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Scholarships

The Jonsson School provides scholarship and endowment funds to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students that are selected by our scholarship committees.

Freshmen and Transfer Scholarships

All freshmen are automatically considered for scholarships from the University. Each year, UT Dallas offers the Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES) to incoming first-time-in-college freshman students who qualify. Your application for admission to the University serves as your AES application.

The Comet Transfer Scholarship is available to qualified first-time, degree-seeking, full-time and part-time undergraduate transfer students who are Texas residents at the time of admission and have earned 30-90 transferrable semester credit hours beyond high school graduation.

The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (PTK) is available to qualified first-time, degree-seeking, full-time and part-time undergraduate transfer students who are current members of Phi Theta Kappa and who are Texas residents at the time of admission. Additional scholarship opportunities are available to new and returning students. Many of these scholarship opportunities have unique deadlines, application requirements and awarding authorities.

Undergrad Scholarships

The Jonsson School offers multiple merit-based scholarships to continuing full-time engineering and computer science majors. Other scholarship support is a factor in the selection process.

Jonsson School Academic Success Awards are offered to continuing freshman, sophomore and junior students when funds are available. These awards are made possible by funding from the Excellence in Education Scholarship Endowment and the Williams Communications Solutions Scholarship Endowment. Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Endowed Scholarships are also offered to continuing freshman, sophomore and junior students when funds are available. Qualified students will be automatically considered for these awards; no application is needed.

The Jonsson School also offers a number of competitive scholarships supported by industry and other groups which require an application.

Email ECSUGScholarships@utdallas.edu with inquiries related to The Jonsson School undergraduate scholarships.

Axxess Scholarship for the Jonsson School

Criteria

  • U.S. citizen/permanent resident/international student
  • Full-time incoming or current junior or senior pursuing an undergraduate degree offered by the computer science department (CS, SE or Data Science) in the Jonsson School
  • Academic merit-based – minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA
  • Among equally qualified applicants, preference will be given to students who (1) demonstrate the greatest potential for success in the field of computer science and/or software engineering and (2) demonstrate leadership abilities, community volunteerism or work experience
  • The recipient must sign a release form in accordance with FERPA allowing UT Dallas to use application material for scholarship purposes

Renewable annually until the completion of an undergraduate degree or up to 2 years, whichever comes first as long as continue to meet criteria. If the recipient’s cumulative GPA falls below 3.3 and/or is no longer a full-time student, the recipient is given one semester to raise cumulative GPA to 3.3 and/or enroll as a full-time student in order to continue receiving this scholarship. If recipient is unable to meet the criteria at end of the probationary semester, then the recipient is no longer eligible to receive this scholarship

Dr. Gopal Gupta Undergraduate Scholarship for Computer Science established by ACM 2020

Criteria

  • U.S. citizen/permanent resident/international student;
  • Full-Time (12 hours or more for the long semester) current UT Dallas student pursuing an undergraduate degree offered by the Department of Computer Science (CS, SE or Data Science) in the Jonsson School;
  • Maintain a cumulative minimum UTD GPA of 3.33 or above;
  • Must have at least two (2) semesters remaining to complete undergraduate degree in the Department of Computer Science;
  • Among equally qualified applicants, preference will be given to applicants who are active in a UT Dallas registered student organization related to the fields of computer science and/or software engineering;
  • Recipient(s) must sign a release form, in accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), allowing UT Dallas to use application material for scholarship purposes;
  • If recipient continues to meet criteria, recipient may reapply annually to receive this scholarship until the completion of first undergraduate degree offered by the Computer Science Department or up to three (3) years, whichever comes first.

Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Endowed Scholarship

Criteria

  • No application required
  • U.S. citizen/permanent resident;
  • Undergraduate engineering student in Jonsson School;
  • Academic merit based

Excellence in Education Scholarship

Criteria

  • No application required
  • U.S. citizen/permanent resident;
  • Undergraduate student enrolled in Jonsson School;
  • Merit based

George Grimmer, III Memorial Scholarship

Criteria

  • Full-time junior or senior pursuing undergraduate degree in Jonsson School;
  • Be willing to do at least 12 hours of community service

Gil and Frances Lease Scholarship

Criteria

  • U.S. citizen/permanent resident;
  • Be continuously enrolled full-time each semester in Jonsson School;
  • Be an undergraduate transfer student from Collin College;
  • Demonstrate Academic merit and financial need;
  • Renewable up to 3 years if maintain 3.0 UTD GPA and maintain enrollment in Jonsson School.

