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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.
Additional Info:  https://www.utrgv.edu/ucentral/paying-for-college/financial-aid/grants/utrgv-graduate-resource-grant/index.htm
The Government of the United Mexican States prioritizes the attention of Mexicans living abroad with a mission to contribute to their empowerment, integration, and better development. They are convinced that supporting the education of Mexican nationals or persons of Mexican origin living in the United States of America is a key element to achieving better integration into their host societies and contributes to the enrichment of these societies.

Motivated by this desire, The Mexican Consulate in Brownsville and McAllen accepted UTRGV’s “IME-Becas 2023” funding application request providing financial support to UTRGV enrolled students of Mexican or Mexican-Origin for the 2023-2024 academic year.

For enrolled students of Mexican or Mexican-Origin.

How to Apply
Log in to www.utrgv.edu/applyscholarships with your UTRGV Student Credentials
You will be matched to UTRGV and External Scholarships as you answer questions in the Questions tab.
Review UTRGV and External Scholarships available in the Scholarships tab.
Complete any Scholarship Applications available under the Applications tab.
You can use the Search bar to look for IME Becas Scholarship.

Application Deadline
September 15

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 $1,000 scholarship for Spring 2024 or Spring Module I 2024.

Newly admitted (accelerated online and traditional) graduate students for the Spring 2024 or Spring Module I 2024 term will be eligible for this scholarship. Students must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 hours (or 3 hours per module) for Spring 2024 or Spring Module I 2024. Priority will be given to students who do not receive other UTRGV institutional scholarships or graduate assistantships.

No scholarship application is required. Your eligibility will be determined by the UTRGV Scholarship team once you are admitted into your graduate program. It is encouraged to be admitted into your program by the priority application deadline of December 22, 2023, to be considered. 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 www.utrgv.edu/applyscholarships
  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: www.utrgv.edu/gradapply

 

Application Deadline

July 16, 2024

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.