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Freshman Scholarships - Overview

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Texas State offers three categories of academic scholarships for incoming freshmen. The National Scholarships and Assured Scholarships are automatically awarded to you upon admission, provided you meet certain minimum academic requirements. We also offer a number of Competitive Scholarships, which are awarded on the basis of the overall strength of your scholarship application. To be considered for competitive freshman scholarships, you must meet Assured Admission standards, meet the minimum criteria for the scholarship, be admitted to Texas State and complete a Texas State scholarship application via the Bobcat Online Scholarship System (BOSS) by December 15, 2018.

Scholarships in these categories include the full-ride Terry Foundation Scholarship and the $40,000 National Distinction Scholarship. Scholarships awarded by individual colleges to those majoring in one of their disciplines, such as the $32,000 McCoy Scholarship of Excellence, are also offered. To learn more about the great scholarship opportunities at Texas State, click on the scholarship links to the right.

If you are a nonresident receiving a competitive scholarship from Texas State University of at least $1,000 per year, you also qualify to pay the in-state tuition rate. Please work with the department that awarded you the scholarship to complete the appropriate nonresident tuition waiver form available at Student Business Services. After the form is completed, you will need to forward it for processing to Student Business Services in Suite 188 of the J. C. Kellam Building.