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Undergraduate International Freshman Scholarships

New Freshman Scholarship 2019-20

The University of Texas at Tyler offers several different types of academic scholarships for incoming first-year freshmen through both academic merit and competitive holistic review. We seek to enroll high-performing students with demonstrated potential that will engage with The University of Texas at Tyler in meaningful ways. These students will graduate and go on to contribute through career success to our East Texas communities and beyond. The highest level scholarship (Competitive Awards) recipients will be determined through a competitive process that places emphasis on the whole applicant, not just empirical data. Academic merit awards are based solely on test score, GPA, class rank, and/or region.

If you have questions about our competitive or academic merit awards, please e-mail us at admissions@uttyler.edu or call us at 903-566-7203.

Competitive Freshman Awards

Presidential Fellow

Amount: Full Tuition, Fees, Books, Room & Board

  • Minimum ACT 29+ or SAT 1350+
  • Minimum GPA 3.00+
  • Must submit Scholarship Application and FAFSA by December 1st for consideration
  • Interview Required
  • Renewal requires completion of 15 credit hours at UT Tyler for the semester(s) awarded, maintaining a minimum 3.00 GPA at UT Tyler, participating in the Presidential Fellow student service program, and remaining in good standing. Scholarship has 4 years of total eligibility as long as renewal requirements are met.

Patriot Scholarship

Amount: $2,000- $5,000

  • Minimum ACT 26+ or SAT 1240+
  • Minimum GPA 3.00+
  • Must submit Scholarship Application and FAFSA by December 1st for consideration
  • Renewal requires completion of 15 credit hours at UT Tyler for the semester(s) awarded, maintaining a minimum 3.00 GPA at UT Tyler, and remaining in good standing.Scholarship has 4 years of total eligibility as long as renewal requirements are met.

Students that meet the minimum requirements for the Patriot Scholarship will automatically receive $2,000 per year and have the possibility of receiving up to $5,000 per year. Funding is limited, and automatic funding may be awarded on a first come, first serve basis.

Academic Merit Awards

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

  • Minimum ACT 24-25 or SAT 1160-1230
  • Minimum GPA 3.00+
  • No Scholarship Application is required
  • Deadline for admission and FAFSA completion is March 1st
  • Renewal requires completion of 15 credit hours at UT Tyler for the semester(s) awarded, maintaining a minimum 3.00 GPA at UT Tyler, and remaining in good standing. Scholarship has 4 years of total eligibility as long as renewal requirements are met.

Funding is limited and awarded on a first come, first serve basis.

To secure scholarship offers, students must confirm their attendance on or before May 1st.

New Transfer Scholarship 2019-20

Students who meet the criteria below will be considered for a Transfer Scholarship.

This scholarship is for students who have previously attended other colleges only.

New transfer students who are accepted for admission and confirm their intention to enroll prior to May 1 before the academic year begins will be considered for an academic scholarship. Funds are limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. It is mandatory for students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). There is no scholarship application. 

New Transfer scholarships are renewable for one consecutive academic year following the initial award. No application is required for renewal. Transfer scholarships are not awarded to second bachelor, re-admit, high school dual credit or transient students.

Transfer Presidential Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000

To qualify students must:

  • Be accepted for admission by May 1 (fall and spring semesters).
  • Enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester (fall and spring) at UT Tyler.
  • Have a cumulative 3.25 GPA on all transfer course work.
  • Be an incoming transfer student who has completed 30+ hours from a four-year institution or,
  • Be an incoming transfer student who has completed 45+ hours from a community college.

Renewal Requirements

Transfer scholarships are renewable for one academic year following the initial award. No application is required for renewal. To renew, scholarship students must:

  • Complete 12 credit hours at UT Tyler for the semester(s) awarded.
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA at UT Tyler.
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