Financial Aid

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Affordable Excellence

At UTA, we believe an excellent education should be attainable for all. We provide financial aid and scholarships that keep your costs low and your debt manageable. Students may apply for these College of Science scholarships and other scholarships using the Mav ScholarShop website. Visit the UTA Financial Aid home page for more information on tuition costs and paying for your education.

Biology

Eligible students must show a potential for outstanding achievement and qualify for admission to one of the UTA Department of Biology’s degree programs. Factors in the selection of the awardee include: Students who show potential for outstanding achievement in their work as a Department of Biology major; students who express intention to pursue a career in a field of biology or a medically related profession; student’s potential for achievement will be of primary importance in the selection process.

NOTE: Only students nominated by department faculty and lab coordinators are eligible for the following awards.

This award goes to a student who has shown excellence in undergraduate teaching in the classroom, curriculum development, and lab preparation. To be eligible, students must have been enrolled in the teaching assistantship course and received a grade of P or A during any semester of the current academic year.

 

This award is given to the Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) who best exemplifies the devotion to teaching and the concern for students exhibited by the late Dr. Thomas F. Kennerly, who was beloved by his students for his teaching style. To be eligible, students must have completed at least one year of graduate teaching. 

All graduate students in the UTA Department of Biology are eligible for this award. Nominees must have a record of mentoring undergraduate research endeavors at UTA. Awardees should demonstrate a strong dedication and significant contribution to the training and professional development of undergraduate researchers. The award was created in memory of Chad Watkins, a UTA doctoral student in biology, who died in a car accident in 2013 at age 38.

This award is presented to one full-time master’s or doctoral student pursuing studies in Natural History, especially in the areas of systematics, ecology, or behavior. To be eligible, students must have and maintain a 3.5 GPA and must have produced significant publications and/or presentations. The award is named in honor of the late William F. Pyburn, a noted herpetologist who spent 26 years as a biology professor at UTA and whose large collection of amphibian and reptile specimens spurred the creation of UTA’s acclaimed Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center.

Chemistry

This scholarship is given to junior-level students majoring in chemistry who have financial need, a minimum 3.5 GPA, and have demonstrated significant academic progress at UTA.

This scholarship is given to help further the education of an undergraduate student in chemistry or biochemistry who is currently enrolled in or has completed the course CHEM 3322, Physical Chemistry II.

This scholarship provides financial assistance to chemistry and biochemistry students who plan to pursue a degree in medicine and have evidence of a good academic record. Consideration will be given to a student from a single-parent family. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need, which requires completion of the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA). If you have not completed the FAFSA form, please go to www.uta.edu/fao for further information and assistance.

Earth & Environmental Science

This scholarship is awarded to students majoring in geology in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Preferences are given to students who have completed the core geology courses and have an overall GPA of 3.0 or greater.
This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students majoring in geology in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Preferences are given to students who have completed the core geology courses and plan to attend field camp during summer or in the following academic year.

The Wildcatters is a group of over 700 petroleum industry workers that meets four times a year to honor companies and influential people in the industry. These scholarships will be awarded to sophomore-level or above students majoring in geology in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and interest in a career in petroleum industries. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Preference is given to students from North Texas.

These scholarships are given to undergraduate students majoring in geology in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Recipients must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. These awards are renewable if the recipient applies and meets the criteria.

This scholarship was established in 2003 by the Geology Alumni Advisory Council, students and friends of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences to honor the career of Wanda Slagle, a longtime administrative assistant in the department. Its purpose is to assist students with field camp expenses. To be eligible, applicants must be undergraduate students majoring in geology, plan to attend field camp, and have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.

This award was founded in 2009 to provide scholarships to graduate students enrolled in an earth and environmental sciences program who have demonstrated academic achievement and have financial need. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be M.S. students in the Earth & Environmental Sciences Department interested in a career in the petroleum industry. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.

This award was established in 2009 to provide scholarships to undergraduate students majoring in one of the earth and environmental science programs who have demonstrated academic achievement and have financial need. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be upper-division undergraduate students majoring in geology in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences who are interested in a career in the petroleum industry. A GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Health Professions

This award provides scholarship support to students enrolled in the College of Science who have the intention of pursuing a career in dentistry. Preference for this award is given to chemistry majors.

Mathematics

This award is given to students pursing an undergraduate degree in mathematics. Scholarship recipients may reapply in subsequent years, provided they remain in good academic standing. Reapplying students will be given priority over new applicants.

These scholarships are given to undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Mathematics who have demonstrated academic excellence.

This award is given to undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Mathematics with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to students who are employed while pursuing graduate studies and who demonstrate financial need.

This scholarship is open to students classified as sophomores or above with declared majors in mathematics. This awarding of this scholarship award is based on merit as determined by the awarding scholarship committee.

This scholarship is given to full-time College of Science graduate students pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in either mathematics or physics. This award may be renewed in subsequent years and does not preclude any other financial aid.

This scholarship is given to students majoring in mathematics at UTA. Applicants must have graduated from a Tarrant County high school, and additional preference will be given to students who have a speech impediment. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.

Physics

This scholarship is given to full-time College of Science graduate students pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in either mathematics or physics. This award may be renewed in subsequent years and does not preclude any other financial aid.

This award was established in 1992 by Carl Scharf (a long-time UTA professor of physics) and his wife, Stella. The scholarship is for academically promising upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students.

Psychology

This scholarship is given to students who have been accepted into the Ph.D. track of the UTA psychology graduate program. Applicants must be enrolled full time as first year graduate students and must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants should submit the name and email address of a UTA faculty member to provide a letter of recommendation.

This scholarship provides support to students accepted or enrolled in their first year in the Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology master’s program with preference given to incoming out-of-Texas or international students.

This award is given to full-time graduate students who have been accepted in the Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology graduate program. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and should provide the name and email address of a UTA faculty member for a letter of recommendation.

This award is for UTA graduate students who received all or a majority of their preparatory education in a country other than the United States. Applicants must be majoring in Psychology, Music Vocal Performance/Opera concentration, or be in the College of Engineering. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, be a full-time graduate student, and must not have any other form of financial assistance offered at UTA.

Dean's Office

These scholarships are awarded based on financial need to one sophomore, one junior, and one senior who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents with minimum GPAs of 2.75 from chemistry & biochemistry, physics, and mathematics. Funds will be used to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics by engaging youth in hands-on engineering activities to demonstrate the challenges and rewards of working in STEM fields. Preference shall be given to students who are from North Texas.

This scholarship provides support to students accepted or enrolled in their first year in the Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology master’s program with preference given to incoming out-of-Texas or international students.

UTeach Arlington

These scholarships are given to undergraduates enrolled in the UTeach Arlington program who have completed SCIE 1101 or SCIE 1234.

This award is given to undergraduates who are accepted into the UTeach Arlington program and have completed SCIE 1101 or SCIE 1234 and are junior or seniors.

These scholarships are given to students who are enrolled in the UTeach Arlington program and who have completed SCIE 1101 or SCIE 1234. Applicants must be bilingual, and preference will go to qualifying students who are bilingual in Spanish and English and who graduated from a public school in the Fort Worth or Arlington Independent School District. Preference will also be given to applicants who are first generation college students in their respective families.

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