UTSA Scholarship Hub: Application Guide

UTSA scholarship hub is a one-stop hub that provides unique opportunities for students to find and apply for numerous scholarship opportunities funded by universities, colleges/departments, and donors who support UTSA.

The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office is in charge of UTSA scholarship administration, the scholarship provides financial aid and support to eligible students in their various chosen fields of study.

The Hub is a centralized online platform that provides students with a convenient and user-friendly way to search and apply for scholarships. It offers a variety of scholarship opportunities to students across all disciplines. The UTSA Scholarship Hub simplifies the scholarship application process and helps students explore and access funding options to support their academic pursuits.

The Application Process for The UTSA Scholarship

Interested and eligible candidates must submit completed applications through the general application scholarship hub on the UTSA scholarship hub to be considered for this scholarship opportunity.

Completing the application by the deadline allows students to be considered for a pool of scholarships managed by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Completing the scholarship hub general application after the deadline will only give the applicant the opportunity to be considered for scholarships managed by the colleges or departments. It is better and advisable to apply before the deadline.

Eligibility Criteria for The UTSA Scholarship.

Please, note that the candidate must first be admitted to the University of Texas at San Antonio UTSA to be awarded the scholarship; being qualified for this scholarship is not a guarantee to be selected as one of the beneficiaries.

Candidates are always encouraged to check the UTSA general scholarship hub for additional scholarship opportunities.

Tips for successful application of UTSA Scholarship Hub

  • Check the eligibility criteria and apply for any scholarship for which you are eligible.
  • Please read all the scholarship instructions and follow them carefully while applying.
  • Ensure to submit your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) before the scholarship deadline because some of the additional scholarships you apply for may require FAFSA to be on file with UTSA.
  • Please WRITE a GOOD personalized scholarship essay and ensure that it is proofread by a mentor, or adviser in order to make it free of error.
  • Apply early for the scholarship and ensure to complete the application process before the deadline.
  • Make use of all the resources provided by the UTSA scholarship Hub effectively to improve your chances of winning multiple scholarship awards.
  • Write your SAT and ACT examinations as soon as possible.
  • Application for the scholarship is free. Beware of scams. Do not pay for FAFSA or scholarship assistance!

UTSA Free Tuition Requirement for Bold Promise Program

The University of Texas at San Antonio UTSA Bold Promise is a tuition promise program with the main goal of making college more accessible and affordable to graduating High School Texas residents from middle- and low-income families,

UTSA has expanded its tuition-free program that was launched in 2019 to cover tuition and fees for a year-one student with a family income of up to $70,000 starting in the fall of 2022. According to Lynn Barnes, UTSA senior vice provost for strategic enrolment close to 1800 students have qualified for the Bold Promise program’s family income eligibility threshold

How do I Qualify for the UTSA Bold Promise program?

One of the good things about the Bold Promise program is that freshmen who meet the qualification and meet criteria below criteria can qualify for the program:

  •  You must be a Texas resident.
  • Ranked in the top 25% of their class.
  • Complete and submit your FAFSA application by January 15.
  • Have a family income of up to $70000.
  • Submitted a Fall freshman admission application and all required documents (SAT/ACT, transcripts, essay, and so on) by Jan 15.
  • Enroll full-time (12 credit hours or more) each semester.

How to Apply and Application Process for General Scholarships

  • Visit
  • Log into the UTSA Scholarship Hub with myUTSA ID and passphrase.
  • Answer all the questions for the General Scholarship Application correctly.
  • Click the finish and submit buttons after completing the General Scholarship Application. You may be eligible for other scholarship opportunities by completing this application.
  • Click on Apply next to check additional scholarship opportunities and their requirement.
  • Review the scholarship criteria to check if you are qualified, answer the accompanying questions carefully, and then click on the finish and submit buttons for each scholarship to complete the application process.

UTSA Scholarship for Transfer Students

UTSA offers the merit-based Distinguished Transfer Scholarship to exceptional students with great scholastic achievement and fit at their previous institution.

Non-resident and international students awarded the Distinguished Transfer Scholarship for a minimum of $1,000.00 for the academic year will be granted a waiver for non-resident tuition if scholarship eligibility is maintained.

How to Apply

Admitted students transferring in at least 24 credit hours at the time of admission will be offered automatic consideration based on academic merit.

This scholarship is valued at up to $6,000 ($1,500 each semester) for up to four consecutive semesters (not including summers) if renewal eligibility is maintained.

Deadline to be considered for the UTSA Scholarship for Transfer Students:

  • Fall transfers must be admitted by May 1
  • Spring transfers must be admitted by October 15


Does UTSA give scholarships to international students?

International students do not qualify for federal aid (and are not eligible for the FAFSA). To assist international students with their educational costs, UTSA participates in two programs that international students may apply for to receive funding.

The International Student Grant is a need-based offer given to both undergraduate and graduate international students. Consideration for the International Student Grant is based on demonstration of need and funding availability. The maximum offer varies depending on the availability of funds.

The International Student Grant is given to international students based on their financial needs. How much you get depends on your needs and the available funds. Both undergraduate and graduate students can apply.

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