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General Academic Scholarships for New Students

UTA's largest scholarship program for new students is administered through UTA's Scholarships Office. Because merit-based scholarships are important to our students and our students are important to us, our scholarship program is committed to rewarding academic excellence and to improving access to college.

The merit-based scholarships below are available to incoming freshmen and new transfer students that will be starting UTA during the 2021-2022 academic year. Click on each scholarship title for more information about the award.

Note: The awarding process for the merit-based scholarships listed below has ended for the Fall 2020 semester. However, there are scholarships available for the 2020-2021 academic year in in Mav ScholarShop.

National Merit Scholarship
Offer: Up to $26,503

Submit National Merit Certificate
to the Scholarships Office

Submit Proof of UTA as College of First Choice to the Scholarships Office

Admission Deadline: February 15, 2021

Presidential Honors Scholars & Presidential Scholars
Offer: $10,000 - $12,000 Deadline: December 7, 2020
Maverick Academic Scholarship
Offer: $2,000 - $8,000 Deadline: February 15, 2021
Transfer Scholarship
Offer: $1,000 - $4,000 Deadline: February 15, 2021

Spring scholarship funding from the above listed programs is currently unavailable for new students entering UT Arlington for the first time in the Spring semester, but all students can still apply for scholarships offered through Mav ScholarShop.