The Office of the President and the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement created the Diversity Scholars Program in 2010-2011 to increase the diversity of students enrolling at UT Dallas. The scholarship targets students who have a record of academic excellence in high school or community college and show significant financial need.
Diversity Scholars Program
• Be admitted to the University, • Be an undergraduate student enrolling for the first time at UT Dallas as a full-time student in the fall semester of the application year, • Have a record of academic merit in high school or community college, • Have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale if transferring from community college, • Have financial need as determined by the UT Dallas Financial Aid Office, • Complete the financial aid application (FAFSA or TAFSA), • Submit an essay on the topic indicated on the application, • Must attend a Freshman or Transfer Student Orientation session, • Participate in regular Diversity Scholars Program academic check-in meetings after enrolling in the University, and • Volunteer at least five hours for the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement each semester.
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This scholarship can be used to cover education related expenses including tuition, fees and housing. Each student will receive $5,000 per year for a maximum of eight semesters of undergraduate study.