Student Success Initiatives partners with colleagues in the Office of Admissions and the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to provide two scholarships that recognize students’ hard work and help support their timely graduation.

Students come to The University of Texas at Austin with dreams of graduating and starting their careers, but some come very close to that goal with no way to reach it. That’s where Completion Scholarships come in.

Completion Scholarships are awarded to students who are at risk of not graduating because of unmet financial need. These scholarships allow students to pay for the final course they need to cross the finish line or help them get back on track for a timely graduation.

The average completion scholarship is $1,100 and is awarded for a variety of reasons and amounts, such as:

  • UT tuition
  • University Extension tuition and fees
  • Required textbooks, supplies, or test proctoring fees

To learn more about completion scholarships, please email the Graduation Help Desk at

Impact Scholarships recognize incoming high-potential students who are making an impact in their local communities with a $48,000 scholarship ($12,000 per year over four years at UT) to cover the cost of their tuition.

There is no application required to be selected for an Impact Scholarship. Students are chosen to receive the award based on demonstrated leadership, proven academic success, perseverance, commitment to their schools and communities, and the information provided in their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

To learn more about Impact Scholarships, email

Presidential Scholars & Texas Excellence recognize incoming students who have excellent academic credentials with a scholarship of up to $20,000 (up to $5,000 per year over their four years at UT).

There is no application required to be selected. 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.

Students who first received the award prior to 2020 are considered Presidential Scholars; students who were notified in Spring 2020 that they would begin receiving the award in Fall 2020 are part of Texas Excellence.

To learn more, visit the Presidential Scholars & Texas Excellence web page.