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Top Scholars: Knowledge . Leadership . Service

Are You a Top Scholar?

At UTSA, we are building a community of top scholars who are eager to pursue knowledge and achievement. We search the state for driven, talented students and offer them unique and personalized experiences aimed to empower their professional growth, fuel their passion for lifelong learning, and inspire their commitment to a stronger community. Are you highly motivated and high achieving? Do you want to conduct original research and then apply your new, innovative ideas to real-world issues? If this describes you, then this is the place to be.

UTSA Top Scholar Mission

Recruit and retain very high achieving students in an environment where intellectual curiosity is stimulated and conducive to in-depth and engaged learning; leaders are empowered to grow and develop professionally; and social consciousness and service to society is used to influence the world for the better.

What is the Top Scholar program?

The UTSA Top Scholar program is a premier scholar program, well-known and highly regarded across the state for developing award winning, academically talented and exceptional servant leaders. We are recruiting high caliber students from across Texas to be part of this exciting program.

Our Top Scholars enjoy intellectual camaraderie, establishing close and lasting friendships with other students and professional relationships with faculty. They’re encouraged to gain a broad perspective through service experiences that merge their academic interests with community issues.

Top Scholar Benefits

Those selected to be Top Scholars will receive a comprehensive, last dollar scholarship for up to four-years (eight regular semesters) that includes funding for tuition, fees, and room and board. They also receive support for internships and study abroad programs.

However, being a Top Scholar is so much more than that. This is a program, not just a scholarship, where students:

  • Engage in a signature enrichment programming,
  • Develop comprehensive professional portfolios,
  • Live and learn in a community of scholars
  • Receive auto-enrollment into the Honors College,
  • Obtain access to numerous research opportunities
  • Experience exclusive interaction with senior university staff and faculty, and
  • Are offered engagement opportunities with community leaders.

Learn if you are eligible for UTSA's Top Scholars Program