Prospective and Newly Admitted Students

There is no application required to be selected for the Presidential Scholar’s award. Our Presidential Scholar recipients are selected based on the following criteria:

  • A student who is a Texas resident who graduated from a Texas high school.
  • A student who is accepted to The University of Texas at Austin as a freshman for their outstanding high academic achievements.
  • A student who demonstrates high financial need based on the financial information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

To support their studies at UT Austin, all Presidential Scholars receive $5,000 annually or $20,000 over the course of their undergraduate career, up to 4 years or 8 long semesters.

    Program Requirements

    Presidential Scholars must meet the following requirements in order to remain award eligible:

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