UT Dallas McDermott Scholars

McDermott Award Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • 1400 or higher on the two part SAT (verbal and math) or
  • 2100 or higher on the three part SAT or
  • 32 or higher on the ACT
  • First-time college freshman
    • AP, IB, CLEP, and Dual-Credit acceptable
    • Current UT Dallas students or Transfer students not eligible

Additional Considerations

  • A class rank in the top five percent of their graduating class
  • Long records of community volunteerism and leadership in school
  • Broad and eclectic interests in science, literature, and the arts
  • Social skills to interact easily with adults as well as peers

Students who meet these qualifications have a stronger chance of being invited to McDermott Finalists' Weekend.

The Program welcomes all majors.

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