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Competitive Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded competitively and require the submission of a Texas State scholarship application. All awards are based on the overall strength of your scholarship application. To apply for this category of scholarship, you must meet Assured Admission standards, submit official transcript(s), submit official SAT or ACT scores and complete and submit a Texas State scholarship application via the Bobcat Online Scholarship System (BOSS) by December 15, 2017. For students admitted to Texas State for the incoming spring semester, you will be eligible to apply for Continuing Scholarships once you have a Texas State GPA.

If your scholarship application meets initial eligibility criteria for the Terry Scholarship, you will be able to apply for it in BOSS once it is listed under your Recommended scholarships under the Opportunities tab. You will also be required to have two letters of recommendation to Financial Aid and Scholarships; one of the letters must be from a high school teacher, advisor or principal. You must submit all documents and be meet Assured Admission no later than December 15, 2017. If you are a nonresident receiving a Competitive Scholarship of at least $1,000 per year, you also qualify to pay the in-state tuition rate.

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Scholarship Total Award Annual Award Eligibility Criteria Renewal Criteria
Terry Foundation Scholarship* (Number of new annual awards varies) $90,000 (maximum award amount) Full academic scholarship up to cost of attendance
  • Competitively awarded based on exceptional scholastic and leadership ability
  • Financial need (complete FAFSA on October 1 or soon after)
  • U.S. citizen and Texas resident
  • Graduate of a Texas high school or equivalent
  • Live on campus during first year as part of The Terry Scholar Learning Community
  • 2.5 cum. Texas State GPA
  • 12 hrs./sem.
  • Undergraduate Status
McCoy Scholarship of Excellence (Number of new annual awards varies) $32,000 $8,000
  • Business major; and
  • National Merit commended, semifinalist, or finalist; or
  • Valedictorian or salutatorian; or
  • Top 5% of graduating class
  • 3.3 cum. Texas State GPA
  • 27 hrs./yr. (fall/spring)
  • Remain business major
  • Submit renewal portfolio
  • Undergraduate status
McCoy Scholarship of Distinction (Number of new annual awards varies) $20,000 $5,000
  • Business major; and
  • National Merit commended, semifinalist, or finalist; or
  • Valedictorian or salutatorian; or
  • Top 10% of graduating class
  • 3.3 cum. Texas State GPA
  • 27 hrs./yr. (fall/spring)
  • Remain business major
  • Submit renewal portfolio
  • Undergraduate status
Lone Star Scholarship (10 new awards annually) $10,000 $2,500
  • Top 10% of graduating class
  • 3.25 cum. Texas State GPA
  • 12 hrs./sem.
  • Undergraduate status
University Scholars (Each academic college selects candidates from the freshman scholarship applicant pool to receive this award. Number of new awards varies.) $22,000 $5,500
  • Top 10% of graduating class
  • 3.25 cum. Texas State GPA
  • 24 hrs./yr. (fall/spring)
  • Remain in qualifying college
  • Undergraduate status
Ingram Engineering Scholarship** (Number of new annual awards varies) $32,000 $8,000
  • Electrical, industrial or manufacturing engineering major
  • U.S. citizen
  • Minimum SAT/ACT score of 1200/27 with a minimum math subscore of 600/26
  • Top 15% of graduating class
  • 3.0 cum. Texas State GPA
  • 28 hrs./yr. (fall/spring)
  • Remain in qualifying major
  • Undergraduate status
Ingram Concrete Industry Management Scholarship** (1 new award annually) $8,000 $2,000
  • Concrete industry management major
  • U.S. citizen
  • Competitively awarded based upon high school grades, class rank, standardized test scores, and financial need
  • 3.0 cum. Texas State GPA
  • 28 hrs./yr. (fall/spring)
  • No change in major
  • Undergraduate status
Ingram Engineering Technology Scholarship** (1 new award annually) $16,000 $4,000
  • Engineering technology and other qualifying majors ****
  • U.S. citizen
  • Competitively awarded based upon high school grades, class rank, standardized test scores, and financial need
  • 3.0 cum. Texas State GPA
  • 28 hrs./yr. (fall/spring)
  • No change in major
  • Undergraduate status
Chartwell's Undergraduate Scholarship $8,000 $2,000
  • Qualify for President's Honor Scholarship
  • Apply and be admitted by March 1 for upcoming Fall semester
  • Completed Texas State University ApplyTexas Scholarship application by December 15
  • 3.25 cum. Texas State GPA
  • 28 hrs./yr.(fall/spring)
  • Undergraduate status
Patti Strickel Harrison Scholarship (12 new awards annually) $20,000 $5,000
  • Mathematics, engineering, science, computer science, musical theatre, or dance and music major
  • Financial need
  • Top 10% of graduating class
  • 3.25 cum. Texas State GPA
  • 12 hrs./sem.
  • Remain in qualifying major
  • Undergraduate status
Rodeo Austin Scholarship** (Number of new annual awards varies) $16,000 $4,000
  • Business major
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Financial need
  • Top 25% of graduating class
  • Minimum ACT score of 21
  • Minimum SAT score of 1000 (Reading + Math)
  • Demonstrate leadership
  • Graduate of a Texas high school
  • Preference given to students who have participated in Rodeo Austin activities
  • 2.5 cum. Texas State GPA
  • 12 hrs./sem.
  • Submit required documents to donor
Alumni Association Freshmen Initiative Scholarship

(10 new awards annually)
$6,000 $1,500
  • Competitively awarded based on exceptional scholastic and leadership ability
  • Legacy status***
  • 3.0 cum. Texas State GPA
  • 27 hrs./yr. (fall/spring)
  • Undergraduate status

 

*Must be a citizen of the U.S. and a Texas resident. Award amount is an average and is adjusted based on financial need.

**The administration of the redesigned College Board SAT exam began effective March 5, 2016. To learn more about the re-designed SAT and the SAT Score Converter, please visit the CollegeBoard

***Legacy status is defined as having a parent, step-parent, legal guardian or grandparent that has graduated from Texas State University.

****Ingram Engineering Technology Qualifying Majors: Engineering technology, construction science & management, construction engineering technology, electrical engineering technology, environmental engineering technology, manufacturing engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, industrial technology or industrial technology-manufacturing technology.

  •  For Texas State scholarship purposes, SAT score is defined as the best composite score from the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section and Math Section from a single testing. ACT score is defined as the best composite score from a single testing.
  •  All competitive scholarships listed above are renewable for up to four years based upon required academic performance and meeting all renewal eligibility criteria.
  •  Any combination of financial aid and scholarships cannot exceed the cost of attendance.