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.
- For Texas State scholarship purposes, SAT score is defined as the best composite score from the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section 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.
- The annual enrollment renewal requirement (28 institutional hours) considers all completed credit hours with passing grades, regardless if they count towards your degree or if they are repeat courses. Students receiving their last year of funding may qualify for an exception to full-time enrollment requirement.
- Any combination of financial aid and scholarships cannot exceed the cost of attendance.