Student Affairs Scholarships

To apply for any of the scholarships listed below, interested applicants must utilize the SHSU streamlined application, Scholarships4Kats. (Please note: certain scholarships for which you wish to apply may not appear on the Scholarship4Kats page. However, if you meet the requirements for that scholarship, you will be automatically matched to that scholarship.)

STUDENT AFFAIRS

NANCY GAERTNER PERFORMING ARTS ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP: $2,000 will be announced in the spring, and disbursed the following academic year (half in the fall and the remaining half in the spring semester.) Recipients must (1) be a full-time undergraduate in good standing enrolled at Sam Houston State University and majoring in any program within the Department of Theatre and dance and/or the School of Music; and (2) maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.50. Financial need will be a consideration, but not a determining factor. The scholarship is a one-year award. A recipient may receive this scholarship in subsequent years, but must reapply to be reconsidered.

IN-KIND TEXTBOOK SCHOLARSHIP: The SH University Bookstore provides 100% of the annual $5,000 textbook scholarship. SHSU selects the top ten students each Fall and Spring from an automated list generated by Scholarships4Kats. The list is generated using the following student qualifications: (1) FASFA – Need based: Annual income between $0-$5,000, (2) a minimum 3.0 GPA (3) Full-time Undergraduate Student, (4) Freshman/Sophomore Status.

Recipients will receive an email from the Office of the VP for Student Affairs advising them they were selected for the $250.00 scholarship for the designated semester along with recommendations indicating how the scholarship should best be utilized.  Recipients must print out a list of their course materials, and either email it to Holly Tickner or go to the bookstore in person with their Sam ID. A bookstore representative will assist the student in selecting the best textbook options available to get the most use out of the scholarship.

STUDENT AFFAIRS GENERATION & STUDENT EMPLOYEE SCHOLARSHIP: was established in October 2015. Each academic year, a Scholarship Committee will select, and award one or more $1,000 (minimum) scholarships. The recipients are selected based on the following criteria: (1) Full-time undergraduate student in good standing and enrolled at SHSU, (2) Major in any discipline, (3) Must be a natural, step, or adopted child or grandchild of a currently employed staff member from the Division of Student Affairs, (4) Or be a student assistant employed by the Division of Student Affairs, (5) Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5, with more consideration given to applicants with a higher overall GPA, (6) Must have completed at least 15 semester credit hours at SHSU, and (7) Employed full or part-time, and/or involved in community service and/or be active in an on-campus organization.

Qualified applicants can begin applying for the 2017-18 Academic Year beginning on September 1, 2016. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2017.

Request application from: Student Affairs, SHSU, Box 2237, Huntsville, TX 77341-2237, 936-294-1784, or go to Scholarships4Kats.

DEAN OF STUDENTS

ORANGE KEYS: $650 each semester, must maintain 3.0 GPA, must have completed 3 long semesters at SHSU. Written application, letters of recommendation and personal interview required. Only available to current students. Application material available year round. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Fall-1st week of November, Spring 1st week of April. Request application from: Assistant Dean of Students, Box 2508, SHSU Huntsville, TX 77341-2508, 936-294-1785.

FRESHMAN LEADERS: $600 each semester for first-year students. Scholarship is contingent upon acceptance to, and participation in, the Freshman Leadership Program. Available for entering freshman. Written application, letters of recommendation, GPA, Class Rank, and SAT/ACT scores, and interview are required. Application material is available in January of application year. APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 20, 2016. Applications postmarks after May 20 will not be considered. 

SHSU PARENTS' ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT:  $1,000 per year. Recipient must be full-time undergraduate student in good standing, majoring in any discipline; with 12 or more credit hours, maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 and have a family member in the SHSU Parents' Association. Financial aid will be considered but not a determining factor.

