Apply for Scholarships

Figuring out how to pay for college is an important part of getting ready for UTSA. One way is to apply for scholarships, because they provide financial aid that you don’t have to pay back. Although some scholarships are awarded automatically, most require an application separate from completing the FAFSA.

What types of scholarships are there and how do I apply?

UTSA General Scholarships

UTSA offers many general scholarships which vary in eligibility requirements and award amounts. These scholarships are funded by donors and endowments and can vary from year to year. As an incoming freshman or transfer student, you must apply for general scholarships at If you didn't complete the scholarship application at the time you applied to UTSA, you can log back in to complete it.

Colleges and Departmental Scholarships

Colleges and departments throughout the university provide scholarships for students who have declared specific majors and degrees in their area. As the process for each college or department varies, you can contact them for the application process or begin your search online by visiting

Outside Scholarships

Outside scholarships are available to students from various donors outside of the University of Texas at San Antonio (such as scholarship organizations, foundations and businesses). The vast majority of these scholarships can be found by using online scholarship search engines. To help you get started, our scholarship office maintains a list of some opportunities:

When are the deadlines?

For UTSA General Scholarships for freshmen it is December 1.

For UTSA General Scholarships for transfers it is February 15.

For College and Departmental Scholarships it varies.

For Outside Scholarships it varies.

Questions? Contact the following office:

UTSA One Stop Enrollment Center

Call: 210-458-8000 or 1-800-669-0919
Social: @UTSAonestop

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