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Graduate College Scholarships


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


2014 - 2015

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

AWARD AMOUNTS
Awards range from $1,000 to $1,500 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.

DEADLINES

The scholarship application and required supporting documents must be submitted online to the Office of the Graduate College on or before MARCH 1The Graduate College Scholarship Application is available onlineFor a list of programs by college, please visit http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/Prospect_Students/Pgms_Apps.html.

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 the appropriate scholarship application deadline, unless the program has an earlier admission deadline. Programs with admissions deadlines that are earlier than March 1 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.html.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Graduate College Scholarship applicants must have been admitted to a Texas State master's or doctoral program or have a completed admission file.

Eligibility Requirements for first-time students:

  • Colleges of Education, Fine Arts & Communication, and Health Professions applicants with less than 12 graduate hours: must have a 3.5 GPA on the last 60 hours of course work leading to the first bachelor's degree.
  • College of Health Professions applicants with less than 12 graduate hours: must have 3.5 GPA on the last 60 hours of course work leading to their first bachelor's degree and a 3.5 on any graduate courses completed.
  •  McCoy College of Business Administration applicants with less than 12 graduate hours: must have a 3.5 GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work, OR a GMAT score of 600 or higher.
  • College of Liberal Arts applicants with fewer than 6 graduate hours: must have a 3.5 GPA on the last 60 hours of course work leading to the first bachelor's degree.
  • College of Science & Engineering: first-time students are not eligible.

Eligibility Requirements for continuing graduate students:

  • Colleges of McCoy Business Administration, Education, and  Fine Arts & Communication applicants with 12 or more graduate hours: must have a 3.25 cumulative GPA on graduate coursework.
  • College of Liberal Arts applicants with 6 or more graduate hours: must have a 3.5 GPA on Master's coursework.
  • College of Liberal Arts applicants with 12 or more graduate hours: must have a 3.25 cumulative GPA on graduate courses.
  • College of Health Professions applicants with 12 or more graduate hours: must have a 3.5 GPA on graduate and doctoral coursework.
  • College of Science & Engineering applicants must have at least 9 hours of graduate-level work at Texas State with a minimum GPA of 3.5.  College of Science & Engineering applicants with 12 or more graduate hours must have a 3.5 GPA on graduate and doctoral course work.

Doctoral applicants must have an overall GPA of at least 3.5 on all graduate and doctoral course work.

The Graduate College Scholarship Application is available online.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
To apply for this scholarship, the following is required when completing the online Graduate Scholarship Application for the Texas State Graduate College Scholarship:

  • A current resume/curriculum vita, (three 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 in the College of Liberal Arts with 6 or more graduate hours or in the Colleges of Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, or Science and Engineering with 12 or more graduate hours, need to provide a copy of their Texas State transcript printed from Texas State Self-Service Login.
  • Three letters of recommendation.  Recommendation letters should be sent directly to gcscholar@txstate.edu from professional individuals familiar with your academic background and ability (including two letters from professors).

The Graduate College Scholarship Application is available online.

SELECTION PROCESS
The selection committee from each college will select the best-qualified applicants and make award recommendations to the Graduate Dean, who will make the final decision.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
A student who does not enroll the semester of the award must inform 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 6 hours of enrollment must inform the Graduate College Dean 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 Dean 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 graduate hours is approved, an adjustment will be made to the award amount.

Students must re-apply for Graduate College Scholarships each academic year.