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Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships


This page provides an overview of scholarships and fellowships for new and continuing graduate students at Texas State University. Please note that while it is possible for students to apply for some of these scholarships directly, in some instances students must first be nominated for the scholarship by their home department.

Scholarships/Fellowships for which students can apply directly

Celebrity Classic Scholarships
The Graduate College provides these scholarships to encourage students with intellectual, creative, and leadership promise to complete a master's or doctoral degree at Texas State University.  These scholarships are available for newly admitted and continuing students.   Awards range from $1,500 to $2,000 per semester and are given for up to three academic years, provided that a 3.5 cumulative GPA has been maintained on all graduate coursework leading to their current degree and that enrollment requirements have been satisfied.

Graduate College Scholarships
The Graduate College provides these scholarships to encourage students with intellectual, creative, and leadership promise to complete a master's or doctoral degree at Texas State University.  These scholarships are available for newly admitted and continuing students (but see college restrictions in the detailed description).  Awards range from $1,000 to $1,500 per semester.   Scholarships are awarded for the academic year and disbursed on a per-semester basis.

Graduate College Doctoral Research Support Fellowship
The Graduate College provides Doctoral Research Support Fellowships to support graduate student research at the doctoral level.   Each award of up to $5,000 is to be used to cover expenses directly related to conducting dissertation research. The Fall 2014 application submission deadline has passed. Applications for the Spring 2015 semester will be accepted at a later date.

Graduate College Thesis Research Support Fellowship
The Graduate College provides Thesis Research Support Fellowships to support graduate student research at the master’s level.  Each award of up to $2,000 is to be used to cover expenses directly related to conducting thesis research. The Fall 2014 application submission deadline has passed. Applications for the Spring 2015 semester will be accepted at a later date.

College of Applied Arts Research Fellowship
The purpose of the research fellowship program is to allow students the opportunity to learn more about conducting research by assisting faculty with various research projects (i.e., books, research articles, or grant proposals).  The student will work with a professor for a maximum of 20 hours per week for $6,250 per semester.  The positions are awarded for a 9-month duration (September 1 through May 31).

Please contact Yolanda Quintanilla at (512) 245-3538 or yq10@txstate.edu with any questions or concerns you may have.

Freeman Fellows
In January 2014, the Freeman Center will award four graduate scholarships. One student from Agriculture, Biology, Anthropology (Forensic focus), and Geography is eligible for the award. Each award is $3,000, of which no more than $1,500 is a stipend and $1,500 is project support. The appointment as a Freeman Fellow is for two calendar years, but there is only one financial award. Research for this award must in some manner involve the Freeman Center, formerly known as Freeman Ranch. At the end of the active appointment or sooner, each awardee will submit a terminal research report to the Freeman Center. Freeman Fellows and their research will be featured on the Freeman Center web page.

Please contact Dr. Donald J. Huebner for questions regarding this graduate scholarship.

McCoy Fellowship of Distinction
This fellowship offered by the McCoy Foundation aims to encourage students with intellectual/creative promise and leadership to complete a master's degree in the Emmett & Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration at Texas State University. These scholarships are available for newly admitted and continuing students in the McCoy Graduate School of Business. The award amounts to $1,500 per semester.

McCoy Fellowship of Excellence
This fellowship offered by the McCoy Foundation aims to encourage students with intellectual/creative promise and leadership to complete a master's degree in the Emmett & Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration at Texas State University.  These scholarships are available for newly admitted and continuing students in the McCoy Graduate School of Business.   The award amounts to $2,500 per semester.

Retired Faculty & Staff Association
The RFSA is offering two scholarships for the upcoming academic year with preference given to students who have a relative who has retired from Texas State or to students who have a relative who currently works at Texas State.   Apply now by going to www.txstate.edu/rfsa and click on scholarships.  Complete the application and return by August 1, 2014 to be eligible for these scholarships.


Scholarships/Fellowships for which the student needs to be nominated

Texas State Doctoral Merit Fellowships
The Graduate College’s Texas State Doctoral Merit Fellowships are prestigious awards intended for use in recruiting doctoral students of the highest quality to Texas State University.  The Texas State Doctoral Merit Fellowship provides $9,000 to new doctoral students for their first academic year of study (paid in early September, January, and June).   These fellowships can be combined with graduate assistantships or departmental scholarships to create an attractive financial aid package for top-quality applicants. Doctoral/program directors are encouraged to identify and nominate eligible applicants (prospective students cannot apply directly).

Texas State Graduate Merit Fellowships
The Graduate College’s Texas State Graduate Merit Fellowships are prestigious awards intended for use in recruiting master’s students of the highest quality to Texas State University.  The Texas State Graduate Merit Fellowship provides $2,500 to new master’s students for their first academic year of study (paid in early September, January, and June).   These fellowships can be combined with graduate assistantships or departmental scholarships to create an attractive financial aid package for top quality applicants.   Graduate advisors are encouraged to identify and nominate eligible applicants (prospective students cannot apply directly).

Summer 2014 Incentives Scholarships
The Summer 2014 Incentive Scholarships are competitive awards of up to $2,000.  Their purpose is to enable excellent graduate students to make faster progress towards their Texas State University degree through completing course work in the summer.  These scholarships are intended for students who would otherwise not enroll during the summer.  Graduate advisors are encouraged to identify and nominate eligible applicants (students cannot apply directly).