Monday, April 15, 2024
  Around Campus, Community

By Victoria Brito Morales

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – APRIL 15, 2024 – This summer, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is offering a special incentive to incoming graduate students, aimed at jumpstarting their academic journey toward an advanced degree. 

The new Summer 2024 Grad Incentive will grant up to $2,000 toward the education of new students entering any academic program within the UTRGV Graduate College. This award, provided through grants or scholarships, is available on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds are exhausted. 

To qualify for this incentive, students must:

  • Be new master’s or doctoral students at UTRGV for the Summer 2024 semester.
  • Enroll in at least six credit hours to receive $2,000, or three credit hours to receive $1,000.

Once enrolled and meeting these requirements, students will automatically receive the award, which cannot be combined with other scholarships or graduate assistantships, including the UTRGV Employee Tuition Assistance Program. 

Stephanie Ozuna Larralde, director of Graduate Recruitment and Outreach at UTRGV, encourages prospective graduates to seize this opportunity to begin their graduate education with confidence. 

“In today's competitive job market, having master’s or doctoral degrees are increasingly essential for career advancement. The $2,000 summer incentive not only provides financial relief but also enhances students' competitiveness in their chosen fields,” Ozuna Larralde said. 

The deadline to enroll and receive this aid is the first day of class. 

UTRGV Summer 2024 schedule:

  • Summer Module 1 - May 1 
  • Summer I - June 3
  • Summer Module II - June 26
  • Summer II - July 11

For more information, contact or call 1-833-887-4842.


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.