One application - multiple scholarship opportunities!
Open to all current, full-time undergraduate University of Dallas students.
Due to the generosity of our endowment fund donors, we are able to offer several merit
scholarships to be awarded for the spring 2021 semester. Recipients will be chosen
based on their submission of a 600-1,000 word essay on the topic provided below. The
essay must be in Word or PDF format and uploaded within the application below.
It is not required to submit a FAFSA or have financial need to apply.
Deadline: Applications must be received by midnight, Thursday, November 12, 2020. Decision
notifications will be emailed to applicants the first week of December.
Reflect on the following excerpt from UD’s mission statement:
What is a leader? Explain how your education at UD has developed and prepared you
to be an ethical and civic-minded leader. Specifically, discuss the role that your
choice of major has played in this formation and how it will allow you to carry out
the pursuit of wisdom, truth and virtue beyond UD, now or in the future. If you have
not yet declared a major, choose any major offered by UD in which you are interested.
The full UD Mission and Vision statement can be found HERE.
Once you have your essay ready, submit your application below starting Friday, October
The University of Dallas has announced a new director of civil rights, Luciana Milano. Milano, who has a Bachelor of Arts in government from Harvard College and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, began her new role on Oct. 12.
“This is the first time we’ve had a scholarship in honor of a great Catholic intellectual — and now, within the last year, saint,” said President Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA ’82 MA ’83, by way of introducing the St. John Henry Newman Scholarship in Philosophy recently endowed by alumnus Matthew Hejduk, MA '98 PhD '06, and his wife, Julia Hejduk, Ph.D. Julia was a colleague of Hibbs during his time at Baylor University, where she teaches in the Classics Department.
Michelle Cortez-Gonzales, MFA ’20, was a Fort Worth ISD high school teacher with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Texas at Arlington when she decided to go back to school to get her master’s. At the recommendation of a friend, she visited UD, and knew immediately from the wooded area around the Art Village, the architecture of the buildings, and the faculty members she met that UD was the place for her.