The IT Division offers multiple scholarships for deserving members of the Texas State community.
Robert "Escy" Escobar Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Robert Escobar, or “Escy” as he was affectionately known to his friends, graduated from Texas State University in 2014 with a degree in Criminal Justice. During his time at the university, Escy worked for two years at the Albert B. Alkek Library. He assisted in the Interlibrary Loan Service area. Escy was taken from us far too soon and is deeply missed by his Alkek Library family. He is remembered as a unique and loving person who had compassion for everyone he met.
“Robert’s love for others knew no bounds,” said his supervisor Michelle Williams.
To honor Escy’s memory and to keep his spirit of love and generosity alive, his mother, Anna Escobar, and sister, Rachel, have established the “Robert ‘Escy’ Escobar Memorial Endowed Scholarship.” This is the University Libraries’ first endowed scholarship. It will be awarded annually to a sophomore or junior who is enrolled full time at Texas State, demonstrates financial need and works at the Alkek Library.
Preference will be given to students who are Harris County residents.
Teri Andrews Harrington ITS Scholarship
In 2011 our friend and colleague Teri Andrews Harrington passed away shortly after earning a degree from Texas State University's College of Fine Arts and Communication. Teri believed that "Design defines an opportunity, develops a solution and most importantly, communicates a message in an engaging and memorable way."
Teri was a creative and professional graphic designer within the Instructional Technologies Support Department and over the years worked with a variety of people within the Texas State University community, as well as the San Marcos community. The many design awards she received attest to her ability and love of her work.
In addition, she was an accomplished artist whose work spoke to family and history - telling stories through images. But beyond her love of art and design, what she valued most were her children and family.
The IT Division is currently working to endow this scholarship so that Teri's legacy can live on for many future Bobcats. The scholarship fund is $4,500 shy of being endowed.
The Holly G. King IT Scholarship
The Holly G. King IT Scholarship was established in 2012 in Holly’s honor It provides financial assistance for graduate and undergraduate students working in the IT Division while pursuing degrees in technology.
Holly started as a student employee (programmer) for Technology Resources in 1984 and graduated from Texas State in 1985 with a degree in Computer Information Systems. Holly went on to become the lead analyst in support of registration-related Student Information Systems from 1985 until 2011.
- Division of Information Technology (DOIT) student employee
- Graduate or undergraduate student
- Full time student for Fall 2019
- Computer-centric, technology-related program of study
- Texas State GPA of 2.50+
The IT Division offers an annual scholarship of at least $500 to be paid in the fall semester through the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. Here's who is eligible, and how to apply:
- The scholarship is funded entirely through charitable contributions.
- A committee comprised of divisional employees reviews applications and recommends recipients.
- Applications for Fall 2019 are due March 24, 2019.
- Eligible applicants must be an IT Division regular staff member or the spouse, child, grandchild, or legal ward of a staff member.
- Staff members must have been employed at least six consecutive months prior to the application deadline to be eligible, or for family member eligibility.
- Staff members must be enrolled in at least six semester hours at Texas State for the upcoming fall semester; family members of IT staff must be enrolled in at least 12 semester hours (undergraduate) or 9 hours (graduate) at Texas State for the upcoming fall semester.
- Applicants who have completed college hours must have an overall GPA of 2.75 or greater.
- Entering freshmen must have graduated in the upper quarter of their high school graduating class.
- Recipients may only receive the scholarship twice.
- Recipients who fail to maintain their eligibility as described in the official application packet may forfeit any future eligibility and may be required to fully reimburse the IT Division Scholarship Fund.
Complete rules and information about the selection process
Applications are submitted through the Bobcat Online Scholarship System (BOSS). Scholarship name: Information Technology Scholarship.
Email email@example.com for questions regarding these scholarships.
- Visit the donation page and log in using your Texas State NetID and password.
- Select the donation method, gift though credit card or gift though payroll deduction.
- Enter the total amount you wish to gift.
- Click the search for designation not listed link.
- Select Information Technology from the Division drop-down menu and click Search.
- Select the scholarship fund to which you wish to donate.
- Click continue and follow the on-screen instructions to enter your payment information.
Thank you IT Division staff for giving generously to the IT scholarships benefiting our Bobcat community.