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Next Step Doctoral Scholarship Application

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The Next Step Doctoral Scholarship is a one-time $1000 non-competitive scholarship available for new fully admitted doctoral students.  Funding for this scholarship is limited.  Please complete the application form at the bottom of this page.

In order to be awarded the Next Step Doctoral Scholarship, you must have received your master's/specialist degree from A&M-Commerce in the Fall 2021 semester and must have full admission to an A&M-Commerce doctoral program.  You are eligible to receive the Next Step Doctoral Scholarship only in the first semester of full admission.  Full admission must be acquired within the first year of your master's/specialist degree being conferred.  Students receiving their master's/specialist degree in Fall 2021 are eligible for the Next Step Doctoral Scholarship in one the following semesters:

  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022

You will be notified if you are awarded a Next Step Doctoral Scholarship and your account will be credited the appropriate amount. If you are receiving financial aid during the semester of your award, there may be a need to adjust your total financial aid package. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships (903/886-5096)  if you have questions regarding your financial aid package. If you have questions regarding this scholarship, please contact the Graduate School at  

Please review and initial below.  I understand that if I am awarded this scholarship, I must enroll in 6 graduate semester hours of coursework in my first semester of full admission to the doctoral program (Spring 2022, or Summer 2022, or Fall 2022).  If I withdraw from classes or drop below the scholarship required minimum graduate semester hours of coursework at Texas A&M University-Commerce on or before twelfth class day of the Spring 2022/Fall 2022 semester or fourth class day of the Summer 2022 semester, I will forfeit this scholarship.