Scholarships and Fellowships

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The School of Arts and Humanities has funding opportunities available to students directly through the School.


The Robert Plant Armstrong Fellowship

The privately-endowed Armstrong Fund permits the School of Arts and Humanities at UTD to award a few modest fellowships to graduate students each academic year. In contrast to teaching assistantships, which involve part-time work for the school and are based solely on students' academic record, these awards are based on financial need as well as academic merit. Thus, applicants must provide the fellowship committee information on their incomes as well as estimated expenses.

Belofsky Fellowships in Holocaust Studies

The Edward and Wilhelmina Ackerman Foundation created the Belofsky Fellowship to develop the next generation of Holocaust educators. Belofsky Fellows have the opportunity to pursue doctoral studies under the supervision of Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsvath or Dr. Nils Roemer, both of whom teach and pursue research at the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies. Award is made by a faculty committee through a competitive application process.

Jonelle and Bryce Jordan Scholarship Fund

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.

Robert S. Nelsen Scholarship in Creative Writing

In 2008, UT Dallas President David Daniel established the Robert S. Nelsen Scholarship in Creative Writing to honor former vice provost Robert Nelsen's decades of service to UT Dallas students and staff. The $25,000 endowment will provide funds for a small grant awarded biennially to an entering graduate student who is dedicated to creative writing.

Gavin R. G. Hambly Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship in honor of the late, distinguished historian of the Middle East and Mughal India and beloved professor of Historical Studies. Historical Studies majors with a GPA of 3.5 or higher are eligible. A student can become a candidate by application or by nomination by a faculty member in Arts and Humanities. The deadline for applications/nominations is in October. The recipient is announced in November.