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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 not yet on BOSS. We are currently in phase two of implementing the new university-wide scholarship application system with a growing number of departments.

Currently Participating Departments and Colleges

Participating Department/College Application Open Application Deadline
College of Education November 26, 2018 February 28, 2019
College of Health Professions September 1, 2018 Varies
College of Science and Engineering Varies Varies
Department of Mathematics December 1, 2018 February 15, 2019
Family Association February 1, 2019 April 1, 2019
Financial Aid and Scholarships – Incoming Freshmen August 1, 2018

December 15, 2018

Financial Aid and Scholarships – Incoming Transfers August 1, 2018

March 1, 2019

Financial Aid and Scholarships – Continuing Students January 5, 2019 March 1, 2019
The Graduate College Varies Varies
Honors College December 1, 2018 March 1, 2019
Study Abroad (Summer Award) November 15, 2018 February 1, 2019
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 that have an Apply button. While you may appear initially eligible for a scholarship, your actual eligibility will be based on your answers to the supplemental questions for that scholarship.


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.