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Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarships

The Center for International Studies offers a variety of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate majors in International Studies. Eligibility requirements and application materials for each scholarship are listed below.

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  • Scholarships

    • Eligibility Criteria:

      • Incoming freshmen must have a minimum ACT Composite score of 27 or an SAT score of 1150, or be in the top 10% of his/her graduating class
      • Incoming graduate students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA on all previous undergraduate work
      • Incoming transfer students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA
      • Current Texas State freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, must have a minimum 3.25 GPA, and current graduate students must have a 3.5 GPA
      • Must be a major in International Studies
      • Undergraduate and graduate-level Thorburn Scholars must enroll for at least 15 hours and 9 hours per semester, respectively.
      • The basic criteria for awarding scholarships will be merit and need. Merit will be determined by GPA, letters of reference, or other appropriate measures as specified in the eligibility criteria above. Need will be determined by income, Pell Grant application, or other appropriate measures such as Financial Aid Award information. Please note in your letter of application that you are a Pell Grant recipient, or that you are eligible for a Pell Grant even though you did not apply, and the income level (personal, family, or household) that supports or will support your studies.
      • Thorburn Scholars are required to maintain an overall and semester-by-semester Texas State GPA of 3.25 or above for undergraduate students and 3.5 for graduate students. Failure to comply with this provision shall constitute grounds for the forfeiture of the scholarship.
    • Eligibility Criteria:

      • Incoming freshmen must have a minimum ACT Composite score of 27 or an SAT score of 1150, or be in the top 10% of his/her graduating class
      • Incoming graduate students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA on all previous undergraduate work
      •  Incoming transfer students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA
      • Current Texas State undergraduate graduate students must have a 3.5 GPA
      • Must be a major in International Studies
      • Undergraduate and graduate-level Piersol-Dunn Scholars must enroll for at least 15 hours and 9 hours per semester, respectively.
      • The basic criteria for awarding scholarships will be merit. Merit will be determined by GPA, letters of reference, or other appropriate measures as specified in the eligibility criteria above.
      • Piersol-Dunn Scholars are required to maintain an overall and semester-by-semester Texas State GPA of 3.25 or above if undergraduates and 3.5 if graduates. Failure to comply with this provision shall constitute grounds for the forfeiture of the scholarship.
    • Eligibility Criteria:

      • Currently be enrolled as a full-time student and working on completing his or her major in International Studies. (Students coded as “pre-international studies” are ineligible)
      • Have a Texas State GPA of 3.5 or above; if an incoming graduate student, must have minimum 3.5 GPA on all previous undergraduate work
      • Undergraduate and graduate-level BOA Scholars must enroll for at least 15 hours and 9 hours per semester, respectively.
      • The basic criteria for awarding scholarships will be merit. Merit will be determined by GPA, letters of reference, or other appropriate measures as specified in the eligibility criteria above.
      • Board of Advisors Scholars are required to maintain an overall and semester-by-semester Texas State GPA of 3.5 or above. Failure to comply with this provision shall constitute grounds for the forfeiture of the scholarship.
    • Eligibility Criteria:

      • Currently be enrolled as a full-time student and working on completing his or her major in International Studies. (Students coded as “Exploratory-International majors” are ineligible)
      • Have a Texas State GPA of 3.5 or above; if an incoming graduate student, must have minimum 3.5 GPA on all previous undergraduate work
      • Undergraduate and graduate-level Sholars must enroll for at least 15 hours and 9 hours per semester, respectively.
      • The basic criteria for awarding scholarships will be merit. Merit will be determined by GPA, letters of reference, or other appropriate measures as specified in the eligibility criteria above.
      • The Carol Fredericks Excellence Scholars are required to maintain an overall and semester-by-semester Texas State GPA of 3.5 or above. Failure to comply with this provision shall constitute grounds for the forfeiture of the scholarship.
    • The Crown Scholarship is funded through the generosity of W. Ross and Martha King. It is intended for students who wish to major in International Studies or in any degree in the McCoy College of Business and who aspire to a career in the international arena.

      Eligibility criteria:

      • Must be majors in International Studies or the College of Business
      • May be incoming or current undergraduate or graduate students
      • Incoming freshmen must have a minimum ACT Composite score of 27 or an SAT score of 1150, or be in the top 10% of his/her graduating class.
      • Incoming graduate students must have a minimum 3.2 GPA on all previous undergraduate work
        Transfer students must have a minimum 3.2 GPA
      • Current Texas State undergraduate and graduate students must have a 3.2 GPA
      • Must be fluent in a second language
      • The basic criteria for awarding scholarships is merit. Merit will be determined by GPA, letters of reference, or other appropriate measures as specified in the eligibility criteria above.
      • Undergraduates must enroll for at least 12 hours and graduate students must enroll for at least 6 hours each semester to hold a Crown Scholarship. Failure to comply with this provision shall constitute grounds for the forfeiture of the scholarship.
    • Eligibility Criteria:

      • Applicants must be majoring in History or International Studies
      • Incoming freshmen must have a minimum ACT Composite score of 27 or an SAT score of 1150, or be in the top 10% of his/her graduating class
      • Current Texas State undergraduate students must have a minimum 3.2 GPA, and current graduate students must have a 3.5 GPA
      • Dunn Scholars are required to maintain and overall and semester-by-semester Texas State GPA of 3.5. Failure to comply with this provision shall constitute grounds for the forfeiture of the scholarship.

