UT Dallas McDermott Scholars

McDermott Award Qualifications

Students who have the best chance of being invited to McDermott Finalists’ Weekend will have:

  • 1400 or higher on the two part SAT (verbal and math);
  • 2100 or higher on the three part SAT;
  • 32 or higher on the ACT;
  • A class rank in the top five percent of their graduating class;
  • First-time college freshman
    • AP, IB, CLEP, and Dual-Credit acceptable,
    • Current UT Dallas students or Transfer students not eligible;
  • Long records of community volunteerism and leadership in school;
  • Broad and eclectic interests in science, literature, and the arts; and
  • Social skills to interact easily with adults as well as peers.

The Program welcomes all majors.

Applications are accepted from across Texas, the U.S., and the world.