Scholarship Opportunities - Office of Financial Aid - University of Dallas

Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities


All deadlines for University of Dallas scholarships use Central time.

Click here. You will be redirected to the undergraduate scholarship page.
This includes merit awards, departmental scholarships, and more.

The Yale Fund Scholarship - Closed for the 24/25 year.

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

These scholarships are not offered or maintained by the University. Please contact the scholarship organization with any questions about the scholarship or website. This list has been put together to help students begin their scholarship search and does not include all outside scholarship opportunities.

You must report any awards received from outside UD to our office as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made for appropriate credit. To report outside scholarships electronically, please log in to BannerWeb and:

  1. Click on Financial Aid box
  2. Click on Award Offer
  3. Scroll down to find "Additional Payment Options"
  4. Click "Add/View Resource" and fill out the form

You may submit your outside scholarships electronically to our office on the Resources/Additional Information tab. UD may have to make changes to your existing financial aid offer, if necessary. All outside scholarships are placed on our financial aid system, however, it will never show on the official financial aid notification. Student Account Services will be able to access the information to assist you in determining your balance owed.

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Scholarships With Varying Deadlines/Amounts Throughout The Year:

  • $2,500 HACE’s Dr. Ervin "Vinny" Caraballo Scholarship (Jan. 31) For full-time undergraduate and graduate students of Hispanic and/or Latino/a/x/e heritage. Minimum of 3.0 GPA required. Open to ALL majors. Scholarship winners will be required to record a video.
  • $1,000 Changing The World Scholarship (Jan. 4): STEM Majors Only. In an essay of 500 words or less, please answer the following question as clearly and creatively as possible: As a STEM major, how do you think your career path will help make the world a better place?
  • $3,000 WellBefore Scholarship (Jan. 4): Enrolled in any university program, especially medical, culinary, and aesthetics courses. Write an essay with a minimum of 300 words on one of the following topics:
    The Prevalence of Incontinence in Adults
    The Creation of Disposable Gloves and Their Impact on Hygiene
    The Importance of Sanitization and Disinfection in the Workplace
  • $1,000 The Crowder Law Firm Scholarship  (Jan. 8): Have a GPA of 3.6 or higher. Submit an essay of approximately 1000 words addressing the following prompt: How do you define the American Dream? Do you believe it is attainable today?
  • $1,000 Elite Lawyer Scholarship  (Jan. 10): You have a current GPA of at least 3.0. You must submit either a 500-word essay or a 2-minute video presentation in response to the following question: What positive change are you working to bring to your community this year? 
  • $1,000 2024 Pioneering Women Scholarship  (Jan. 31): *For Women* Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be in good academic standing. A well-written essay of 750 to 1,000 words discussing the experience of being the first female in your family to attend college and how that shapes your goals, aspirations, and future. 
  • $2,000 Price Benowitz Social Justice Scholarship  (Feb. 28): Must be in good academic standing, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Must possess an interest in social justice, as demonstrated by past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences. A 750-word essay responding to the following prompt: What are some significant challenges people with disabilities encounter on a regular basis? What are some practicable public policies that could address these challenges? Feel free to speak about the challenges you have experienced or witnessed in a loved one’s life.
  • $1,000 Quality Comix Scholarship Program (Mar 10): Write a short essay on the influence of comics on you and your view of current events or the impact of comics on society.
  • $2,500 Overcoming Disability Scholarship (Mar 27): *Students with physical or psychological disabilities that affect their ability to work. Submit a video response of 3-5 minutes to the following prompt: Why do you think it is important for people with disabilities to have access to quality education? How do you think your disability has affected your life choices?  *A video must be submitted as a URL (NOT a movie file or other attachment).
  • $1,000 Maineri Law Firm Higher Education Scholarship  (Apr 3): *Visit the website for eligibility/requirements. Submit an essay of up to 500 words answering the following question: Why are you pursuing your field of study? What type of graduate degree do you plan to obtain, and how will you use the lessons learned during your education as you pursue future career opportunities? 
