Scholarships & Financial Aid

The Elliott T. Bowers Honors College understands the importance of financial aid and scholarships during a student's academic career. Our college offers an advantage for receiving numerous scholarships on campus and funding opportunities for Honors students in good standing each semester.

 Terry Scholars

Selection as a Terry Scholar includes a generous scholarship award that covers six to eight full semesters of tuition, books, and expected on-campus living expenses at SHSU. Terry Scholars also benefit from specialized mentoring, as well as outstanding opportunities for personal and professional development through service activities. Terry Scholar candidates are recommended to the Foundation by SHSU and must attend a personal interview with the Terry Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee. The Terry Foundation selects the scholarship recipients from among the candidates who are recommended for interview. In keeping with the Foundation's desire for Terry Scholars who are "well rounded" and "hard working", applicants will be evaluated with respect to three evenly-weighted criteria:

  • Record of academic performance, as evidenced by grades, class rank, and ACT or SAT scores
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, especially within one's school and local community
  • Financial need

Additional Scholarships

The Elliott T. Bowers Honors College is eager to provide support for our students during recruiting, enrollment at SHSU, and beyond. As such, we invite you to learn about these scholarship opportunities early in your academic career:



Important Scholarship Deadlines


December 1

  • Complete the ApplyTexas Application online.
  • Complete the Honors College application.
  • Contact your prospective academic department to learn about its scholarship opportunities and application procedures.


February 1

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to assist in the consideration process. (Most institutional scholarships are merit-based, but some also consider socioeconomic disadvantages or financial need, as assessed by the FAFSA.)
  • Complete the SHSU Scholarships4Kats online.


To be considered for the full range of scholarships offered through the SHSU Office of Student Aid  Financial Services, students MUST complete the FAFSA. The FAFSA is available beginning January 1, and the priority deadline for all students is February 1.


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