UTRGV Graduate Select Scholarship
The UTRGV Graduate Select 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.
Graduate students must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 hours (or 3 hours per module) for Spring 2024 or Spring Module I 2024. Applicants will be selected based on a competitive assessment of admissions information. They will be reviewed in accordance with the university's mission, identifying those with intellectual, creative, and leadership potential who wish to earn a Master's or Doctoral degree from UTRGV.
The scholarship will be available to newly admitted (accelerated online and traditional) graduate students for the Spring 2024 or Spring Module I 2024 term who have not previously been awarded this scholarship or the former Graduate Dean's Scholarship. Priority will be given to students who do not receive other UTRGV institutional scholarships or graduate assistantships. *Eligibility requirements updated as of 11/14/2023.
Scholarship selection will be based on a holistic review of admissions information considering the factors listed below:
Holistic GPA Review
3.3 GPA in the undergraduate degree for admission to the Master’s program.
Or 3.3 GPA in the undergraduate degree for direct admission to Doctoral programs (when applicable).
Or 3.3 or higher GPA in Masters-level studies for admission to Doctoral programs.
Must be enrolled at least 6 hours (or 3 hours per module), for Spring 2024 or Spring Module I 2024 in hours leading to the completion of a master's or doctoral degree.
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 award consists of a one-time, up to $1,000 scholarship for Spring 2024 or Spring Module I 2024.
Scholarship funds are not transferable to subsequent semesters or academic year if a student fails to enroll in the number of hours required for the awarded semester or does not receive the full award. This scholarship terminates upon graduation, transfer to another institution, or upon non-enrollment at UTRGV.
For questions about the Graduate Select Scholarship, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Recipients who are international or non-resident may be eligible to pay Texas resident tuition during the terms of the scholarship.
We recommend students apply for financial aid at the same time as the UTRGV Graduate Select Scholarship application. The selection process is competitive, and there are still other opportunities to be awarded grants as a graduate student. It's a good idea to have an application on file should funds be available. Once the application is on file, students can also explore our UTRGV General Scholarships. Find scholarship information.
You do not need to apply for a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) to apply or accept the Graduate Select Scholarship.
Frequently Asked Questions
If I am admitted conditionally, will I qualify for the Graduate Select Scholarship?
No, you must have clear admittance into your academic program to qualify for the Graduate Select Scholarship.
Can the Graduate Select Scholarship be combined with any other UTRGV institutional scholarships or graduate assistantships?
No, this scholarship may not be combined with any other UTRGV institutional scholarships or assistantships, such as the Sustainability Fellows or the UTRGV Employee Tuition Assistance Program.
If I am a UTRGV employee, can I apply and receive this scholarship?
Yes, UTRGV employees can apply and receive this scholarship if they do not receive any other UTRGV institutional scholarships or assistantships, such as the Sustainability Fellows or the UTRGV Employee Tuition Assistance Program.
When and how will the Graduate Select Scholarship be distributed?
Students selected to receive this award must accept their award as instructed in their award letter. The accepted award amounts will be applied to the student’s tuition and fee bill as long as they meet eligibility and enrollment requirements.
If I already paid for my tuition, can I get a reimbursement if I meet the requirements?
Yes. If you meet the eligibility and enrollment requirements, any credit created due to an out-of-pocket payment will be refunded to you.
Can I be considered for the Graduate Select 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 UTRGV institutional scholarships or assistantships.
Can I apply for this scholarship each year?
No, this is a one-time scholarship awarded to newly admitted graduate students and returning graduate students.
If I was awarded the Graduate Dean’ Scholarship before, can I apply for the Graduate Select Scholarship?
No, the Graduate Select Scholarship is for graduate students who have not previously been awarded this scholarship or the former Graduate Dean’s Scholarship.
Do I need to have a financial aid application (FAFSA or TASFA) in order to be eligible?
No, a financial aid application is not required.
When is the application deadline to apply to my graduate program?
Visit the graduate Application deadlines page to find the deadline for your program.