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Scholarship/Grant Opportunities

TWU supports various scholarship and grant opportunities specifically intended for international students. Initial students are eligible for merit-based scholarships only for the first year.

TWU Pioneer Scholarship System

Texas Woman's University awards more than $10 million in scholarships annually which includes merit-based, departmental, endowed, and need-based scholarships. The TWU Pioneer Scholarship System provides a searchable database to identify potential scholarship opportunities.

Good Neighbor Scholarship

This state of Texas scholarship provides a complete waiver of tuition to eligible international students from countries in the Caribbean and North, Central, and South America. Scholarship recipients must still pay all applicable university fees. Awards are based on academic merit. The application process is competitive and final award decisions are made by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, not TWU. Eligible students will be contacted by TWU International Student & Scholar Services with an invitation to apply when the application cycle begins.  

Applications open January/February

Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)

The Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG) provides need-based funding which can be applied to tuition/fees only. Funding is limited and does not include an in-state tuition waiver. Students must have attended TWU for at least one academic year and be in good F-1 status to be eligible. Additionally, students must have a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.5 and must be in good financial standing with the university. 

Application open January 1 - May 31

Citizens of Mexico (Border Nations Waiver)

The Citizens of Mexico (Border Nations Waiver) allows a small number of Mexican citizens demonstrating financial need to pay the resident tuition rate. To apply, students must:
  • Gather proof of Mexican citizenship
  • Obtain a copy of their I-20
  • Submit these documents to the TWU Registrar's Office
Applications are due by the semester census date, which can be determined by reviewing the current academic calendar

External Scholarships

In addition to scholarships offered by TWU, students are encouraged to seek out external scholarships as well. A document with options for international students can be found here. Please note that the scholarships listed have no TWU affiliation and the document is updated only once per semester. Please take the time to do additional research into each scholarship listed, its criteria, guidelines, and stipulations.