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Texas State expands freshman opportunities with new Distinguished Scholarship

Jayme Blaschke, Director of Media Relations | November 19, 2018

SAN MARCOS – Texas State University is expanding its scholarship offerings with the introduction of the Texas State Distinguished Scholarship. This new scholarship will be awarded beginning fall 2019 to high-achieving incoming freshmen, providing an additional level of financial support and rewarding academic merit. 

This expansion of its assured scholarships represents an $8 million commitment by the university to its future students over the four years the scholarship would be awarded.

“The introduction of the Distinguished Scholarship is an important step toward one of our major strategic goals of increasing scholarship resources for our growing population of students,” said Texas State President Denise M. Trauth. “The Distinguished Scholarship is an example of our university’s commitment to making higher education accessible to talented students.” 

The new scholarship broadens the university’s assured scholarship opportunities, which also include the President’s Honor and Achievement Scholarships. Assured scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen based on their academic credentials, including class rank and test score. The scholarships are guaranteed to all qualified students and are renewable for four years.

“Adding to our freshman scholarship options will help incoming students and their families, and opens the door to the endless possibilities higher education can provide,” said Gene Bourgeois, Texas State provost and vice president for academic affairs. “As a research university, a key measure of our excellence is the high quality of the students entering as freshmen. We’re excited to expand our assured scholarships to a larger group of incoming freshmen to help make a Texas State education a reality.”

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About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 188,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922