The Turbomachinery Laboratory funds several scholarships and fellowships for graduate and undergraduate students in the studies of turbomachinery and related fields. For more information on these fellowships and how to apply, see contact information at the bottom of this page.
Ralph James Memorial Scholarship Fund
- Ralph James was a founding member of the Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia (TPS) and was on the Advisory Committee.
- This scholarship is intended for a senior or graduate student in the Mechanical Engineering program at Texas A&M working in a Turbomachinery area of interest.
- Student(s) should be selected in the Spring semester and be awarded the scholarship at the beginning of the Fall semester.
- Recipient(s) announcement will be made during TPS.
- Scholarship is made in two payments: at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters.
- Student(s) shall be selected by the Mechanical Engineering Department.
- Fund officially chartered on November 6, 1979.
William Mount Scholarship
- Awarded to a full-time student in good standing pursuing a degree from the College of Engineering at Texas A&M.
- Scholarship is presented annually at TPS.
- Officially chartered December 20, 2000.
- Originally founded by Frances F. Mount, widow of William, of Houston, Texas.
- Past scholarship recipients have generally gained their experience in CO-OP jobs with either pump manufacturers or pump-user companies in the oil and gas or petrochemical business.
- Recipient has been selected by Turbo Lab director in the past.
Linda and Joe Fowler Fellowship
- Awarded to current Mechanical Engineering graduate student whose primary research interest is in turbomachinery.
- Turbo Lab director has awarded this fellowship in the past.
- For Mechanical Engineering student in good standing with financial need.
- Recipient selection is need-based and chosen by the Mechanical Engineering advising office.
BakerRisk/Quentin and Jana Baker Fellowship
- For full-time graduate students in Mechanical Engineering.
- Preference to students working in combustion sciences in turbomachinery.
- “Preference given to student who has received his/her high school diploma in the United States”
- Selected by Mechanical Engineering Department Head or faculty designated by him/her.
- Bakers request to be notified every time the Fellowship is awarded.