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 are given for up to three academic years, provided that students satisfy enrollment requirements.
Awards are in the amount of $1,500 per semester for the remainder of hours in the recipient's degree plan. Scholarships are awarded for the academic year and disbursed on a semester basis. These scholarships require a minimum enrollment of six semester hours of graduate-level courses (5000 or above) applying to their degree each semester the scholarship is awarded. Recipients who receive funds each academic term must maintain a 3.5 GPA and enroll in the required number of hours.
November 1: Scholarship application system opens
March 1: Deadline to complete application(s)
If you have not yet been admitted for graduate studies, you must complete the following items by March 1:
If you have already been admitted or are a current student, you must complete the following items by March 1:
We strongly encourage you to start the scholarship application process as early as possible after November 1 to ensure that you will be able to complete your application(s) by March 1. Please note: if you are seeking admission for the spring 2017 term, you will be able to begin the scholarship application process after you are admitted. If you are seeking admission after the spring 2017 term, you will be able to begin the scholarship application process after your ApplyTexas application has been received by our office.
Applicants must have been admitted to a Texas State master’s or doctoral program or have a completed application file. Applicants who will be first-time graduate students must have a 3.75 GPA on the last 60 hours of coursework leading to the first bachelor’s degree or an overall graduate degree GPA of 3.8. Applicants who have completed Texas State graduate-level coursework must have a 3.8 GPA on prior graduate-level course work.
Awards will be given to the best-qualified applicants as determined by a selection committee. The selection committee will make its recommendations to the Dean of the Graduate College, who will make the final decision.
A student who has received a Celebrity Classic Scholarship may continue to receive the award for up to three (3) academic years as long as a 3.5 cumulative GPA has been maintained on all graduate coursework leading to their current degree and enrollment requirements have been satisfied.
A student who does not enroll the semester of the award must notify the Graduate College in writing regarding enrollment plans for future semesters. Failure to enroll may affect award eligibility for future semesters.
A student who drops a course and falls below the required six hours of enrollment must inform the Graduate College in writing. The Graduate College will send notification of reimbursement procedures and eligibility for future semesters.
A student in his or her final semester must contact the Graduate College in writing to request approval from the Graduate Dean to enroll in fewer than the required 6 hours. If an enrollment of less than six hours is approved, an adjustment will be made to the award amount.
ACCESS THE SCHOLARSHIP SYSTEM
To access the scholarship system, click here: https://scholarships.txstate.edu/
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