UT Dallas McDermott Scholars

About The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program

The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program provides selected students – those with records of outstanding intellectual and academic achievement, leadership, and service who are committed to participating in all of the extra-curricular dimensions of the Program – with scholarships covering the normal costs of a UT Dallas undergraduate education and additional resources for development of their demonstrated potential. The opportunities and resources of the Program are accompanied by significant responsibility.

Scholars are challenged…

  • Actively participate in all aspects of the Eugene McDermott Scholars Program
  • Maintain high semesterly (and cumulative) GPA requirements
  • Meet or exceed semesterly engagement hour requirements
  • Lead and serve continuously
  • Participate in the McDermott Summer of Service in the DFW area immediately after the spring semester of the first year
  • Participate in a combination of full-time McDermott Program-approved activities during second and third summers (e.g., classes, service, study abroad, internship, research, etc.)

Scholars are supported…

  • Full UT Dallas tuition and mandatory fees
  • Semesterly stipends for housing
  • Monthly stipends for living expenses
  • Funding for study abroad
  • Funding for educational and professional development
  • Mentorship and advising
  • Leadership development
  • Group travel for orientation and civics engagement
  • Tickets to performances such as the Dallas Symphony, Dallas Opera, Texas Ballet Theater, Dallas Theater Center, other cultural events
  • Social, intellectual and professional network of current Scholars and Alumni