OTHER SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
SHSU academic scholarship recipients are not selected by the Financial Aid Office (FAO). However, all scholarship awards, SHSU and/or outside donor awards, must be coordinated by the FAO. This ensures compliance with State and Federal Regulations.
SHSU has a number of academic scholarships which are awarded for scholastic achievement, and activity scholarships that are awarded for excellence in a specific activity:
- Available to currently enrolled and new students at SHSU.
- Each scholarship requires a separate application and/or other data. (Check with the scholarship department/agency for further information).
- Deadlines for scholarship are usually between November and February for the following Fall semester awards. (Refer to the awarding department/agency for actual deadline).
Refer to "Scholarships" on the menu to the right for specific details about scholarships available through SHSU.
To promote the professional and educational needs of the state; increase the number of highly trained and educated professional accountants available to serve the residents of this state; improve the state's business environment and encourage economic development and financial stability; and identify, recognize and support outstanding scholars who plan to pursue careers in accounting.
Who can apply? Students who...
- Are classified as residents of Texas;
- Are enrolled at participating public or private, non-profit colleges and universities in Texas (including junior/community colleges);
- Are enrolled at least half-time;
- Will have completed at least 120 hours of college course work (including at least 15 semester credit hours of accounting) at the beginning of the term in which the award is being made;
- Are making satisfactory academic progress;
- Have not already taken the CPA exam, but plan to take the CPA examination in the State of Texas and are willing to sign a written statement confirming the intent to take the written examination conducted by the Texas State Board of Public Accounting for the purpose of being granted a certificate of "Certified Public Accountant;"
- Register for the Selective Service or are exempt from this requirement; and
- Demonstrate financial need.
How much can be awarded?
Individuals my receive a scholarship for up to $5,000.
How can I apply?
Obtain an application from the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. Although these applications are processed through the financial aid office, a representative of the School of Accounting or Dean of the Academic Department for Accounting must approve the selection of recipients.
- March 15
Initial Eligibility Requirements
- Be a Texas resident
- Demonstrate financial need
- Complete a 2013-2014 FAFSA or TAFSA and file by March 15
- Complete Recommended or Distinguished Achievement High School curriculum.
- Rank in the top 10 percent (at the end of the 7th high school semester or 6th if the college uses that semester for admissions)
- Graduate from a public or private accredited high school in Texas
- Enroll full time in a Texas public 2-year or 4-year college or university in fall 2013
- Complete 30 semester credit hours (SCH) in the previous year
- Maintain an overall 3.25 GPA
- Complete at least 75% of hours attempted in the previous year
- Demonstrate financial need
- Complete the FAFSA or TASFA by March 15 Application Process
- Students must meet all eligibility and ranking criteria.
- Students will be notified of their scholarship on the financial aid award notification received from the college to which they apply
** FAFSA or TAFSA, and must have a Process Date of March 15, or earlier.