UT Dallas McDermott Scholars

About The McDermott Award

Financial Components

  • Full UT Dallas tuition and fees
  • $1,400 monthly stipends, year-round1
  • $1,000 yearly textbook stipend
  • $12,000 fund for scholar-designed study abroad
  • $3,000 fund for individualized professional development
  • Travel expenses for cohort trips to Santa Fe, Austin, and Washington, DC
  • Tickets to the Dallas Symphony, Dallas Opera, Texas Ballet Theater, Dallas Theater Center, and other cultural events
  • Travel home twice yearly for domestic students, and once yearly for international students

Additional Benefits

  • Opportunities to intern at local, state, and national organizations and to research in a wide range of laboratories on campus
  • Automatic membership in Collegium V Honors Program
  • Close-knit social and professional network of fellow scholars and alumni
  • Exposure to and mentoring from McDermott Faculty members
  • Close acquaintance with and access to the University’s administrators
  • Introductions to Dallas leaders and organizations
  • Compelling resume for graduate school and other post-college pursuits

  1. Freshmen receive $400 monthly since room & board are covered.