Diversity Retention Scholarship Program 2012-2013

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Mailing Address:
The Office of Diversity and Community Engagement,
The University of Texas at Dallas,
800 W. Campbell Road, AD26,
Richardson, TX 75080

Physical Location:
Administration Building AD 3.207
Phone: (972) 883-4566
Fax: (972) 883-4565


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Scholarship Event

Deadline: May 25, 2012
No Late Applications Will Be Accepted



Return completed applications to:
The University of Texas at Dallas
Multicultural Center
800 W. Campbell Rd., SSB23
Richardson, TX 75080

Office – Student Services Building, 2.400
(972) 883-6390 (phone)
(972) 883-6101 (fax)

Link to Online Scholarship Application Form

The goal of the Diversity Retention Scholarship Program is to aid in the retention of UT Dallas students. This scholarship targets those students who are undergraduates classified as sophomores or junior and who have excelled academically and who have unmet need after their financial aid has been awarded. This scholarship can be used to cover education related expenses including tuition, fees and housing. Students receiving other UT Dallas scholarships will be considered for this program if they have remaining unmet financial need. Each student will receive a one-time $2,000 scholarship.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

The student must:
  • be classified as an undergraduate sophomore or junior at UT Dallas and be enrolled full-time (12 or more credit hours each semester),
  • have a GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale,
  • have completed a 2012-2013 FAFSA or TASFA
  • have financial need as determined by the UTD Financial Aid Office,
  • have been awarded financial aid and have additional unmet need,
  • submit an essay on the topic, "How will the Diversity Retention Scholarship assist me in obtaining my college degree?" (Describe any special challenges or circumstances that will prevent you from completing your degree), and
  • volunteer at one event for the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement each semester

Scholarship Application Checklist

The following items must be submitted to be considered for the Diversity Scholarship Program.

  • Scholarship Application Typed essay on the topic listed below (one to two pages double-spaced) Essay topic: How will the Diversity Retention Scholarship assist me in obtaining my college degree? (Describe any special challenges or circumstances that will prevent you from completing your degree.)
  • Copy of an unofficial UT Dallas transcript
  • (Optional) A copy of your UT Dallas Financial Aid Award notice (note: must show unmet need)

Scholarship Deadline and Submission Requirements

The scholarship deadline is May 25, 2012.

Applications must be received in the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement by this deadline. Applications received after this date will not be considered. The completed application may be sent via mail, fax or dropped off in person at the address above.