You and UTD, End of Campaign Report
You and UTD, End of Campaign Report
Sisters Sani Mathew BS'06 (center) and Sherine Mathew BS'12 (right) are known for singing the alma mater at graduations and other ceremonies, as well as for their academic successes.



More than $35 million was raised to support students through scholarships and fellowships. The majority of those funds, more than $32.7 million, are endowed, meaning the gifts are invested and the proceeds will benefit generations of students to come.

Donors established need and merit-based scholarships for undergraduates with specific criteria for recipients, such as academic merit, financial need, major or course of study, community service and campus involvement. Going forward, The Fund for Undergraduate Education at UT Dallas will continue to encourage scholarship support for students needing assistance to fulfill the academic promise that admission to the University portends.

Sisters Sani Mathew BS'06 (center) and Sherine Mathew BS'12 (right) are known for singing the alma mater at graduations and other ceremonies, as well as for their academic successes. In 2012, Rita Crocker Clements, a former member of the UT System Board of Regents and the wife of late Gov. Bill Clements, gave $25,000 for a permanent endowed scholarship named after the sisters. They are pictured here with their mother, Suja Mathew.


The annual JSOM Scholarship Breakfast


Pierre Tran

Throughout the campaign, the annual Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM) Scholarship Breakfast raised funds for more than 200 scholarships. In 2014, the event raised $124,500 and provided more than 60 scholarships for the spring 2015 semester.

"Receiving the scholarship has relieved me of figuring out how my summer tuition would be paid," said Pierre Tran, a marketing senior. "I can now focus on putting more quality work into my studies."

The annual JSOM Scholarship Breakfast connects students with donors and business leaders.


Northwood Woman's Club

For more than 30 years, the Northwood Woman's Club has sponsored scholarships to assist students who needed to return to school to become self-sufficient. Healthcare studies senior Tina Davis is one such recipient. Davis, 45, returned to school after home-schooling her five children and seeing them all off to college. Only one is financially independent and on her own at this point, and Davis also has a disabled son.

"Having this scholarship means I don't have to take loans this year, and when I do graduate, my husband won't have to work two jobs," Davis said. "This scholarship goes a long way toward making this happen."

Davis has applied to several medical schools and hopes to enter a physician assistant program when she graduates from UT Dallas.


Moses Ike BS'14

Moses Ike BS'14 received the George Grimmer III Memorial Scholarship in 2013. Originally from Nigeria, Ike was active in campus groups that included the Computer Security Group, the National Society of Black Engineers and the Linux Users Group. "The scholarship was a big help to me financially because it supported my educational expenses for a semester," Ike said.

He is currently working on a master's degree in computer science at UT Dallas, and researching information assurance and cybersecurity.

The scholarship was set up through donations from family, friends and co-workers at Raytheon Corp. after Grimmer BS'02, MS'07 died from a traumatic brain injury in October 2012.


Cody Willming BA'14

Cody Willming BA'14 says receiving the Fred Hill Endowed Scholarship for Public Service in 2012 helped define his career. The scholarship was created in honor of former State Rep. Fred Hill, a 20-year veteran of the Texas Legislature, to assist full-time students in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences.

"The Fred Hill Scholarship enabled me to take part in two life-changing internships," Willming said. The first was at Southwest Airlines; the second was an unpaid internship in Washington, D.C., with the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee.

"It has always been my dream to work on Capitol Hill," Willming said, adding the internship in Washington, D.C., helped him build contacts that led to his first job as government relations coordinator at the Edison Electric Institute. Willming has since returned to Congress to again serve the U.S. House Budget Committee.