UT Dallas McDermott Scholars

McDermott Award Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • 1450 or higher on the two-part SAT (verbal and math) or
  • 33 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

All McDermott Scholars applicants must apply to UT Dallas before Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

Additional Considerations

  • A class rank in the top five percent of their graduating class
  • Long records of leadership in school and community volunteerism
  • 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.

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