Scholarships and Fellowships
McCoy College of Business graduate students have a number of opportunities for financial support. In addition to any external scholarships that may be available, students enrolled in McCoy College graduate programs are encouraged to apply for scholarships and fellowships. Read below for more information and how to apply.
Graduate College Scholarships
The Graduate College at Texas State University awards numerous scholarships every year. Funding for these scholarships comes from a wide variety of sources including individuals, corporations, foundations, and special interest organizations and projects.
McCoy College of Business Scholarships
The McCoy College of Business offers numerous scholarships for graduate students. Our scholarships are provided by individuals, foundations, corporations, and special interest organizations.
McCoy College of Business Fellowships
A limited number of McCoy College Fellowships are awarded to exceptional graduate students. Fellowships are similar to scholarships by providing a monetary award to help offset the cost of graduate studies; however, fellowships have the additional benefit of providing a recurring award over multiple academic years. McCoy College Fellowships are awarded on a very competitive basis.
Priority Deadline: January 15
In order to be considered for scholarships and fellowships, your completed applications must be received no later than the January 15 priority deadline. Consideration for scholarships and fellowships is not automatic upon being accepted to your program of choice; meeting the priority deadline merely affords you the opportunity to apply for scholarships prior to entering the program. Please refer to the application deadlines page for more information regarding the priority deadline.
How To Apply
Complete your scholarship / fellowship application via the Bobcat Online Scholarship System (BOSS). Once your application is completed in BOSS, you will automatically be eligible and considered for all McCoy College of Business scholarships and fellowships.
Graduate assistantship (GA) positions offer McCoy College graduate students the opportunity to generate income while working on campus. GA positions are available within each academic department at McCoy College, in addition to the Office of the Dean. There are also GA positions available across the entire Texas State campus in other colleges and departments. Graduate assistant positions are posted on the Texas State jobs board, Handshake. Once accepted to a graduate program you can view the available positions on Handshake.
Three Things to Know
- Graduate assistant positions become available fairly regularly given that graduate school, for most students, is a relatively short endeavor. If the position you seek isn't available the first time you inquire, be persistent — it may be available the next semester.
- McCoy College of Business graduate assistantships may focus on research, instructional support, and / or administrative support.
- Graduate assistant positions are typically capped at 20 hours per week, and you are paid via check or direct deposit just as you would be paid at a non-university job. Your earnings do not serve to directly offset / discount the tuition and fees you are billed by Texas State University. However, a major benefit to international or out-of-state students is that, in addition to the income, working as a graduate assistant typically qualifies you for the much less expensive in-state tuition rate.