  • $2,000 Living with a Sense of Purpose Scholarship  (April 30): Applicants must also have maintained a 3.0 or higher GPA in school. A 500-1,000 word article with thoughtful ideas on how legislation can be implemented to lower or decrease the rate of suicide in the United States.
  • $2,500 Dixie Belle Paint Company Scholarship (June 15): Along with an application, submit a short essay on the topic: “How has creativity helped you in problem solving?” 1 top award winner, plus two will be awarded $1,250.
  • $2,500 Oil Field Safety Education and Policy Scholarship (Aug. 1): Write an essay of at least 500 words detailing the story of their parents' experience work in the oil fields, methods of  protection for current and future oil fields, methods of protection for current and future oil field workers and their families, and their plan for securing their future outside of the industry. Students are encouraged to artfully tell their story and outline detailed ways to protect workers and families in the future. 
  • $2,000 Future of Finance Award Scholarship (Aug. 17): Majoring in Business, Finance, Accounting, Maths, Economics, Management and Technology. GPA with at least 2.0. Sumit a 1000 word essay answering the following prompt: What Do You Believe Is The Future Of The Financial World? 
  • $2,500 Community Impact Scholarship (Aug. 22): Visit the website for requirements. Submit a video (5 minutes or less) or an essay of approximately 1,000 words responding to the following prompt: Why is it important to volunteer within your community? Which efforts make the biggest difference in a community? How has the time you have dedicated to community service helped you to develop your own skills and grow as an individual? 
  • $1,000 The Blossom Law Caregiver Scholarship (Aug.24): GPA of 3.0 or higher. Submit an original essay (approximately 500-1000 words) answering the following prompt: Being a loved one’s caregiver is an incredible act of service, and it is often a thankless job. If you have a parent who has provided care for a loved one, or if you have been a caregiver yourself, how has this experience affected your priorities or long-term goals? How will this new perspective prepare you for the future?
  • $500 Rest Right Mattress Scholarship (Aug. 30): Visit the website for requirements. Submit a 700-850 word essay in response to the following prompt: Think about the quality of your sleep and write an essay on ways you can improve it.
  • $1,000 Conquering Childhood Cancer Scholarship (Aug. 31):This opportunity is open to applicants who were diagnosed with pediatric cancer as well as those who have experiences with loved ones fighting the disease. Submit a 750 – 1,000 word essay response to the prompt: Tell us about your journey as a childhood cancer survivor or experiences supporting someone after a pediatric cancer diagnosis.
  • $1,000 Safety on the Road Scholarship (Aug. 31): Visit the website for eligibility / requirements. Submit an essay discussing your idea for improving road safety and the potential results of your proposed change.
  • $1,000 Who Inspires You Scholarship (Aug. 31): * A minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing. Write an essay of 500-1,000 words discussing who has inspired you to be the person you are now or are becoming. What have they done or continue to do, and how has that impacted your life?
  • $1,000 Fighting to End Drunk Driving Scholarship (Sept. 1): Applicants must also have a 3.0 or higher GPA. Write a 500-750 word article with thoughtful ideas promoting innovative and effective educational, legislative and enforcement programs to prevent drunk driving.
  • $1,000 Striving Solo Parent Scholarship (Sept. 21): You are a permanent resident or citizen of the United States. Minimum grade point average of 3.0 in your most recently completed academic semester. Submit an essay of no more than 1,500 words by responding to ONE of the following prompts: As a single parent, what do you expect to be the biggest benefits of pursuing a higher education at this time in your life? Before beginning your academic journey, what risks did you consider, and what do you think will be your most daunting challenges? How do you plan to address and overcome those factors? OR How has your experience as a single parent inspired you to pursue a higher education? What do you hope to teach your child(ren) as you go through this experience? How will obtaining further education benefit you and your family?
  • $2,500 Goostree Law Group Bright Futures Scholarship  (Sept. 28): You have a need for financial assistance with an annual household income of less than $75,000. You achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher in your most recently completed academic semester. Your application must include a high-quality essay, answering the following prompt in 500-1000 words: Tell us about yourself. Please describe how you have demonstrated these three characteristics throughout your academic or personal life: Leadership, Determination, and Passion. 
