Institutional scholarships for incoming students
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This includes merit awards, departmental scholarships, and more.
The Yale Fund Scholarship - Currently closed. Will open in late spring.
- Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship - To support current 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. Deadline: May 1, 2020.
- Annual Need Based Endowment Scholarships - To support current undergraduate students with financial need. Includes Minnie K. Patton Scholarship. DEADLINE EXTENDED to April 17, 2020.
- Baptista Scholarship - To support UD rising (undergraduate) seniors with an intent to attend medical school.
Deadline: March 15, 2020. CLOSED.
- Parish Matching Scholarship - For students awarded a scholarship by a parish in any Catholic diocese.
- Scholarships and fellowships for undergraduates with UD Faculty Advisers
- Fall Merit Endowment Scholarships - To support current undergraduate students. DEADLINE EXTENDED to April 17, 2020.
- Warren & Anne Marie Pulich Scholarship - To support UD sophomores and juniors majoring in biology, biochemistry, chemistry,
mathematics, or physics. Deadline: March 15, 2020. CLOSED.
- William A. Solemene Foundation Scholarship - To support current UD students who are Liberal Arts majors. DEADLINE EXTENDED to April 17, 2020.
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/Add'l Information tab.
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Ongoing (Check website for details and deadlines)
- Air Force ROTC or Army ROTC
- Americorp Funding Opportunities
- $1,500 Autolist Used Car to Dream Car Scholarship
- Communities Foundation of Texas Scholarships
- $500 Catholic United Scholarship (opens annually Mar 1-Apr 30)
- $2,500 Compare Cards College Scholarship (expires the 14th of every month, resets the 15th)
- $10,000 Discover Student Loan Scholarships (random drawings through the year)
- $1,100 BI-ANNUAL Dolman Law Group scholarship: video essay contest
- $1,000 Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship (Mar and Sept)
- Fulbright Study Abroad Scholarships
- Funding your Computer Science Degree
- GI Bill Benefits Comparison Tool
- Gates Millenium Scholars
- $1,000 H&P Veterans Helping Veterans Scholarship
- $500 I Heart My School Scholarship
- $500 Innovation Scholarship (deadline is the 20th of every month)
- $1,000 Grade Potential Tutoring Scholarship
- Jackie Robinson Foundation (opens Nov 1; closes Feb 1 annually)
- Knights of Columbus
- $5,000 Nitro College Scholarship (multiple deadlines)
- $2,500 OppU Achievers Scholarship (End of March, June, Sept, Dec): celebrates students who transform opportunity into
- $5,000 G2 Crowd Entrepreneurial Scholarship (varies, check website): For 12 college students who exemplify an entrepreneurial
spirit and mindset
- $1,500 The Reality Medics Scholarship
- $2,500 Redfin Scholarship: Write an essay on low-cost housing
- $500 Richard West Law Office Bi-Annual Scholarship
- $1,000 UncommonGoods Scholarships (July 15 & Dec 15): for qualified undergraduate art or design majors
- $500 Theater Masks Bi-annual Scholarship+
- Sleep Scholarships : Multiple scholarships ranging in amount and eligibility
- $1,000 Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest
- $5,000 Religious Scholars Program
- $500-$2,000 College Board Opportunity Scholarships
1st Quarter:January thru March
- Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (Mar 3): Must be the child of a former marine and a GPA of at least 2.0. Scholarship amounts
vary from $1,500 to $10,000.
- $2,000 Go Skills Scholarship (Mar 15): Open to females only. Submit a questionare and a business plan.
- Undergraduate Scholarship (Mar 31): Must be a Texas/UK resident and be majoring in a STEM program. British American
Foundation of Texas.
- $1,000 TodayTix Scholarship (Mar 31): Must be majoring/minoring in theater, journalism, or English. Write an essay describing
how the arts has impacted your life.
- $5,000 Susan Howard Community Service Award (Mar 31): Can be used for tuition only. For students currently working on an inspiring
community service project.
- $1,000 Legit Writing Services Scholarship (Mar 31): Must submit an essay of at least 1,000 words on the topic of "The Future of American
- $1,000 Ballachy Scholarship (Mar 31): Write an essay of 1,200+ words on the topic “How photography can help conserve and
- $2,500 LendUp Scholarship (Mar 31): In 500 words or fewer tell about an interesting project you've worked on and how it
has impacted your fellow student body or community.
2nd Quarter: April thru June
- $1,000 Nova Academic Scholarship (Apr 1): Submit an essay addressing the following prompt: “What are the most important issues faced in the addiction treatment industry today?”
- $1,000 Mattress Nerd Scholarship (Apr 1): Answer given questions about environmental impact in a 500-1,000 word essay.
- $1,500 Women in Public Finance (Apr 3): Must be a woman pursuing a career in public finance. Majors accepted include:
pre-law, business, accounting, finance, or community/regional planning.
