The Texas State University System Foundation provides direct support to TSUS institutions and students through two programs:
The Diversity Enhancement Grant Program is a competitive grant program that provides funding to TSUS institutions to support the recruitment and retention of minority faculty using research-based best practices. Each year, the Foundation's Board of Directors determines how much money will be available for grant awards. Grant proposals must be submitted to the Foundation no later than December 15.
The Edmund P. Kuempel Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to worthy and deserving students, encourages academic excellence, and recognizes student leadership and achievements. Through this program, students in any associate or baccalaureate degree program at any TSUS institution can apply to receive financial assistance. The Edmund P. Kuempel Scholarship Program provides a one-time, $5,000 grant to students to pay for tuition, required fees, living expenses and educational materials. The number of scholarships is determined annually by the TSUS Foundation Board of Directors.
The Fernando Gomez Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to Hispanic undergraduate students planning to attend law school. Through this program, students in any baccalaureate degree program at any TSUS component institution may receive financial assistance to help complete their undergraduate degrees.