Goldman Sachs Excellence in Computer Science Scholarship

Criteria

  • U.S. citizen/permanent resident/international student;
  • Must not have been previously awarded a Goldman Sachs provided scholarship;
  • Must not have already received other scholarship support totaling at least fifty (50) percent of tuition and fees;
  • Must be a Junior or Senior undergraduate student pursuing a degree offered by the Computer Science Department (CS, SE Data Science) in Fall 2021;
  • Must have at least two (2) long semesters remaining to complete undergraduate degree in the Department of Computer Science;
  • Maintain a minimum UTD GPA of 3.5 or above;
  • Among equally qualified applicants, preference will be given to applicants who are both in good standing with UTD’s Computing Scholars Honors Program and active in one or more of the following UTD student organizations: ACM, Women Who Compute, Society of Women Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, or Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics;
  • The recipient must sign a release form in accordance with FERPA allowing UTD to use application material for scholarship purposes;
  • The recipient is encouraged but not required to meet with a Goldman Sachs Representative at least once per semester for two semesters. Preferably in person, but a meeting via video conference, telephone or email is acceptable.

Krish Prabhu Opportunity Scholarship for the Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

The dean of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science will have the broadest discretion in using the funds distributed from this endowment in the recruitment, retention and development of students enrolled in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.

Leland Dillaha MSEE ’97 Undergraduate Scholarship

Criteria

  • Be enrolled full-time each semester;
  • U.S. citizen/permanent resident;
  • Undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Jonsson School

Lennox International Inc gift for Linda G. Alvarado Scholarship in Engineering

Criteria

  • U.S. citizen/permanent resident;
  • Full-time junior or senior pursuing undergraduate degree in Jonsson School in semester receiving scholarship;
  • Academic merit – minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA;
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing financial statement or FAFSA;
  • Among equally qualified applicants, preference may be given to applicants who are or who have been recently active in the Society of Women Engineers and/or Women Who Compute, which are both registered UTD student organizations;
  • Recipient must sign a release form in accordance with FERPA allowing UTD to use application material for scholarship purposes.

Mustang Technology Scholarship

Criteria

  • Be enrolled full-time each semester;
  • U.S. citizen/permanent resident;
  • Sophomore, junior or senior pursuing undergraduate degree in Jonsson School;
  • Academic merit – minimum 3.0 UTD cumulative GPA;
  • Must maintain minimum 3.0 UTD cumulative GPA for 2nd semester award;
  • The recipient may seek another year of funding by reapplying.

 

Phil Ritter Endowed Scholarship

Criteria

  • Undergraduate student continuously enrolled Full-time each semester in Jonsson School with significant interest in Research;
  • Academic merit – maintain 3.5 UTD GPA;
  • Submit an ESSAY of 250 words or less showing significant interest in research with high potential for business, health and/or social impact;
  • The recipient may seek another year of funding by reapplying.

STEM Scholarship for the Jonsson School

Criteria

  • U.S. citizen/permanent resident;
  • Incoming or current full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Jonsson School pursuing a degree offered by the Department of Computer Science;
  • Academic merit based – minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA;
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing either financial statement or FAFSA;
  • Among equally qualified applicants, preference will be given to applicants who are either active in a UTD registered student organization that promotes women in STEM or have made an
    impact toward advancing women in STEM through volunteerism, advocacy or similar activities;
  • Recipient may compete for a second year of funding by reapplying;
  • Recipient must sign a release form in accordance with FERPA allowing UTD to use application material for scholarship purposes.

 

The Gil Lee Undergraduate Scholarship

Criteria

  • Full-time undergraduate student majoring in degree offered in the Jonsson School;
  • minimum 3.75 cumulative UTD GPA;
  • Preference for students who have completed at least two years of undergraduate education in the Republic of Korea.
  • Recipient may compete for a second year of funding by reapplying;
  • Recipient must sign a release form in a accordance with FERPA allowing UT Dallas to use application materials for scholarship purposes.

Williams Communications Solutions Scholarship

Criteria

  • No application required
  • U.S. citizen/permanent resident;
  • Undergraduate student in Jonsson School – preference given to engineering students;
  • Maintain 3.0 UTD GPA to retain scholarship support;
  • Recipients required to write acknowledgment letter to Regional VP of donor organization

More Information

Applicants and students who are awarded a UT Dallas competitive scholarship and are classified as non-resident/out-of-state in their admission letter may receive in conjunction with the scholarship a “competitive scholarship waiver.” This waiver allows a student to pay tuition at the resident/in-state rate. The State of Texas strictly limits how many competitive scholarship waivers may be offered, and the awarding of such waivers is at the sole discretion of the University.

