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Deadline approaches for largest scholarship ever offered at UT Arlington

News Release — 14 January 2009


Media contact: Sue Stevens, Senior Media Relations Officer, (817) 272-3317,

ARLINGTON - The University of Texas at Arlington is launching the most generous scholarship it has ever offered to undergraduate students. The Honors Distinction Scholarship will provide $20,000 per year for up to four consecutive years for education-related expenses to a limited number of outstanding first-time freshmen entering the university in the fall semester. The merit-based scholarship is expected to be highly competitive.

Eligibility requirements are: 

  • Minimum SAT score of 1300 (critical reading and mathematics) or ACT composite score of 30;
  • Admission to UT Arlington by Feb. 16;
  • Admission to the Honors College at UT Arlington by Feb. 16;

All application materials for the Honors Distinction Scholarship should be submitted by Feb. 16. Refer to the application form for submission instructions. Ten finalists will be invited to campus for interviews early in the spring semester. Five awardees and five alternates will be designated. Eligible students in all majors, as well as those who have not declared a major at the time of application, are encouraged to apply.

Awardees are required to: 

  • Achieve an overall GPA of 3.35 (on a 4.0 scale) by the end of the freshman year and an overall 3.5 GPA thereafter through graduation;
  • Complete at least 30 credit hours per year;
  • Reside in UT Arlington housing for at least the freshman and sophomore years; and
  • Make satisfactory progress each year toward the 24 credit hours of coursework stipulated for the honors degree.

 Visit the Web site at for more information and to download an application. Questions about the Honors Distinction Scholarship may be e-mailed to


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