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Types of Scholarships

General Scholarships

A substantial number of scholarships known as General Scholarships are awarded by the Scholarship Division under the Office of Student financial Aid & Enrollment Services.  These scholarships are known as general because they were established by several different donors with varying criteria and dollar amounts.

The deadline to apply is December 1st for Freshman and February 15th of each year for Transfer and Continuing students. Because a large number of these scholarships are need-based, students are encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority deadline of March 1st and be admitted to UTSA by March 15th for scholarship consideration.

Only students who have been admitted to UTSA will be considered for a General Scholarship. To review a list of all General scholarships and their criteria click here:


UTSA Top Scholar Program

The UTSA Top Scholar program combines a merit based scholarship with personalized signature experiences in academics, leadership and community service.  Receive more information about the UTSA Top Scholar program at


UTSA Distinguished Presidential Scholarship

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 can receive up to $24,000 for 4 years just by applying to UTSA. Receive more information about the UTSA Distinguished Presidential Scholarship at and information about renewal criteria for this award at


College and Department Scholarships

The colleges and various departments underneath them offer a large variety of scholarships and fellowships and each requires a separate application to be completed and submitted by the deadline.  The Honors College and several departments offer scholarships to incoming freshmen and transfer students as well as continuing students at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  Contact the college or department of your discipline for details and application procedures.   For a complete listing of all colleges, including Honors, and departmental scholarships, click on


Miscellaneous Scholarships

These scholarships are from various sources such as foundations, businesses, organizations, booster clubs, high schools, etc.   Students can conduct searches and obtain applications for much of the year from various outside sources however, most scholarship information along with an application or a link to the application, are sent to the Scholarship Division to market and disseminate starting late August to early March.  For more information regarding miscellaneous scholarships and checks click here: