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University Advancement

Student Success

Bobcats are a Community of Achievers

To give students the tools needed to graduate, the university aims to increase student support around academic and personal achievement.

Student Success Is Our Priority

Texas State University will distribute approximately $40 million in emergency grants directly to eligible students for the fall semester through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), to help ease the financial strain caused by the pandemic.  

Student success is our top priority, and the financial support we’re able to provide our Bobcats makes a difference and helps them stay on track toward graduation.

The application period for fall 2021 will be open from August 23-September 9. Learn more about the emergency grants, eligibility requirements, and how to apply on the Bobcat Cares webpage.

Group of Graduates
Nina Vaca Awardees

I&E Award Inaugural Awardees

Congratulations to the inaugural Nina Vaca Innovation and Entrepreneurship awardees, Valentina Muller and Joshua Travieso.
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STUDENT Scholarships

Now more than ever, students need the support of their Bobcat family. Join the effort to help students continue their journey at Texas State.

Dr. Sally Jones Endowed Scholarship

Maroon & Gold Annual Fund

Gifts help enhance the educational experience and also fund scholarships through the 1899 Scholars program.
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Group of PhD students in Criminal Justice Seminar

Graduate Student Support

Endow graduate fellowships to fund student research with faculty and make it possible for Texas State to attract and retain top graduate students.

Our students thrive – academically and personally

Truth About Adulting

Men of Action, Leadership & Excellence Network

Mentoring Women in STEM

Impact Stories

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials announced that 29 graduate-level college students will receive a total of $472,390 in educational funding through the Rodeo’s Graduate Assistantship Program. These funds will support 27 students pursuing master’s degrees and two doctoral students for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Graduate Assistantship Program represents a portion of the Rodeo’s annual commitment to Texas youth and education. The program began in the early 1970s to grow the Rodeo’s involvement with the state’s agricultural schools and to further its commitment to institutions, education and agriculture. Since then, the Rodeo has awarded $14.8 million to these Texas institutions in support of agriculture research.

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Kent Finlay Scholarship

The Kent Finlay Endowed Scholarship is presented to an outstanding history student each year. He established the Cheatham Street Music Foundation, a non-profit music development foundation, and has left an influential legacy on the campus of Texas State as well as in Texas and American music.


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A group of students dressed in suits who participated at the Net Impact competition.

Net Impact Success

The Texas State Net Impact team that won the Future of Energy Challenge traveled to San Francisco.
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Design Competition

Students create award-winning design for international furniture company.

400+ Over 400 academic, artistic and service groups

There’s no limit to the ways students can find new experiences, meet new people and get engaged with campus life at Texas State University.
A student group celebrating with high fives at the Innovation Lab.

For More Information

To learn more, please contact Dr. Dan Perry in the Office of Development at or call 512.245.4055.