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Maverick Scholars

Maverick ScholarsHow far you take your education depends on how far you want to go in your career. That's why UT Arlington offers the Maverick Scholars program to help you reach your goals sooner and with total confidence.

Consider this: Maverick Scholars often experience an easier adjustment to college life, earn higher grade-point averages and graduate on-time more frequently than students not in the program.

Maverick Scholars often experience less stress when starting college because we reserve spaces in the classes they need to take and help them create a class schedule that best positions them to get the most out of their education. FIG students can start taking classes in their major during their freshman year-an opportunity not open to everyone.

Maverick Scholars get the most out of their college years. They experience greater levels of on-campus involvement through sponsored community service, leadership and campus recreation programs. They receive personalized attention from faculty, staff and peer mentors. They also have the opportunity to build their résumé while having fun and making friends.

Mission Statement

The Maverick Scholars Residential Learning Communities in Kalpana Chawla Hall provide undergraduate students with shared living experiences, strong academic support and a strong sense of campus community through high quality educational experiences and meaningful contact with UT Arlington faculty and staff in and outside of the classroom and residence hall.

The Mav Scholars RLCs reflect a collaborative campuswide effort to develop, retain and, ultimately, graduate students who are thoroughly prepared to be responsible and productive citizens.

-Adopted by the RLC Advisory Board, Oct. 1, 2003

Not sure which FIG group or Learning Community is right for you? Look up your major using the chart in the link below and find out what group will fit your major the best. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact a member of the University College staff at 817-272-6107, or e-mail

Check out which Maverick Scholar groups may be right for you (PDF).

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