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Graduate Scholarships

The UTRGV Select Scholarship is a one-time award available for newly admitted graduate students for both traditional and accelerated online programs, who have not previously been awarded this scholarship or the former Graduate Dean's Scholarship.

Due to the generous contributions of corporations, foundations, organizations, and individual donations, these scholarships are awarded based on merit, need, and other various criteria.

The Graduate Resource Grant is available to Graduate students in both traditional and accelerated online programs (excluding medical doctor students).  Eligible students may receive up to $2,000.00 ($1,000 per Fall/Spring term) based on their financial need as determined by FAFSA.
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The UTRGV Graduate Gateway Scholarship offers graduate students from all disciplines a great opportunity to help fund their studies at UTRGV. The award consists of a one-time, up to $2,000 scholarship for Summer 2024 (including Summer Module I and II).

Newly admitted (accelerated online and traditional) graduate students for Summer 2024 will be eligible for this scholarship. Students must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 hours per summer term or module. This scholarship may not be combined with any other UTRGV institutional scholarships or assistantships, such as the Sustainability Fellows, UTRGV Employee Tuition Assistance Program, Summer Graduate Resource Grant, or the Graduate Resource Grant-TPEG.

No scholarship application is required. Your eligibility will be determined by the UTRGV Scholarship team once you are admitted into your graduate program. To be considered, you must be admitted into your program by the priority application deadline. Funding is limited and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.

The Rio-South Texas Education and Community Development Foundation Endowed Scholarship offers graduate students a great opportunity to help fund their studies at UTRGV. Funds distributed from the endowment will be used to provide scholarships to students to increase attainment of Master and Doctoral degrees in the fields of Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources, Business, Finance, Marketing, Education, Health Science, Information Technology, Manufacturing, or STEM. Selected scholarship recipients must pledge to work in the Rio Grande Valley for each year beyond their graduate education that is funded. For example, a two-year graduate program would require a two-year pledge.

How to Apply

  1. Log in with your UTRGV Student Credentials at
  2. You will be matched to UTRGV and External Scholarships as you answer questions in the Questions tab.
  3. Review UTRGV and External Scholarships available in the Scholarships tab.
  4. Complete any Scholarship Applications available under the Applications tab.
  5. You can use the Search bar to look for Rio-South Texas Education and Community Development Foundation Endowed Scholarship.

The scholarship application requires admission into a degree-seeking program. If you have not submitted your admission application, apply here:


Application Deadline

July 16, 2024

The Val LaMantia and Guy Bailey Employee Graduate Scholarship is your chance to advance your career with a $3,000 scholarship exclusively for UTRGV staff starting their first graduate program in Fall 2024. This scholarship offers $1,500 per semester over Fall 2024 and Spring 2025. With only 8 scholarships available, seize this opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge. Submit your scholarship application by August 1st with a letter of recommendation from your supervisor. For more information:

Additional Opportunities Available

These are usually one-time scholarships that require students to submit their applications online or to the corresponding department offering the scholarship.

- UTRGV Endowed/Departmental Scholarships

UTRGV is committed to providing as many scholarship opportunities as possible for students. As organizations send us information pertaining to their scholarship opportunities, we make them available for your review and to take advantage of those opportunities.

State Scholarships and Exemptions provide financial aid that does not require repayment. UTRGV participates in the following state scholarships and exemptions offered by the Texas Higher Coordinating Board.

- Fifth Year Accounting Student Scholarship
- License Plate Scholarship
- Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program
- Good Neighbor Program

Students who receive a competitive scholarship may be eligible to pay the Resident Tuition and Mandatory Fee Rate.

- Non-residents of Texas
- Citizens of another country (International Students)

Provide limited, last resort, financial assistance to currently enrolled students who are experiencing a sudden emergency, accident, or an unforeseen event.

Current UTRGV full-time employees can take advantage of this program to assist with tuition assistance for up to nine credit hours per academic, fiscal year.