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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the scholarship deadline for 2018/2019?

Incoming freshmen

Presidential Scholarship Program (Apply Texas application)

All Undergradaute Scholarships (separate application)

  • March 1, 2018
Incoming transfers
  • March 1, 2018
Current undergraduates
  • March 1, 2018
Graduate students

How do I apply for a scholarship?

Incoming freshmen Presidential Scholarships Program Major-specific scholarships
Incoming transfers Major-specific scholarships
Current and incoming students Major-specific scholarships
Graduate students

Am I eligible to apply for scholarships?

Incoming freshmen
To apply for the Presidential Scholarship Program, you must meet one of the following three requirements:

  • Top 15% of high school senior class
  • 28 or higher on ACT
  • 1150 or higher on SAT if taken prior to March 1, 2016 or 1220 or higher on SAT if taken after March 1, 2016(without the writing section) 

All Undergraduate students: incoming freshman, incoming transfer students and current students:
You must submit the Undergraduate Scholarship Application. In order to be eligible, you must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and plan to be at least a full-time student (12 hours per semester) if awarded.

What scholarships do I qualify for?

Please see the appropriate link to determine which scholarships you may qualify for.

Do I have to be admitted to the University prior to applying for scholarships?

Your first step in applying for scholarships should be applying for admission to the University. You will not be awarded a scholarship unless you have been admitted.

How will I be notified if I am/am not awarded a scholarship?

You will be notified by e-mail if you are or are not selected to receive a scholarship. For this reason, it is very important that the correct e-mail addresses are submitted on your application.

What if I did not submit my scholarship application by the deadline?

Our University will accept scholarship applications year-round, even after all deadlines have passed. However, any scholarship application submitted after the deadline will only be considered on a funds-available basis. This means that your application will be considered only in the event that the University has scholarship funds left over for the academic year, either from a student who was awarded but later chose not to enroll or if we receive additional scholarship donations throughout the year. There is no guarantee that the University will award any scholarships to those students who submit their applications after the posted deadline.

Can I get a scholarship just based on my ACT/SAT test scores, GPA, or other measure of my academic performance?

Scholarship awards are made based on a student's overall scholarship application (e.g., test scores, class rank, essay, resume, leadership, etc.) and not just on a single criterion.

Can I be awarded for the full academic year or on a semester basis?

Scholarships are awarded for the full academic year and not for just one semester. For example, if you are awarded a $1,000 scholarship, you will receive $500 in the fall semester and $500 in the spring semester.

What happens if I change my major?

Some scholarships are awarded based on your current major. We ask that you please notify the Scholarship Office if you are a recipient of a major-specific scholarship and decide to change your major. If you have not been awarded a scholarship, but you have submitted your application, no action is required on your part.  The system automatically updates your scholarship application to reflect your new major.

How do I get my scholarship money?

Scholarship monies are automatically applied to your tuition bill.  Refunds are coordinated through the Business Office and processed through BankMobile Disbursements.  To learn more about BankMobile Disbursements, click How it Works or go to the Business Office Refund Webpage.