February 24, 2024

TWU Scholarships are financial aid awards designed to help students pay for an undergraduate or graduate degree. Sometimes a scholarship is a one-time check. Read on for more information.

TWU Scholarships


Other school scholarships are renewable and provide money for students each semester or school year.


About Texas Woman’s University (TWU)

The largest women-only university system in the US is Texas Woman’s University (TWU).

Texas Woman’s University provides degree programs in business, education, nursing, health sciences, and liberal arts and sciences. A school offering cutting-edge online degree programs is connected to campuses in Denton, Dallas, and Houston. Texas residents are served by TWU in a variety of ways, such as:

1. Graduating more new healthcare professionals than any other university in Texas

2. Easing the teacher shortage by placing highly qualified professionals in the classroom

3. Offering a liberal arts-based curriculum that prepares students for success in a global society

4. Conducting research that impacts the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity, osteoporosis, stroke, and diabetes

TWU Scholarship Hints

The following is a list of helpful hints useful for students when applying for scholarships.

1. Meet deadlines. Do not wait until the last minute or deadline date to complete the application(s). Some organizations require official transcripts and/or letters of reference. Allow time to assemble all required information.

2. Read through the scholarship information and application before writing on the application form.

3. Follow directions explicitly.

4. Only submit the requested information. Additional information may result in your application not being favorably considered. Do not submit letters of recommendation, photos, resumes, or transcripts unless they are requested.

5. Maintain a record of your applications and the dates submitted. Keep a copy of the application and all other information submitted to the organization.

6. If you are asked to write an essay, use accurate grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Have someone proofread your work.

7. Send thank you notes to scholarship donors.

8. Reapply each year, if required.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for scholarships students must meet the following criteria:

1. Have all required admission applications and academic transcripts in the TWU Admissions Office or Graduate Admission Office by the application deadline.

2. Enroll full-time (minimum of 12 hours for undergraduates; minimum 9 hours for graduate students and 6 hours for graduate assistants).

Exceptions: You are graduating the semester of the award or your degree program requires less than full-time enrollment (Example: clinical, student teaching, thesis, dissertation, or professional paper), or the scholarship description permits part-time enrollment.

3. Declare a major if you are an undergraduate student and have attempted at least 24 semester hours, or if you are a graduate student and have attempted at least 12 semester hours.

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How to Apply for Scholarships

1. Apply to TWU through the Apply Texas application. Wait approximately 3 days for your application to be downloaded and for TWU to assign an ID.

2. Create your Pioneer Portal Account.

3. Go to the TWU Pioneer Scholarship System and apply for scholarships.

4. Complete the suggested opportunities and the general application. Click on Other Recommended Opportunities at the left of the screen after submitting the main application to see your alternatives. After selecting the scholarships you want to apply for, click Apply. Make careful note of the deadline.

4. You can apply for scholarships without being accepted or admitted to a program. Scholarships won’t be given out, though, until you’re accepted. Make sure you submit all of the necessary paperwork as soon as you can, including transcripts and test results. This data will enable you to focus your scholarship search and be “auto-matched” for potential new student scholarships.

5. You may also use financial aid and scholarships for education abroad.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

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 Scholarships offered outside the university

If you are interested in information regarding additional scholarships offered outside of the university, you can search the following database for scholarships awarded from other agencies.

Other Scholarship Sources

The TWU Financial Aid Office and Library have directories of private scholarship sources that you are welcome to explore.

Go to the Tools and Guides page, then select any of the scholarship and financial aid searches listed. In addition, you may be interested in researching scholarships from these sources:

High School (for traditional age entering first-year students)

Home-Town Community – Religious organizations and service organizations, such as Lions Club, Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, etc.

Government Agencies – Military and Government developmental/recruitment grants/scholarships

Professional organizations related to your major

Business and Industry – Developmental/recruitment grants/scholarships, internships, your employer (scholarships, tuition assistance, internships), and your parent’s or spouse’s employer

Out-of-State Waivers

If an out-of-state student receives $1,000 or more in academic scholarships from TWU, they may be eligible to pay tuition at the resident rate for Texans. If they are eligible for a tuition waiver for out-of-state students, eligible students will be informed.

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