UTRGV Employee Scholarship

The Award:

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Graduate College is pleased to announce the UTRGV Employee Scholarship for all full-time UTRGV Employees. UTRGV Employees must be seeking a master’s, in any discipline or Doctor of Education program (degree-seeking). This is a one-time scholarship of up to $3,500 dependent on the total credit hours of the graduate program.

$3,500- 36 credit hours and above

$3,250- 33 credit hours

$3,000- 30 credit hours

Eligibility:

  • Newly admitted graduate student (degree-seeking).
  • Studying in a master’s or Doctor of Education program (Both traditional and accelerated online programs).
  • Unconditionally admitted starting from Spring 2020 Module II and up until Spring 2021.
  • Enroll in a minimum of 6 semester hours each module/semester.

*Note: This scholarship may not be combined with any other scholarship offered by the Graduate College such as the Presidential Graduate Research Assistantship, Sustainability Fellows or the Graduate Dean’s Scholarship. The only exception is the GRE/GMAT Test Fee Scholarship.

Application Process:

The scholarship application is available online at this link here.

Deadline:

  • Accelerated Online Programs (7-week courses):
    • Spring 2020 Module II- February 28th
    • Summer 2020 Module I- April 24th
    • Summer 2020 Module II- June 19th
  • Traditional Programs (16-week courses):
    • Summer I 2020- May 15th
    • Summer II 2020- June 25th
    • Fall 2020- August 7th
    • Spring 2021- December 18th

Selection Process:

Applications will be evaluated by the Graduate College Scholarship Committee.

Additional Information:

The scholarship will be applied to your account by no later than the 12th class day and will be visible on ASSIST.

Frequently Asked Questions:

If I am admitted conditionally will I qualify for the UTRGV Employee Scholarship?
No, you must be admitted unconditionally in order to qualify for the UTRGV Employee Scholarship.

Can the UTRGV Employee Scholarship be combined with any other scholarship offered by the Graduate College?
No, this scholarship may not be combined with any other scholarship offered by the Graduate College such as the Presidential Graduate Research Assistantship, Sustainability Fellows or the Graduate Dean’s Scholarship. The only exception is the GRE/GMAT Test Fee Scholarship.

How will the UTRGV Employee Scholarship be distributed?
It will be applied directly to your tuition and fees, within your UTRGV account, no later than the 12th class day. $1,000 will be distributed in your first module/semester and $500 thereafter for the remaining consecutive modules/semesters.

If I stop working full-time at UTRGV can I continue to receive my scholarship?
No, the scholarship will no longer be applied to your account if you stop working full-time at UTRGV.

Can I be considered for the UTRGV Employee Scholarship if I am applying into a Doctoral program?
Yes, if you are a newly admitted Doctor of Education student. New students in the Clinical Psychology (PhD), Rehabilitation Counseling (PhD) and Business Administration (Phd) do not qualify for this scholarship.

Can I apply for this scholarship each semester?
No, this is only a one-time scholarship.

Can the UTRGV Employee Scholarship be combined with the Employee Tuition Assistance Program?
Yes, this scholarship can be combined. Click here to find more information on the Employee Tuition Assistance Program.