Funding Coordinators

The Graduate College has two external funding coordinators who help graduate students learn about the external funding process and apply for external funding. They work with graduate students from all colleges and for all awards.

Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz and Dr. Brian Smith are members of the National Association of Fellowship Advisors (NAFA). In addition to their roles as external funding coordinators at Texas State, they also hold the following funder-specific designations:

  • Boren Fellowship Campus Representative

  • Critical Language Scholarship Campus Advisor

  • Fulbright Program Adviser

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Coordinating Official

Dr. Andrea K. Hilkovitz

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Campus Location

Round Rock  


Doctorate: Comparative Literature, UT Austin
Master’s: Comparative Literature, UT Austin
Bachelor’s: English & French Studies, Rice University

National Reviewer Roles

AAUW Career Development Grant
Boren Fellowship 
Critical Language Scholarship

NAFA Service

Member, Graduate Advisor Subcommittee

Dr. Brian D. Smith

headshot of Dr. Brian D. Smith

Campus Location

San Marcos


Doctorate: Music, Stony Brook University
Master’s: Music, Rice University
Bachelor’s: Music, University of Cincinnati

National Reviewer Roles

Boren Scholarship
Critical Language Scholarship
Fulbright National Screening Committee (Observer)

NAFA Service

Presenter, New Graduate Advisor Workshop

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