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Merit Scholarships

Student standouts—that's what we look for!  Merit-based scholarship recipients generally distinguish themselves scholastically and personally even within our highly competitive group of admitted students.

Past recipients have included:

  • political and community service leaders
  • math/science competition winners
  • creative and performance artists
  • entrepreneurs
  • scholar-athletes
  • exceptional writers

All admitted freshman applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships, so that no separate application forms or interviews are necessary. The Office of Admission notifies scholarship winners at the time of admission to the university.  The following is a list of some of our 2015-2016 merit-based scholarships. 

  Name Recipients Amount
  Trustee Distinguished Scholarship Students whose personal talents distinguish them within the pool of admitted applicants.

$24,000 - $26,500
Renewable for four years.

  Trustee Diversity Scholarship Students whose diverse life experiences and contributions to diverse groups distinguish them within the pool of admitted applicants.

$24,000 - $26,500
Renewable for four years.

  Century Scholars Program

Students who demonstrate an aptitude for research with a faculty mentor.

$4,000
Renewable for two years plus a guaranteed research mentorship.

  Barbara Jordan Scholarship Students who have distinguished themselves through initiatives that build bridges between cultural, racial, and ethnic groups.

$24,000
Renewable for four years.

  Engineering Scholarship Outstanding applicants to the engineering division.

$10,000 - Full Tuition          
Renewable for four years.

Lone Star Scholarship

Up to 30 Early Decision admitted students.

$10,000           
Renewable for four years.

  Edgar Odell Lovett Scholarship Outstanding applicants who are foreign nationals.

Half Tuition
Renewable for four years.

  Allen International Scholarship Outstanding applicants who are foreign nationals.

Full Tuition                      
Renewable for four years.