UTSA Alumni Association

The UTSA Alumni Association Scholarship Program

The UTSA Alumni Association supports UTSA in many ways, but none more important than the Alumni Scholarship Program. As UTSA continues to attract a record number of students who will become the next leaders of our community, the need for scholarships has never been greater. Since 1982, the Association has awarded more than $1 million in scholarship funds to more than 385 UTSA students. The association has come a long way since awarding the first $250 scholarship for textbooks. The UTSA Alumni Association Endowment Fund has surpassed $1 million. We will award more than $150,000 in scholarships this year.

Scholarships are only possible with funds generated from Alumni Association membership dues and donations. Through the generosity and support of alumni, the doors of higher education are opened to deserving UTSA students so they may all achieve their life's dreams.

Important: The deadline for all students to apply for the Alumni Scholarship is February 15 of each year.  Alumni Association scholarship monies are distributed through the UTSA Bursar's Office using a two-part distribution. Funds are distributed Fall & Spring semesters only. Funds are available the week before final tuition payment is due.   

Scholarships Available

Undergraduate Scholarships - apply online 

Award: $2,000 a year ($1,000 per semester)
Number of awards varies
Updated 09-01-2013

Application Requirements and Disqualifications

  • Must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program and attending UTSA as a full-time student (currently 12 semester hours)
  • Have/maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Submit one letter of recommendation
  • Completed online application
  • Entering freshmen must be in the top 25 percent of high school class
  • Entering freshmen must have a minimum SAT score of 900 (CR and M excluding written) or ACT score of 20 on file with the Office of Admissions and/or Registrar
  • Entering freshmen and transfer students must have transcripts on file with the Office of Admissions and/or Registrar
  • UTSA Alumni Scholarships are renewable for (6) long semesters for a total of 8 semesters. Scholarships are not awarded for summer or mini-mesters.
  • Complete the Acceptance Form each year in order to keep the scholarship.
  • Write two thank-you notes to their benefactors, one in the Fall of each year after receiving scholarships, attend Scholarship Salute every year, unless there is a class conflict, and a second thank-you note to the benefactor following the Scholarship Salute of each year.
  • Students in their final semester may receive their scholarship with the permission of our office if they do not meet "Full Time" status. Once the student takes a scholarship in their final semester and is enrolled in less than "Full Time", the student will not receive a UTSA Alumni scholarship again even if they do not graduate.
  • Students that were once scholars as an undergraduate are not automatically accepted to continue as a graduate scholar. Graduate students, who have received an Alumni Association scholarship for their undergraduate must complete an application for the scholarship as a graduate if they wish to be considered and will compete with other graduate students for the scholarship.
  • Scholars and Applicants may be disqualified for one or more of the following reason:
    • Not meeting the minimum academic qualifications
    • Completed application not being received by the deadline date of February 15.
    • Incomplete application (example: essay missing, records, reference letter)
    • Not completing the acceptance from by deadline each year.
    • Failure to maintain the minimum GPA.
    • Failure to write thank-you notes or attend the Scholarship Salute without a class excuse.
    • Not attend UTSA.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2014

Graduate Scholarships - apply online

Award: $2,000 a year ($1,000 per semester)
Number of awards varies
Updated 09-01-2013

Application Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program and attending UTSA as a full-time graduate student (currently 9 semester hours)
  • Have/maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Submit one letter of recommendation
  • Completed online application
  • Entering transfer students must have transcripts on file with the Graduate School and Registrar
  • UTSA Alumni Scholarships are renewable for (6) long semesters for a total of 8 semesters. Scholarships are not awarded for summer or mini-mesters.
  • Complete the Acceptance Form each year in order to keep the scholarship.
  • Write two thank-you notes to their benefactors, one in the Fall of each year after receiving scholarships, attend Scholarship Salute every year, unless there is a class conflict, and a second thank-you note to the benefactor following the Scholarship Salute of each year.
  • Students in their final semester may receive their scholarship with the permission of our office if they do not meet "Full Time" status. Once the student takes a scholarship in their final semester and is enrolled in less than "Full Time", the student will not receive a UTSA Alumni scholarship again even if they do not graduate.
  • Students that were once scholars as an undergraduate are not automatically accepted to continue as a graduate scholar. Graduate students, who have received an Alumni Association scholarship for their undergraduate must complete an application for the scholarship as a graduate if they wish to be considered and will compete with other graduate students for the scholarship.
  • Scholars and Applicants may be disqualified for one or more of the following reason:
    • Not meeting the minimum academic qualifications
    • Completed application not being received by the deadline date of February 15.
    • Incomplete application (example: essay missing, records, reference letter)
    • Not completing the acceptance from by deadline each year.
    • Failure to maintain the minimum GPA.
    • Failure to write thank-you notes or attend the Scholarship Salute without a class excuse.
    • Not attend UTSA.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2014