Graduate Scholarships

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Graduate Studies Scholarships

The Graduate Studies Scholarship (GSS) is an award of up to $1,000 per academic year available graduate students enrolled in on-ground graduate degree programs.

This award qualifies non-Texas residents for in-state tuition during their first academic year of graduate study only (see the savings for non-resident and international students (Non-resident and international students). The academic year begins each fall and ends the following summer. The $1,000 is awarded in $500 increments in fall and spring semesters only. No awards are made in the summer.

Selection of recipients is competitive, so be sure to provide any additional suggested documents, including a resume and recommendation letter along with the form.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Full admission into a UTPB face-to-face graduate degree program (List of On-ground graduate programs: Biology, Computer Science, Counseling, Geology, Finance, History, MBA, Mechanical Engineering, Professional Education, and Psychology).
  • Students enrolled in fully online graduate programs and certificate-seeking students are not eligible.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. A graduate GPA of at least 3.0 is required if the applicant has already taken graduate classes.
  • If selected, the recipient must enroll in at least nine (9) graduate credit hours each semester of the award. At least six (6) of those credit hours must be in face-to-face courses.
  • The applicant may not be the recipient of any other scholarships or a graduate assistantship.
  • Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an award. All students, awarded and denied, will be notified by the Graduate Studies Office via their Falcon email.

Important Notes:

  • The GSS can’t be awarded until full admission has been confirmed.
  • Be sure to complete all fields on the application; incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Depending on available funding, the Graduate Studies Office may offer a renewal of your Graduate Studies Scholarship. Renewals are made in the Fall semesters only.
  • The Graduate Studies Office regularly checks the GSS student recipient’s eligibility criteria including fulltime enrollment status and GPA.

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Graduate Scholarship Opportunities