School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

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Scholarships

Welcome to the Natural Sciences & Mathematics (NSM) Scholarship page. Below you will find a comprehensive list of available scholarships organized by department and by classification. At the bottom of the page please find the comprehensive list of scholarships available in alphabetical order.

Department Scholarship Undergraduate Graduate
Chemistry Mei Lein Fellowship N/A Yes
Alan G. MacDiarmid Removing Educational Barriers Scholarship Yes No
Eric Moore Chemistry Graduate Student Scholarship N/A Yes
Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) Scholarship Yes N/A
Julia Williams Van Ness Merit Scholarship Yes Yes
Geosciences James L. Carter Scholarship / Fellowship Endowment Fund Yes Yes
Dallas Gem & Mineral Society Endowed Scholarship Fund Yes Yes
Anton Hales Endowed Fellowship in Geophysics N/A Yes
Alan G. MacDiarmid Removing Educational Barriers Scholarship Yes No
George McMechan Student Support Fund
(Center for Lithospheric Studies)
N/A Yes
Victor Oppenheim Scholarship Fund Yes Yes
Emile Pessagno Jr. Scholarship Fund Yes Yes
Dr. and Mrs. John G. Scales Endowed Scholarship Fund Yes Yes
Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) Scholarship Yes N/A
James B. Urban Scholarship Yes N/A
Dr. Oscar Wilhelm Memorial Student Research Fund N/A Yes
Julia Williams Van Ness Merit Scholarship Yes Yes
Mathematics Ray Allum Math and Physics Scholarship Fund Yes N/A
Mei Lein Fellowship N/A Yes
Alan G. MacDiarmid Removing Educational Barriers Scholarship Yes No
Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) Scholarship Yes N/A
Julia Williams Van Ness Merit Scholarship Yes Yes
Biological Sciences Daniel L. Harris Biology Scholarship Yes Yes
Mei Lein Fellowship N/A Yes
Alan G. MacDiarmid Removing Educational Barriers Scholarship Yes No
Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) Scholarship Yes N/A
Julia Williams Van Ness Merit Scholarship Yes Yes
Physics Ray Allum Math and Physics Scholarship Fund Yes N/A
William B. Hanson Student Support Fund
(Center for Space Sciences)
N/A Yes
Mei Lein Fellowship N/A Yes
Alan G. MacDiarmid Removing Educational Barriers Scholarship Yes No
Margie Renfrow Student Support Fund N/A Yes
Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) Scholarship Yes N/A
Julia Williams Van Ness Merit Scholarship Yes Yes

Below you will find the comprehensive list of scholarships for the School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics. Please apply through the Financial Aid Scholarship page.

Please submit completed applications to:

The University of Texas at Dallas
Georgetta Oliver
School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, FN32
800 W. Campbell Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

or in person to Founders North FN 3.120C 

Please do not e-mail your completed applications.

If you have questions about these scholarships please contact:
nsmscholarships@utdallas.edu.

Ray Allum Math and Physics Undergraduate Scholarship Fund

Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in either Mathematical Sciences or Physics.  Candidates must have earned between 30 credit hours and 45 credit hours and maintained at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average to be considered for this award. The $1,000 minimum scholarship will be awarded on a competitive basis by a committee duly appointed by the Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

James L. Carter Scholarship / Fellowship Endowment Fund

Applicants must be either undergraduate or graduate full-time or part-time students in good standing with the Department of Geosciences while enrolled at UT Dallas. The scholarship / fellowship will be awarded on a competitive basis by a committee duly appointed by the president of UT Dallas.

Dallas Gem & Mineral Society Endowed Scholarship Fund

Applicants must be Geosciences majors and be enrolled in 12 hours undergraduate or nine graduate hours. Students must be in good standing with the Department of Geosciences. The scholarship will be awarded on a semester-to-semester basis with a $250 minimum. The scholarship will be awarded on a competitive basis by a committee duly appointed by the president of UT Dallas.

Other Considerations: Preference given to those demonstrating financial need.

Anton Hales Endowed Fellowship in Geophysics

This fellowship is awarded annually to a graduate or doctoral student in geophysics. Applicants must be enrolled in at least nine graduate hours as a Master's or higher student in Geophysics and be in good standing with the Department of Geosciences. The fellowship will be awarded on a competitive basis by a committee duly appointed by the president of UT Dallas.

William B. Hanson Graduate Student Support Fund

This support fund benefits graduate students specifically enrolled in space and atmospheric sciences and related fields affiliated with the William B. Hanson Center for Space Sciences. Award may include, but are not limited to: student travel to professional meetings, funds for internal laboratory experiments and scholarship grants to PhD students. The fund will be awarded on a competitive basis by a committee duly appointed by the dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Daniel L. Harris Biology Scholarship

Applicants must be full-time students majoring in biology, who demonstrate strong academic abilities by completing a FAFSA. This scholarship will be awarded on a competitive basis by a committee duly appointed by the president of UT Dallas.

