UT Tyler

GTF Scholars

The University of Texas at Tyler

GTF Scholars Video

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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