Graduate Scholarships



The Naveen Jindal School of Management awards some merit-based scholarships to graduate students in Fall and Spring semesters. Each scholarship may have specific requirements based on the purpose of the scholarship; however, the JSOM Graduate Scholarship Committee will consider applicants for all available scholarships.

Scholarship requirements and criteria may include, but are not limited to: academic performance, anticipated graduation date, graduate program of study, residency status, community service, work experience and level of student organization/campus involvement.


Important Notes

  • Only enrolled JSOM continuing graduate students are eligible to apply and receive Dean’s excellence and impact scholarships.
  • Scholarships are not automatic and all students must apply online.
  • Non-Texas residents including international students who receive a competitive scholarship of $1,000 or more from JSOM may be eligible for in-state tuition.
  • Most of our scholarships cannot be combined/stacked with other scholarships awarded by JSOM.
  • All scholarship offers will be sent from the JSOM Graduate Scholarship Committee via email.
  • In addition to the minimum requirements, some scholarships may have other requirements or criteria for selection.
  • Acceptance of scholarship awards and tuition reductions can result in varying implications to your tax status/situation. Please consult your professional tax advisor to determine the financial implications. You may also contact taxcompliance@utdallas.edu.

Spring 2015 Scholarship Is Open Now

Applicants must submit ONLY ONE application and the graduate scholarship committee will consider it for scholarships listed below.

Be advised:

  • The results will be announced via email by December 2014.

  • Scholarships will be awarded until all available funds have been exhausted.

  • Application Deadlines: Fall Semester, May 20th and Spring Semester, December 5th.

  • Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during scholarship award period.

  • Only enrolled JSOM continuing graduate students are eligible to apply and receive Dean’s excellence and impact scholarships.


Apply Once For All Graduate Scholarships Listed Below

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  • New Graduate Students: Dean’s Excellence Scholarship
  • Application Deadline: Fall Semester, May 20th and Spring Semester, December 5th.
    Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during scholarship award period.

    Requirements, Terms & Conditions:

    • Available to resident and non-resident applicants.
    • Applicants cannot be a current or former graduate student of JSOM.
    • Applicants must have demonstrated academic excellence as evidenced by their GMAT or GRE, TOEFL or IELTS score and undergraduate Cumulative GPA. Work experience is considered.
    • Applications are evaluated after an offer of admission has been extended by UT Dallas.
    • No letter of recommendation is required.
    • Applicants must maintain enrollment of 5 graduate semester credit hours during scholarship award period, excluding semesters of internship and degree completion.
    • Scholarship award is non-renewable and cannot be stacked or combined.

  • Continuing Graduate Students: Dean’s Excellence Scholarship and Impact Scholarship
  • Application Deadline: Fall Semester, May 20th and Spring Semester, December 5th.
    Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during scholarship award period.

    Requirements, Terms & Conditions:
    • Available to resident and non-resident students.
    • Scholarship award is non-renewable and cannot be stacked or combined.
    • Students must have completed at least 2 long semesters (Fall and Spring) of graduate coursework and at least 12 graduate semester credit hours at JSOM prior to the semester of scholarship application.
    • Applicants must have demonstrated academic excellence as evidenced by Cumulative GPA at JSOM.
    • Student must maintain enrollment of 5 semester credit hours during scholarship award period, excluding semesters of internship and degree completion.
    • Students must have demonstrated record of leadership and service within JSOM student organizations. Service and leadership contributions will be measured by evaluation of recommendations received by designated faculty advisors of JSOM student organizations.
    • Students should not submit, solicit or request letters of recommendation from faculty, advisors or staff. The JSOM Graduate Scholarship Committee has blinded the recommendation component of the scholarship application.
    • The Committee encourages students to assume active roles of leadership and participation within JSOM student organizations while demonstrating academic excellence as evidenced by their cumulative GPA at JSOM.
  • Fast-Track Students: Dean’s Excellence Scholarship and Impact Scholarship
  • Application Deadline: Fall Semester, May 20th and Spring Semester, December 5th.
    Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during scholarship award period.

