Graduate College Scholarships & Fellowships

The Graduate College offers a variety of scholarships and fellowships for new, continuing, and prospective students at Texas State University. Other internal funding opportunities may be available within your academic college, department, and even program. There are also external scholarships and fellowships available from entities outside of Texas State which can be accessed via our Funding Databases page.

New & Continuing Students

Graduate College Scholarship

  • newly admitted and continuing students
  • $1,000 per semester
  • awarded for up to three semesters
  • self-nominated

Continuing Students

Graduate College Thesis Research Support Fellowship

  • continuing students only
  • up to $2,000
  • awarded one time per degree
  • self-nominated

Graduate College Doctoral Research Support Fellowship

  • continuing students only
  • up to $5,000
  • awarded one time per degree
  • self-nominated

Graduate College Doctoral Retention Scholarship

  • For meritorious students with financial need
  • Ph.D. & Ed.D. students in at least their second year
  • Covers tuition (not fees) for up to 21 credits per academic year
  • Self-nominated

New Students (automatic consideration, no application required)

Texas State Graduate and Doctoral Merit Fellowships

  • new master’s and doctoral students of the highest quality
  • 10% - 50% reduction in tuition (not fees)
  • disbursed early September, January, and June
  • automatic consideration of admitted students in eligible programs; no separate scholarship application required

Prospective Students

Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship: International Studies

  • returned Peace Corps Volunteers interested in the International Studies master's program
  • a value of up to $39,000 for out-of-state applicants; $25,000 for in-state applicants
  • self-nominated

Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship: Social Work Advanced Practice Leadership

  • returned Peace Corps Volunteers interested in the Social Work Advanced Practice Leadership master's program
  • a value of up to $40,586 (B.S.W. Holders) or $65,552.99 (Non-B.S.W. Holders) for out-of-state applicants; $24,995 (B.S.W. Holders) or $39,135 (Non-B.S.W. Holders) for in-state applicants
  • self-nominated