Graduate Dean’s Traditional Scholarship

The Award:

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Graduate College is pleased to announce the Graduate Dean’s Scholarship for all the traditional degree programs (16-week courses) for all disciplines. This is a one-time $2,000 award and both domestic and international students may qualify.

Eligibility:

  • Newly admitted graduate student (degree-seeking), in any discipline
  • Studying in a traditional master’s or doctoral program (16-week courses)
  • Unconditionally admitted starting from Summer I 2020 and on.
  • Enroll in a minimum of 6 semester hours.

*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 UTRGV Employee Scholarship. The only exception is the GRE/GMAT Test Fee Scholarship.

Application Process:

The scholarship application is available online at this link here.

Deadline:

  • 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 Graduate Dean’s Scholarship?
No, you must be admitted unconditionally in order to qualify for the Graduate Dean’s Scholarship.

Can the Graduate Dean's 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 UTRGV Employee Scholarship. The only exception is the GRE/GMAT Test Fee Scholarship.

How will the Graduate Dean’s Scholarship be distributed?
It will be applied directly to your tuition and fees, within your UTRGV account, no later than the 12th class day.

Can I be considered for the Graduate Dean’s Scholarship if I am applying into a Doctoral program?
Yes, as long as you are a newly admitted doctoral student and are not receiving any other scholarship from the graduate college.

Can I apply for this scholarship each semester?
No, this is only a one time scholarship awarded to newly admitted graduate students.