Diversity Scholarship Program
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The Office of the President and the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement created the Diversity Scholarship Program in 2010-2011 to increase the diversity of students enrolling at UT Dallas. The scholarship targets students who have a record of academic excellence in high school or community college and show significant financial need.
This scholarship can be used to cover education related expenses including tuition, fees and housing. Each student will receive $5,000 per year for a maximum of eight semesters of undergraduate study. Students receive more than just a financial award through this program. Diversity Scholars also receive academic support from program staff to assist them in successfully transitioning to UT Dallas.
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
The student must:
- be admitted to the University,
- be an undergraduate student enrolling for the first time at UT Dallas as a full-time student,
- have a record of academic merit in high school or community college,
- have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale if transferring from community college,
- have financial need as determined by the UT Dallas Financial Aid Office,
- complete the financial aid application (FAFSA or TAFSA),
- submit an essay on the topic indicated on the application,
- must attend a Freshman or Transfer Student Orientation session,
- participate in regular Diversity Scholars Program academic check-in meetings after enrolling in the University, and
- volunteer at least five hours for the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement each semester.
- 2016-2017 Diversity Scholarship Program Application for First Time in College
- 2016-2017 Diversity Scholarship Program Application for Transfers
For First Time in College Students, the deadline to apply is Friday, March 4, 2016.
For Transfer Students, the deadline to apply is Friday, April 15, 2016.
Applications must be received in the Department of Community Engagement Office by this date. The completed application may be sent via mail, fax, or dropped off in person. No late applications will be accepted.