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Freshman Scholarships

Different Kinds of Scholarships

Incoming Texas State freshmen have three categories of academic scholarships offered to them: National, Assured and Competitive.

National Scholarships and Assured Scholarships are automatically awarded to students upon admission, provided they meet certain minimum academic requirements.

Competitive Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a student's scholarship application. The application deadline is December 15, prior to your first summer/fall semester.

To apply for competitive scholarships, you must:

  1. be admitted to Texas State

  2. meet Assured Admission standards
  3. complete the General and Freshman scholarship application in the Bobcat Online Scholarship System (BOSS)

College and Departmental Scholarships

Some scholarships are awarded by a specific college or academic departments. These scholarships may require a different application outside of BOSS. For information regarding scholarships awarded by your college or academic department, be sure to visit their scholarship web-page. You may also contact the appropriate dean and/or chair’s office.

To learn more about these scholarships, visit the college and departmental scholarships page.

Not from Texas?

You could still qualify for resident tuition

If you qualify for at least $1,000 in Texas State competitive or merit scholarships, you may receive a nonresident tuition waiver (granting you Texas resident tuition for the same period covered by your scholarship).

If qualified, the department that awarded you the scholarship will complete the appropriate nonresident tuition waiver form.


Always feel free to contact us at Financial Aid & Scholarships.