Diversity Scholars Program

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The Office of the President and the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement created the Diversity Scholars Program in 2010-2011 to increase the diversity of students enrolling at UT Dallas. The scholarship targets students who have a record of academic excellence in high school or community college and show significant financial need.

This scholarship can be used to cover education related expenses including tuition, fees and housing. Each student will receive $5,000 per year for a maximum of eight semesters of undergraduate study. Students receive more than just a financial award through this program. Diversity Scholars also receive academic support from program staff to assist them in successfully transitioning to UT Dallas.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

The student must:

  • be admitted to the University,
  • be an undergraduate student enrolling for the first time at UT Dallas as a full-time student in the fall semester of the application year,
  • have a record of academic merit in high school or community college,
  • have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale if transferring from community college,
  • have financial need as determined by the UT Dallas Financial Aid Office,
  • complete the financial aid application (FAFSA or TAFSA),
  • submit an essay on the topic indicated on the application,
  • must attend a Freshman or Transfer Student Orientation session,
  • participate in regular Diversity Scholars Program academic check-in meetings after enrolling in the University, and
  • volunteer at least five hours for the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement each semester.

Scholarship Application

The 2017-2018 Diversity Scholars Program Applications are closed.

Please check back in fall for the 2018-2019 Diversity Scholars Program Application.

Application Deadline

Applications deadlines must be received by the following deadlines:
  • First Time in College Students: Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time
  • Transfer Students: Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time

Applications received after this date will not be considered. No Late Applications Will Be Accepted.

Frequently Asked Questions

For frequently asked questions about the scholarship, please visit the Scholarship FAQs.

For More Information

For more information, contact [email protected]. Additional UT Dallas scholarship information is available on the Financial Aid Office website.