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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 college of 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+SAT (Reading + Math) or 27+ ACT  and
  • Top 25% 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+SAT (Reading + Math) 27+ ACT and
  • Top 25% of graduating class or IB diploma or Cambridge Capstone Credential
  •  3.25 cum. Texas State GPA
  • 28 hrs./yr. (fall/spring)
  • Undergraduate status

 

*The SAT is changing in March 2016. An incoming fall 2016 student may take the current format SAT exam in fall 2015 and retake the redesigned exam in spring 2016. A maximum Total Composite score of 1600 will be used; Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section (range 200 - 800) and Math section (range 200 - 800). To learn more about the re-designed SAT, please visit the CollegeBoard

  • For Texas State scholarship purposes, SAT score is defined as the best composite score from the Critical Reading (current format) / Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section (new spring 2016 format) and Math Section from a single testing. ACT score is defined as the best composite score from a single testing.
  • These scholarships are renewable for up to four years based upon required academic performance.
  • Any combination of financial aid and scholarships cannot exceed the cost of attendance.