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Celebrity Classic Scholarship

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: 

  1. your ApplyTexas application for graduate studies 
  2. your scholarship application (please see below for required items)

If you have already been admitted or are a current student, you must complete the following items by March 1:

  1. your scholarship application (please see below for required items)

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.

To apply for this scholarship, the following documents are required 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.
  • An essay of no more than 200 words expressing your career objectives and reasons for selecting your graduate major.
  • Three letters of recommendation.  Recommendation letters should be from professional individuals familiar with your academic background and ability (including two letters from professors).  Note: Letters of recommendations submitted for previous scholarship or admissions applications will not be transferred to your current scholarship application(s).  However, you can request recommendation letters from the same references through the online scholarship application system which will provide them with submission instructions.

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.


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