For Graduate Students Enrolled in Texas Public Administration Graduate Schools

The student(s) selected for The Texas Lyceum Fellowship will be expected to work with a supervising professor as they synthesize research in the most pressing policy areas affecting the State of Texas. Tasks assigned during the fellowship will include analyzing and interpreting statistical tests and trends from original data, culminating in the production of a high-quality written policy brief. Additionally, the student(s) selected for the fellowship will share their research at a Texas Lyceum meeting, a unique opportunity to represent their school and network with Texas Lyceum members and guests.

The Texas Lyceum Fellow will receive $5,000 to cover expenses associated with their research project and the supervising professor will receive $5,000 for their expense and support.

Applicants must be enrolled in a public administration graduate program and be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

The Texas Lyceum is in partnership with The Bush School at Texas A&M as well as Texas Tech University.

Bush School at Texas A&M applicants click here for the list of qualifications.

Texas Tech University applicants click here for the list of qualifications.  

2023 Fellows

Rebecca Nelson

Rebecca Nelson is a Master of Public Service and Administration candidate at the George H.W. Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, concentrating in public management and state and local government.

Rebecca recently spent time building her professional experience interning for the City of San Antonio in the summer of 2022. She currently works as Graduate Assistant where she compiles, tracks, and publishes data surrounding military-affiliated students to enhance student success.

Rebecca is passionate about serving her community and seeks to build her career in local government where she feels she can directly make a positive impact.

You can find Rebecca's presentation here.

Tyson Thompson

Ty Thompson is a Master of Public Administration candidate at Texas Tech University. Ty received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech in 1997. In 2004, Ty received his commission in the United States Navy. He was deployed in 2005 and then in 2009.

Ty’s current role with the City of Fort Worth allows him to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Ty grew up in Houston before relocating to the DFW. He has been married to his college sweetheart for 21 years and a grateful father to his son Cade (9) and daughter Hayden (6).

You can find Tyson's presentation here.

Check out Past Fellows and Policy Briefs here!


For more information, please call 512-992-0026 or email [email protected].