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UTSA to offer Distinguished Presidential Scholarship to qualified incoming freshmen

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(Nov. 20, 2013) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio has created a new merit-based scholarship program for outstanding, first-time, incoming freshmen. The Distinguished Presidential Scholarship program, which awards up to $24,000 provided over four years, was created to recognize the academic merits of outstanding freshman applicants to UTSA.

Beginning with the 2014 freshman class, automatic consideration will be given to all qualified first-time freshmen admitted to UTSA by the priority deadline, Feb. 14, 2014, based on funding availability.

Once accepted to UTSA, Distinguished Presidential Scholarship recipients will be eligible* to receive awards up to $6,000 per year for four years. Initial award amounts will be given based on test scores and ranking in the high school graduating class. Yearly scholarship renewals will be awarded to recipients who enroll for 15 semester credits or more each fall and spring semester and who meet the renewal grade point average requirements.

"Attracting top-tier students and supporting their academic efforts is a critical component of being a Tier One university," said George E. Norton, UTSA associate vice president for student affairs. "This scholarship program will offer highly qualified high school graduates an additional incentive for considering UTSA for their undergraduate degree. At the same time, it will enhance our already considerable atmosphere of academic excellence by attracting the best of the best to UTSA."

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Criteria: 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

Criteria: 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

Renewal criteria

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

* Participants in the University of Texas at Austin Coordinated Admission Program (CAP) and UTSA Top Scholars are not eligible for this scholarship.

>> Learn more about the UTSA Distinguished Presidential Scholarships.

>> Learn more about UTSA admission and UTSA scholarship opportunities.

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About The University of Texas at San Antonio

The University of Texas at San Antonio is an emerging Tier One research institution specializing in health, energy, security, sustainability, and human and social development. With nearly 29,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service.

The university embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property -- for Texas, the nation and the world.

 

 

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UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.

For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.

Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.

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