UT Dallas McDermott Scholars

About The McDermott Award

The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program provides these select students with UT Dallas' rigorous and personalized education, along with a four-year program of intensive extracurricular activities. McDermott Scholars have access to leadership training, cultural enrichment, and opportunities designed to equip them with the skills, experience, and confidence to succeed as leaders in society’s many dimensions.

Financial Components

  • Full UT Dallas tuition and fees
  • Living stipend (for non-tuition expenses)
  • $1,000 yearly textbook stipend
  • $12,000 fund for scholar-designed study abroad
  • $3,000 fund for individualized professional development
  • Travel expenses for cohort trips to Santa Fe, Austin, and Washington, DC
  • Tickets to the Dallas Symphony, Dallas Opera, Texas Ballet Theater, Dallas Theater Center, and other cultural events
  • Travel home twice yearly for domestic students, and once yearly for international students

Additional Benefits

  • Opportunities to intern at local, state, and national organizations and to research in a wide range of laboratories on campus
  • Automatic membership in Collegium V Honors Program
  • Close-knit social and professional network of fellow scholars and alumni
  • Exposure to and mentoring from faculty members
  • Close acquaintance with and access to the University’s administrators
  • Introductions to Dallas leaders and organizations
  • Compelling resume for graduate school and other post-college pursuits