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Diversity Retention Scholarship Program

Description:

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 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 2017-2018 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.)
Application Deadlines
Awards will be based on funds available and students can re-apply for this award for multiple semesters.
Applications for each semester vary. Check the Community Engagement website to confirm deadlines.
Deadlines are typically: 
  • July 31 for Fall semester disbursement
  • December 1 for Spring semester disbursement
  • May 1 for Summer semester disbursement

 

Deadline:

Forthcoming

Term:

Academic Year 2018-19

Matriculation Status:

All

Citizenship:

All

Texas Residency Status:

All

Course Load:

Full

Eligible Classifications:

Transfer

Schools:

All

Majors:

All

Concentrations:

All

Contact:

Application Instructions:

Applications must be received in the Department of Community Engagement Office by the posted deadline. The completed application may be sent via mail, fax, or dropped off in person. No late applications will be accepted.

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