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Scholarships and Funding

College Funding

College of Engineering Scholarship Opportunities

Designated Scholarships

Financial Aid and Scholarships

General Academic Scholarships for New Students

Dissertation Fellowships

Grants

Private Scholarships

Departmental Funding

Graduate Assistantship

This program, funded by the Department of Bioengineering, offers a limited number of graduate teaching and research assistantships.  These fellowships are open to both incoming and continuing students.  For additional information, please see your Graduate mentor in the Bioengineering Department.

GAANN Fellowship

The Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Fellowship is awarded to U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents. The award is based on a student’s scholastic achievements, their financial need and their willingness to participate in the GAANN Fellowship training requirements.

Eligible Bioengineering Graduate candidates must:

  • Full time  Enrollment (9 hours)
  • Minimum  3.5 GPA
  • Student's need determined from the FAFSA Application
  • Attend and Complete Best Teaching and Learning Practices Course
  • Shadow and Assist an approved Department Faculty Member for one full semester
  • Teach one didactic or laboratory course for one semester

As new GAANN funds become available, information will be updated here. 

Alfred and Janet Potvin Award

Dr. Alfred Potvin began his academic career at UT Arlington in 1966 and served as the first Director of the Biomedical Engineering Program from 1974 to 1984. Highly acclaimed throughout his career, Dr. Potvin is regarded as one of the outstanding leaders in biomedical engineering. This award recognizes students with high academic and research performance.

Eligible Bioengineering candidates must:

  • Full time Enrollment (9 hours)
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Based on Academic Achievement
  • Based on Performance

Outstanding applicants will be nominated by their mentor and reviewed by the Potvin committee each Spring. 

Alfred and Janet Potvin Award Recipients

Distinguished Scholarship Funding

Franklyn Alexander Ph.D. Scholarship

Franklyn Alexander is an Arlington dentist, a member of UT Arlington’s Development Board, and a committed friend of UT Arlington. This Doctoral Scholarship has been made possible by a generous gift of Dr. Franklyn Alexander. The scholarship supports students who pursue a Ph.D. in Bioengineering, excel academically and intend to work in the field of bioengineering in the U.S. upon graduation.

Eligible PH.D Bioengineering candidates must:

  • Full time (9 hours) PH.D student for Fall & Spring
  • Cannot hold a GRA, GTA, or EGTA position
  • Minimum  3.5 GPA
  • Intend to work in the field of bioengineering in the U.S.

This scholarship is currently closed.  At this time, no other applications will be accepted. 

*This scholarship will be available to new recipients each year as funds permit, and is not renewable. 

Franklyn Alexander Scholarship Recipients
Robert and Carol Eberhart Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Robert Eberhart served as Chairman of the Joint UT Southwestern-UT Arlington Graduate Biomedical Engineering Program from 1983 to 2000.  This scholarship recognizes the excellence and stature of the Biomedical Engineering Program and the academic achievements of its student body and to encourage outstanding students to pursue graduate biomedical engineering education and careers.

Eligible current  Bioengineering candidates must:

  • Full Time Enrollment (9 hours) in semester applying
  • Completed 9 semester hours of BE courses
  • Minimum  3.5 GPA
  • Remaining 2 semesters until BE degree completion

This scholarship is currently closed.  At this time, no other applications will be accepted. 

*This scholarship will be available to new recipients each year as funds permit, and is not renewable. 

Robert and Carol Eberhart Endowed Scholarship Recipients
Industrial Scholarship

The Industrial Scholarship will support students who pursue a career in the industrial industry upon graduation in the Biomedical Engineering field, and who excel academically.

Eligible incoming and current Graduate Bioengineering candidates must:

  • Full Time Enrollment (9 hours) for Fall and Spring 
  • Unconditional Admittance
  • Minimum  3.5 GPA
  • High GRE and TOEFL scores

This scholarship is currently closed.  At this time, no other applications will be accepted. 

*This scholarship will be available to new recipients each year as funds permit, and is not renewable. 

Bioengineering Merit Scholarship

The Bioengineering Merit Scholarship recognizes the excellence and stature of the Biomedical Engineering Program and the academic achievements of it's student body.  To encourage outstanding students to pursue graduate biomedical engineering education and careers. 

Eligible incoming and current Graduate Bioengineering candidates must:

  • Full Time Enrollment (9 hours) for Fall and Spring 
  • Unconditional Admittance 
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • High GRE and TOEFL scores
  • Current Publications, Papers or Research Presentations a plus, but not required

This scholarship is currently Closed.  At this time, no other applications will be accepted. 

*This scholarship will be available to new recipients each year as funds permit and is not renewable.