UT Tyler

GTF Scholars

The University of Texas at Tyler


The application period for the fall 2018 cohort of GTF Scholars has closed.


Eligibilty Requirements

To be eligible to apply for this grant, a student must:

  • Be a 2018 graduate of a Texas ECHS
  • Have a minimum of 50 college credit hours
  • Be a Texas resident
  • Have been admitted to UT Tyler for Fall 2018
  • Intend on earning a baccalaureate degree from UT Tyler
  • Be eligible to apply for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 for college hours completed

Checklist for Required Application Packet

  • Application Form
  • Official high school transcript through Fall 2017
  • Official college transcript through Fall 2017 (Spring 2018 Courses in Progress is preferable)
  • Student’s Personal Statement (as described in the Application Form)
  • Proof of FASFA submission for 2018-2019
  • Proof of Acceptance to UT Tyler for Fall 2018
  • DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 29th, 2018

Application Process

All of the materials listed above are required for a complete application packet. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Recipients will be notified via email, so please encourage students to check their e-mail often. A student who is chosen to be a part of the GTF Scholars Program will have his/her financial need, as defined by the FASFA (cost of attendance minus expected family contribution), met up to 100% for three years through the combination of federal, state, institutional funds, and a grant from the Greater Texas Foundation

Award Requirements

  • Complete 30 hours of college work applicable to your degree plan each calendar year (beginning Fall 2018)
  • Submit the FASFA by the priority deadline each year
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Continue full-time progression through fall-spring or fall-spring-summer semesters
  • Attend GTF Scholars’ Kick-Off scheduled for August XX, 2018
  • Actively participate in and complete all requirements of the GTF Scholars Leadership Academy
  • Comply with advice of the GTF Scholars Director

For more information on this program, please contact Kristie Allen at 903.565.5528 or at kallen@uttyler.edu. Complete application packets can be submitted digitally on or before March 29th, 2018 to GTFScholars@uttyler.edu.


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