    Requirements, Terms & Conditions:
    • Effective Fall 2013, Fast-Track students are not required to have GMAT or GRE score to apply for a scholarship.
    • Available to resident and non-resident students.
    • Scholarship award is non-renewable and cannot be stacked or combined.
    • Students must have completed at least 2 long semesters (Fall and Spring) of graduate coursework and at least 12 graduate semester credit hours at JSOM prior to the semester of scholarship application.
    • Students must have demonstrated academic excellence as evidenced by Cumulative GPA at JSOM.
    • Student must maintain enrollment of 5 semester credit hours during scholarship award period, excluding semesters of internship and degree completion.
    • Students must have demonstrated record of leadership and service within JSOM student organizations. Service and leadership contributions will be measured by evaluation of recommendations received by designated faculty advisors of JSOM student organizations.
    • Students should not submit, solicit or request letters of recommendation from faculty, advisors or staff. The JSOM Graduate Scholarship Committee has blinded the recommendation component of the scholarship application.
    • The Committee encourages students to assume active roles of leadership and participation within JSOM student organizations while demonstrating academic excellence as evidenced by their cumulative GPA at JSOM.
  • Hasnain and Rashida Saboowala International Merit Scholarship
  • Application Deadline: Fall Semester, May 20th.
    Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during scholarship award period.

    Requirements, Terms & Conditions:
    • Non-resident applicants only.
    • JSOM graduate student pursuing an MS or a Professional MBA (PMBA) degree.
    • Applicants must have demonstrated academic excellence as evidenced by their GMAT or GRE score and undergraduate GPA.
    • Must have demonstrated academic excellence as evidenced by Cumulative GPA at JSOM, minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.75.
    • Student must maintain enrollment of 5 semester credit hours during scholarship award period, excluding semesters of internship and degree completion.
    • Students are eligible for this award only once in an academic year.
    • Scholarship award is non-renewable and cannot be stacked or combined.
  • Isha & Mohit Malhan Talent Recognition Scholarship
  • Application Deadline: Fall Semester, May 20th.
    Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during scholarship award period.

    Requirements, Terms & Conditions:
    • Non-resident applicants only.
    • JSOM graduate student pursuing an MS or a Professional MBA (PMBA) degree.
    • Applicants must have demonstrated academic excellence as evidenced by their GMAT or GRE score and undergraduate GPA.
    • Must have demonstrated academic excellence as evidenced by Cumulative GPA at JSOM, minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.75.
    • Student must maintain enrollment of 5 semester credit hours during scholarship award period, excluding semesters of internship and degree completion.
    • Students are eligible for this award only once in an academic year.
    • Scholarship award is non-renewable and cannot be stacked or combined.

JSOM Graduate Scholarships: Specific Programs

Be Advised: For the scholarships listed below, all applicants must contact the specific faculty as noted for each scholarship.

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  • Accounting Program Graduate Scholarship
  • Merit-based scholarship awarded to a currently enrolled graduate student who has completed at least six ACCT graduate credit hours or will have completed six ACCT graduate credit hours by end of fall 2014 semester. To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must submit the minimum required documentation in their application and meet the following criteria:

    Application Deadline: August 1, 2014
    Scholarship Contact: Jennifer Johnson. For questions, email msaccounting@utdallas.edu
    Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during scholarship award period
    Download Application

    Requirements, Terms & Conditions:
    • Completed at least six ACCT graduate credit hours or will have completed six ACCT graduate credit hours by end of fall 2014 semester.
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
    • This scholarship is open to all qualified graduate students meeting criteria irrespective of citizenship or permanent residency status.
    • Scholarship award cannot be stacked or combined with another JSOM or UT Dallas scholarship award during the same semester.
  • Annie Laurie Bass Scholarship
  • Merit-based scholarship awarded to continuing MBA or MS in Marketing degree students with excellent academic records in the Jindal School of Management. To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must submit the minimum required documentation in their application and meet the following criteria:

    Application Deadline: Fall Semester, May 20th.
    Scholarship Contact: Alex Edsel
    Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during scholarship award period.

    Requirements, Terms & Conditions:
    • Resident and non-resident applicants.
    • Must have completed 9 credit graduate hours (of which at least 3 semester credit hours are MKT).
    • Submit a completed application form, maintained and made available by scholarship contact.
    • Two letters of recommendation from JSOM Marketing faculty with whom you have taken a course with in the past; sealed & signed across flap by recommender.
    • A written narrative or poster discussing your marketing work experience, involvement in extracurricular activities or your academic and professional goals in the area of marketing.
    • Student must maintain enrollment of 5 semester credit hours during scholarship award period, excluding semesters of internship and degree completion.
    • Students are eligible only once an academic year.
    • Scholarship award is non-renewable and cannot be stacked or combined.
  • Meredith Xcelerated Marketing (MXM) Scholarship
  • Meredith Xcelerated Marketing (MXM) is a content-powered marketing engagement agency that uniquely gets the intersection of brands, consumers, content and commerce.

    Merit-based scholarship awarded to new MBA Marketing concentration, MS in Marketing or MS in Analytics marketing track degree students with excellent academic records in the Jindal School of Management. To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must submit the minimum required documentation in their application and meet the following criteria:

    Application Deadline: Fall Semester, the 3rd Monday in May. Spring semester, the 3rd Monday in November
    Scholarship Contact: Alex Edsel
    Award:
    Fall: Two $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during scholarship award period (one per student).
    Spring: One $2,000 (one time) tuition credit applicable only for Spring and Summer semesters.

