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Social Work major Allyson Polman

Distinctive Honors

In UT Arlington, freshman Allyson Polman has found the perfect match for her academic prowess.

She graduated from the rigorous Bethesda Christian School in Fort Worth, where she maintained a 4.0 or higher grade-point average and received numerous awards. Polman thrives in an academically challenging environment—and she knows she’s found a worthy home.

“I looked at all the universities in Texas that had excellent social work programs and narrowed my choices to two schools,” she says. UT Arlington ultimately won because of its outstanding social work programming and enticing scholarships.

In fact, Polman set her sights on one scholarship in particular—the Honors Distinction Scholarship—which is the University’s most prestigious and largest monetary award. It’s highly sought-after and requires stringent academic standards, and it’s the only one she applied for.

“I set my mind and will to receive the Honors Distinction Scholarship,” she says, “and by working my very hardest, I was able to do just that.”

She’s on track to graduate in 2014 and plans to earn a master’s degree in social work at UT Arlington. After college she wants to work for Child Protective Services and then join the Peace Corps.

Allyson Polman

Polman set her sights on one scholarship in particular—the Honors Distinction Scholarship—which is the University’s most prestigious and largest monetary award.

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