Scholarships are sometimes referred to as “gift aid” because they provide funding that does not have to be repaid. Generally, scholarships are awarded based on merit but some may also require that the student demonstrate financial need. Scholarships are considered a resource. If you receive a scholarship or any financial assistance that is not listed in your award notice, federal regulations require that you report it to the Office of Financial Aid. We will then review and, if necessary, recalculate your overall aid eligibility.

Scholarships at UT Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas offers many scholarship opportunities for incoming first-time freshmen, transfer students, and graduate students, as well as for all continuing students. Some scholarship programs provide funding throughout the student’s undergraduate or graduate career, provided the student meets continuing eligibility requirements.

Listed below are the most prominent scholarship opportunities at UT Dallas.

Academic Excellence Scholarship Program

Eugene McDermott Scholars Program

National Merit Scholars Program

Terry Foundation Scholarship

Diversity Scholarship Program

Comet Transfer Scholarship

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Terry Foundation Transfer Scholarship

Additional scholarship opportunities are available on our UT Dallas Scholarship Listing as well as through our eight schools. See the hyperlinks below to search for school-specific scholarship opportunities.

School of Arts and Humanities

School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

Naveen Jindal School of Management

School of Natural Science and Mathematics

For students interested in other scholarship opportunities that may not be currently listed, please refer to this list of awards that are typically offered annually.