Diversity Retention Scholarship Program

  • Bachelor
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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.


• 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 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.)

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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.

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