frequently asked questionsscholarship section

  1. How do I know if my institution uses the scholarship application?
  2. How do I begin a scholarship section?
  3. Who can apply for scholarships?
  4. Can I still apply for scholarships if my application information has changed?
  5. I want to apply for scholarships for a semester that is different than the semester of entry on my admissions application. Can I do that?
  6. Can I apply for a scholarship AFTER the scholarship deadline has passed?
  7. Can I copy my submitted scholarship section?
  8. Can I start a scholarship application AFTER I have submitted an admissions application?


  1. How do I know if my institution uses the scholarship application?

    To find out if the institution to which you're applying uses the ApplyTexas scholarship application, click here. If your institution doesn't appear in the drop-down menu on that page, they don't use the scholarship application on ApplyTexas. Please contact the institution directly to find out how they'd like you to apply for scholarships.

  2. How do I begin the scholarship section of an admissions application?

    First, you will need to have saved at least through page 1 of your admissions application before you will be able to start the scholarship section. Much of your scholarship information is directly tied to your application information, so it is necessary that you begin an admissions application before you begin the scholarship section. You may begin entering scholarship information by logging in to your "My Account - Application Listing" page. Not all institutions offer scholarship applications through ApplyTexas. Admissions applications you have saved through page 1 for which scholarships are available through ApplyTexas will be indicated underneath the admissions application. Click on the "Apply" link to start the scholarship section.

  3. Who can apply for scholarships?

    US freshmen, International freshmen, US transfer, International transfer, US graduates, and International graduate applicants can apply for scholarships through the ApplyTexas website. Not all institutions offer scholarships for every application type and some institutions do not use the ApplyTexas scholarship application for any of their admissions applications.

  4. Can I still apply for scholarships if my application information has changed?

    It depends on what information has changed. Changing your application information after you submit can sometimes adversely affect your ability to apply for scholarships online. For example, you may not be able to apply for scholarships if you change your major choice(s) after submitting your admissions application, because your major choices affect the scholarships you are able to apply for. Because the scholarship section is pre-populated with data from your admissions application, your scholarship information will still show your old (not updated) major choices, and your ability to apply for major-related scholarships may be limited. In this case, you need to contact the financial aid office of the university to which you have applied to discuss your options. The ApplyTexas Help Desk will not be able to make changes to either your scholarship information or admissions application in order to fix any resulting problems.

  5. I want to apply for scholarships for a semester that is different than the semester of entry on my admissions application. Can I do that?

    No. You can only apply for scholarships for the semester of entry that you have chosen on your admissions application. For example, if you are applying to a university for the Spring 2018 semester but want to apply for scholarships at that university for the Fall 2017 semester, you will not be able to do so through the ApplyTexas website.

  6. Can I apply for a scholarship AFTER the scholarship deadline has passed?

    No. If you miss a scholarship deadline, you will not be able to create a scholarship section for that semester. Scholarship deadlines can be found by following the Scholarship Info link on this site.

  7. Can I copy my submitted scholarship section?

    No. Because the scholarship section of the application is so closely connected to and shares much of the same information with your admissions application, you will need to enter scholarship information for each admissions application you submit.

  8. Can I start a scholarship application AFTER I have submitted an admissions application?

    You may choose to apply for admission first and submit a scholarship application at a later date, as long as it is prior to the scholarship application deadline for the institution for which you are applying. Scholarship applications may be activated on the My Account-Application Listing page after logging into your ApplyTexas account. The scholarship application is listed below the admissions application listing and may be accessed by clicking on "Apply" or "Edit" (as applicable) under the Action heading.

    If you activate your scholarship application before you submit your admission application, you must save all required scholarship information before submitting your admission application. If you have started a scholarship application and decide not to complete it before you submit an admission application, you may cancel the scholarship application at any time prior to its submission and go back and complete it later, as long as it is prior to the scholarship application deadline.

    Please be aware that once you have submitted an application, you cannot make changes to it. You will, however, still be able to access and view the submitted admissions application and the scholarship section via the "View" links on the My Applications tab.

    You can always save an application without submitting it right away, but be sure to submit your admissions application with the scholarship section before the scheduled deadlines.