Retention Scholarship 2015-2016

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Deadline(s):

  • Fall semester disbursement - July 31
  • Spring semester disbursement - December 4
  • Summer semester disbursement - May 1

The goal of the Retention Scholarship Program is to aid in the retention of UT Dallas students. This scholarship targets sophomores, juniors, or senior undergraduate students who have excelled academically but have unmet need after their financial aid has been awarded. This scholarship can be used to cover education-related expenses, including textbooks, summer classes, housing, and tuition. Students receiving other UT Dallas scholarships will be considered for this program if they have remaining unmet financial need.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

The student must:

  • Be an existing Diversity Scholarship recipient or an Academic Bridge student,
  • Be classified as an undergraduate sophomore, junior or senior at UT Dallas and be enrolled fulltime (12 or more credit hours each semester),
  • Have a GPA of 2.50 or higher on a 4.0 scale,
  • Have completed a 2015-2016 FAFSA or TASFA
  • Have financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office,
  • Have been awarded financial aid and have additional unmet need
  • Submit an essay on the topic, "How will the Retention Scholarship assist me in obtaining my college degree?" (Describe any specific challenges or circumstances that will prevent you from completing your degree.)

Scholarships will be disbursed in the following ways (awards will be based on funds available and students can re-apply for this award for multiple semesters):

  1. Tuition and Fees: Maximum of $2,500 per award
  2. Residence Hall/Apartment Scholarships: Maximum of $2,500 per award
  3. Textbook Scholarships: Maximum of $500 per award
  4. Summer Class scholarships: Ranges from $1,000 to $2,500 per award (must enroll in a minimum of four credit hours during summer term)

Scholarship Application Checklist
The following items must be submitted to be considered for the Retention Scholarship Program.

  • Completed Scholarship Application
  • Typed essay on the topic listed below (one to two pages double-spaced) Essay topic: How will the Retention Scholarship assist me in obtaining my college degree? (Describe any specific challenges or circumstances that will prevent you from completing your degree.)

Scholarship Deadline and Submission Requirements

Applications must be received in the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement by the deadlines on the first page of this application packet. Applications received after this date will not be considered. The completed application may be sent via postal mail, email, or delivered in person. No Late Applications Will Be Accepted

For more information about other scholarship opportunities, contact [email protected]. Additional UT Dallas scholarship information is available on the Financial Aid Office website.