Scholarship Recipients on Awards Day
Students may apply for all College of Education administered scholarships with just one online application. Applications are matched with all available scholarships for which individual students are eligible based upon the criteria specified by the donor. In addition, applications are kept on file for the award year, so if new scholarships become available later in the year, applicants are considered for those as well. To expedite the awarding process, we only accept applications through this site.
The scholarship application period for College of Education and Departmental Scholarships to be awarded for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 is January 1 - February 1, 2013. Scholarship applications are reviewed and ranked by faculty scholarship award selection committees. Applicants selected for scholarship awards for Fall 2013-Spring 2014 will be notified via e-mail on or before April 30.
The scholarship application period for College of Education and Departmental Scholarships to be awarded for Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 will open January 1, 2014 and close February 1, 2014. Only online applications are accepted.
Listed below are the most frequently asked questions/answers regarding scholarships in the College of Education. Click on the question to view the answer. Be sure to read all the FAQs before starting your application. The application link is at the bottom of the FAQ list.
Yes, the College of Education awards a variety of scholarships to students who are enrolled in departments in the college (CI, HHP, CLAS).
The application period begins January 1 and runs through February 1. Applications will not be accepted past the deadline.
Applications are submitted online.
Only online submissions are accepted.
No, you need only submit one application. The scholarship management system will match your application with all scholarships for which you are eligible.
Graduate students should complete the "Texas State Graduate College Scholarship Application". You are also invited to submit the "Texas State-San Marcos College of Education Scholarship Application".
The application is a compilation of the criteria specified by scholarship donors. Donors specify the criteria for the scholarships they give. Some donors have very specific criteria, such as: requiring that the recipient has graduated from a specific high school; agrees to teach in a specific location after completing the degree; is a member of a specific organization, etc. By combining all donors’ criteria into one application we maximize the convenience to students so that by submitting one application, the system matches your application with criteria from over forty different scholarships rather than your needing to complete separate applications for each application.
Browser Issues with Firefox 3.5.6
On 12/15/2009, Mozilla released Firefox version 3.5.6 (the current version is 3.5.7 - released 01/05/2009). There have been widespread issues associated with vendor-provided plug-ins and this new Firefox release and Mozilla has committed to quickly resolving these many issues. As such, the Scholarship Manager team has also identified user issues with this Firefox release and the essay sections in our applications.
We have tested Scholarship Manager with the beta release of Firefox 3.6 and the issue appears to have been resolved. Nonetheless, as we are unsure when 3.6 will be released, Next Gen is aggressively evaluating other solutions which provide the same functionality to our users, but do not react to Mozilla's issue.
Students using version 3.5.5 of Firefox or earlier, or any other major browser will not be experiencing any difficulty.
If you cannot complete the application in one sitting, you may save (not submit) your work, log out and return to to your account again later. In the event that you begin an application and don't finish it, you must use your password to get back into your application. If you forget your password, use the Forgot Password link. You can use this option to retrieve a temporary password, login, and then reset your password once in the application. It is recommended that you prepare and save your essay off line so that you can simply copy and paste it in, otherwise you may find that you have timed out and your essay will be lost.
We suggest that you list three references on your application, if possible list two current or previous faculty with whom you have taken class(es) and one professional reference. Please do not include persons in your family as references.
When you submit your application, your references will be contacted via email that is automatically generated by the scholarship management system. Be sure to choose references who have access to email and let them know that they will be contacted by email from firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails are sent out to your references as soon as you click "Save and Continue". References will complete and submit an online reference form.
Tell your references to watch for a link to arrive in their email from email@example.com.
When they click the link it will open the reference form. They simply complete the online form and hit "submit'. The form will be automatically sent to the scholarship manager system.
Encourage them to submit within one week of receiving the email notifying them of the reference request.
Your reference may be in a work environment that has a sensitive firewall or he/she may have filters that send incoming messages to their junk mail. When you make the initial contact with the person(s) you have selected to serve as references for you, you should mention these problems to them. If there is a firewall at their workplace then you should list their personal email account on your scholarship application. If you use their personal email account and they don't receive the email reference form then it is likely that the email has gone into the junk mail. You should request that they examine their junk mail before deleting. They should look for a message from firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can re-send a reference form to a reference by following these steps:
Yes, you can update a reference and/or the reference's contact information by following these steps:
It is possible that a person whom you have listed as a reference may have accidentally deleted the link to the reference form or that there is a firewall that has sent the link to junk mail.
You can re-send a reference form to a reference by following these steps:
Scholarship award notifications are emailed on or before April 25. Once you are notified of the award you have 48 hours to complete and submit the online Scholarship Acceptance Form, otherwise it is assumed that you decline the offer.
If you are selected to receive a scholarship award the link to the Scholarship Acceptance Form will be emailed to you at the email address you listed in your application.
Yes, recipients of College of Education Scholarships are required to attend the Awards Day Ceremony held in conjunction with the Kappa Delta Pi initiation ceremony. Information about the Awards Day Ceremonies, including date, time, and location, will be sent to you via email and will be repeated on the Scholarship Acceptance Form.
As a scholarship recipient, you are required to express your gratitude to your scholarship donor by writing a thank you letter or card. Bring the thank you letter or card to the Awards Day Ceremony and turn it in there. Donor thank you letters and cards will be collected and sent to the University Development Office. The University Development Office will convey you card or letter to your scholarship donor.
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship credits the scholarship funds to your student account toward your tuition and fees.
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Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships
Scholarship recipients are notified via the email address that they listed on their application. Applicants can also check the Recipient List on the College of Education webpage under the tab "Support the College of Education".
In any given academic year, a student's institutional scholarships and any other financial aid may not exceed a student's financial need and cost of attendance, as determined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. When reduction of financial aid is necessary to resolve an over-award, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will first reduce the loans and work-study.