  • $1,000 Animal Rescue Scholarship (Sept. 30): Visit the website for eligibility / requirements. Submit a 750 words (12-point, Times New Roman font preferred) that answers the following prompt: Discuss your relationship with a rescue animal or volunteer animal organization and how it has impacted your life. How do you dedicate your time to helping animals and animal rescue organizations?
  • $500 Book Lovers Scholarship (Sept. 30): Submit a 250-400 word essay to the following prompt: If you could have everyone in the world read just one book, what would that book be and why?
  • $1,000 2023 Empowering Immigrants Scholarship (Sept. 30): Visit the website for eligibility / requirements. Submit an essay of 750-1000 words to the following prompt: Share your or your family’s immigration story, what struggles you overcame, and how this story pushes you towards your educational goals.
  • $1,000 First Responders Scholarship (Sept. 30): Visit the website for eligibility / requirements. Write an essay of 500-1,000 words discussing the role of first responders in today’s society and how their roles contribute to public safety. How has your experience with a first responder, as a first responder, or as a family member of a first responder shaped your life? What can be done to assist the difficult job of first responders?
  • $2,000 2023 Boyk Law Veteran Scholarship (Nov. 1): *The applicant has served in the United States Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Reserves OR is the child or stepchild of a veteran. Submit a 750-1,000 word essay addressing at least two (2) of the following questions: 1. Tell us the story of YOU. What is driving you to go to college, and what would you like to do with your degree? 2. How has being a Veteran or the child of a Veteran affected your life? 3. If you could advise someone joining the Armed Forces or other children of Veterans, what would that advice be?
  • $2,000 Alford & Clark Injury Attorneys Students in Need Scholarship (Nov. 21): Students with a need for financial assistance and an annual family income of under $50,000 who meet the following criteria: Student has an interest in a career in law and is pursuing a degree in pre-law or humanities (such as government, philosophy, or English) and Student is either a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. All applications must also include a video submission of 1 to 2 minutes in length answering the following question: Imagine you have graduated college and have begun your career in the legal field. How will you use your skills to help others who are in need? 
  • $1,000 Law Office of Jae Lee Immigrant Student Scholarship (Nov. 21): The student must be either a first or second-generation immigrant living in the United States. The student’s family must be considered to be low-income, with an annual household income of less than $50,000. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Your application must also include a written essay or video submission describing your family’s immigration story and discussing what separates you from others. Written essays may be up to 500 words long, and video essays may be up to five minutes. Your essay should answer the following questions: Where did your family immigrate to the U.S. from, and how did they establish themselves in the country? What experiences have shaped your life and made you who you are today? What makes you unique or different from others? What are your goals after you receive your college degree? What profession do you want to pursue? What are your personal goals?
  • $1,000 Clark Law Group Scholarship  (Nov. 29): Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and are a child of a current or former military service member.  Submit an essay (500-1000 words) that answers the following prompt: How do you intend to serve the public with your higher education and future career? 
  • $1,000 Overcoming Adversity Scholarship 2023  (Nov. 30): The recipient of this scholarship will have demonstrated that although they have encountered hardship, they have persevered and committed themselves to becoming successful in all of their endeavors. Must have a good academic standing by holding a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Submit an essay of 500-1000 words that describes how you overcame adversity, outlining a specific roadblock through which you fought and emerged victoriously.
  • $1,000 Pontius Tax Law, PLLC (Nov. 30): Applicant has served in the United States Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Reserves OR is the child or stepchild of someone who has. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing. The candidate must submit a 750-1,000 word essay response to the prompt: How can we better support Veterans in our community? Please provide specific examples.
  • $1,000 Aaron Wersing Employment Discrimination Scholarship Contest (Dec. 1): Students currently enrolled in a college, trade school, university, or law school as of the start of the fall 2023 semester. Write a 500-word essay about what employment discrimination law is and how job discrimination rates can be reduced and mitigated.