MARY LYNN DESHAZO ALPHA LAMBDA DELTA SCHOLARSHIP: $1,000 per year.  Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student (minimum of 12 credit hours) in good standing; majoring in any discipline; be a current member of Alpha Lambda Delta; demonstrate financial need; and have and maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.5 (or minimum 2750 SAT or 27 ACT score for incoming freshmen).

Request application from: John Yarabeck, Dean of Students, SHSU, Box 2508, Huntsville, TX 77341-2508, 936-294-1785.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

ANNE GIBBS AWARD: $250 per long semester. Must be currently enrolled female SHSU sophomore, junior or senior student and in good academic standing. Applicants must be nominated by a member of a Greek sorority.

ERIC SULLINS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: $500 per long semester. Must be currently enrolled male SHSU student and in good academic standing. Must demonstrate financial need. Must uphold outstanding qualities as a male student.

LIBBY BRITT-PHILO/ZETA TAU ALPHA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: $200 annually. Must be a junior or senior member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and living in the ZTA sorority house. Must demonstrate financial need.

ORANGE PRIDE: $500 per long semester. Must maintain a 2.5 GPA and be a full-time student. Tryouts for the team are held in May and June.

SHSU CHEERLEADERS: amount ranges from $0 to $2000 per long semester. Must maintain a 2.0 GPA and be a full-time student. Tryouts for the team are held in May. SHSU MASCOTS: amount ranges from $0 to $2000 per long semester. Must maintain a 2.0 GPA and be a full-time student. Tryouts for the mascots are held in May.

Request applications from Student Activities, SHSU, P.O. Box 2507, Huntsville, TX 77341-2507, 936-294-3861. APPLICATION DEADLINES: See information at the end of each scholarship.

RECREATIONAL SPORTS

OMAR SANCHEZ MEMORIAL RUGBY SCHOLARSHIP: $1,000 per year. Recipient must be a full-time freshman or sophomore student in good standing, majoring in any discipline; have Rugby experience. GPA of 2.0 is required. Application deadline is Sept. 1.  

CHARLES W. JONES III MEN'S LACROSSE SCHOLARSHIP: $1,000 per year.  Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in good standing, majoring in any discipline; and be one of the 15 starting members of the Sam Houston State University men's lacrosse team, as determined by the men's lacrosse coach. GPA of 2.0 is required. Application deadline is December 1. 

SARAH GALEUCIA WOMEN'S LACROSSE SCHOLARSHIP: Amount varies per year. Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in good standing enrolled at Sam Houston State University, majoring in any discipline, and be one of the starting members of the Sam Houston State University women's lacrosse team, as determined by the women's lacrosse coach. GPA of 2.0 is required. Application deadline is March 15.

SAM HOUSTON MAN'S LACROSSE SCHOLARSHIP: Amount varies per year. Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in good standing enrolled at Sam Houston State University, majoring in any discipline, and be one of the 15 starting members of the Sam Houston State University men's lacrosse team, as determined by the men's lacrosse coach. GPA of 2.0 is required. Application deadline is March 15.

JAY SHEPARD MEMORIAL RUGBY SCHOLARSHIP: $1,000 per year. Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate in good standing; major in any discipline incoming freshman must meet University standards of admission with rugby experience. GPA of 2.0 is required. Application deadline is July 15. 

MIKE MAHON MEMORIAL RUGBY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: $1,000 per year. Must be a full-time junior or senior student in good standing, major in any discipline, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be a member of the SHSU Rugby Team. Application deadline is July 15.

SCOTTY ADLEY MEMORIAL MEN'S LACROSSE SCHOLARSHIP: $500 per year. Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in good standing, majoring in any discipline, be from Kingwood, Texas, and be one of the 15 starting members of the Sam Houston State University men's lacrosse team, as determined by the men's lacrosse coach. GPA of 2.0 is required. Application deadline is September 1.

Unless otherwise specified, the application deadline for all scholarships is Feb. 1st. For additional information, contact The Recreational Sports Office, SHSU Box 2387, Huntsville, TX, 77341, 936-294-1985.


Updated July 2016