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Bobcat Online Scholarship System (BOSS)

Application Overview

Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships through the Bobcat Online Scholarship System (BOSS) and also view opportunities with their respective departments or colleges. We are currently in phase one of implementing a new university-wide scholarship application system with a limited number of departments in the pilot rollout of the system.

Currently Participating Departments and Colleges

Participating Department/College Application Open Application Deadline
College of Education November 6, 2017 February 28, 2018
College of Health Professions September 1, 2017 Varies
College of Science and Engineering October 1, 2017 Varies
Department of Mathematics December 1, 2017 February 15, 2018
Family Association April 1, 2017 June 30, 2017
Financial Aid and Scholarships – Incoming Freshmen August 1, 2017

December 15, 2017

Financial Aid and Scholarships – Incoming Transfers August 1, 2017

March 1, 2018

Financial Aid and Scholarships – Continuing Students January 5, 2018 March 1, 2018
The Graduate College Varies Varies
Honors College December 1, 2017 March 1, 2018
Study Abroad (Summer Award) November 7, 2017 February 1, 2018
University Advancement Varies Varies

Instructions for Accessing BOSS

  1. To begin, click BOSS.
  2. Click Sign In on the upper right-hand corner of the page.
  3. Click the Sign In With Your Institution button.
  4. Enter your Texas State NetID and Password.*
  5. Click Login.
  6. Follow the prompts on the screen to apply.**

*Note: If you have not already activated your NetID, please click Activate your NetID on the login page.

**Note: You are encouraged to apply for the Recommended scholarships under the Opportunities tab which have an Apply button. This list represents scholarship opportunities for which you meet initial eligibility and must complete supplemental questions to be considered.


Scholarship Process Overview

  • Each scholarship has a specific deadline. Be sure to check the deadline before applying for a particular scholarship.
  • Some scholarships may require additional materials (e.g., letter of recommendation or résumé) that must be submitted in addition to your initial application. Your application is not considered complete until all required materials for that scholarship have been submitted.


Notification of Awards

Scholarship funds are extremely limited and are awarded on a highly competitive basis. Every scholarship committee reviews applications each year from numerous qualified applicants. As a result, unfortunately, many exemplary students do not receive awards.
In general, most scholarship committees make their final decisions and begin notifying award recipients on or before April 1. The notification process is generally completed by July 1. (For more specific award information, please consult with the awarding office.) Only scholarship award recipients will receive official notification from the committees. You can review your application status at any time through this system.



If you have questions about scholarships, please contact Financial Aid and Scholarships.