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Change A Life: Your Annual Gifts Shape the Future of UT Arlington Students

Your Support Fuels Student Success

UT Arlington students work hard, both inside and outside the classroom

More than 75 percent of our students report being employed during the school year, with almost 20 percent working 40 or more hours per week. Yet they consistently receive national recognition for academic excellence and find time to volunteer more than 400,000 hours in the community each year.

Your annual gifts provide these deserving scholars with opportunities to succeed academically, earn their degrees, and become accomplished professionals in their chosen fields. Help dedicated Mavericks like Dolly Desai, Arturo Viera, and Jacquelyn Alvarado achieve greatness by making a gift today.

Dolly Desai Arturo Viera Jacquelyn Alvarado

Dolly Desai
Patient Advocate

In December Dolly Desai will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in biological chemistry. But her education won’t stop there. She’ll begin pursuing a master’s in health care administration in January. She wants to influence hospital policymaking to improve the patient experience. “Eventually, I’m hoping to work my way up to being in charge of an entire hospital department,” she says. “I want to be very active in the business end of operations of emergency departments.” Your gifts enable students like Dolly to kindle their passion for helping others.

Arturo Viera
Designing His Future

Architecture major Arturo Viera says without the scholarships he’s received, he’d likely be attending community college and struggling to make ends meet. “The support has helped me thrive because I can focus on my classes and not worry about financial issues.” When he graduates in 2016, Arturo plans to earn a master’s degree in architecture and eventually open his own practice in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. “UTA is not only a place where I’m learning things, but it’s shaping my character,” he says. “The School of Architecture has a great faculty to shape me into the person I want to become.”

Jacquelyn Alvarado
Prepared to Care

Financial assistance paved the way for alumna Jacquelyn Alvarado to fulfill her career goal of becoming a nurse. After graduating from Carrollton’s R.L. Turner High School, she received UT Arlington’s Outstanding Freshman Scholarship. “Getting a scholarship impacted my decision to come to UTA,” Jacquelyn says. “That was one of the reasons that made it so easy.” She earned her nursing degree in 2012 and is now a labor and delivery nurse at Medical Center of Lewisville. Because of support from generous donors like you, she’s providing first-rate care to mothers and their newborns.