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*The STARS Scholarship is now accepting applications! The deadline is March 31, 2015. Apply online at or visit the Financial Aid office for more information.*


NOTE:  Only one General Scholarship Application is required for all General Scholarships awarded through the Scholarship Division of the Office of Student Financial Aid & Enrollment Services. The General Scholarship Application is available for First-time Freshman until December 1st at midnight and for Transfer and Continuing students until February 15th at midnight.

UTSA General Scholarships are available through the UTSA Scholarship Office and may be applied for using the general scholarship application. There are some scholarships that require a separate application, so please read the criteria for each one carefully.

General scholarships vary in eligibility requirements and award amounts. Annual scholarships can change at any time and are dependent upon renewed funding from donors. Whereas, the interest earned from endowments are used to award scholarships based on the amount of funds available each year. Information to determine a student's eligibility will be taken from the UTSA General Scholarship application as well as from information on file with the university.

Departmental scholarships have varying deadlines and require separate applications; in some cases, an essay is required. Please carefully review the requirements for all scholarships and obtain any additional applications from the appropriate department. Some scholarships apply to incoming freshmen and transfer students; others apply only to upperclassmen, while others may be appropriate for all undergraduate and graduate students.

Scholarship Eligibility

Scholarships at UTSA generally fall into three categories: need, merit, and a combination of need and merit. Other factors may be taken into consideration, such as first generation, region, language, economic hardships, athletic ability, musical talent, just to name a few. Merit scholarships are usually based on standardized test scores, rank in class, grade point average, or essays while need-based scholarships rely on financial information usually obtained from the FAFSA. Students are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA each year, along with their general scholarship application to be considered for the broadest range of scholarships available.  

Freshmen students must submit the ApplyTexas Scholarship Application by December 1st at midnight. Transfer, Continuing and new Graduate students must submit the application by February 15th at midnight on ASAP. High school graduates should be admitted to the University of Texas at San Antonio by March 15th and have SAT and/or ACT test scores on file. New Graduate and Transfer students must be admitted to the University and Transfer students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. All students must enroll in a degree-seeking plan, and for a vast majority of scholarships, must enroll as a full-time student.

The Best and Brightest

UTSA Top Scholar

UTSA Distinguished Presidential Scholarship

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

The Office of Student Financial Aid & Enrollment Services also displays outside scholarship applications near the front entrance to the Student Financial Aid & Enrollment Services counter.

Savvy Home Store Interior Design Scholarship
Deadline: February 28, 2015

TxDOT Grant Program
Deadline: March 1, 2015 Military Scholarship
Deadline: March 2, 2015

Cesar E. Chavez Legacy and Educational Foundation
Deadline: March 16, 2015

Texas Energy Council Scholarship
Deadline: March 22, 2015

NEWH The Hospitality Industry Network Scholarship for Hospitality
Deadline: March 25, 2015

The Charles, Lela and Mary Slough Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: March 29, 2015

Jim Boyce Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2015

MassMutual Scholars Program
Deadline: March 31, 2015

Webucator Scholarships for Computer Science
Deadline: March 31, 2015 Scholarship for Aggressive Scholarship Applicants
Deadline: April 1, 2015

San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind Emma Freeman Scholarship
Deadline: April 1, 2015

Marketing EDGE Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2015

Great Minds in STEM
Deadline: April 30, 2015 Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2015

Logistics and Supply Chain Scholarship
Deadline: May 15, 2015

Hispanic Women's Network of Texas Education and Scholarship Program
Scholarship sessions begin January 31, 2015
Deadline: May 16, 2015

LawnStarter Lawntrepreneur Scholarship
Application Period: January 1st to June 1st, 2015

Castlemahon History Group Scholarship
Deadline: July 1, 2015

PenXpress Progressive Promotion Scholarship
Deadline: December 1, 2015

SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG)

LOMA Society of South Central Texas

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Freshmen Success Fund for Foster Youth


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