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Scholarship Appeal Process

Who can submit an appeal?

Students receiving one of the university's merit scholarships (see list of scholarships below) may submit a scholarship appeal if there is an extenuating, unforeseen circumstance that prevents a student from meeting the scholarship requirements. Scholarship requirements may be found on the website. Exceptions are only granted once in a student’s academic career.

What do I need to submit an appeal?

Supporting documentation must be submitted along with the appeal to the Scholarship Committee for review. Documentation provided after an appeal has been submitted will not be accepted or reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. The documentation should support statements made in the appeal request. Students must address in the appeal how the situation has been resolved and the steps taken to prevent similar challenges in the future.

Is there a deadline to submit an appeal?

Scholarship appeals and supporting documentation may be submitted up to 45 days after the final semester in which a student received a merit scholarship. Students that register and complete summer courses to meet scholarship renewal requirements may submit an appeal within 45 days of the completion of the course(s). 

Steps for submitting an appeal

  1. Gather all necessary documentation to support the appeal. Acceptable documentation can be from medical professionals, law enforcement or any business/organization pertinent to the appeal. University resources such as the Student Access Resource Center (formerly Office for Students with Disabilities), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and signed documentation from an assigned undergraduate advisor as it relates to a degree plan, enrollment, hours of completion, etc. may also be submitted with an appeal. All documentation must address the semester(s) referenced in the appeal.
  2. Complete the appeal request form and submit documentation by clicking on the ‘Scholarship Appeal Form’ link.
  3. A response will be sent by the Scholarship Committee to the applicant’s UTA student email within 30 business days from the date that the appeal request was submitted.
  4. All decisions are final. Students may not appeal the Scholarship Committee’s determination.

Scholarships eligible to be considered for an appeal:

  • National Merit Scholarship
  • Presidential Honors Scholarship
  • Presidential Scholar Scholarship
  • Maverick Academic Scholarship
  • Transfer Honors Scholarship
  • Transfer Scholarship
  • Transfer Success Scholarship
  • Blaze’s Student Success Scholarship
  • Blaze’s Transfer Scholarship

To request an exception for departmental scholarships, please follow up directly with the department providing the scholarship. For scholarships awarded from organizations outside of UTA, students will need to follow up directly with the organization that awards the scholarship.

As a recipient of one of our merit scholarships, students may enroll in less than full-time hours in their final – graduating semester and still retain their scholarship if meeting all other requirements. While students do not need to be full-time, the amount of the scholarship they are eligible to receive in the final semester will depend on enrollment. The award will be prorated to reflect enrollment.

For additional questions about the scholarship appeal process please contact the Scholarships Office in one of the following ways:

Phone: 817.272.2197


The Scholarships Office is closed to the public at this time. Please address all questions to the office phone number or email.

Scholarship Appeal Form