The University of Texas at San Antonio(UTSA) sponsors scholarships and financial aid to prospective students who want to study in the university. Some of the available scholarships are awarded directly but most will require a separate application from interested students.
Interested applicants can get lots of scholarships offered by the UTSA office of financial aid & scholarships. These scholarships defer in their eligibility criteria and award amount. Sponsorship for these scholarships come from donations, endowments and usually the reward amount varies annually.
Below are some of the scholarships offers by UTSA, these scholarships are accessible on the UTSA scholarship hub:
- Terry scholarships at UTSA:
Founded in 1986 by Houston philanthropists Howard and Nancy Terry, the Terry Foundation is renowned as the largest private scholarship sponsor in Texas. Scholarships from the Terry Foundation are awarded at a staggering 13 public universities in Texas.
Prospective Terry Scholars will be selected strictly on three criteria:
- Academic achievement
- Proven leadership skills
- Financial need.
The Terry Scholarship is awarded to nominated Texas high school seniors who gain admission into Texas Public Universities. This scholarship will cover the full tuition for up to eight semesters of the scholar’s bachelor’s degree. Exceptional Terry scholars who meet additional GPA requirements may also be eligible for additional study funding. UTSA’s Terry Scholars are encouraged to be active members of the university community and contribute to the organization of fellow Terry Scholars on campus.
This scholarship is still open for fall 2023 interested students. Submission of SAT and SAT scores is optional.
Deadline for fall 2023 application;
Submit your UTSA Regulatory Application, Terry Scholars Application, and FAFSA by December 1, 2022.
Eligibility criteria for Terry Scholarship at UTSA:
To be eligible for UTSA’s Terry Scholars program, you must:
- Join UTSA as a freshman straight out of high school in Texas
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Be a resident of Texas
- Graduated from Texas High School
- Be within the top 25% of high school rankings
- A strong record of impact and community leadership
- The Carlos and Malu Alvarez (Access College & Excel (ACE)Scholar Program) Scholarships:
The Access College & Excel (ACE) Scholar Program is a scholarship program aimed at building persistence and a resilient sense of belonging for incoming freshman gaining admission from high school into UTSA with the goal of obtaining a bachelor’s degree.
The ACE scholar program awards its scholars with a scholarship, personal academic assistance, providing enhancement seminar courses, introduction into a learning community of their peers, mentoring, and counseling services during their first two academic years at UTSA.
Interested applicants must have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5 or equivalent, have 80% or higher attendance during their high school senior year, and must fit some specified criteria such as; a first-generation college student, a student who identifies as an orphan/ward of the state, from a minority, at risk or has been at risk of homelessness, or has a history of foster care, students who are single parents, or a student who works part-time to finance their education.
The ACE Scholarship is a two-year program and awards each Fall and Spring.
Recipients must maintain the following requirements to remain eligible for the scholarship:
- Access College & Excel (ACE) Scholars must maintain a GPA of 2.0 throughout both years.
- Access College & Excel (ACE) Scholars must maintain attendance for at least 12 hours in the fall and spring semesters.
- Access College & Excel (ACE) Scholars are required to attend meetings with ACE peer mentors during the fall and spring semesters.
- Access College & Excel (ACE) Scholars must participate in academic coaching meetings with the ACE Senior Program Coordinator each fall and spring semester.
- Access College & Excel (ACE) Scholars are required to meet with an academic advisor, career advisor, success coach, or faculty mentor at least once each semester.
- Access College & Excel (ACE) Scholars participate in volunteer events hosted by the ACE program during the fall and spring semesters.
- At the end of each year in the program, write a thank you letter to the Alvarez family.
- Arcee and Craig Jordan Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship in Sciences:
This scholarship acts as a facilitator to help students academic and personal development by encouraging them to work under the close supervision of faculty to support the development of undergraduate science course content and teaching techniques.
- Current students enrolled full-time must maintain attendance for at least 12 hours in the fall and spring semesters excluding those who do not need to be full-time until graduation.
- To be eligible for this scholarship you must major in any course in the Faculty of Science
- Have a cumulative grade point of average GPA of 3.25+ (4.0 scale) for all measures
The scholarship renews automatically if all eligibility criteria are met and the recipient continues to work with faculty on content/educational revision projects.
The scholarship awards $2,000 every year for majors in the faculty of science.
- Saint Susie Charitable Foundation Scholarship:
This scholarship was established by a foundation which was set up to honor the legacy of Dr. Doris Grosskreutz, who was called susie by her close friends. An award winning doctor who was very dedicated in her efforts in supporting medical, educational and religious programs in her community.
The Saint Susie Charitable Foundation Scholarship is awarded to students who meet the following eligibility criteria:
- The students must be a current undergraduate.
- The student must be enrolled full-time at the university and maintain attendance of 12 hours per semester.
- The student must major in the Faculty of Science
- The student must show intention to proceed for medical school
- The scholarship gives priority to students with proven financial need
The scholarship renews automatically if all eligibility criteria are met and the recipient continues to pursue a path to medical school.
Recipients are awarded with $5,000.00 for the faculty of science.
- Yolanda M. & Robert J. Crittenden Foundation Communication Fellowship
To be eligible for the Yolanda M. & Robert J. Crittenden Foundation Communication Scholarship, you must:
- Eligible applicants must be an undergraduate and be a communications major who has completed at least 60 semester hours.
- Eligible students must have a cumulative grade point CGPA average above 3.0.
- Eligible students must be enrolled full-time and maintain attendance at least 12 hours per semester.
- Eligible students must show proven evidence of financial need through the financial assistance application process.
- Eligible students must have graduated from a high school in one of the following Texas counties:
Atascosa, Bexar, Dimmit, Goliad, Gonzales, Karnes, Maverick, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Webb, Zavala
The scholarship award varies and is not fixed, the endowment is for majors in the department of communication.