UT Dallas McDermott Scholars

The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program

McDermott Scholars receive one of the most selective and generous undergraduate merit awards in the nation; it includes a full scholarship and stipend package with access to UT Dallas’ rigorous education, leadership training, cultural enrichment, and personalized opportunities designed to equip them with the skills, experience, and confidence to succeed as leaders.

In response to COVID-19, the Eugene McDermott Student Programs office is temporarily closed to visitors. We are available to answer your questions online at [email protected].

We have concluded that the ongoing COVID-19 crisis makes our traditional process for selecting McDermott Scholars, with its intensive interpersonal interactions among 150 people, impossible. The widespread interruptions of SAT and ACT testing creates additional challenges to making selections among applicants. Hence, the McDermott Scholars Program will not admit Freshman Scholars for the 2021-2022 academic year.

We encourage you to apply to UT Dallas.

  1. Apply to UT Dallas by the priority deadline – December 1, 2020. Students must apply by this date to be eligible for the Academic Excellence Scholarship.
    • Pay the UT Dallas application fee before the priority date.
    • Submit official transcripts from all high schools attended.
    • Submit official SAT or ACT scores (not required for 2020-2021).
  2. If admitted, accept admission offer and any relevant scholarship and financial aid awards by the stated deadlines.