The University of Texas at Dallas is located in Richardson, Texas just 18 miles north of downtown Dallas. The university is situated in the heart of the Silicon Prairie, home to more than 600 telecommunications and advanced technology firms. The campus is located on approximately 500 acres; another 468 acres is devoted to Synergy Park, an industrial park adjacent to the campus.
Academic Excellence Scholarship Program
The Academic Excellence Scholarship Program is the flagship program of the University. All decisions are made through the Office of Undergraduate Education. All freshmen admitted to the University for the fall semester are automatically considered for an Academic Excellence Scholarship award. Important factors in the selection of scholarship recipients include SAT or ACT scores, class rank, grade point average, and success in Honors or Advanced Placement course work. In addition, positive weight may be given to the following factors: achievement in work experience, community service, extracurricular activities (leadership), surmounting obstacles to the further pursuit of higher education, socioeconomic background, and status as a first generation college student. Notification of awards are made on a monthly basis until all the available scholarships have been allocated. Further application materials are necessary only in the case of the Clark Summer Scholars Program.
Academic Recognition Scholarship
Students awarded an Academic Recognition Scholarship receive $1,000 per semester to be applied toward tuition and mandatory fees. This award is good for four years (eight semesters).
Academic Higher Recognition Scholarship
Students awarded a Higher Recognition Scholarship receive $2,000 per semester to be applied toward tuition and mandatory fees. This award is good for four years or eight semesters.
Academic Distinction Scholarship
The Academic Distinction Scholarship covers cost of tuition and mandatory fees through eight semesters (four years) of enrollment. In addition, the Academic Distinction Scholarship provides a $1,000 per year contribution toward rental expenses for students who choose to live on campus. Recipients of this award who maintain appropriate course loads and remain in good standing in the scholarship program can complete their Bachelor’s degree at UTD without any cost for tuition and mandatory fees.
Academic Honors Scholarship
In addition to eight semesters (four years) of support for tuition and mandatory fees, the Academic Honors Scholarship provides a $1500 cash award per semester ($3,000 per year) to defray the cost of books, supplies and other educational expenses. It also provides a $1,000 per year contribution toward rental expenses for students who choose to live on campus.
Clark Summer Research Program
First-time freshman who are awarded an Academic Excellence Honors Scholarship or National Merit Scholarship may apply for one of twenty Anson L. Clark Summer Research Program positions awarded annually. This program provides the opportunity to work with members of UT Dallas’ science and engineering faculty for a period of ten weeks for $2,000. At the conclusion of the program, each scholar will summarize their research and present it to faculty, staff and students at a university sponsored research conference. The deadline for applying to the Clark Program is the first Monday in March.
Non-Texas residents who receive an award from the Academic Excellence Scholarship Program are considered in-state residents for tuition and fee purposes.
SAT or ACT: Required
University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Tel: (972) 883-2111