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Many nonprofit and private organizations offer scholarships to help pay for college. You must be an accepted student at SHSU to apply for scholarships. To review your scholarship eligibility, you must complete the general application in the Scholarships4Kats portal. After you complete your profile, you are automatically considered for all relevant scholarships.

Smith-Hutson Scholarship

Students awarded Smith-Hutson Scholarships may receive financial support up to a maximum of $18,500 per academic year for up to four years for incoming freshmen (Texas residents only) and two years for transfer students. Smith-Hutson Scholars also benefit from tutorial support, academic advising, mentoring, and professional development advising.

Employee Dependent Student Scholarship


The Sam Houston State Employee Dependent Scholarship Program provides undergraduate tuition scholarship assistance to the eligible dependent children and spouse of full-time, benefit eligible employees.

Bearkat Transfer Scholarship

SHSU automatically offers the Bearkat Transfer Scholarship to qualified students on a first-come, first-served basis. Awarded amount is based on student’s transfer GPA. No application necessary.