Scholarships and Assistantships

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Academic Scholarships

The Sam Houston State University Academic Scholarship program provides financial support for beginning, transfer and current students based on financial need or outstanding academic achievement.

SHSU Scholarships & Financial Aid

Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Scholarship

The Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Scholarships are expressly intended to be available to students majoring in programs in the Department of Theatre and Dance or the School of Music.

Recipients will be selected by a committee to include the administrative heads of the three performing arts areas as well as a representative of the Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication. The following criteria will be applied to selection:

Recipients must:

  • Be full-time Sam Houston State University in good standing (3.0 overall GPA or higher)
  • Be a student majoring in any program with the Department of Theatre and Dance or the School of Music.

Financial need may be considered in the award process, but will not be a determining factor. The scholarship is a one-year award. A recipient may receive this scholarship in subsequent years, but must reapply each year and be selected as the best candidate.

To obtain the application form, contact or stop by your appropriate department chair's office.