External Scholarships

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Graduate Scholarships

The Jonsson School awards some merit-based fellowships to currently full-time graduate students every Fall semester. Each fellowship may have specific requirements based on the purpose of the fellowship; however, the Jonsson School Graduate Fellowship Committee will consider applicants for all available fellowships.

Please read the criteria and requirements for fellowships listed below carefully to ensure you meet the qualifications. Students will complete one online graduate application for the fellowships listed below. Students must complete at least 9 graduate credit hours and no more than 90 doctoral credit hours at UT Dallas to be eligible. The deadline to apply for the academic year 2022-2023 has passed. Applications for fellowships are normally open in November of every year.

Jonsson School Dean’s Graduate Scholarship

The Dean’s Graduate Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship are awarded every Fall semester to incoming graduate students admitted in that Fall semester or the prior Spring semester. Scholarships are subject to the availability of funds and are awarded on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply early.
For eligibility, deadlines, and application, please click here.

National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Cybercorp®: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program

UT Dallas participates in National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Cybercorp®: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program. The program mainly considers students in our graduate-level (MS or Ph.D.) programs in Computer Science. UT Dallas students planning to pursue a BS+MS fast track dual degree (where the MS degree needs to be in computer science) can also apply for scholarships to support their BS+MS dual degree. Students who are not yet in the fast track program but qualify for the Fall semester start are also eligible to apply. Fast track students should be at most six long semesters away from their MS graduation date starting the Fall semester.

Please click here for more details and for application requirements and deadlines.

Jonsson Graduate Scholarship in Computer Science

Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used in accordance with the Regents’ Rules and Regulations and shall be used as a graduate scholarship to attract the world’s top scholars in computer science. The Endowment will provide one-year graduate scholarships to incoming master’s students who have not received a teaching or research assistantship.

Fellowships

The Jonsson School awards some merit-based fellowships to currently full-time graduate students every Fall semester. Each fellowship may have specific requirements based on the purpose of the fellowship; however, the Jonsson School Graduate Fellowship Committee will consider applicants for all available fellowships.
Please read the criteria and requirements for fellowships carefully to ensure you meet the qualifications. Students will complete one online graduate application for all the fellowships. Students must complete at least 9 graduate credit hours and no more than 90 doctoral credit hours at UT Dallas to be eligible.

Louis Beecherl, Jr., Fellowship

$3,000, multiple awards may be given.

This fellowship was established for promoting graduate research and education in the Jonsson School at UT Dallas. Merit-based fellowship for graduate students with a competitive academic record.

Criteria

  • Full-time graduate student in the Jonsson School
  • Must have completed 9 semester credit hours of graduate course work at UT Dallas

 

Excellence in Education Fellowships

$15,000, multiple awards may be given.

This fellowship was established for promoting doctoral education in the Jonsson School at UT Dallas. Merit-based fellowship for doctoral students in the Jonsson School with competitive academic record and who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students may apply for renewal of this fellowship for up to 3 years with a competitive GPA and good progress towards the doctoral degree.

Criteria

  • Full-time doctoral student in the Jonsson School
  • Must have completed 9 semester credit hours of graduate course work at UT Dallas
  • Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Jan P. Van der Ziel Engineering Fellowship

$5,000

This endowment was created to memorialize Professor Jan P. van der Ziel. will be awarded to doctoral student(s) in Engineering programs. Students may apply for renewal of this fellowship for up to 3 years with a competitive GPA and good progress towards the doctoral degree.

Criteria

  • Full-time doctoral student in the Jonsson School
  • Must maintain 3.6 minimum GPA and make good progress towards the doctoral degree to renew
  • Must have completed 9 semester credit hours of graduate course work at UT Dallas

IAB Graduate Fellowship in the Jonsson School

$2,000, multiple awards may be given.

This fellowship was established for promoting graduate research and education in the Jonsson School at UT Dallas. Merit-based fellowship for graduate students with a competitive academic record.

Criteria

  • Full-time graduate student in the Jonsson School
  • Must have completed 9 semester credit hours of graduate course work at UT Dallas

Mary and Richard Templeton Fellowship

$2,000, multiple awards may be given.

This fellowship was established for promoting graduate research and education in the Jonsson school at UT Dallas. Merit-based fellowship for graduate students with a competitive academic record.

Criteria

  • Full-time graduate student in the Jonsson School
  • Must have completed 9 semester credit hours of graduate course work at UT Dallas

Phil Ritter Scholarship

$1,000, multiple awards may be given.

