Undergraduate Scholarships


Undergraduate Scholarships at the Jindal School

The Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM) awards some merit-based scholarships to incoming and continuing undergraduate students in both the fall and spring semesters. Each scholarship may have specific requirements based on the purpose of the scholarship, including but are not limited to: academic performance, area of study, residency status, leadership, community service and level of campus/student organization involvement.

Do You Have Any Questions About Undergraduate Scholarships?Our school has an officially appointed an Undergraduate Scholarship Committee that reviews applications and, depending on the availability of funds, makes awards to the candidates who best satisfy the scholarship’s criteria and intent.


Fall 2016 Application Deadline: April 15

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  • Incoming Freshman
  • Continuing Students
  • Student Support Fund
  • Texas Business Hall of Fame
  • UT Dallas Academic Excellence Scholarships

    UT Dallas offers several hundred Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES) each year to incoming first-time-in-college freshman students. The application for admission to the University serves as the AES application. Prospective students admitted by March 1st will be reviewed automatically for AES awards.

    There are five levels of AES Scholarship:

    • Academic Achievement Scholarship
    • Academic Distinction Scholarship
    • Academic Honors Scholarship

    To learn more, please check out the UT Dallas AES webpage

  • National Merit Finalists

    The Honors College coordinates with the University’s National Merit Scholarship Division to offer special scholarships to students who are National Merit Finalists. Click here for more information about these awards.

  • Jindal School of Management Freshman Excellence Scholarship

    The scholarship application is open to all first-time-in-college freshmen who have been admitted to UT Dallas as a Jindal School of Management undergraduate major. All applicants must to be considered. Incoming freshmen who have been awarded University Level scholarships are eligible provided that their total university level award does not exceed $5,500 per semester. JSOM Freshmen Excellence Scholarships will be awarded to exceptional candidates on a competitive basis and will be offered to selected recipients until all funds are exhausted. Recipients of the award will receive $2,000 for each for the fall and spring semesters during their freshmen year totaling $4,000. The JSOM Freshmen Excellence Scholarship is not renewable beyond the first academic year. Recipients can apply for the Dean’s Excellence Scholarship for an opportunity for continued scholarship support beyond their first year. Criteria:

    • Student must take at least 15 hours per semester.
    • SAT/ACT scores, class rank, activities, achievements, leadership positions will be considered.
    • Student must be graduating from a US high school

    Priority Deadline 3/1/16

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  • Information Technology and Systems Scholarship, Fall 2015

    Application Deadline: Friday, May 15, 2015
    Application: Apply
    Contact: Dawn Owens
    Award: $1,500
    Requirements, Terms & Conditions:
    • 2015 graduate of a Texas high school or home school
    • SAT score of 1225 or greater in math and critical reading
    • Accepted to The University of Texas at Dallas for fall 2015 and declared major of Information Technology and Systems
    • Financial need as represented from the FAFSA/Family Income (must be on file at UT Dallas)
    • Texas resident
  • Business Navigators Scholarship

    Provided by the DFW Chapter of Business Navigators Dallas, this scholarship is for a full-time, first-generation undergraduate student with financial need and demonstrated leadership capability. This is a multi-year scholarship.

    Criteria:
    • A demonstrated track record in community service activities
    • Graduation from a Texas High School
    • High academic performance in high school
    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    Additional application requirements:
    • In 750 word essay, explain why you believe servant leadership is an effective management tool and how you have served others in your life.
    • Provide a letter of recommendation from a representative of a community service organization explaining how you have behaved as a student leader.
    • Provide two letters of recommendation from high school teachers and/or counselors.
    • Supply a list of books you have read on the subject of servant leadership.
  • Beena K. and Jackson A. Varnan Family Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by the Varnan Family in in support of Naveen Jindal School of Management undergraduate students.

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

    Criteria:

    • Full-time incoming undergraduate freshman, undergraduate transfer or current undergraduate students
    • 3.7 minimum cumulative GPA
    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • FAFSA on file
    • Preference given to applicants who received an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
    • Applicants must be must be graduates of a high school within the city limits of Garland, Texas
  • Angelica Barriga Scholarship

    This need-based scholarship funded by JSOM alum Angelica Barriga BS’03; MBA’08 is for full-time undergraduate students.

    Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during scholarship award period.
    Criteria:
    • Full-time undergraduate student
    • 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA
    • FAFSA on file
    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    Additional application requirements:

    In a narrative of 400 words or less, describe how this scholarship will impact your educational journey

  • Ann and Jack Graves Foundation International Travel Award

    This award is open to Jindal School of Management student participating in a school-sponsored or faculty-led international study trip.

    Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during scholarship award period
    Criteria:
    • Full-time undergraduate student
    • 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA
    • FAFSA on file
    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    Additional application requirements:

    In 400 words or less, identify international trips in which you plan to participate and describe the reasons for your interest and what you hope to gain from the travel.

