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Incoming Freshman Scholarships


Scholarships are subject to fund availability. For additional information about scholarships, please check with the Financial Aid Office.

Academic Excellence Scholarship Program

All decisions for Academic Excellence Scholarships are made through the Office of Undergraduate Education.

UT Dallas offers several hundred Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES) each year to incoming first-time-in-college freshman students. The application for admission to the University serves as the AES application. Prospective students who have submitted all of the required application materials to UT Dallas will immediately be reviewed automatically for AES awards. The materials included in completed applications provide the information necessary to determine scholarship eligibility, in particular SAT/ACT scores, class rank (if available), high-school grades, and curricular information about types and levels of classes taken.

Decisions on admission to UT Dallas and AES awards are made continuously upon receipt of completed application materials. Students who are awarded an AES will be informed of their award soon after receiving notification of admission to UT Dallas. To ensure that prospective freshmen are considered for Academic Excellence Scholarship awards, they must be admitted to the University by March 31. Funds available for each year's new scholarship awards are limited, and admission applications that are completed after March 1 will be considered for scholarship awards contingent upon availability of funding.

The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program

The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program covers all expenses of a four-year academic education at UT Dallas, in concert with a diverse array of intensive extracurricular activities.

The Terry Foundation Scholars Program

Outstanding Texas high school seniors who exhibit a notable record of leadership, a strong record of academic achievement and who demonstrate financial need can apply for a Terry Foundation Scholarship, which will provide the cost of tuition/fees, books, on-campus room and board and other miscellaneous expenses. Other eligibility requirements include being U.S. citizen or permanent resident, unmarried and without children.

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