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Welcome to the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science Scholarship Program. The Jonsson School provides scholarship funds to highly qualified undergraduate students that are selected by our scholarship committees.

Freshmen and Transfer Scholarships

All freshmen are automatically considered for scholarships from the University. Each year, UT Dallas offers the Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES) to incoming first-time-in-college freshman students who qualify. Your application for admission to the University serves as your AES application. The Comet Transfer Scholarship is available to qualified first-time, degree-seeking, full-time and part-time undergraduate transfer students who are Texas residents at the time of admission and have earned 30-90 transferrable semester credit hours beyond high school graduation. The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (PTK) is available to qualified first-time, degree-seeking, full-time and part-time undergraduate transfer students who are current members of Phi Theta Kappa and who are Texas residents at the time of admission. Additional scholarship opportunities are available to new and returning students. Many of these scholarship opportunities have unique deadlines, application requirements and awarding authorities.

Undergraduate Scholarships

The Jonsson School offers multiple merit-based scholarships to continuing full-time engineering and computer science majors. Other scholarship support is a factor in the selection process. Jonsson School Academic Success Awards are offered to continuing freshman sophomore and junior students when funds are available. These awards are made possible by funding from the Excellence in Education Scholarship Endowment, the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Endowed Scholarship, and the Williams Communications Solutions Scholarship Endowment. Qualified students will be automatically considered; no separate application is needed. Jonsson School also offers a number of competitive scholarships supported by industry and other groups. These scholarships require a common application form. The comprehensive list of those scholarships are listed below.

Ericsson Scholarship Due: April 15, 2016 >>

Multiple awards will be given
Merit-based scholarship for full-time sophomore, junior, or senior students in computer science, electrical engineering, or software engineering. Student must demonstrate a high level of academic achievement with 3.5 minimum GPA and must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Other considerations include community service, leadership, personal statement and work experience.

Criteria

  • Full-time sophomore, junior, or senior in computer science, electrical engineering or software engineering
  • 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident

George Grimmer, III Memorial Scholarship Due: April 15, 2016 >>

Faculty nomination process; full-time junior or senior; student must be "willing to do at least 12 hours of service in their community"

Gil and Frances Lease Scholarship Due: April 15, 2016 >>

$5,000, award will be given
This scholarship is funded by the Gil and Frances Lease Scholarship Endowment, to provide support for students who meet the following criteria: undergraduate, degree-seeking students who are transferring from a Collin County Community College to enroll in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science; students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents; students who demonstrate academic merit and financial need; and students enrolled for a minimum of 12 semester hours. A minimum of $5,000 will be awarded to each recipient annually. Annual awards are renewable for up to three years as long as the student(s) maintain a 3.0 GPA in UT Dallas coursework and are enrolled in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.

Criteria

  • Students transferring from Collin County Community College to enroll in ECS
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Demonstrate academic merit and financial need
  • Enrolled in minimum of 12 credit hours per semester
  • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA for annual renewal

Leland Dillaha MSEE '97 Undergraduate Scholarship Due: April 15, 2016 >>

Multiple awards will be given
This endowment was established in late 2012 from a bequest of the estate of Jonsson School alumnus, Leland Dillaha. Funds generated from this endowment will be used for undergraduate scholarship support in the Jonsson School. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to qualify.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate student enrolled in the Jonsson School
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Mason Brown Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship Due: April 15, 2016 >>

$2,000 ($1,000 per semester), multiple awards will be given
The Mason Brown Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship in Engineering provides scholarship support for undergraduate students enrolled in engineering. Recipients will be chosen based on financial need, socio-economic status, and academic potential. This scholarship is not limited to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Therefore, a FAFSA is not required. If a decision is to be made between two otherwise qualified candidates, academic merit may also be considered.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate student enrolled in the Jonsson School
  • Students with financial need and low socio-economic status
  • Academic potential may be considered

Phil Ritter Endowed Scholarships Due: April 15, 2016 >>

$1,000, multiple awards will be given
This scholarship was established to honor Mr. Phil Ritter for his leadership in advancing The Jonsson School and UT Dallas in the drive to achieve Tier One research status. Merit-based scholarship for undergraduate or graduate students with 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA, who also demonstrate interest in research areas with high potential for business, health, and/or social impact. Scholarship is renewable for eligible recipients.

Criteria

  • Full-time undergraduate student in the Jonsson School
  • 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA
  • Demonstrated interest in research areas with high potential for business, health, and/or social impact

Essay

In 250 words or less, please describe your interest in a research area with high potential for business, health, and/or social impact.

Rockwell Collins Scholarship Due: April 15, 2016 >>

$1,500, multiple awards will be given
Merit-based scholarship for full-time sophomore or junior students with 3.2 minimum GPA taking classes appropriate for major. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Criteria

  • Full-time sophomore or junior in the Jonsson School
  • 3.2 minimum GPA
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Sam and Ellen Chang Scholarship Due: April 15, 2016 >>

$1,000, award will be given
This endowment was established to provide scholarships to undergraduates enrolled in the Jonsson School. Students shall be enrolled in at least six credit hours and demonstrate a combination of academic merit and financial need.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate student enrolled in the Jonsson School
  • Minimum enrollment of six semester credit hours
  • 3.2 minimum GPA
  • Combination of academic merit and financial need

The 2016 Jonsson School Distinguished Alumnus,
Niyi "John" Olajide'04 Honorary Scholarship Due: April 15, 2016 >>

$2,000
This scholarship is in honor of the Jonsson School’s 2016 Distinguished Alumnus, Niyi "John" Olajide'04. You can read more about him here. Students shall be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, full-time undergraduate students majoring in Computer Science.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate student enrolled full-time in the Jonsson School
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Major in Computer Science

The Gil Lee Undergraduate Scholarship Fund Due: April 15, 2016 >>

$1,000
This scholarship was established by Dr. Gil Lee, electrical engineering faculty member, to provide undergraduate students with scholarship support. Applicants must meet all admission requirements for transfer students and international students.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate student enrolled full-time in the Jonsson School
  • 3.5 minimum GPA
  • Option for second year funding by reapplying
  • Preference for students who have completed two years at a Korean university

The Linda G. Alvarado Scholarship Due: April 15, 2016 >>

$1,000, multiple awards will be given
Scholarship funded by Lennox International Inc. in honor for former Board member Linda Alvarado. A 3.0 minimum GPA to apply or to renew.

Criteria

  • Full-time Junior or senior in the Jonsson School
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled in 12 minimum credit hours of appropriate classes for major
  • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • Preference for students who are members of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE*).
  • *SWE Membership is available to all college students pursuing a degree in engineering, engineering technology, or a field related to engineering and not employed full time in an engineering position.

The Sarah Montgomery Marple Cantrell Memorial Scholarship Due: April 15, 2016 >>

Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Preference for women with financial need

The Scott Wuensch Memorial Scholarship Due: April 15, 2016 >>

One $2,500 award
Full-time, U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.

More Information

Applicants and students who are awarded a UT Dallas competitive scholarship and are classified as non-resident/out-of-state in their admission letter may receive in conjunction with the scholarship a "competitive scholarship waiver." This waiver allows a student to pay tuition at the resident/in-state rate. The State of Texas strictly limits how many competitive scholarship waivers may be offered, and the awarding of such waivers is at the sole discretion of the University.

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