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 Graduate Funding Opportunities database.

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

New Students (by nomination only)

Texas State Graduate Merit Fellowship

  • new master's students of the highest quality
  • $3,000 for the first academic year of study
  • disbursed early September, January and June
  • nominated by program director

Texas State Doctoral Merit Fellowship

  • new doctoral students of the highest quality
  • $9,000 for the first academic year of study
  • disbursed early September, January and June
  • nominated by program director

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