact.
Agriculture for the World ($10)
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension, Centers and Institutes
Texas A&M has a goal to be a model for the world on how to improve health by improving agriculture. The connection between agriculture, health, economic and the environment creates a vast arena for experts to make great impacts in the lives of all humans. We are focused on strengthening the global agricultural system to nourish the world; facilitating informed decision-making; creating healthy communities and individuals; sustaining natural resources; and advancing fundamental life sciences. These areas have lasting and far-reaching effects that will reach around the globe and across generations.
The Leach Teaching Gardens ($40 million+) (College)
A 40-acre public teaching and research garden on West Campus will allow faculty and students to educate the public on sustainable food production, urban landscapes, protecting our environment and conserving our natural resources. This green space is a peaceful sanctuary on campus, a place where everyone at Texas A&M and in the surrounding community can relax, enjoy and learn. Naming opportunities available from Phase I and Phase II conceptual design is coming soon.
Dean’s Excellence Fund ($10 million) (College)
The Dean’s Excellence Fund is a crucial component of the college’s ongoing operations and funding will elevate Texas A&M AgriLife on state, national and international platforms. Gifts have an immediate and positive impact on our students, faculty and programs.