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National Scholarships

No ALT Text RequiredThese National Scholarships are awarded to students who are named National Merit Finalists, National Achievement Finalists or National Hispanic Scholars. To receive a National Merit Scholarship or National Achievement Scholarship, you must select Texas State as your college of choice with the National Merit Corporation. In the case of the National Hispanic Scholarship, you must be designated as a National Hispanic Scholar by the College Board via their National Hispanic Recognition Program.

In addition, you must submit an admission application, official high school transcript and official SAT or ACT scores. These scholarships are guaranteed provided you are admitted to Texas State as a first-time incoming freshman and meet the minimum scholarship qualifications prior to your first semester (fall or spring). If you are a nonresident receiving a National Scholarship, you also qualify to pay the in-state tuition rate.  

National Scholarships

Scholarship

Total Award

Annual Award

Eligibility Criteria

Renewal Criteria

National Merit Scholarship

$40,000

$10,000

  • National Merit Finalist
  • Select Texas State as your choice with the NMC
  • 3.5 cum. Texas State GPA
  • 28 hrs./yr. (fall/spring)
  • Undergraduate status

National Achievement Scholarship

 $8,000

$2,000

  • National Achievement Finalist and
  • 1200+/27+ SAT/ACT and
  • Top 15% of graduating class or IB diploma or Cambridge Capstone Credential
  • Select Texas State as your college of choice with the NMC
  • 3.25 cum. Texas State GPA
  • 28 hrs./yr. (fall/spring)
  • Undergraduate status

National Hispanic Scholarship

 $8,000

$2,000

  • National Hispanic Scholar, as designated by the College Board and
  • 1200+/27+ SAT/ACT and
  • Top 15% of graduating class or IB diploma or Cambridge Capstone Credential
  •  3.25 cum. Texas State GPA
  • 28 hrs. completed in the fall and spring semesters

 

  • These scholarships are renewable for up to four years based upon required academic performance.
  • For Texas State scholarship purposes, SAT score is defined as the total of the best critical reasoning and math subscores from a single testing. ACT score is defined as the best composite score from a single testing.
  • Any combination of financial aid and scholarships cannot exceed the cost of attendance.