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Distinguished Presidential Scholarship
Merit Scholarship for Incoming Freshman

At UTSA, we are committed to the success of our students. To recognize student’s academic achievements in high school, UTSA offers the Distinguished Presidential Scholarship. Qualified incoming freshman {based on class ranking and/or test scores (SAT (CR/M) / ACT (Composite) Score) } can receive up to $24,000 for 4 years just by applying to UTSA.

How to Apply

There is no application process. Automatic consideration will be given to Fall 2014 applicants admitted to UTSA by February 14, 2014, and who meet the requirements stated below based on fund availability.

Qualifications

Please note participants in the UT-Austin Coordinated Admission Program (CAP) are not eligible for these scholarships.

Class-Ranking High Schools

Award Amount Class Rank SAT / ACT Score
$24,000 ($6,000/year) Top 10% 1400 / 32
$16,000 ($4,000/year) Top 10% 1300 / 29
$12,000 ($3,000/year) Top 15% 1200 / 26
$8,000 ($2,000/year) Top 25% 1200 / 26

Non-Class-Ranking High Schools

Award Amount SAT / ACT Score
$24,000 ($6,000/year) 1400 / 32
$16,000 ($4,000/year) 1300 / 29
$8,000 ($2,000/year) 1200 / 26

Renewals

Renewals will be awarded to recipients who enroll in 15 or more credit hours each fall and spring semester, and who meet the renewal grade point average requirements.

Award Amount UTSA GPA Required for Renewal
$24,000 ($6,000/year) 3.25
$16,000 ($4,000/year) 3.0
$12,000 ($3,000/year) 3.0
$8,000 ($2,000/year) 3.0