Texas Excellence

Texas Excellence awards students with excellent academic credentials a scholarship of up to $20,000 (up to $5,000 per year over their four years at UT).

Texas Excellence students are enrolled in all the colleges and schools at UT and may also be members of honors programs and other university organizations and communities.

To be eligible for the award, Texas Excellence students must:

There is no application required to be selected for the award; Texas residents who graduated from a Texas high school are considered for the award based on their academic achievements and the information provided in their FAFSA. Scholarship selection is administered by the Office of Admissions and the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Texas Excellence are expected to:

  • Complete at least 30 credit hours per year, including transfer credit and credit by exam
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Stay on track to graduate in four years

To support these requirements, the program coordinator will regularly review students’ progress toward their degree and refer them to academic and personal support resources, such as tutoring services, academic advising, and CARE counselors. Students may contact the program coordinator any time, and the program coordinator will refer them to the best resources.