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McCoy Scholarships & Fellowships

Many opportunities exist for financial support for McCoy College of Business Administration graduate students. Adhering to the exact process of applying for these competitive scholarships and fellowships will ensure your application will be accepted for consideration. The following is a description of the various types of financial support that are available.


Scholarships Through the Texas State Graduate College

The Texas State Graduate College awards several types of scholarships each year. Funding for these scholarships comes from a wide variety of sources including individuals, corporations, foundations and special interest organizations and projects. Each scholarship carries a different set of eligibility requirements. A description of all scholarships offered by the Graduate College including their eligibility requirements can be found on the Graduate College website. It is important to note that several of these types of scholarships have their own application form and due date. Be aware of the requirements for each. Below is a description of several of these opportunities for financial support.


Graduate College Scholarships: The Graduate College awards several scholarships each year to qualified graduate students. Graduate College Scholarships range from $1,000 to $2,000 for the academic year, which is disbursed on a semester basis.

Graduate Scholars Program/Celebrity Classic Scholarships: Another financial support opportunity for graduate business students are the Graduate Scholars Program/Celebrity Classic Scholarships. Awards for these scholarships range from $1,000 to $2,500 per year, which is disbursed on a semester basis.

The application deadline for these scholarships is March 1 and they are applied for through the Graduate College's new automated scholarship application system found here.


Fellowships/Scholarships Through the McCoy College of Business

The McCoy College of Business Administration provides several opportunities for financial support. Some of these funding opportunities are listed below.
McCoy Fellowships: The McCoy Foundation makes fellowships available to encourage students with intellectual/creative promise and leadership to complete a master's degree in business. The fellowships may be awarded at either the “Distinction” level or the “Excellence” level depending upon the qualifications of the applicant. The Fellowship of Distinction carries an award of $1,500 per semester, and the Fellowship of Excellence carries an award of $2,500 per semester. Awards are disbursed on a semester-by-semester basis for the academic year.  The application form (click here to download) and all supporting documents must be submitted to the dean’s office of the McCoy College by March 1.

McCoy College Graduate Scholarships: Several pools of money are set aside each year to provide scholarships for qualified graduate business students. These monies are donated by individuals, foundations, corporations and special interest organizations. They are awarded on a competitive basis. In order to be considered, please follow the same process for Graduate College scholarships using the new automated scholarship application system.

Miscellaneous Graduate Scholarships: From time to time, other scholarship opportunities are announced from outside the University that normally target specific groups of students. The deadline for submission of these scholarship application packets is normally very early February and each scholarship has its own application form. If you are interested in scholarships, inquire in the dean’s office of the McCoy College of Business Administration (McCoy 530).


Priority Deadline Applicants: New applicants to to the McCoy College of Business graduate programs (MBA, MAcy, MSAIT and MSHRM) may be considered for scholarships and fellowships for the current academic year. In order to be considered for these financial aid awards, however, your completed applications must be received no later than February 1. Please note that consideration for scholarships and fellowships is not automatic; meeting the Priority Deadline merely allows you the chance to apply for scholarships/fellowships prior to entering the program. Please refer to the Application Deadlines page for more information regarding the Priority Deadline for new/incoming students.