General Scholarship Application
Scholarships can be an important part of your academic journey. It pays (literally!) to know the process. UTSA oversees a range of scholarships that are funded by the university, departments/colleges and donors. We’ve pooled all these scholarships together so you only have to fill out one application.
To be considered for scholarships offered through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships or UTSA Departments and Colleges or other scholarships from the University, you must submit the UTSA General Scholarship application through the UTSA Scholarship HUB.
To qualify for general scholarships offered through The Office of Financial Aid, you must submit the UTSA General Scholarship Application on the UTSA Scholarship Hub by January 15.
Applying- New Students
Once you have your myUTSA ID, you can log into the UTSA Scholarship HUB and complete the General Scholarship Application. As long as you submit the application by the scholarship deadline, you can be considered for scholarships managed by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. If it’s already past the deadline, you can still complete the General Application to be considered for other scholarship opportunities that are managed by colleges or departments. Please keep in mind, you must first be admitted to UTSA to be awarded scholarship and although you may qualify for a scholarship, it’s not guaranteed you will receive one. We encourage you to continuously check the Scholarship Hub for additional scholarship opportunities after you submit the General Scholarship Application.
All students must enroll in a degree-seeking plan, and for a vast majority of scholarships, must enroll as a full-time student. All students are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA or TASFA each year, along with their General Scholarship Application.
Applying- Continuing Students
Only one General Scholarship Application is required for scholarships awarded through the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. Students can apply for General Scholarships on the UTSA Scholarship Hub. We encourage you to continuously check the Scholarship Hub for additional scholarship opportunities after you submit the General Scholarship Application. All students must enroll in a degree-seeking plan, and for a vast majority of scholarships, must enroll as a full-time student. All students are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA or TASFA each year, along with their General Scholarship Application.
If you are selected as a recipient of a scholarship from the office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, an email will be sent to your UTSA preferred email account. There will also be four items to submit for the scholarship. You will need to submit these items through the UTSA Scholarship Hub. The required items include:
- a scholarship recipient biographical form
- a thank you letter written to the donor of the scholarship
- an essay addressing what the scholarship means to you, career goals and extracurricular/leadership activities
- and a recent photograph
Once you have successfully submitted all required documents, the scholarship will automatically be applied to the your account balance, with any residual funds being returned to the you in the form of a refund.
- Apply for any scholarships for which you are eligible
- Read and follow all instructions on the application
- Keep in mind that scholarships you apply for may require a FAFSA to be on file with UTSA. Be sure to submit your FAFSA by the scholarship deadline of January 15.
- Personalize your scholarship essay and be sure to have it proofread by a parent, teacher or advisor
- Do not miss the scholarship deadline
- Utilize all scholarship resources effectively in order to increase your chances of receiving multiple scholarship awards
- Take your SAT and/or ACT exams as early as possible
- Please note that the scholarship deadline at UTSA is January 15 for scholarships offered by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. This is before admissions deadline at UTSA, so apply early!
- Beware of scams. Never pay for FAFSA or scholarship assistance!