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Scholarships and other funding opportunities


The College of Graduate Studies offers a merit scholarship every semester (Fall, Spring and Summer) to new incoming domestic and international graduate students.

The merit scholarships that we award do not require a specific application. All graduate/doctoral degree seeking students who get admitted into a program are automatically considered on a first come, first serve basis. If they meet the scholarship criteria below, then they are offered a scholarship, if available. The number of scholarship offers varies every semester depending on the funds available.

The scholarship criteria is as follows:

Graduate students:

  • Undergraduate overall GPA of 3.0 and above AND GRE composite score (Q+V) of 295/MAT score of 410/GMAT score of 420, OR
  • Undergraduate overall GPA of 2.8 and above AND GRE composite score (Q+V) of 300 and above.

Doctoral students:

  • Graduate overall GPA of 3.0 and above, undergraduate overall GPA of 3.0 and above AND GRE composite score (Q+V) of 295/MAT score of 410/GMAT score of 420, OR
  • Graduate overall GPA of 3.0 and above, undergraduate overall GPA of 2.8 and above AND GRE composite score (Q+V) of 300 and above.

Scholarship details:

  • Fall awards: $500 in the Fall semester and $500 the following Spring semester + in-state tuition during the first fall, winter intersession, spring, spring intersession and summer (for out-of-state/international students).
  • Spring awards: $500 in the Spring semester and $500 in the summer semester+ in-state tuition during the first spring, spring intersession, and summer (for out-of-state/international students).
  • Summer awards: $500 starting in the Fall semester and $500 the following Spring semester + in-state tuition during the first fall, winter intersession, spring, spring intersession and summer (for out-of-state/international students).

Once incoming students receive the offer, they must accept through the Javelina Scholarships website and review terms and conditions, as students need to meet certain requirements to maintain the scholarship.


This graduate scholarship is primarily awarded to newly recruited graduate students who want to pursue a degree at the master's or doctoral level at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. All awards are made on a competitive basis.

The amount of the award is $1500 per academic year for master’s or doctoral students. All awards will be used by the awardees primarily to help cover tuition, fees and book expenses.

Criteria for applying:

  • Applicants must be degree seeking and currently enrolled as Master’s or Doctoral students.
  • Applicants must be originally from Kleberg County or must have graduated from a Kleberg County high school.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours during the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters.
  • Scholarship applicants must have a 3.00 overall undergraduate grade point average for master's program, and must have a 3.25 master's grade point average for doctoral program applicants.

 

Applications are available through https://tamuk.academicworks.com/ 


Visit our Javelina Scholarships website where you can find a list of all the opportunities the university is currently offering. 

Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA) provide academic program support under the supervision of a
faculty member. GTA activities must support the teaching mission of the department.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships should not be given to graduate students who serve primarily as
research assistants or administrative assistants (secretarial support for departments).

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled as a full-time student each semester serving as TA
  • Degree seeking graduate student.
  • A GTA will immediately lose his/her assistantship if the GTA withdraws from a course and drops
    below full-time status.
  • GTA funding is for 2 years maximum for Masters students and 3 years for Doctoral students.
  • GTAs are awarded on a semester-by-semester basis.
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA to hold assistantships; departmental requirements may be higher.
  • Stipends vary by program and college.
  • No more than 20 hours per week (combined employment at the university may not exceed 20
    hrs/wk).
  • Departments are expected to evaluate the performance of GTAs each semester

Activities

GTA activities must support the teaching mission of the department. Activities may include but not
limited to: assist the faculty in preparation and development of course/laboratory materials, running
laboratory sessions, conducting study and review sessions, assist in teaching undergraduate
courses, grading, responding to student questions, or help in any other activity that supports the faculty to fulfill their teaching responsibility.


Notes

  • Any change in the designation of a GTA or deviation from activities listed above should receive
    explicit written request from the graduate school.
  • Departments are responsible for managing the funds allocated by the graduate school for the
    specified purpose. Using funds in excess of those designated is the responsibility of the
    department and academic college.
  • Funds not spent by the end of spring semester from the pool designated for GTAs will be returned
    to the graduate school for reassignment.