Who do I contact if I have a question that is not answered here?
If you have a question that is not addressed here please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Do I have to be a US citizen to apply?
Yes. Federal law requires that we only give fellowships and/or scholarships to US citizens.
Am I eligible to apply if I currently hold or are planing to hold another federally funded award?
TSGC awards are funded by the federal government. Yes you are eligible to apply. No you can not receive scholarship and/or fellowship funds from two federally funding programs at the same time. Federal law prohibits a person from receiving fellowship and/or scholarships though multiple federally funded programs. If you receive an award offer from multiple federally funded sources you must choose which one award you will accept. If you receive another federally funded scholarship and/or fellowship and choose not to accept TSGC's offer you will be allowed to keep the TSGC scholarship and/or fellowship designation but not the funding.
Why is my university not listed as an eligible institution?
There are two possible reasons that you university is not listed as an eligible TSGC institution.
- Your institution is not a member of TSGC. Only students from TSGC member institutions are eligible to participate in this program.
- Your institution is a member of TSGC but not a member in good standing. When a current member of TSGC does not fullfill its membership obligations they lose their privilages of participating in TSGC programs. If the situation is not rectified they are removed from TSGC membership.
Is my university a member of TSGC?
You can check our membership list to see if your university is a member of our organization.
How can my university become a member of TSGC?
Check our membership guidelines page to see how your university can become a member of TSGC.
Where do I mail my supporting documentation?
All supporting documentation for your application and your award should be sent to
TSGC Fellowship and Scholarship Program
3925 West Braker Lane, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78759
What type of supporting documentation is required?
In support of each application TSGC requires one online letter of recommendation and official transcripts from every university that the applicant has attended.
Do I have to submit transcripts from every school that I have attended?
Yes. Please submit transcripts from each and every university, community college, junior college, etc. that you have attended. Your application will not be considered if you do not submit every transcript.
What type of transcripts must I submit (official or unofficial)?
Please submit official transcripts. They may be either issued directly to TSGC or to you and then sent in. Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted.
How many letters of recommendation do I need?
One. Only one letter of recommendation is allowed per application. If more than one letter is submitted using our online application program the one that was received last will be used to in your application packet.
When will the awards be announced?
Awards will be announced in April. All applicants will be mailed a letter notifying them if they received the award or not. If you do not receive a letter by the end of April please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Am I eligible to receive this award if I have beeen awarded another federally funded scholarship and/or fellowship?
TSGC awards are funded by the federal government. You are eligible to receive the award designation but not the funding. Federal law prohibits a person from receiving fellowship and/or scholarships though multiple federally funded programs. If you receive an award offer from multiple federally funded sources you must choose which one award you will accept. If you receive another federally funded scholarship and/or fellowship and choose not to accept TSGC's offer you will be allowed to keep the TSGC scholarship and/or fellowship designation but not the funding.
What is the profile of the average scholarship recipient?
In 2003 TSGC awarded 29 scholarships to students at 17 of our member institutions. There were 82 applications for this program.
Majors: Geology, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Biology, Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Engineering Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, and Industrial Engineering. In 2004 TSGC would like to expand this to include additional majors including Business and Advertising.
GPA: 3.65 average - 4.00 high - 2.60 low
What is the profile of the average fellowship recipient?
Last year TSGC awarded 20 fellowships to students at 12 member institutions.
Majors: Astronomy, Physics, Physilogy, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Internal Medicine. In 2004 TSGC would like to expand this list to include Business, Law, and other disciplines.
GRE: 1276 average - 1480 high - 1040 low
GPA: 3.77 average - 4.00 high - 3.11 low
Am I required to have a half-time appointment at my home institution to receive this fellowship?
Yes. TSGC fellowship awards are designed to serve as supplemental awards to existing half-time support provided by your home institution.
What sources of funding qualify as half-time appointments?
Any half-time salary appointment provided by your home instution is eligible. These can include but are not limited to: research grants, teaching assistant appointments, departmental appointments,
federally funded research grants, and non-federally funded fellowships administered by your institution. The following do not qualify: self funded students, federal student loans,
federal student grants, and federally funded fellowships. If you have any questions concerning the elligibility of your half-time support please contact us at