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Scholarships

Freshman Scholarships

Transfer Scholarships

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Freshman Scholarships

Graduating in the top 50% of your class? Don't miss out on scholarships at UTPB!

Presidential and Presidential Plus Scholarship ($28,000 to $40,900 over 4 years)

  • Highly Competitive (SAT or ACT scores)
  • 4-year Scholarship Renewable with Requirements
  • Top 5% of graduating class
  • Student housing or exemption required
  • Scholarship Nomination Form

Freshman Achievement Scholarship ($20,000 to $24,000 over 4 years)

  • 4 year Scholarship Renewable with Requirements
  • Top 10% of graduating class
  • Community service hours may be required
  • Student housing or exemption required
  • No scholarship application required

Freshman Merit Scholarship ($12,000 to $20,000 over 4 years)

  • 4 year Scholarship Renewable with Requirements
  • Top 25% of graduating class
  • Must meet stated admission requirements
  • Community service hours may be required
  • Student housing or exemption required
  • No scholarship application required

Freshman Grant Scholarship ($8,000 over 4 years)

  • Must meet stated admission requirements
  • Second quarter (Top 50%) of graduating class or higher
  • SAT(CR+M) (1000 or higher) and ACT (20 or higher)***
  • $2000/year (4-year Renewable with Requirements)
  • No scholarship application required

Matching Community Scholarship

  • UTPB will match up to $1,000 of a community-based scholarship up to the tuition and fees.

Requirements

Each UTPB student applicant is automatically considered for all scholarships, except the Presidential & Presidential Plus Scholarship. No application is required for the Freshman Achievement, Freshman Merit or the Freshman Grant Scholarships.

To be awarded any of these scholarships, we must have on file :

  1. A completed freshman application
  2. An official high school transcript
  3. SAT or ACT scores (either sent directly to the university or posted on the official high school transcript)
  4. Proof of having passed TAAS/TAKS - noted on high school transcript
  5. Return signed Acceptance of Award form within time noted in award letter

*** SAT - Only combination of critical reading and math sections taken.

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Transfer Scholarships

Transfer Excellence Scholarship Award ($3000 /year)

  • Meet regular admission requirements as a transfer student
  • 30 hours or more of transferable college work with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average
  • Renewable scholarship with requirements
  • No Scholarship Application Required

Transfer Spur Scholarship Award ($1000 /year)

  • Meet regular admission requirements as a transfer student
  • 30 hours or more of transferable course work with a 2.50 to 2.99 cumulative grade point average
  • Renewable scholarship with requirements
  • No Scholarship Application Required

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