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Awards & Scholarship Opportunities

A detailed list of scholarships offered through the College of Science and Engineering can be found on the College of Science and Engineering Scholarships web page. A detailed list of scholarships/fellowships offered through the Texas State Graduate College can be found on the Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships web page. A list of of common scholarships and fellowships is below. 

Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Awarded to a College of Science graduate student who exhibits outstanding performance in scholarship, research, teaching, and service. Recognition is awarded in the form of a plaque presented to the student. In addition, a perpetual plaque with the student's name is displayed outside the office of the Dean of Science. For more information, go to the College of Science scholarship web page.

Graduate College Scholarships

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 (but see college restrictions in the detailed description). Awards range from $1,000 to $1,500 per semester. Scholarships are awarded for the academic year and disbursed on a per-semester basis. For more information, go to the Graduate College scholarship page.

Graduate College Doctoral Research Support Fellowships

The Graduate College provides Doctoral Research Support Fellowships to support graduate student research at the doctoral level. Each award of up to $5,000 is to be used to cover expenses directly related to conducting dissertation research. For more information, go to the Graduate College scholarship page.

Texas State Doctoral Merit Fellowships

The Graduate College's Texas State Doctoral Merit Fellowships are prestigious awards intended for use in recruiting doctoral students of the highest quality to Texas State University. The Texas State Doctoral Merit Fellowship provides $9,000 to new doctoral students for their first academic year of study (paid in early September, January, and June). These fellowships can be combined with graduate assistantships or departmental scholarships to create an attractive financial aid package for top-quality applicants. Doctoral/program directors are encouraged to identify and nominate eligible applicants (prospective students cannot apply directly). For more information, go to the Graduate College scholarship page.