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.
To be able to start the application process for this scholarship, minimally your ApplyTexas application for admission into a graduate program must first be on file with The Graduate College. The online scholarship application system opened on November 1. Please read the remainder of this page before accessing the scholarship system via the link on the bottom of this page. To receive full consideration for the scholarship, your application file to the graduate program must be complete; you must have filled out a scholarship application and submitted all required supporting documents for the scholarship online on or before MARCH 1. We therefore strongly encourage you to start the application process as early as possible after November 1 to ensure that you will be able to complete the application and have supportive documents arrive by the March 1 deadline.
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 coursework.
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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