The Jonelle and Bryce Jordan Scholarship Fund
For Students in the Creative and Performing Arts
The Jonelle and Bryce Jordan Scholarship Fund was established in 1981 to support undergraduate music students at the University of Texas at Dallas. Bryce Jordan, flutist and musicologist, was the first President of UT Dallas. It has since been extended, with Dr. Jordan's approval, to provide financial support for undergraduate students in any of the creative and performing arts. The School of Arts and Humanities awards these scholarships in the Visual and Performing Arts area, including music, theater, dance, creative writing and the visual arts.
Scholarships from $500 to $2,000 are awarded per year to students in good academic standing who are or will be full-time students. Preference is given to students who major within the Visual and Performing Arts in the School of Arts and Humanities but awards may also be made to students who minor in the Visual and Performing Arts or Creative Writing. Scholarships are awarded over the two long semesters (Fall and Spring), half payable in each semester. Scholarship recipients must enroll in at least one course in the Visual and Performing Arts area (usually an upper level performing ensemble or studio course, or an upper level creative writing course) during each semester. For more information about courses in the arts, visit the course description page.
Students who are currently receiving an academic scholarship that covers full tuition and fees are not eligible. These scholarships include, but are not limited to: Academic Distinction Scholarships, Academic Honors Scholarships, Academic Excellence Scholarships for National Merit Scholars and the McDermott Scholars program.
Applicants and students who are awarded a UT Dallas competitive scholarship and are classified as non-resident/out-of-state in their admission letter may receive in conjunction with the scholarship a "competitive scholarship waiver." This waiver allows a student to pay tuition at the resident/in-state rate. The State of Texas strictly limits how many competitive scholarship waivers may be offered, and the awarding of such waivers is at the sole discretion of the University. Renewals are not automatic, but students may reapply for subsequent scholarships for a total scholarship period of up to four years.
New and transfer students must have been accepted by the University of Texas at Dallas prior to applying for a Jonelle and Bryce Jordan Scholarship. Continuing students must be in good academic standing and must enroll full-time during the scholarship period.
Applications for the academic year 2020-2021 will be accepted from February 11, 2020 through March 30, 2020.
When applying, students will need to submit a resume, personal essay, and samples of their creative work. Specific guidelines can be found within the application form in the drop-down menu labeled "Work Example(s)."
Questions or concerns may be addressed to:
Associate Dean for the Arts
Clinical Associate Professor
School of Arts and Humanities
2019-2020 Jonelle and Bryce Jordan Scholarship Recipients
2018-2019 Jonelle and Bryce Jordan Scholarship Recipients
|Brandon Borick||Daniel Byle||Juan Cantu||Andrew Clark|
|Rachel Hartwell||James Kings|
2017-2018 Jonelle and Bryce Jordan Scholarship Recipients
|Brooke Gadsby||Mimi Newman||Shalisa Lawson||Amy Claire Austin|
|Laura Espina||Jason Chadwick Doze||Caroline Reyes||Danielle E. Welch|
2016-2017 Jonelle and Bryce Jordan Scholarship Recipients
2015-2016 Jonelle and Bryce Jordan Scholarship Recipients
|Taurian Witt||Jessica Bowers||Anna Galluzzi|
|Virginia Beam||Nina Cook||Emilio Lozano||Mimi Newman|
2014-2015 Jonelle and Bryce Jordan Scholarship Recipients
Kien Tran Hoang
2013-2014 Jonelle and Bryce Jordan Scholarship Recipients
2012-2013 Jonelle and Bryce Jordan Scholarship Recipients
2011-2012 Jonelle and Bryce Jordan Scholarship Recipients
|Dr. H. Bryce Jordan was the founding President of the University of Texas at Dallas, serving with distinction from 1971-81. In 1981, he served as Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer for academic affairs of the UT System. He later served as President of Penn State University for seven years. He received his doctorate in music from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was Professor of Music and chairman of the department. Dr. Bryce Jordan passed away peacefully at his home in Austin on April 12, 2016 at the age of 91.|
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