Scholarships

Scholarships


Figuring out how to pay for college is an important part of getting ready for UTSA. One way is to apply for scholarships, because they provide financial aid that you don’t have to pay back. Although some scholarships are awarded automatically, most require an application separate from completing the FAFSA.

UTSA General Scholarships

UTSA offers many general scholarships which vary in eligibility requirements and award amounts. These scholarships are funded by donors and endowments and can vary from year to year. As an incoming freshman or transfer student, you must apply for general scholarships at ApplyTexas. You will need to complete the scholarship portion of the application before you submit it.

Colleges and Departmental Scholarships

UTSA colleges and departments provide scholarships for students who have declared specific majors and degrees in their area.

Outside Scholarships

Outside scholarships are available to students from various donors outside of the University of Texas at San Antonio (such as scholarship organizations, foundations and businesses). The vast majority of these scholarships can be found by using online scholarship search engines.

Automatic Scholarships

Distinguished Presidential Scholarship

for Fall Freshmen Applicants

Fall Priority Deadline: Jan 1

Fall admitted freshmen will be given automatic consideration for this scholarship based on academic merit. This scholarship is valued up to $24,000, while funding is available, for up to four years if renewal eligibility is maintained. The value is awarded on a competitive basis.

More Info: DPS Scholarship

Distinguished Transfer Scholarship

for Fall/Spring Transfer Applicants

Fall Priority Deadline: May 1

Spring Priority Deadline: Oct 15

Admitted transfer students transferring 24-66 credit hours will be given automatic consideration based on academic merit. This scholarship is valued up to $6,000, while funding is available, for up to two years or four semesters if renewal eligibility is maintained. The value is awarded on a competitive basis.

More Info: DTS Scholarship

Apply for Scholarships

UTSA General Scholarship

for Fall Freshman & Transfer Applicants

Freshman Deadline: Jan 1

Transfer Deadline: Feb 15

UTSA oversees a range of scholarships that are funded by the university and donors. To be considered for these, you must submit the UTSA General Scholarship application in ApplyTexas by Jan 1 for freshmen and Feb 15 for transfers.

More Info: General Scholarship

Terry Scholarship

for Fall Freshman & Transfer Applicants

Freshman Deadline: Jan 1

Transfer Deadline: April 15

Fall applicants who demonstrate leadership potential and are either graduating from a Texas high school or have completed 30 or more credit hours at another Texas college or university and are 20 or older by May 1st of the year of application can qualify for the Terry Scholarship. The Terry Scholarship application is available on ApplyTexas for Freshmen with a final deadline of Jan 1 and Transfers will be emailed an invitation to apply with a final deadline of April 15. For more information, visit terryscholars.utsa.edu.

More Info: Terry Scholars

UTSA Top Scholar Program

for Fall Freshman Applicants

Freshman Deadline: Dec 1

The UTSA Top Scholar program is a 4-year enhanced experience and scholarship covering tuition, fees, housing and meals. First-time freshmen who are in the top 5%, have a 1440 SAT / 32 ACT and are a Texas resident are encouraged to apply at utsa.edu/topscholars by Dec 1.

More Info: Top Scholar

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

for Fall/Spring Transfer Applicants

Fall Deadline: May 1

Spring Deadline: Oct 15

Incoming transfers who are members of Phi Theta Kappa, who have a 3.0 GPA, and are a Texas resident can apply for the UTSA Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship of $2,500. Incoming transfers must email their proof of PTK membership to utsascholarships@utsa.edu. Funding for this scholarship is limited, so awards are offered on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is exhausted. Applicants must be fully admitted by the scholarship deadline.

More Info: PTK Scholarship

Joint Admissions Scholarship

for Fall/Spring Transfer Applicants from Alamo Colleges

Fall Deadline: May 1

Spring Deadline: Oct 15

Students transferring 24-66 semester credits from one of the five Alamo Colleges who have a 3.0 GPA will be automatically considered for this scholarship. Funding for this scholarship is limited, so awards are offered first-come, first-served, based on student eligibility and earliest date of admission to the university, until funding is exhausted. Applicants must be fully admitted by the scholarship deadline.

More Info: JAA Scholarship

International Scholarships

International Student Grant Program

for international students

The International Student Grant is a need-based award given to international undergraduate students who demonstrate financial aid and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA. Awards are made on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds are exhausted. The maximum award varies depending on the availability of funds.

More Info: International Student Grant Program

Good Neighbor Scholarship

for international students from Western Hemisphere nations

The Good Neighbor Scholarship provides an exemption of tuition for students from the nations of the Western Hemisphere (excluding Cuba). Students may be awarded one year of tuition (fall, spring, and summer). Students are exempt from paying tuition only and must still pay applicable fees.

More Info: Good Neighbor Scholarship

Border County Program

for F-1/J-1 visa students from Mexico

The UTSA Border County Program is a need-based student tuition-assistance program that allows eligible F-1/J-1 visa students from Mexico to pay Texas in-state tuition.

More Info: Border County Program