Scholarships

This application will allow you to be considered for the Graduate Studies Scholarships and Endowed Scholarships for Graduate Students.

  • Be accepted to a degree or certificate seeking program
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Meet minimum enrollment requirements.
    • At least 6 hours of graduate level courses during the fall and spring semesters.
    • Three (3) hours of graduate level courses during the combined summer term.
    • Some scholarships may require full time enrollment.
    • PLEASE NOTE: Scholarship recipients in the College of Science and Engineering must enroll in 9 SCH during regular semesters and 3 SCH during the combined summer term.

GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINES

GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINES

SPRING

SUMMER

FALL

November 1st

April 15th

June 1st

* Deadline is midnight Central Daylight Time (GMT-5)

  • Upon submission, your application will be reviewed by the appropriate committee and ranked based on your GPA, academic record, essay, evidence of leadership, research and/or other accomplishments related to your degree and other criteria.

Note: Scholarships will be awarded based on the grades received by the review date. Number of awards and amounts are subject to availability.

  • You will receive an email notification of your status approximately 2-5 weeks after the scholarship deadline to the email address provided on your application.
  • Scholarships are applied in full in the semester for which award is made. 
  • You can view any financial aid and scholarships that are offered to you (after you are accepted) in your SAIL account.
  • Scholarship monies are automatically applied to your tuition bill and generally posted the day before tuition is due. Refunds are coordinated through our University's Business Office and processed through BankMobile.

Frequently Asked Questions
Information subject to change

How do I know if I'm eligible to apply?

You are eligible to apply for a scholarship if you are a new or returning graduate student in a degree or certificate program.

What requirements do I have to meet to be awarded a scholarship?

Students must at least meet these requirements to be awarded a scholarship:

  • Be accepted to a degree or certificate seeking program
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Meet minimum enrollment requirements.
    • At least 6 hours of graduate level courses during the fall and spring semesters.
    • Three (3) hours of graduate level courses during the combined summer term.
    • PLEASE NOTE: Scholarship recipients in the College of Science and Engineering must enroll in 9 SCH during regular semesters and 3 SCH during the combined summer term.
Do I have to be admitted to the University prior to applying for scholarships?

Yes, you must be accepted to the university, and already be accepted to a degree or certificate seeking program. 

What information is used to award scholarships?

Upon submission, your application will be reviewed by the appropriate committee and ranked based on your GPA, academic record, essay, evidence of leadership, research and/or other accomplishments related to your degree, and other criteria.

What are the scholarship deadlines?
 See Scholarship Deadlines here

How will I be notified if I am/am not awarded a scholarship?

You will receive an email notification of your status approximately 2-5 weeks after the scholarship deadline to the email address provided on your application. Also, you can view any financial aid and scholarships that are offered to you (after you are accepted) in your SAIL account

What if I don't submit my scholarship application by the deadline?

Scholarship applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm CST the end of business day of the posted deadline. If additional scholarship funds are made available to any program, prospective applicants will be notified of same.

How can I find out what other scholarships/funding are available to Graduate Students?
  • Completing the scholarship application on the Graduate Studies website will allow you to be considered for most donor based scholarships if funding becomes available. However, links for alternate scholarships will be posted on our Home page or the Scholarships website when available.
  • For further information about need based financial assistance programs, please contact the Office of Financial Assistance at: (361) 825-2338.
  • Private or External funding opportunities will be posted on our External Funding opportunities tab on this page LINK or on the Scholarships website. Disclaimer: these links are provided for informational purposes only, and no particular site is endorsed. It is the responsibility of the student to verify the validity of information on each site.

Click on "Apply Here" below if you are interested in applying for a graduate scholarship through the College of Graduate Studies. Please use the link below instead of any paper applications you may have. 

apply here for scholarships