  • Accounting Program Fund

    This scholarship fund, funded by JSOM Accounting Program alumni, faculty and staff, provides support for full-time undergraduate or graduate students in Accounting.

    Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during scholarship award period.
    Criteria:
    • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student
    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Undergraduate applicants must be enrolled or have completed 3 upper-level JSOM undergraduate accounting courses
  • Beena K. and Jackson A. Varnan Family Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by the Varnan Family in in support of Naveen Jindal School of Management undergraduate students.

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

    Criteria:

    • Full-time incoming undergraduate freshman, undergraduate transfer or current undergraduate students
    • 3.7 minimum cumulative GPA
    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • FAFSA on file
    • Preference given to applicants who received an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
    • Applicants must be must be graduates of a high school within the city limits of Garland, Texas
  • BKD Accounting Scholarship

    Provided by BKD, this scholarship provides support to full-time undergraduate graduate students in Accounting.

    Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during scholarship award period.
    Criteria:
    • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student
    • 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA
    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Charles and Christina Quinn Award for Jindal School Veterans

    Charles Quinn EMBA ’08 and his wife Christina BS ’12 established this award to provide additional support for full-time undergraduate students with Veteran status.

    Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during scholarship award period.
    Criteria:
    • Full-time JSOM undergraduate student
    • Preference given to Veterans who earned a campaign medal for overseas service or served in one of the following:
      Army Special Forces or Rangers, Air Force Special Operations, Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance,
      or Navy Special Warfare or Combatant Craft units
    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    Additional application requirements:

    In 400 words or less, describe your military service. Include any awards or honors received and descriptions of overseas service.

  • CoreNet Global-SW Chapter Scholarship/Fellowship for Real Estate

    CoreNet, an association for corporate real estate and workplace professionals, service providers and economic developers, has provided support for students studying commercial real estate.

    Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during scholarship award period.
    Criteria:
    • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student
    • Completion or current enrollment in at least one real estate course
    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    Additional application requirements:

    Provide a brief description of your desire to study commercial real estate. Include any current activity with the UT Dallas Real Estate Club.

  • David L. Holmberg Scholarship/Fellowship

    This scholarship was established by Distinguished Alumnus David L. Holmberg an EMBA graduate. This scholarship supports Naveen Jindal School of Management students.

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

    Criteria:

    • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student
    • 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA
    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • FAFSA on file
  • Ebby Halliday Scholarship for Real Estate

    Scholarship award open to full-time undergraduate students who are studying real estate.

    Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during scholarship award period.
    Criteria:
    • Full-time undergraduate
    • Completion or current enrollment in at least one JSOM real estate course
    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    Additional application requirements:

    Provide a brief description of your desire to study commercial real estate. Include any current activity with the UT Dallas Real Estate Club.

  • EMBA Class of 2011 Scholarship

    This scholarship, provided by members of the EMBA class of 2011, provides need-based support for Veterans or dedicated community volunteers who are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at the Jindal School of Management.

    Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during scholarship award period.
    Criteria:
    • Full-time undergraduate student
    • 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA
    • Verifiable credentials of having served honorably in the U.S. Military or having performed volunteer community service
    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    Additional application requirements:

    In 400 words or less, describe your community service or your military service.

  • Frank Bass Endowed Scholarship

    This scholarship fund was established by various donors in honor of Professor Frank Bass in support of Naveen Jindal School of Management students.

    Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during the scholarship award period.
    Criteria:
    • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student
    • 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA
    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Gary L. Tillett Scholarship

    This support provided by Jindal School alumnus Gary Tillett BS ’82 is for full-time undergraduate students with financial need.

    Award: Not Currently Available
    Criteria:
    • Full-time undergraduate student
    • FAFSA on file
    • 3.3 minimum cumulative GPA if current UT Dallas student; 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA if incoming freshman

    U.S. citizen or permanent resident

  • HilltopSecurities Management Scholarship

    This endowment was established to provide merit-based support for full-time undergraduate students.

    Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during scholarship award period.
    Criteria:
    • Full-time undergraduate student
    • 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA
    • Must be junior or senior
  • Intel Security Scholarship for Sales

    This award is for full-time undergraduate students in sales. (This award requires a separate application through the Center for Professional Sales).

    Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during scholarship award period.
    Criteria:
    • Full-time undergraduate student
    • Completion of MKT 3330, Introduction to Sales
    • Enrolled in a sales class for the semester of the award
    • 3.0 minimum GPA
    • Preference given to student working toward USCA Certified Sales designation
  • Karla and Hassan Al-Tabatabaie Scholarship

    This support provided by Jindal School alumnus Hassan Al-Tabatabaie BS ’89; MS ‘95 is for full-time or part-time undergraduate students.

    Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during scholarship award period.
    Criteria:
    • Full-time or part-time JSOM undergraduate student
  • Kevin and Cristi Ryan Scholarship

    This scholarship was established to support undergraduate students at JSOM.

    Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during scholarship award period. Availability to apply for a second year of funding provided recipient is within good academic standing.
    Criteria:
    • Applicants must be incoming or current full-time undergraduate students
    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Lars Magnus Ericsson Scholarship in Management

    Established by Ericsson, Inc. in honor of its founder Lars Magnus Ericsson, this award is designated for full-time undergraduate students enrolled in any degree program offered by the Jindal School of Management.

    Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during scholarship award period.
    Criteria:
    • Full-time sophomores, juniors or seniors
    • 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA
    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Liberty Mutual Scholarship for Sales

    This award is for full-time undergraduate students in sales. (This award requires a separate application through the Center for Professional Sales).

    Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during scholarship award period.
    Criteria:
    • Full-time undergraduate student
    • Completion of MKT 3330, Introduction to Sales
    • Enrolled in a sales class for the semester of the award
    • 3.0 minimum GPA
    • Preference given to student working toward USCA Certified Sales designation
  • Skip Moore Leadership and Service Scholarship

    Named after former Chairman of the JSOM Advisory Council, Skip Moore, this merit-based support is for full-time undergraduate or graduate students.

    Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during scholarship award period.
    Criteria:
    • Full-time undergraduate student
    Additional application requirements:

    Provide a brief description of your leadership and/or service accomplishments.

  • State Farm Scholarship

    This scholarship provides support for full-time undergraduate JSOM students.

    Criteria:
    • Full time undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior
    • 3.0 minimum GPA
    • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
    • FAFSA on file
    • Preference given to students with demonstrated community service
    Additional application requirements:

    In 400 words or less, please describe any service to the UTD campus or any community service activities that you have been involved in.

  • State Farm Scholarship for Risk Management and Insurance

    This scholarship award open to full-time undergraduate students in Risk Management and Insurance.

    Criteria:
    • Full time undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior
    • 3.0 minimum GPA
    • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
    • Applicants must have completed or currently enrolled in an RMI class
    • Preference given to students with a FAFSA on file and/or demonstrated community service
    Additional application requirements:

    In 400 words or less, please describe any service to the UTD campus or any community service activities that you have been involved in.

  • Terry W. Conner Leadership and Service Scholarship

    This merit-based support provided by JSOM Advisory Council member, Terry Conner, is for full-time undergraduate or graduate students.

    Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during scholarship award period.
    Criteria:
    • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student
    • Preference given to a student with demonstrated leadership and service experience
    Additional application requirements:

    Provide a brief description of your leadership and/or service accomplishments.

  • Texas Capital Bank Scholarship for Sales

    This award is for full-time undergraduate students in sales. (This award requires a separate application through the Center for Professional Sales).

    Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during scholarship award period.
    Criteria:
    • Full-time undergraduate student
    • Completion of MKT 3330, Introduction to Sales
    • Enrolled in a sales class for the semester of the award
    • 3.0 minimum GPA
    • Preference given to student working toward USCA Certified Sales designation
  • Tom James Company Scholarship for Sales

    This award is for full-time undergraduate students in sales. (This award requires a separate application through the Center for Professional Sales).

    Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during scholarship award period.
    Criteria:
    • Full-time undergraduate student
    • Completion of MKT 3330, Introduction to Sales
    • Enrolled in a sales class for the semester of the award
    • 3.0 minimum GPA Preference given to student working toward USCA Certified Sales designation
  • The Jefflyn Williamson Scholarship

    This scholarship from JSOM Distinguished Alumnus Jefflyn Williamson BS ’84 provides need-based support for full-time undergraduate or graduate students.

    Award: $1,000 (one-time) tuition credit during scholarship award period.
    Criteria:
    • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student
    • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
    • Completed a minimum of 30 credit hours and at least two semesters at UT Dallas
    • FAFSA on file
    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Naveen Jindal Student Support Fund

Application Deadline: 2016 Fall Deadline: May 1st
Application: Apply

The Naveen Jindal Student Support Fund was established by alum Naveen Jindal as part of his generous support of the Jindal School of Management. This scholarship is open to all degree-seeking undergraduate domestic students in the Jindal School of Management who have successfully completed at least 12 semester credit hours. A preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need. Applicants must have a current FAFSA on file with the Office of Financial Aid. FAFSA applications may be completed at https://fafsa.ed.gov.

The Texas Business Hall of Fame Scholarship is open to ALL UT Dallas Students – both Graduate and Undergraduate students as long as they meet the Eligibility Requirements.


Questions can be directed to JSOM-GP-Assess@utdallas.edu.

Visit the Graduate Scholarship page for more information.

Important Notes