Undergraduate Scholarships

The College of Education Scholarship Application for the 2020-2021 academic year will open in mid-October and close January 31. Please keep checking this page for information on the enrollment period. 

Apply to FAFSA

We strongly encourage all students to apply to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as doing so greatly increases your chances to be considered for need-based scholarship awards. The University has a priority deadline of January 15 for being considered for scholarships that are need-based and priority aid. If you miss this deadline, your application will be processed later than those who met the deadline, and you may not receive as competitive an offer. You will still be considered for federal aid, including for federal student loans, for the 2020-2021 academic year as long as you as you submit your application by June 30, 2021. 

Common FAFSA Mistakes

Apply for College of Education Scholarships

The college offers a variety of scholarships thanks to our generous alumni and friends. Some awards are merit-based, others are need-based, and many are available only to those who have chosen a particular area of study or who meet particular criteria. Last year, approximately $500,500 in merit and need-based awards were distributed.

Preparation Checklist

Make sure you have the following information handy:

  • Personal Information – this is auto-populated from UT Direct
  • Academic Information
  • Criteria Checklist
  • Honors, Awards, Community Involvement and Activities
  • Work and Internship Experiences
  • Financial Information
  • KHE Students: Personal Statement



Note: We recommend you use Mozilla Firefox as your browser. If you have any trouble, contact the College of Education scholarship coordinator, Jillian Gillie, 512-232-5012. Please make sure to include your UT EID in your message. Notifications are typically emailed by the end of July.