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Political Science Need-Based Assistance Scholarship

The Political Science Need-Based Assistance Scholarship is given annually to graduate students of exceptional character who need financial assistance. The monetary award varies from $500 - $2,500 per academic year. Students are responsible for submitting applications to the Political Science Department. Part-time and full-time graduate students may apply, provided they meet the following criteria:

  1. Graduate GPA of at least a 2.5; or, for students without previous graduate credit, a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least a 2.5;
  2. Conditional or unconditional acceptance in the MA Political Science Program.

Preference will be given to those graduate students who have taken less than 18 graduate credit hours. Students must send: (a) a cover letter; (b) a one-page statement of financial need; (c) a resume; (d) a copy of their undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and (e) two recent letters of recommendation. One of the letters of recommendation must attest to the student’s academic abilities. Students may apply to both the Academic Scholarship and Need-Based Assistance Scholarship, but they will not be eligible to be awarded both scholarships simultaneously. Applications are due by October 15

The awardee will be chosen by the Political Science Academic and Need-Based Assistance Scholarship Committee.

NOTE: The committee may recommend that no award be presented for the year.

Please send applications to: 
Dr. Thomas Varacalli 
Political Science, UAC 355 
Texas State University
601 University Dr.
San Marcos, TX 78666

or electronically to: