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Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships:

The Physics Department has two scholarships that it awards annually to undergraduate students. Information is listed below.

 
Robert E. and Frances Anderson Scholarship
 
This scholarship is in honor of former chair Robert Anderson. The requirements for awarding of the scholarship are as follows:
 
ACT score of 27 or SAT score of 1150 for entering freshmen. Major in physics, renewable for three additional years with 3.5 GPA, taking at least 12 hours, and making satisfactory progress toward a degree as determined by the Physics Department Scholarship Committee.
 
Dr. James R. Crawford Scholarship
 
This scholarship is in memory of former chair James Crawford. The requirements for this scholarship are as follows:
 
Scholarship will be awarded to a continuing undergraduate student majoring in physics. Recipients will be selected by a committee from within the Department of Physics as appointed by the chair. Selection criteria would include but not be limited to: academic achievement, involvement in the department, need, and future academic and career goals.
 
In order to receive either scholarship, a student must fill out a Texas State scholarship application, which can be found at the financial aid site.
 
 
Star Scholarship (RTFA scholarship)
 
This scholarship is offered by the Retired Faculty & Staff Association:
 

Recipients should be enrolled at Texas State University - San Marcos for a minimum of 12 hours per semester. Recipients must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 for freshmen and a 3.25 for continuing and transfer students. Entering freshmen mus be in the top 25 percent quartile of their graduating class. Consideration will be given to students with a financial need as documented through the Texas State Financial Aid and Scholarship Office. Consideration will be given for documented leadership, extra-curricular activities and community service. Preference will be given to a family member of a faculty or staff retiree of Texas State University, although all appicants will be considered. Application deadline is August 1st. For more information please check the rfsa website: http://www.txstate.edu/rfsa/scholarship.html 


 

Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships:

The Graduate College of Texas State University has several scholarships for incoming and enrolled graduate students that are awarded annually.  Information is listed below.

Celebrity Classic Scholarships

This Scholarship is to encourage incoming and enrolled graduate students with intellectual, creative, and leadership promise to complete a master's or doctoral degree at Texas State University-San Marcos.

Applicants must have been admitted to our program. Applicants who have less than twelve (12) graduate hours, must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 cumulative and 3.75 on the last 60 hours of coursework leading to the first bachelor’s degree; Applicants who have twelve (12) or more graduate hours, must have a 3.8 or higher GPA on all graduate coursework.

For more information and application forms visit the Graduate College website at: Celebrity Classic Scholarships

 Graduate College Scholarships

This Scholarship is to encourage incoming graduate students with intellectual, creative, and leadership promise to complete a master's or doctoral degree at Texas State University-San Marcos. The requirements are as follows:

Applicants must have at least 9 hours of graduate-level work at Texas State with a minimum GPA of 3.5.  College of Science & Engineering applicants with 12 or more graduate hours must have a 3.5 GPA on graduate and doctoral course work.

For more information and application forms visit the Graduate College website at: Graduate College Scholarships

Graduate Merit Fellowships

This fellowship is for incoming students only. The requirements are as follows:

unconditional admission to our program, no current or previous enrollment in a master's program at Texas State University, highly compatitive GPA and GRE scores, outstanding letters of recommendation, superior statement of purpose. In order to be considered for scholarships, apply for admission to Texas State by February 15 (priority deadline). For more information e-mail the graduate advisor: wjgeerts@txstate.edu

Summer 2014 Incentive Scholarship Program of the Graduate College (March 21 deadline).

This scholarship is for new summer students, early start students, or participants of new summer courses. New summer students are students who have not previously enrolled in summer courses. Early start students are students who have been accepted for Fall 2014 admission but who are willing to start their degree program in summer 2014. For these students, the Graduate College will re-code their applications so that they will not have to fill out a new application an pay a new application fee. The requirements are as follows:

have been admitted to our Master's program and have 18 or fewer graduate hours completed; have a 3.0 GPA either in your last 60 hours of your undergraduate course work or have a 3.0 GPA in your graduate course work at Texas State.  For more information e-mail the department chair (tm33@txstate.edu) or the graduate advisor (wjgeerts@txstate.edu).

Texas Space Grant Consortium (2014-2015 Fellowships)

To encourage graduate study in the fields of space science and engineering for interdisciplinary and integrated work experience. The requirements are as follows:

Reciptients must be citizens of the US, must be registered for full-time study in a graduate program at one of the consortium institutions, must be promised financial support at that institution, and must not have exceeded the time limit. For more information see the following links. Educator Competition, Undergraduate Student Competition, Graduate Competition.

Thesis Research Support Fellowship Competition (for Fall semester submit by July 1 2014, for Spring 2015 semester submit by October 31 2014):

For more information e-mail the graduate advisor (wjgeerts@txstate.edu).

Graduate Student Travel Fund Request
Partial funding of for students that want to travel to a professional conference to present a paper is available from the graduate college. For more information check here. Eligible for this program are students that (1) are enrolled in a graduate degree program; are in good academic standing during the semester the conference is held; (3) have an accepted conference paper, poster, professional presentation or performance/exhibit (atttached proof to application); (4) meet all Texas State travel regulations.
 
Star Scholarship (RTFA scholarship)
 
This scholarship is offered by the Retired Faculty & Staff Association.

Recipients should be enrolled at Texas State University - San Marcos for a minimum of 12 hours per semester. Recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.5. Consideration will be given to students with a financial need as documented through the Texas State Financial Aid and Scholarship Office. Consideration will be given for documented leadership, extra-curricular activities and community service. Preference will be given to a family member of a faculty or staff retiree of Texas State University, although all appicants will be considered. Application deadline August 1st. For more information please check the rfsa website: http://www.txstate.edu/rfsa/scholarship.html