      Note: You must apply for this scholarship via the History Department's scholarship application form: http://www.txstate.edu/history/resources/scholarships.html

    • Eligibility Criteria:

      • Incoming freshmen must have a minimum ACT Composite score of 27 or an SAT score of 1150, or be in the top 10% of his/her graduating class
      • Incoming graduate students must have a minimum 3.2 GPA on all previous undergraduate work
      •  Incoming transfer students must have a minimum 3.2 GPA
      • Current Texas State undergraduate students must have a minimum 3.2 GPA, and current graduate students must have a 3.5 GPA
      • Must be a major in International Studies
      • Undergraduate and graduate-level Burden Family Scholars must enroll for at least 15 hours and 9 hours per semester, respectively.
      • The basic criteria for awarding scholarships will be merit and need. Merit will be determined by GPA, letters of reference, or other appropriate measures as specified in the eligibility criteria above. Need will be determined by income, Pell Grant application, or other appropriate measures such as Financial Aid Award information. Please note in your letter of application that you are a Pell Grant recipient, or that you are eligible for a Pell Grant even though you did not apply, and the income level (personal, family, or household) that supports or will support your studies.
      • Burden Family Scholars are required to maintain an overall and semester-by-semester Texas State GPA of 3.2 or above if undergraduates and 3.5 if graduates. Failure to comply with this provision shall constitute grounds for the forfeiture of the scholarship.
    • The Helen Ratliff Cleaves Memorial Scholarship is a competitive scholarship offered through the Center for International Studies at Texas State University

      Eligibility Criteria:

      • Open to graduate students in International Studies
      • Fluency in English and Spanish
      • Eligibility to be accepted as a graduate student at Texas State University
      • Students must be enrolled for a minimum of nine hours during the semesters in which they receive the scholarship
      • A minimum of a 3.25 GPA is required
    • Eligibility Criteria:

      • Undergraduate or graduate student, including entering freshman, majoring in International Studies;
      • Full time student as defined by Texas State University;
      • Minimum GPA of 3.2; for entering freshmen, minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale;
      • Race, ethnicity, gender, and economic status will not be considerations;
      • Demonstrated competency in a second language, as determined by the Selection Committee;
      • University policy infractions may disqualify applicants; and
      • A past recipient of the Scholarship must reapply each year in order to be considered.
    • Eligibility criteria:

      • Incoming freshmen must have a minimum ACT Composite score of 27 or an SAT score of 1150, or be in the top 10% of his/her graduating class
      • Incoming graduate students must have a minimum 3.25 GPA on all previous undergraduate work
      • Incoming transfer students must have a minimum 3.25 GPA
      • Current Texas State undergraduate and graduate students must have a minimum 3.25 GPA
      • Must be a major in International Studies
      • Undergraduate and graduate-level Johnson Scholars must enroll for at least 15 hours and 9 hours per semester, respectively.
      • The basic criteria for awarding scholarships will be merit. Merit will be determined by GPA, letters of reference, or other appropriate measures as specified in the eligibility criteria above.
      • Johnson Scholars are required to maintain an overall and semester-by-semester Texas State GPA of 3.25 or above if undergraduates and 3.5 if graduates. Failure to comply with this provision shall constitute grounds for the forfeiture of the scholarship.

    • The Wilson International Exchange Scholarship is a competitive scholarship offered through the Center for International Studies at Texas State University-San Marcos. The Unique program supports a Cambodian faculty/student exchange as well as collaborative research and international outreach to achieve cooperation, understanding, a spirit of inclusiveness, respect for diverse cultures and people, and the development of awareness of global interdependency among citizens.

      Eligibility Criteria:

      • Open to graduate students from all disciplines
      • Fluency in English and other language, preferably Khmer or French
      • Familiarity with American and Cambodian culture and educational systems
      • Eligibility to be accepted as a graduate student at Texas State University
      • Students must be enrolled for a minimum of nine hours during the semesters in which they receive the scholarship
      • A minimum of a 3.25 GPA is required
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Graduate Research Scholarships


The Graduate College also provides funding opportunities for research and travel. You can find more information at:
Graduate Student Travel Fund Webpage