Scholarships are a form of financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Some scholarships are awarded based on financial need, while others are considered merit-based scholarships, which means they are awarded based on academic achievement or participation in extracurricular activities. Learn more about applying for scholarships.
The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid administers a range of scholarships to incoming and current students. Students can search and apply for a variety of scholarships using the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid’s new scholarship management system, Longhorn Awards and Student Scholarship Opportunities (LASSO).
Types of Scholarships
Incoming Student Scholarships
Apply for admission to UT using either the ApplyTexas or CommonApp application by December 1. There is no separate scholarship application; scholarship-specific questions will be available on the Scholarship Interest Form through MyStatus.
Incoming students who do not submit a FAFSA/TASFA will still be considered for scholarships that do not require financial need. You are encouraged to submit a FAFSA/TASFA to be considered for the widest range of scholarships.
Continuing & Transfer Students Scholarship Application
The UT Scholarship Application for Continuing &Transfer Students is available in November of each year and is used to award students for the following academic year. This online application is strictly for continuing students who are eligible to enroll, transfer students who have been officially admitted or have completed an application for transfer admission AND returning UT students who are applying for readmission to UT. Students participating in the Coordinated Admissions Program (CAP), seeking admission to UT and waiting to complete the requirements by June 1 to enroll in the fall, can also use this online application. The deadline to submit the Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application is March 15, Midnight (CDT).
College, School and Department Scholarships
Many UT colleges, schools and academic departments award their own scholarships to incoming and continuing students. Some have additional application requirements that you must complete to be considered. Contact your college, school or department to learn more about the steps you need to take to be considered for their scholarships.
Outside and Private Scholarships
Many scholarships are awarded by entities outside of and distinct from UT. Each of these scholarships has its own requirements, deadlines and application procedures. For more information about a particular scholarship, please contact that program directly. Please report any outside scholarships through CASH.