Other considerations:

  1. Preference will be given to undergraduates.
  2. Preference will be given to those with financial need.

George McMechan Graduate CLS Student Support Fund

This support fund benefits geosciences graduate students affiliated with the Center for Lithospheric Studies within the Department of Geosciences. Awards include, but are not limited to, student travel to professional meetings, field trip expenses, and fellowship grants to PhD students who do not qualify for teaching assistant or research assistant support because of the 99 credit hour rule. The fund will be awarded on a competitive basis by a committee duly appointed by the dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Mei Lein Fellowship

All applicants applying for this fellowship must be enrolled full-time as a graduate student in the School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in one of the following basic sciences: physics, chemistry, biology, or mathematics. The fellowship will be awarded on a competitive basis by a committee duly appointed by the dean of the School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics.

Alan G. MacDiarmid Removing Educational Barriers Scholarship

All applicants applying for this scholarship must be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in science, math or engineering and be either a graduate of the Nano Explorers Program or actively involved in research or programming with the MacDiarmid Nano Tech Institute. Each applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from the Director of the Institute or a faculty member from math, science or engineering. The scholarship fund will be awarded on a competitive basis by a committee of faculty members duly appointed by the Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The applicant must demonstrate need base eligibility. The committee will weigh such factors as: educational achievement, work experience, community service, extracurricular activities and surmounting obstacles in the pursuit of higher education.

Eric Moore Graduate Chemistry Student Scholarship

Applicants must be graduate students in the field of chemistry and be either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The scholarship fund will be awarded on a competitive basis by a committee of faculty members duly appointed by the dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Victor Oppenheim Scholarship Fund

Applicants must be full or part-time undergraduate or graduate students and be in good standing with the Department of Geosciences. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded on a competitive basis by a committee duly appointed by the president of UT Dallas.

Preference will be given to those with financial need.

Emile Pessagno Jr. Scholarship Fund

Applicants must be a full-time or part-time student in good standing with the Department of Geosciences. Scholarships will be awarded to students involved in field research in geology. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded on a competitive basis by a committee duly appointed by the president of UT Dallas.

Preference will be given to those conducting research projects dealing with micropaleontology, stratigraphy, sedimentology, or structural geology.

Margie Renfrow Graduate Student Support Fund

All applicants must be graduate students majoring in physics. Awards include, but are not limited to, scholarships, awards for achievement in their program, or other expenses that are related to their studies. Since participating in conferences is essential to the career development of graduate students, a travel award to the student can be used for this purpose as the primary use of the funds. The student support fund will be awarded on a competitive basis by the Head of the Physics program and a committee duly appointed by the dean of the School of Natural Science & Mathematics at UT Dallas. Only current UT Dallas students or transfers may apply for this award. Application MUST Include: 1. This scholarship application, completed in full with signature. 2. A one page narrative. 3. An unofficial transcript.

Dr. and Mrs. John G. Scales Endowed Scholarship Fund in Geosciences

Applicants must be majoring in Geosciences and enrolled in either 12 hours undergraduate or nine graduate hours and be in good standing with the Department of Geosciences. The scholarship will be awarded on a competitive basis by a committee duly appointed by the president of UT Dallas.

Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) Scholarship Opportunity

Will open for all applicants on June 1st. Up to two UTD undergraduate scholarships are available through Sungkyunkwan University. Award amount is $1,00. Open to undergraduate students majoring in any degree program being offered in the School of Natural Science and Mathematics. Among equally qualified applicants, a preference may be given to students with a higher GPA on UT Dallas transcripts. This criterion will not be applied to new students in their first semesters. Among equally qualified applicants, a preference may be given to students who have received all or part of their preparatory education in the country of Korea or have some other connection to or interest in Korea. Among equally qualified applicants, a preference may be given to students who are fluent in the Korean language. Candidates who received the award in prior years are eligible to reapply and must submit their latest credentials and fully completed application for consideration. Recipient must sign a release form, in accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) allowing UT Dallas to use application materials for scholarship purposes.

James B. Urban Undergraduate Scholarship

Applicants must be majoring in Geosciences and enrolled in 12 undergraduate hours and be in good standing with the Department of Geosciences. The scholarship will be awarded on a competitive basis by a committee duly appointed by the president of UT Dallas.

Dr. Oscar Wilhelm Memorial Graduate Student Research Fund

Applicants must be graduate students within the Geosciences program. The fund will be given through loans or grants in connection with travel expenses, drafting, preparation, reporting, and delivering of theses and dissertations and other research papers not covered by tuition which further such students' learning and research. The fund will be awarded on a competitive basis by a committee duly appointed by the president of UT Dallas.

Julia Williams Van Ness Merit Scholarship

Applicants must be enrolled full-time at UT Dallas and majoring in the natural or mathematical sciences and have a minimum of 60 credit hours (from either UT Dallas or be transfers from another accredited institution) The selection of the awardee(s) will be made on the basis of scholastic merit. The award will be made on a competitive basis by a committee duly appointed by the president of UT Dallas.

 

  • Updated: July 7, 2015