Paying For School

Information related to funding your graduate degree can be found by clicking the links below.

Graduate Studies Scholarship Nomination - Spring 2017 deadline is December 1st!

The Graduate Studies Scholarship is intended for high-quality students in SHSU graduate programs.  Nominations will be accepted for both new and current students.

Scholarship Nomination Form

Graduate Bridge ASPIRE Program

Now accepting Spring 2017 Applications!

The Graduate Studies Bridge to ASPIRE scholars program provides first generation minority graduate students with mentoring and academic success programming to promote professional development and to strengthen the graduate school experience. During the academic year selected, the ASPIRE Scholars Program provides students an intensive training consisting of professional development, academic success seminars, and mentoring experiences to facilitate a smooth adjustment to the academic rigor of graduate education.  In addition, AsPIRE scholars attend a series of workshops as well as other cultural and educational activities. The Bridge ASPIRE program contract  details program incentives. All program participants receive $2000 in scholarship ($750-Fall, $750-Spring, $500-Summer), $600 in textbooks, and other program incentives.

To apply, please submit the following Graduate Bridge ASPIRE Program Application to the Office of Graduate Studies

Graduate Student Organization Leadership Initiative

The Graduate Student Leadership Initiative is a student scholarship program to promote graduate student engagement and leadership development. Research shows that leadership programs teach important life skills, such as introspection, cultural sensitivity, moral acuity, people skills, and decision-making acumen. Our student organization leadership initiative is a program collaboration between Academic Affairs and the Office of Graduate Studies, the Professional and the Academic Center for Excellence (PACE), and the Center for Leadership and Service. Students who hold executive level leadership positions in University and Department sanctioned student organizations are eligible to participate in this scholarship and leadership program. Students must be elected to the leadership cabinet of a sanctioned Graduate Student Organization, holding position titles such as President, Vice President, etc. Each participant who completes the Fall leadership training will receive a $500 scholarship and another $500 after completion of the Spring semester training.

Civic Engagement Policy StatementCivic Engagement Volunteer Proposal FormService Hours Log

Financial Aid for Graduate Students

Please see the information available at the Office of Financial Aid website.