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Celebrity Classic Scholarship

Scholarship applications are no longer being accepted for the 2014-2015 academic year.

2014 - 2015

To encourage students with intellectual, creative, and leadership promise to complete a master's or doctoral degree at Texas State University.

Awards range from $1,500 to $2,000 per semester.  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) each semester the scholarship is awarded.


The scholarship application and required supporting documents must be submitted online to the Office of the Graduate College on or before MARCH 1The Celebrity Classic Scholarship Application is available online.

Applicants who have not yet completed the application for admission to graduate study at Texas State must submit all admission application materials along with scholarship application materials by March 1.  Programs with admissions deadlines that are March 1 or earlier are Anthropology, Aquatic Resources (PhD), Communication Disorders, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Developmental Education (EdD and PhD), Education-Adult, Professional, and Community Education (PhD), Education-School Improvement (PhD), Elementary Education (MEd with Teacher Certification), Elementary and Secondary Education (Teacher Recruitment Program only), Family and Child Studies (Child Life Track only), Human Nutrition, Mass Communication, Physical Education (MEd with Teacher Certification), Professional Counseling, School Psychology, Secondary Education (MEd with Teacher Certification), and Student Affairs in Higher Education.  In this case, the admissions file must be complete by the posted admissions deadline.  Admission information may be obtained from the Office of the Graduate College located in the J.C. Kellam Administration Building, Suite 280 by calling (512) 245-2581, or by visiting the website at http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/Prospect_Students/Pgms_Apps/Masters.htm.


  • Applicants must have been admitted to a Texas State master’s or doctoral program or the admission file must be complete.
  • Applicants who have less than twelve (12) graduate hours, must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 cumulative and 3.75 on the last 60 hours of coursework leading to the first bachelor’s degree.
  • Applicants who have twelve (12) or more graduate hours, must have a 3.8 or higher GPA on all graduate coursework.

The Celebrity Classic Scholarship Application is available online.

To apply for this scholarship, the following documents arerequired when completing the online Graduate Scholarship Application for the Celebrity Classic Scholarship:

  • A current resume, (two pages or less), including name, address, e-mail address, education (degrees or special certifications), professional experience, scholarship activity, awards, special recognitions, articles or presentations, selected community activity, and other information pertinent to your major.
  • A 200-word essay expressing your career objectives and reasons for selecting your graduate major.
  • Applicants with graduate hours at Texas State need to provide a copy of their Texas State transcript printed from Texas State Self-Service Login.

The Celebrity Classic Scholarship Application is available online.

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.