EPPS Scholarships

“Whether it was finding scholarships or trying to find an apartment, UT Dallas definitely provided everything
I needed for a smooth transition."
― Brandon Maxey

Scholarships are subject to fund availability. The amount of the awards may vary from year-to-year with a minimum of $1,000 to be distributed with each award.

NameStudent StatusMajorTermDeadline
Fred Hill Endowed ScholarshipUndergraduate GraduatePSCI, PA, PPPE  
Irving J. Hoch ScholarshipUndergraduate GraduateECON  
John Forrest Kain ScholarshipUndergraduate GraduateAny EPPS major  
Charles C. McKinney ScholarshipUndergraduate GraduateECONFall 2014April 18, 2014
Officer Bernard F. Parson ScholarshipUndergraduate GraduateAny EPPS major  
Vibhooti Shukla Graduate FellowshipGraduateAny EPPS majorFall 2014April 18, 2014
Keith Lankford Taylor FellowshipGraduateAny EPPS majorFall 2014April 18, 2014
Larry D. Terry ScholarshipGraduateMPA, PA – PhDFall 2014April 18, 2014

Fred Hill Endowed Scholarship

The Fred Hill Endowed Scholarship for Public Service was established in 2009 to honor Fred Hill, Texas Legislator from 1988 to 2008. Representative Hill, a long-time supporter of education in Texas, was an avid supporter of UT Dallas during his twenty years as a Texas Legislator. Mr. Hill supported legislation that allowed UT Dallas to authorize the admission of freshmen students in 1990 and legislation that resulted in building of the Natural Science and Engineering and Research building. Mr. Hill regularly welcomed students to his office at the state Capitol and hosted events in their honor. He also routinely employed students or alums, either as staff or as interns. Donors to the Hill Scholarship included UT Dallas administrators, local business leaders and companies. A student award is made annually. The scholarship supports an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in political science, public affairs, public policy and political economy. The student must exhibit community leadership, dedication to education, and a strong desire to make Texas a better place for all of its citizens; characteristics exhibited by Fred Hill.

PDF Fred Hill Endowed Scholarship Application


Irving J. Hoch Scholarship

The Irving J. Hoch Scholarship was established in 2005 to honor one of UT Dallas' most distinguished and beloved professors, Dr. Irving J Hoch. Dr. Hoch is known as the "Father of Fixed-effect Modeling." At UT Dallas he was a winner of the Polycarp Kusch Award, the Chancellor's Council Outstanding Teacher Award, and the Students' Choice Outstanding Teacher. The scholarship was funded by gifts from Dr. Hoch's faculty colleagues, former students and friends and is awarded to undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Economics, Political and Policy Sciences, preferably to students in the field of economics.

PDF Irving J. Hoch Scholarship Application


John Forrest Kain Scholarship

The John Forrest Kain Endowed Scholarship was established in 2005 in memory of Dr. John Kain and funded by gifts from Dr. Kain's family, faculty colleagues, former students and friends. Dr. Kain held the Cecil Green Chair for Science in Society and served the director of the Green Center and the Texas School Project at the time of his death. Prior to relocating to Dallas, Dr. Kain was a professor at Harvard for over 30 years. He is remembered as a distinguished professor and one of the first great urban economists. The scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences.

PDF John Forrest Kain Scholarship Application


Charles C. McKinney Scholarship

The Charles C. McKinney Endowed Scholarship was established in 2005 by Mr. McKinney who continues to help the fund grow with yearly gifts. Mr. McKinney received his Master's degree from the School of Management in 1991. The scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in economics, with an emphasis on the study of free markets and economic growth. Students must have completed a minimum of 60 hours of course work, demonstrate financial need and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

PDF Charles C. McKinney Scholarship Application


Officer Bernard F. Parson Scholarship

The Officer Bernard F. Parson Scholarship was established in memory of Officer Parson, who served on the UT Dallas police department from February 1, 2001, until his untimely death in a car accident on May 25, 2003. Officer Parson believed that young people furthered themselves and society through education. His dedication to his family, his community, and UT Dallas will be perpetually honored through this endowment. The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student who is interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement.

PDF Officer Bernard F. Parson Scholarship Application


Vibhooti Shukla Graduate Fellowship

The Vibhooti Shukla Graduate Fellowship was established in 1993 by her husband, Satchit Srinivasan, friends and colleagues in memory of Professor Vibhooti Shukla. Professor Shukla was a member of the faculty in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS) at the time of her death in a ballooning accident. The graduate fellowship award will be made available to graduate students in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences.

PDF Vibhooti Shukla Graduate Fellowship Application


Keith Lankford Taylor Fellowship

The Keith Lankford Taylor Fellowship was established in 2012 and will be used to support one or more graduate students. Qualified students will be enrolled in a Master's or Doctoral degree program in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences and may receive the fellowship in successive year, provided they demonstrate satisfactory academic progress toward their degree.

PDF Keith Lankford Taylor Fellowship Application


Larry D. Terry Scholarship

The Larry D. Terry Emerging Leaders Scholarship was established in 2006 in memory of Dr. Larry D. Terry and funded by gifts from Dr. Terry's family, faculty colleagues, former students and friends. At the time of his unexpected death in June 2006, Dr. Terry was serving as vice president of business affairs at UT Dallas. Dr. Terry was a renowned scholar in the fields of public administration and political science, as well as an acclaimed author. He was a professor in public administration in the School of Social Sciences, later to become the School of Economics, Political, and Policy Sciences. During his tenure at UT Dallas he also served as executive vice provost for academic affairs. The scholarship is awarded to graduate students seeking a Masters of Public Affairs or a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Affairs in the School of Economics, Political and Policy Sciences.

PDF Larry D. Terry Scholarship Application