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  1. Scholarships Francis Riley

  2. UT Tyler Scholarships • The University of Texas at Tyler offers many scholarships designed to attract and retain outstanding degree-seeking students. • Students may not receive more than one academic scholarship award from the university each semester. • Scholarships may require a “Letter of Appreciation” to be completed before funds can be disbursed.

  3. Letter of Appreciation

  4. Returning Student/College Scholarships • They range in criteria, requirements and amounts. • Scholarship funds are limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. • Fall: April 15 • Spring: Nov. 15 • Summer: Jan. 15

  5. Outside Scholarships • Scholarship monies provided from organizations outside of UT Tyler • Submit checks to the OSC • One-Stop Service Center Scholarship Department3900 University Blvd.Tyler, TX 75799 • Endorse check if necessary

  6. Scholarship Search Tips • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you are eligible • Scholarship search sites • Fastwebhttp://www.fastweb.com/ • Scholarship America https://scholarshipamerica.org/ • East Texas Communities Foundation http://www.etcf.org/ • Look for local scholarships (community organizations, parents’ employer)

  7. Scholarship Search Tips Scholarship Scams • Applying for legitimate scholarships does NOT cost money • Do not give out personal information until you have verified that scholarship organization is legitimate • Legitimate organizations will not guarantee a scholarship • Be aware of “Limited Time Offers” - Legitimate scholarship organizations will not pressure students to apply. • All scholarships will have some type of eligibility requirements. • Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You – Legitimate organizations will provide contact information

  8. Scholarship Search Tips • Get organized (keep a calendar) • Keep track of scholarship deadlines • Apply for ALL scholarships you may qualify for, regardless of amount • Use a professional email address • Don’t give up

  9. Writing Scholarship Essays • Follow directions • Be interesting • Be honest • Use an outline • Introduction paragraph • Thesis statement: What’s the main point of your essay? • First paragraph topic that supports your thesis • Second paragraph topic that supports your thesis • Third paragraph topic that supports your thesis • Conclusion paragraph • List all citations • Proofread essay

  10. Exemptions & Waivers • Exemptions are a type of financial assistance allowing certain Texas residents to attend a public college or university in Texas without paying tuition, or in some cases, tuition and fees. • Waivers pertain to certain students who are not Texas residents. • Requests for exemptions or waivers must be completed prior to the census date each semester. • www.uttyler.edu/financialaid/exemp_waivers.php

  11. Questions? Contact Us: One-Stop Service Center STE 230 903-566-7180 903-566-7183 fax enroll@uttyler.edu www.uttyler.edu/financialaid www.uttyler.edu/scholarships/ Individuals are required to present a student or valid government issued photo ID