These National Scholarships are awarded to students who are named National Merit Finalists or National Hispanic Scholars. To receive a National Distinction Scholarship, you must be a Finalist in the National Merit Scholar Program and 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.
|Scholarship||Total Award||Annual Award||Eligibility Criteria||Renewal Criteria|
|National Distinction Scholarship||$40,000||$10,000||
|National Hispanic Scholarship*||$8,000||$2,000||
*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.