  • $1,000 2023 Rise Above Scholarship  (Dec.1): Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing. Must submit a 500-750 word essay response to the prompt: Share a time where you felt like you were being taken advantage of as an employee, intern, or group member. How did this experience affect your professional relationships with those involved? Has your experience helped you look for future or current employment red flags? How did a negative, professional situation turn out to be a positive one in the long run, and how did you learn from it?
  • $1,000 John F. Renner, P.C. Scholarship (Dec 2): Complete an essay on a choice of several topics related to law, attorney, or service to society. 
  • $1,000 James Kennedy Law One Tough Student Scholarship  (Dec. 4): You or a family member was injured by a drunk driver. You have a need for financial assistance, with an annual family income of less than $75,000. Your application should include a one-page (approximately 500 words) essay response to the following prompt: How can drunk driving accidents be reduced at a societal level? What steps can you take to prevent drunk driving in your community?
  • $1,000 The Behan Law Group Military Veteran Scholarship (Dec. 6): You are a U.S. military Veteran, a current service member in the U.S. military, or the child of a Veteran or current service member. Your current cumulative GPA is at least 2.5. Submit an essay of 500 to 1,000 words on the following topic: How has your experience as a Veteran or the child of a Veteran influenced your academic and career goals?  How do you plan to use your education to make a positive impact in your community?
  • $1,000 Schwartz Injury Law Perseverance Scholarship  (Dec. 6): Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Must include an original essay of 500-1000 words addressing the following prompt: Discuss a personal injury or medical issue that you suffered and how you overcame the challenges of this experience. How has this experience prepared you for the challenges of higher education and your future career?
  • $2,000 AI Innovators Undergraduate Scholarship  (Dec. 15): Students pursuing Computer Science. Submit an essay of 500 words to the following prompts:
    1. Write a personal statement discussing your interest in AI, past experiences (academic or otherwise) with AI, and post-graduation aspirations.
    2. Submit a description of an AI-related project or research that you have worked on, including the problem tackled, the AI technologies used, the process, the outcome, and the impact of the project.
  • $1,000 Fob James Law Firm Annual Scholarship Contest (Dec. 15): We are asking students to write a 150-300 word essay about the following: Describe an obstacle that you overcame and how that experience demonstrates your character or helped to shape it.
  • $1,000 Clean Energy Experts Scholarship  (Dec. 20): Must be a student/enrolled of any of the following: Environmental Science program, major in environmental sciences, or other related studies. Write a 300-word essay on any topic below of your choice: The potential for solar energy to mitigate climate change. The challenges and limitations of the widespread adoption of solar energy. The cost-effectiveness of solar energy compared to traditional fossil fuels. 
  • $1,000 Hoggatt Injury Law Children of Injured Workers Scholarship (Dec. 20): Your parent has been affected by a work-related injury. You have a current cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. Must include an essay of between 500 and 1,000 words in response to the prompt: What are your academic and career goals, and how will this scholarship help you achieve them? In what ways have your parents inspired you to further your education? 
  • $1,000 Ramage Law Group Adopted Child Scholarship  (Dec. 28): Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher as of their last completed academic semester. Must have been legally adopted by one or both of their parents. An applicant will also be required to submit an essay that is up to 800 words long answering the following questions: What challenges have you faced as an adopted child? How have your relationships with your parents and other family members influenced your outlook on life? How has your experience affected your plans and goals for your education and career?
  • $1,000 Education Accessibility Scholarship (Dec. 31): Be the first in your family to attend a four-year college and have a minimum 3.0 GPA or above. Write a 750-word essay discussing how you think the public education system in the United States could do more for students to be able to attend a higher education institution. 
  • $1,000 Gideon Asen Perseverance Scholarship (Dec. 31): Must have experienced a birth/childhood injury. The scholarship is open to any current or incoming college student. Candidates for this scholarship must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. A 750-1,000 word essay response to the following prompt: Discuss how you persevered in the face of the challenges presented by your birth/childhood injury to pursue higher education. 

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