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

  • 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.

Scholarship Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: Application deadline is May 20th
  • Spring Semester: CLOSED (Application deadline was December 5, 2013).

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Dean’s Excellence Scholarship for New Graduate Students

  • Applicants must complete the online graduate student scholarship application.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated excellence in academics as evidenced by their GMAT or GRE, TOEFL or IELTS score and undergraduate 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.

Dean’s Excellence Scholarship and Impact Scholarship for Continuing Graduate Students

  • Applicants must complete the online graduate student scholarship application.
  • Applicants 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 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 advises students interested in the Dean’s Impact Scholarship for Continuing Graduate Students to assume active roles of leadership within JSOM student organizations.
  • The Committee encourages students to best position their scholarship application through leadership and participation within JSOM student organizations while demonstrating excellence in academics as evidenced by their cumulative GPA at JSOM.

Dean’s Excellence Scholarship and Impact Scholarship for Fast-Track Students

  • Applicants must complete the online graduate student scholarship application.
  • Effective Fall 2013, Fast-Track students are not required to have GMAT or GRE score to apply for a scholarship.
  • 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 advises Fast Track students interested in the Dean’s Impact Scholarship to assume active roles of leadership within JSOM student organizations.
  • The committee advises Fast Track students to demonstrate participation in organizations and excellence in academics as evidenced by both their undergraduate and graduate cumulative GPAs at JSOM.

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.

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:

Scholarship Award and Application Deadline: Fall Semester, May 20th.
Scholarship Contact: Alex Edsel

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

Applicant Criteria:
  • Resident and non-resident applicants.
  • Must have completed 9 credit graduate hours (of which at least 3 semester credit hours are MKT).
Application Requirements:
  • 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.
Scholarship Terms & Conditions:
  • 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.

Bob and Carol Williams Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Scholarship Award and Application Deadline: Fall Semester, May 20th and Spring Semester, December 5th.
Scholarship Contact: Madison Pedigo

Award: $2,000 ($1,000 per semester, up to two semesters) tuition credit during scholarship award period.

Applicant Criteria:
  • Resident and non-resident applicants.
  • JSOM graduate student pursuing a Master of Science in Innovation & Entrepreneurship and/or MBA, concentration Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
Application Requirements:
  • 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.
Scholarship Terms & Conditions:
  • 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.

Dean’s Excellence Scholarship for New Graduate Students

Scholarship Award and Application Deadline: Fall Semester, May 20th and Spring Semester, December 5th.
Scholarship Contact: JSOM Graduate Scholarship Committee

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

Applicant Criteria:
  • Resident and non-resident applicants.
  • Scholarship applicant cannot be a current or former graduate student of JSOM.
Scholarship Terms & Conditions:
  • Student must maintain enrollment of 5 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.

Dean’s Excellence Scholarship for Continuing Graduate Students

Scholarship Award and Application Deadline: Fall Semester, May 20th and Spring Semester, December 5th.
Scholarship Contact: JSOM Graduate Scholarship Committee

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

Applicant Criteria:
  • Resident and non-resident applicants.
  • Completed at least 2 long semesters of graduate coursework and 12 graduate semester credit hours at JSOM
  • Must have demonstrated academic excellence as evidenced by Cumulative GPA at JSOM.
Scholarship Terms & Conditions:
  • Student must maintain enrollment of 5 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.

Dean’s Impact Scholarship for Continuing Graduate Students

Scholarship Award and Application Deadline: Fall Semester, May 20th and Spring Semester, December 5th.
Scholarship Contact: JSOM Graduate Scholarship Committee

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

Applicant Criteria:
  • Resident and non-resident applicants.
  • Completed at least 2 long semesters of graduate coursework and 12 graduate semester credit hours at JSOM
  • Must have demonstrated academic excellence as evidenced by Cumulative GPA at JSOM.
  • 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 and faculty/staff advisors of JSOM student organizations.
Scholarship Terms & Conditions:
  • Student must maintain enrollment of 5 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.

Hasnain and Rashida Saboowala International Merit Scholarship

Scholarship Award and Application Deadline: Fall Semester, May 20th.
Scholarship Contact: JSOM Graduate Scholarship Committee

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

Applicant Criteria:
  • Non-resident applicants only.
  • JSOM graduate student pursuing an MS or a Professional MBA (PMBA) degree.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated excellence in academics 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.
Scholarship Terms & Conditions:
  • 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

Scholarship Award and Application Deadline: Fall Semester, May 20th.
Scholarship Contact: JSOM Graduate Scholarship Committee

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

Applicant Criteria:
  • Non-resident applicants only.
  • JSOM graduate student pursuing an MS or a Professional MBA (PMBA) degree.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated excellence in academics 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.
Scholarship Terms & Conditions:
  • 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.

Terry and Claire Rock Scholarship

Scholarship Award and Application Deadline: Fall Semester, May 20th and Spring Semester, December 5th.
Scholarship Contact: Madison Pedigo

Award: $1,500 (one-time) tuition credit and resident tuition rate during scholarship award period.

Applicant Criteria:
  • 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.
Application Requirements:
  • 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.
Scholarship Terms & Conditions:
  • 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.
Award: $10,000

Application Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2014

The Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation is seeking future Texas business leaders for its 2014 Scholarship Program.

Eligibility Requirement:
  • 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
  • Is a U.S. Citizen

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.

All finalists will be notified in the spring and funds will be awarded in November (JSOM TXBHF Scholarship Application 2014).

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.

Contact: Kasey McKay-Erwin, (972) 883-6887.