The Barb and Bob Sypult Scholarship in Music

The Barb and Bob Sypult Scholarship in Music for the support of undergraduate students in the School of Arts and Humanities at UT Dallas was established through a generous gift. One Scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded annually to a student in good academic standing who is or will be a full-time UT Dallas student. The Scholarship is awarded over the two long semesters (Fall and Spring), half payable in each semester. The Scholarship recipient must enroll in at least one music course during each semester for the duration of the award. For more information about courses in music, visit the course descriptions page.

Additional Barb and Bob Sypult Scholarship in Music requirements include:

  • Applicants must be incoming or current UT Dallas students.

  • Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in the School of Arts and Humanities with a concentration or a minor in music.

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or international students.

  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need by completing either a financial statement or FAFSA (Contact the UT Dallas Office of Financial Aid for information or assistance).

Recipients of the scholarship may apply for a second year of funding, provided they are in good academic standing with UT Dallas. Recipients seeking a second year of funding must reapply through the Visual and Performing Arts scholarship committee.

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.

New and transfer students must have been accepted by the University of Texas at Dallas prior to applying for the Barb and Bob Sypult Scholarship in Music. Continuing students must be in good academic standing and must enroll full-time during the scholarship period.

In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), recipients must sign a release form allowing UT Dallas to use application material for scholarship purposes.

Applications for the academic year 2020-2021 ended April 8, 2020. The 2021-2022 application period has not yet started.

Questions or concerns may be addressed to:

Michele Hanlon
Associate Dean for the Arts
Clinical Associate Professor
School of Arts and Humanities
[email protected]

2019-2020 Barb and Bob Sypult Scholarship in Music Recipients

Jazmin Garcia
Jazmin Garcia