This scholarship was established to honor Mr. Phil Ritter for his leadership in advancing The Jonsson School and UT Dallas in the drive to achieve Tier One research status. Merit-based scholarship for graduate students in ECS with a 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA, who also demonstrate an interest in research areas with high potential for business, health, and/or social impact.

Criteria

  • Full-time graduate student in ECS
  • 5 minimum cumulative GPA
  • Must have completed 9 semester credit hours of graduate course work at UT Dallas
  • Demonstrated interest in research areas with high potential for business, health, and/or social impact

Manju and Dr. Pradeep Kumar Graduate Fellowship

‘Funds distributed from this endowment shall be used in accordance with the Regents’ Rules and Regulations and applicable policies and shall be used to award graduate fellowships as chosen by a committee duly appointed by the dean of the Jonsson School.

Criteria

  • Applicants must be incoming or current UT Dallas students.
  • Applicants must be full-time students.
  • Applicants must be pursuing a graduate degree in computer science in the Jonsson School.
  • Applicants must demonstrate high academic achievement.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents or international students.
  • Among equally applicants, preference will be given to students who have completed all or part of their preparatory education in India.
  • Fellowship recipients may compete for a second year of funding, provided they are in good academic standing with UT Dallas.  Recipients seeking a second year of funding must reapply through the fellowship committee.
  • Recipients must sign a release form, in accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), allowing UT Dallas to use application material for fellowship purposes.

Dr. Gopal Gupta Fellowship in Computer Science

Funds distributed from this endowment shall be used in accordance with the Regents’ Rules and Regulations and applicable policies and will be used to attract the world’s top scholars in computer science by providing one-year fellowships to incoming master’s students who have not received a teaching or research assistantship. Fellowship recipients will be chosen by a committee duly appointed by the dean of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.

Satish and Yasmin Gupta Fellowship

Funds distributed from this endowment shall be used in accordance with the Regents’ Rules and Regulations and applicable policies and shall be used to annually award graduate fellowships of at least $1,000 per year as chosen by a committee duly appointed by the dean of the Jonsson School. It is the Donor’s intent that the distributions from this endowment be used to provide meaningful fellowships to the greatest number of students possible in any given year, specifically at least four (4) fellowships when possible.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Applicants must be incoming or current UT Dallas students.
  2. Applicants must be full-time students.
  3. Applicants must be pursuing a graduate degree in the computer science or software engineering in the Jonsson School.
  4. Applicants must demonstrate high academic achievement.
  5. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents or international students.
  6. Among equally qualified applicants, preference will be given to applicants who have completed all or part of their preparatory education in India.
  7. Recipients must sign a release form, in accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), allowing UT Dallas to use application material for fellowship purposes.

If the recipient(s) continues to meet the criteria, the recipient(s) will continue to receive the fellowship until the completion of his/her first graduate degree in computer science or software engineering in the Jonsson School or up to five (5) years, whichever occurs first.

Other Jonsson School Fellowships and Scholarships

The following fellowships follow different deadlines and application processes. Please review each fellowship to understand the application criteria and deadlines.

Jonsson School Diversity Graduate Fellowship

In order to further incentivize diversity in the School, the Dean’s Office will offer one to two Diversity Graduate Fellowship for PhD students in the 2022-23 Academic Year. The stipend amount will be $30,000 for the AY and includes the summer semester of 2023. The current Jonsson School fellow may be nominated for one more year. Interested doctoral students should submit the following to their departments: CV and a detailed statement highlighting items mentioned in the criteria below. Awards are granted to highly qualified applicants consistent with Jonsson School goals of increased research productivity and high-quality scholarship.

Criteria

  • Fulfill criteria for admission as a full-time graduate student in a doctoral degree program offered at ECS.
  • Good academic performance (GPA, publications, awards, extra-curricular activities, etc.).
  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizen or permanent residents.
  • Be a member of a historically underrepresented group in engineering. These groups include, but not limited to, the ones related to:
    • Disability
    • Gender
    • First generation school student
    • Active military or veteran
    • Languages spoken
    • Religion
    • Ethnic/race
    • LGBTQ+
  • Demonstrate potential for success in the engineering profession through past honors/awards, leadership, publications and professional experience(s)
  • For one additional year of renewal, existing fellows must provide details of participation in related activities during the current academic year

University Fellowships

The Eugene McDermott Graduate Fellows Program is designed to prepare outstanding doctoral students for careers in leading research enterprises. The University’s schools, departments, and programs recruit distinguished doctoral students from across the nation and around the world.

External Fellowships

Department of Computer Science