Bobcats are the present and future face of Texas

They may come from vastly different places, but like Texans, they have a lot in common. They’re driven, they’re hopeful and authentically, unapologetically, themselves. They know the world won’t fix itself. They’re preparing to do it themselves.
We exist to help them.
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President Trauth with Students

Thank You To Everyone who Generously Donated

To the Denise M. Trauth Endowed Scholarship. The funds are critical in bringing the Texas State experience within reach for many deserving students.


Student Success

We attract hard-working, curious and creative, daring, and determined students to Texas State. Our students work a lot, both in their studies and to make their studies possible. Everything they have, they have earned. And our students are grateful for your support.

ENDOWED Scholarships and Fellowships

Endowed undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships ensure our students will continue to have opportunities to do as much as they dream.
Biology student

Donor Support Makes a Difference

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.

Betty Costley-Oyervides

Betty Costley-Oyervides

The Texas Women's Endowed Scholarship supports junior and senior undergraduates or graduate students, preferably female, with financial need.

Nina Vaca Empowering the NEXT
TXST Entrepreneurs

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Endowed Scholarship supports students pursuing innovative research and emerging technologies.
Nina Vaca
Richard and Nan Garcia

Richard and Nan Garcia

The Richard and Nan Garcia Endowed Scholarship benefits first-generation college students who are military veterans.
Larry S. Kilby and Cheryl Kilby

Cheryl & Larry S. Kilby

John Michael Kilby Memorial Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Anthropology
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Maroon and Gold

Gifts to the Maroon and Gold Annual Fund help enhance the educational experience and also fund scholarships through the 1899 Scholars program.

Inspired to Give

Sally Jones Endowed Scholarship Awarded

Carla Underhill & Paul Kens Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship

Jesse and Betty Luxton Endowed Scholarship

Enrichment Programs

Experience Counts

We know experiences outside the classroom are crucial to preparing our students for the world beyond college. Whether that’s working on a faculty-mentored project, securing an internship, studying abroad, or finding a group of Bobcats who get just as psyched about everything from keeping the river clean to building a business, we want “hands-on” to always be a part of the Bobcat experience.

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More Than 400 Student Organizations

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Bobcat IDEA Center

The Bobcat IDEA Center will expand opportunities for students to engage in faculty-mentored research and creative inquiry.

Stelos Scholars

Stelos Scholars 2021

The Stelos Scholars program is a highly competitive scholars’ program for community-minded and intellectually gifted young leaders selected from among the university’s top-level scholarship recipients in the Honors College.

Immersive Technologies support interdisciplinary learning at TXST

Alkek One

Funding is needed by the Immersive Studio to develop student workers with expertise in AR/VR to support faculty research projects and become peer mentors.

Support Services

We Take Care Of Our Own

We’re continually adapting to
support our students with a host of specialized resources,
including academic support and advising, counseling and
health services, accessibility and disability services, and more.

Purple Pass Prelaw Support Fund

The Student Learning Assistance Center will be home to the new Purple Pass Prelaw Support Fund (purple being a marker of legal studies since Medieval times). 

Funding is needed to provide mini-grants to student legal organizations to underwrite law school preparatory programming, including alumni panels, LSAT prep workshops, travel to regional law school prep summits, and promotion of a structured sequence of steps students can take to prepare for law school. 

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Trainer with therapy dog

Counseling Center

Funding is needed to support students in crisis to access supplemental services beyond the capacity of the counseling center to provide. 

Emergency Grant Funding

Emergency grants are administered through the Division of Student Affairs and funding is needed to provide just-in-time grants up to $1,000 to support retention for students who are facing unanticipated financial shocks, often due to natural disasters or family emergencies.

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At TXST, we drive what's NEXT - and NEXT IS NOW.

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