The Jonelle and Bryce Jordan Scholarship Fund
For Students in the Creative and Performing Arts

The Jonelle and Bryce Jordan Scholarship Fund was established in 1981 to support undergraduate music students at the University of Texas at Dallas. Bryce Jordan, flutist and musicologist, was the first President of UT Dallas. It has since been extended, with Dr. Jordan's approval, to provide financial support for undergraduate students in any of the creative and performing arts. The School of Arts and Humanities awards these scholarships in the Art and Performance area, including music, theater, dance, creative writing and the visual arts.

Scholarships are awarded from $500 to $2,000 per long semester to students who are or will be full-time students. Preference is given to students who major within the School of Arts and Humanities but awards may also be made to students who minor in the arts. Scholarships are awarded over the two long semesters (Fall and Spring), half payable in each semester. Scholarship recipients must enroll in at least one course in the Art and Performance area (usually an upper level performing ensemble or studio course, or an upper level creative writing course) during each semester. For more information about courses in the arts, visit the course description page.

Students who are currently receiving an academic scholarship that covers full tuition and fees are not eligible. These scholarships include, but are not limited to, Academic Distinction Scholarships, Academic Honors Scholarships, Academic Excellence Scholarships for National Merit Scholars and the McDermott Scholars program.

Applicants and students who are awarded a UT Dallas competitive scholarship and are classified as non-resident/out-of-state in their admission letter may receive in conjunction with the scholarship a "competitive scholarship waiver." This waiver allows a student to pay tuition at the resident/in-state rate. The State of Texas strictly limits how many competitive scholarship waivers may be offered, and the awarding of such waivers is at the sole discretion of the University. Renewals are not automatic, but students may reapply for subsequent scholarships for a total scholarship period of up to four years.

New and transfer students must have been accepted by the University of Texas at Dallas prior to applying for a Jonelle and Bryce Jordan Scholarship. Continuing students must be in good academic standing and must enroll full-time during the scholarship period.

Applications for the academic year 2017-2018 will be accepted starting February 1, 2017 and close March 22, 2017.

Click here to apply online


Questions or concerns may be addressed to:

Michele Hanlon
Associate Dean for the Arts
Clinical Associate Professor
School of Arts and Humanities
972-883-2140
[email protected]

2016-2017 Jonelle and Bryce Jordan Scholarship Recipients

Natalie Barletta Clara Bishop Mimi Newman Luis Ruiz
Natalie Barletta
Visual Art
Clara Bishop
Music
Mimi Newman
Creative Writing
Luis Ruiz
Visual Art

 

2015-2016 Jonelle and Bryce Jordan Scholarship Recipients

ATEC/Visual Arts:

Taurian Witt Jessica Bowers Anna Galluzzi Anna Galluzzi
Taurian Witt Jessica Bowers Anna Galluzzi  

Creative Writing:

Virginia Beam Nina Cook Emilio Lozano Mimi Newman
Virginia Beam Nina Cook Emilio Lozano Mimi Newman

Dance:

Chelsea Guidry
Chelsea Guidry      

 

2014-2015 Jonelle and Bryce Jordan Scholarship Recipients

ATEC:
Michaela Banks
Caroline Curley
Hamid Shah
Kien Tran Hoang

Creative Writing:
Charles Glenn
Nina Cook

Music:
Naomi D'Amato
Michael Nelson
Andrea Tran

Theater:
Hunter Kershen

Visual Arts:
Anna Galluzzi
Marcela Reyes
Taurian Witt

 

2013-2014 Jonelle and Bryce Jordan Scholarship Recipients

ATEC
Nicholas Benke
Troi Cluse
Caroline Curely
Amanda Huff

Dance
Alaina Hughes
Ashley Merritt

Music
Joseph Lim

Theater
Vinchenzo Locascio

Visual Arts
Lance Eden
Luke Harnden

 

2012-2013 Jonelle and Bryce Jordan Scholarship Recipients

Visual Arts
Narongsukchai Tintamusik
Luke Harnden
Pierre Krause
Dana Lieja
Katherine Crowell

Music
William Vulcan
Eli Alderink
Sarah Martinez

Creative Writing
Robert Howell

ATEC
Caroline Curley
Devin Ewing

 

2011-2012 Jonelle and Bryce Jordan Scholarship Recipients

Eli Aalderink
Octaviano Bazan
Megan Bishop
Samantha Bratton
Beatriz Cartagena
Troi Cluse
Alyssa Lee
Susan Oh
Richard Green


Bryce Jordan was the founding President of the University of Texas at Dallas, serving with distinction from 1971-81. He later served as President of Penn State University. He received his doctorate in music from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was Professor of Music and chairman of the department.

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