Scholarships and Fellowships

The scholarships listed below are competitively based and are available to qualified students who are regularly admitted through The Graduate College. Students who are not Texas residents and receive a Texas State competitive scholarship of at least $1,000 may be eligible to pay resident tuition. More information regarding eligibility criteria, the application procedures and deadlines for each of the scholarships and fellowships listed below is available on our funding page.

Information about additional scholarships, as well as teaching and research assistantships, may be available through individual academic departments.  

Texas State Celebrity Classic Scholarships

The Graduate College awards 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 both newly admitted and continuing students.    

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.

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. There are two rounds of funding applications each year.  

Graduate College Thesis Research Support Fellowships

The Graduate College provides Thesis Research Support Fellowships to support graduate student research at the master's level. Each award of up to $2,000 is to be used to cover expenses directly related to conducting thesis research. There are two rounds of funding applications each year.

Texas State Doctoral Merit Fellowships

The Graduate College's Texas State Doctoral Merit Fellowships are 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 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 tip-quality applicants. Doctoral program directors are encouraged to identify and nominate eligible applicants. (Prospective students cannot apply directly.)

Texas State Graduate Merit Fellowships

The Graduate College's Texas State Graduate Merit Fellowships are prestigious awards intended for use in recruiting doctoral students of the highest quality to Texas State University. The Texas State Graduate Merit Fellowship provides $2,500 to new master's 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. Graduate advisors are encouraged to identify and nominate eligible applicants. (Prospective students cannot apply directly.)

External Funding

The Graduate College provides resources to assist students seeking or applying for external funding. The Graduate Funding Opportunities Database houses grants, scholarships, fellowships, internships and other awards/prizes specific to Texas State graduate students. Through the Shop Talks professional development series, funding experts present general information about external funding as well as details about specific opportunities. The Graduate College also employs an in-house external funding coordinator to advise students with funding applications and grant proposals.