- $5,000 CM Cares Schoalrship (Apr 8): Must be pursing a degree in religious studies
- $2,000 Bright Future Scholarship (Apr 28): Write an essay of 500-750 words on the following topic: Who or what inspires you to
- $500 Dream Local Scholarship (Apr 30): Submit an application and a 350-word essay about the marketing strategies you would
use to to increase contributions to a non-profit of your choice.
- $1,000 Hamilton Grant Giving Back Scholarship (Apr 31): Write a 750-word essay about a meaningful experience in community service.
- $5,000 Trail Pro Scholarship (May 1): Submit a 400-500 word essay addressing these questions: What is a passion that, when
immersed in it, makes you lose track of time?
- $1,000 Cyberbullying Awareness Scholarship (May 31): A 750 word response to the prompt.
- $1,000 Make Us Laugh Scholarship (May 31 & Dec 31): Submit a 3-5 minute video showcasing your comedic talents.
- $1,000 BeMo® Scholarship (May 31 & Oct 31): Must be a pre-medical undergraduate. Complete 2 surveys about your academic experience.
- $5,000 Earnest Scholarship (May 31): Submit an essay of around 800-1000 words on your education.
- $500 Helping Hands Scholarship (June 1): Submit a 1-5 minute video answering questions like an interview. Intended for nursing
- $1,000 Female Business Leader Scholarship (June 13): Must be a female junior or senior. Submit an essay of 1000 words or less
about how you see business changing in regards to women.
- $2,500 Blass Law Teen Responsibility Scholarship (June 15): Please answer this essay question in 500 to 1,000 words. Why do teens risk their lives and the lives of others by driving while under the influence?
What is your plan to inform, educate, and raise awareness among your peers?
- $1,500 ABC Volunteer Recognition Scholarship (June 30): Please write an 800-1000 word essay reflecting on your volunteer and fundraising experience.
- $1,000 Vegas Odds Scholarship (June 30): Write a short essay on "Are college athletes remunerated fairly?"
- $1,000 First Generation Scholarship (June 30): An essay of 700-1,000 words discussing the obstacles you have faced as a first generation
American and how those experiences have shaped you into who you are today.
- $2,500 LendUp Scholarship (June 30): In 500 words or fewer tell about an interesting project you've worked on and how it
has impacted your fellow student body or community.
3rd Quarter: July thru September
- $2,500 TEFL Academy Scholarship (Jul 1): Send a 60 minute video clip about why you're looking to pursue a career teaching english
- $1,500 Save Money Save the Plant Scholarship (Jul 15): Create a 3-5 minute video on strong positive leadership in environmental technology.
- Wigs.com Hair Loss Schedule (July 16): Students must have some type of hair loss and must complete a 1500-2000 word essay
about their experiences.
- $1,000 Rise Marketing Stem Scholarship (Aug 1): Must major in a STEM subject, fill out simple form.
- $1,000 Frugal for Less Scholarship (Aug 1): Write an essay of 800 words or less explaining the most creative, strange or interesting way
that you’ve made or saved money in the past year.
- $1,000 Global Perspective Scholarship (Aug 1): Answer an essay question about travel abroad.
- $1,000 Teaching Guide Scholarship (Aug 1): Submit a 1,500 to 2,000 word essay that explores online teaching.
- $500 National Founder's Graduate Business Scholarship (Aug 10): Candidates should submit a cover letter summarizing their interest and experience
- $2,000 Go Skills Scholarship (Sept 15): Open to females only. Submit questionare and a business plan.
- $1,000 May Firm Scholarship (Sept 15): Submit a 300+ word essay about a traumatic experience you've had and how
you've come over it.
- $1,000 Amy G Scholarship (Sept 30): 750 words (explaining the role of higher education in society and describing the applicant’s
ideas for expanding access to a wider range of demographic group.
- $2,500 LendUp Scholarship (Sept 31): In 500 words or fewer tell about an interesting project you've worked on and how it
has impacted your fellow student body or community.
4th Quarter:October thru December
- $1,000 BeMo® Scholarship (May 31 and Oct 31): Must be a pre-medical undergraduate. Complete 2 surveys about your academic experience.
- $800 Pet Care Scholarship (Nov 24): Submit a 2-3,000 word essay on a given pet topic.
- $1,000 A Step Forward Scholarship (Nov 30): Scholarship for first generation students. Write an essay explaining why continuting
your education is important to you.
- $2,000 Swop Smart Scholarshop (Dec 14): Submit an essay, blog post, video or audio recording answering a set of given topics
about smartphones and technology.
- $2,000 SwopSmart Scholarship (Dec 15): Answer a given question about what the best phone of 2020 is in the format of an essay,
blog, video, or audio recording.
- $1,000 McDonald Worley Schoalrship (Dec 31): If you had the authority to change your community in a positive way, what specific
changes would you make? 750 word max.
- $1,5000 R3 Stem Cell Scholarship (Dec 31): Write a 1000+ word essay that focuses on the topic of how stem cell research
will effect life and health in the next 10 years.