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This award opportunity is for first-time incoming students at the first-year, sophomore or junior level. Each academic department selects two academically gifted undergraduates to receive $3,000 for the academic year, broken down into two $1,500 allocations, to help cover the cost of a room in an SFA residence hall. Commuter students can apply the money toward tuition and fees. You must be admitted to SFA to qualify.


Entering first-year and transfer students must one of the following requirements for the University Regents Scholarship:

  • Be in the top 15% of your high school graduating class (verified by transcript or letter from the appropriate high school official).
  • Have an SAT combined verbal and quantitative score of at least 1220.
    • Submit your writing score on the SAT reasoning.
  • Have an ACT composite score of at least 27.
    • Submit your writing score.

Transfer students also must have maintained a 3.25 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) in all college work.


The University Regents Scholarship is renewable for continuous fall and spring terms — up to eight terms for first-year students, six terms for sophomores and four terms for juniors — as long as you meet all three of the conditions below.

  • complete at least 24 semester credit hours each academic year with an earned GPA of at least 3.25
  • make appropriate progress each term on the degree requirements in the major from the awarding department
  • and receive continuing approval from the department chair and/or appropriate faculty member.

View details on how to apply and explore more scholarship opportunities.



Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Office Hours:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Physical address:
Austin Building, Room 104

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 13052, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

Stephen F. Austin State University is committed to using the principles and standards of the College Cost Transparency Initiative in its student financial aid offer.