    Requirements, Terms & Conditions:
    • Must be U.S. Citizen or Resident.
    • Pre-register for scholarship
    • Candidates must be in the MS in Marketing, MBA with a marketing concentration or M.S. in Business Analytics, Marketing Track
    • The more Marketing electives taken, the more consideration given to an applicant
    • Excellent past academic record and GMAT or GRE scores
    • There must be a minimum of 3 applicants per scholarship awarded, if that minimum is not met the scholarship can be declared vacant and left for a future semester
    • Submit a completed application form, maintained and made available by the scholarship contact which will include an essay topic to be provided. Please complete this form so you can be provided with the form and essay topic
    • Two letters of recommendation from professional(mainly from employers or Board members of professional associations) or academic sources
    • A written narrative or poster discussing your marketing work experience, involvement in extracurricular activities or your academic and professional goals in the area of marketing.
    • Candidates must provide a 1-2 page resume
    • Students are eligible only once an academic year.
    • Scholarship award is non-renewable and cannot be stacked or combined.
    • Students working for agencies which are competitors of MXM may not qualify for the scholarship.
  • Bob and Carol Williams Entrepreneurial Scholarship
  • Application Deadline: Fall Semester, May 19th and Spring Semester, December 4th.
    Application: Download
    Scholarship Contact: Madison Pedigo
    Award: $2,000 ($1,000 per semester, up to two semesters) tuition credit during scholarship award period.

    Requirements, Terms & Conditions:
    • Resident and non-resident applicants.
    • JSOM graduate student pursuing a Master of Science in Innovation & Entrepreneurship and/or MBA, concentration Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
    • Submit a completed application form, maintained and made available by scholarship contact.
    • Submit a course enrollment plan for the scholarship award period of at least 15 semester credit hours.
    • Maintain at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA to receive the second semester award.
    • Copy of official GMAT or GRE score used for program admission, if applicable.
    • One letter of recommendation from a previous instructor or employer (form with application packet).
    • A written narrative.
    • Candidates whom have received the award in prior years are eligible to reapply and must submit their latest credentials and a fall application for consideration each year.
  • Terry and Claire Rock Scholarship
  • Application Deadline: Fall Semester, May 19th and Spring Semester, December 4th.
    Application: Download
    Scholarship Contact: Madison Pedigo
    Award: $1,500 (one-time) tuition credit and resident tuition rate during scholarship award period.

    Scholarship Terms & Conditions:
    • Resident and non-resident applicants.
    • Completed an undergraduate engineering degree.
    • JSOM graduate student pursuing a MBA with a concentration in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a MS in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and/or a dual engineering/management graduate degree.
    • Possess an evident entrepreneurial intent as outlined in an application cover letter addressing both career accomplishments and goals.
    • Applicant must have completed 9 semester credit hours of graduate work or more prior to applying and be enrolled in 5 or more semester credit hours in the next semester.
    • Must have demonstrated academic excellence as evidenced by Cumulative GPA at JSOM, minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.5.
    • Submit a completed application form, maintained and made available by scholarship contact.
    • One letter of recommendation from JSOM faculty member (form w/ application packet)
    • A cover letter/personal statement describing entrepreneurial activities, describing prior business or engineering experience, providing evidence of business plan development and business goals.
    • Student must maintain enrollment of 5 semester credit hours during scholarship award period, excluding semesters of internship and degree completion.
    • Students are eligible for this award only once in an academic year.
    • Scholarship award is non-renewable and cannot be stacked or combined.
  • Graduate Texas Business Hall of Fame Scholarship
  • Application Deadline: Will be opened and announced soon.
    Scholarship Contact: Dr Monica Powell.
    Award: $10,000

    Eligibility Requirement:
    • U.S. Citizen
    • Exhibits leadership traits in academic and campus activities
    • Demonstrates a propensity for business leadership and/or entrepreneurial achievement
    • Enrolled at a Texas university with an accredited business program (MBA and/or graduate programs preferred)
    • Minimum of 3.5 GPA
    • Will be enrolled during the 2014-2015 academic year

    Finalists will be selected and qualified by a JSOM nominating committee and will compete in the second round of the review process, which includes an interview with Directors of the Texas Business Hall of Fame.

    Complete applications from JSOM graduate students must be hand-delivered in a sealed envelope to the Office of Graduate Programs, JSOM 4.616. Please slide applications under door, if office door is locked. All applicants will be contacted to schedule interview times.