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Scholarships / Loans » The Mustaque Ahmed Loan Fund

The Mustaque Ahmed Loan Fund is used to provide short-term loans to UTA students for immediate short-term emergency needs. Mustaque Ahmed, a UTA alumnus Bangladesh, enjoyed the educational, social and cultural opportunities provided by The University of Texas at Arlington. Mr. Ahmed, now a dedicated alumnus, has recognized the need to provide an additional source of financial support for students experiencing many of the same opportunities and unique challenges presented to him as an international student. His commitment to providing a positive educational experience for students who have completed their primary education outside of the United States will allow some of UTA's brightest and most promising students to achieve their academic, personal and professional goals.

Selection Criteria

  1. Must have completed all primary and secondary education (K-12) out of the United States and/or United States territories
  2. All classifications are eligible, except degreed undergraduates.
  3. Undergraduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours and have a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  4. Graduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 semester hours and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  5. Must agree to all terms and conditions, including, but not limited to, the loan acceptance procedures and requirements outlined herein and issued in the loan agreement at the time of the award.
  6. Students who have met the above requirements will be given additional preference for the following: Documented involvement in university extra-curricular activities.

Loan Award Process

The Office of International Education Committee will select recipients based on the eligibility criteria set forth under the eligibility section of this document. The number of the recipients and the amount of the award will be decided by the committee and administered by the Executive Director of International Education or his/her designee.

The minimum loan amount is $500 with increments of $250, not to exceed $1,000 maximum. Interest will not be charged. As an institutional loan, the loan must be paid back within the same semester unless the loan repayment deadline is extended by the OIE Selection Committee. Payback may be in increments, but total repayment must be made by the end of the semester. A transcript and enrollment hold will be placed once the loan becomes past due. Transcript and enrollment holds will automatically be removed when past due and currently billed amounts are paid in full.

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