Bobcat Cares is intended to assist students with emergency costs that arose due to the Coronavirus or any component of their cost of attendance.
The application period for Bobcat Cares is closed. Texas State is distributing approximately $40 million in federally-funded emergency assistance for the fall 2021 semester.
To be considered for this grant, you must apply. For eligibility criteria and other important information about the application process, please read the FAQs below.
Awards will be prioritized based on exceptional financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA. Students will be notified within two weeks of the application closing whether they will receive an emergency grant.
Texas State is committed to helping Bobcats deal with the financial insecurity the pandemic has caused.
To be eligible to apply, you must:
For eligible students, fall 2021 award amounts will range from $500 – $2,000 depending on a recipient’s financial need. The number of recipients and amount of each award will depend on the number of applicants, prioritization based on financial need (as demonstrated by the 2021–2022 FAFSA for fall), and the availability of funds.
The Bobcat Cares Emergency Grant application period for fall 2021 was August 23 – September 9.
When the application is available, you can apply for this emergency grant via the Bobcat Online Scholarship System (BOSS).
Yes, as long as you meet the below eligibility requirement.
This emergency grant is funded through the federal CRRSAA and ARPA acts and is intended to assist students with the below costs.
The review of applications will begin once the application closes. The evaluation, prioritization, awarding and disbursement period is expected to take two weeks.