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Scholarship Opportunities


All deadlines for University of Dallas scholarships use Central time.

Institutional scholarships for incoming students

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

The Yale Fund Scholarship - Opens May 1, 2023 for the 2023-2024 academic year. 

University Scholarships

  • Endowment Scholarships (for Spring 2023) - To support incoming and current undergraduate UD students. Includes Minnie K. Patton Scholarship. Closed for the 2022-2023 academic year. 
  • Senator WIlliam R. Haine Leadership Scholarship - This scholarship will open in spring for the 2023/24 academic year. 
  • Constantin First-Generation Scholarship - To support current UD first-generation students. Closed for the 2022-2023 academic year. 
  • Baptista Scholarship - To support UD rising (undergraduate) seniors with an intent to attend medical school. Closed for the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Sr. Mary Clodovia Lockett Scholarship in Pre-Med - For junior pre-med students (going into their senior year) at the University of Dallas. Closed for the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Warren & Anne Marie Pulich Scholarship - To support UD sophomores and juniors majoring in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, mathematics, or physics. Closed for the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • William A. Solemene Foundation Scholarship - To support current undergraduate UD students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts. Closed for the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship - To support UD students who have had a parent, grandparent, or sibling graduate from the University. Students from all colleges are eligible to apply but a student may only receive the award one time during his or her academic experience at UD. Closed for the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • C.W. Eaker Scholarship for Chemistry/Biochemistry - to support current UD juniors and seniors majoring in chemistry or biochemistry. 
  • Parish Matching Scholarship - For students awarded a scholarship by a parish in any Catholic diocese. Ongoing.

Study Abroad Scholarships

Outside Scholarships awarded by UD 

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. Click on 1) Financial Aid, 2) Award, and 3) Award for Aid Year. Pick the applicable aid year from the drop down menu. Submit your award(s) on the Resources/Additional Information tab.


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Ongoing (Check website for details and deadlines)

Military Scholarship: 

 Organizationally Funded Scholarships: 

Scholarships for High School Seniors: 

 Scholarships With Varying Deadlines/Amounts Throughout The Year:

1st Quarter: January thru March

  • $1,000 Community First Scholarship (Jan 3): In your education and career path, how will your work contribute to the health, safety, and overall well-being of the community at large?
  • $1,000 The Crowder Law Firm Scholarship (Jan. 17): Write a 1,000 word essay addressing the following prompt: How do you define the American Dream? Do you believe it is attainable today? 
  • $1,000 Elite Lawyer Scholarship (Jan. 19): In a 500-word essay or 2-minute video presentation respond to the following question: What positive change are you working to bring to your community this year? 
  • $1,000 Ramage Law Group Adopted Child Scholarship (Jan 19): *Must have been legally been adopted by one or both of their parents. "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 educations and career?"
  • $2,000 James Kennedy Law One Tough Student Scholarship (Jan.26): In a 500-word, one-page essay answer the following questions: How can drunk driving accidents be reduced at a societal level? What steps can you take to prevent drunk driving in your community?
  • $1,000-2023 Quality of Life Scholarship (Jan. 31): In a 750-word essay respond to the prompt: Tell us about a time when you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and how its effects may have impacted your quality of life. 
  • $1,000 The Places You Go Scholarship (Feb. 28): *Eligible: First-year college students or transfer students. In a 500- word essay respond to the prompt and/or a 1 minute minimum video essay: "Discuss how moving or exposure to new environments through travel can positively impact a person's life. Include a personal story and what life lessons were learned through this experience." 
  • $1,000 Leadership Excellence Scholarship (Mar. 16): Look at website for eligibility / requirements. Answer prompt by an essay of 500-1000 words or a video of 4 minutes or less: Many leaders have certain traits in common. For instance, leaders are often capable of inspiring others, they may be effective delegators, and they are likely to be confident and committed to achieving their goals. In your opinion, what are the best qualities of a leader? Which of your own traits have helped you to become a better leader?

2nd Quarter: April thru June

  • $1,000 Houston Scholarship (April 1): In a 750-1,000 word essay repsond to the prompt: "With so many different cultures and languages in the community, we are asking students to talk about traditions that are important to their families and ways society can be more inclusive to everyone."
  • $1,000-2023 CARE THROUGHOUT THE AGES SCHOLARSHIP (April 30): In a 750-1,000 word essay discuss a time when you had to put the health of a loved one first or provided support through career  or volunteer service. Whether they were suffering from Alzheimer's, dementia, or were at a time in their life where they just needed more help and support, discuss your experience with helping someone else, what life lessons were gained, and how has it changed your outlook on life?
  • $2,000 Alford & Clark Injury Attorneys Students in Need Scholarship (May 18): Look at website for eligibility / requirements. 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 Single Parent Scholarship (May 31): In a 750- word essay explain how living in a single-parent household has affected your life. 
  • $1,000 Clark Law Group Scholarship (June 1): Must be a child of a current or former military service member. In a 500-1000 words essay, answer the following question: How do you intend to serve the public with your higher education and future career? 
  • $2,000 PixelPlex Bi-Annual STEM Scholarship (June 5): Must be a STEM major. Submit an essay based on a given set of topics.
  • $2,500 The Bertolino Government Regulatory Impact Scholarship (June 15): In a 1,000 to 1,500 words essay answer the prompt: Describe a situation in which a person needs to interact with the government (federal, state, or local), how this impacts the person individually and citizens collectively, and how the relationship with government has changed in the past 50 years. Is this change good or bad and why? 

3rd Quarter: July thru September

  • $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. 

4th Quarter: October thru December

  • $10,000 Burress Injury Law Underdog Scholarship (Dec. 6): There are 3 awards, one award is $5,000 and two are $2,500. In a 500- word essay answer the following question: "Describe a challenge or trying time in your life through which you preserved,  and how the experience helped shape your future?"
  • $1,000 Behan Law Group Military Veteran Scholarship (Dec 15): Must be a US military veteran or current service member, or the child of a Veteran or current service member. Submit an essay of 500-1,000 words about your experience. 
  • $5,000 Law Offices of Daniel Kim Scholarship (Dec 31): 1200+ words on how your career will benefit your community. 
  • $1,000 Canceling Cancer Scholarship (Dec 31): Submit a 750-1,000 word essay on the impact that a cancer diagnosis has had on you or a loved one. 
  • $1,000 Open Door Scholarship (Dec.31):* Eligible: Freshmen, Sophomores, or Transfer students. In a 750-1,000 words essay respond to the prompt: Discuss a time when you had been faced with a life-changing choice or an opportunity. How did you know which decision to make, and what new doors opened because you made this decision? 
  • $1,000 2022 See Something Say Something Scholarship (Dec. 31): Submit a 750-1000 word essay by responding to the following prompt: Describe a time when you spoke up against injustice you witnessed and what resulted from speaking up.


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