There are many scholarships that are available. Some are administered by UTSA, others are administered through outside donors. However, all non-athletic scholarships must meet the eligibility requirements as established by the NCAA. Generally, the following criterion is used to determine if you are eligible to receive your scholarship or not:
- Scholarships that are awarded on a basis other than athletic ability are acceptable awards to receive.
- Scholarships that are awarded with your athletic participation as a criterion for the award will likely count against your overall team limit and you will not be eligible to receive. This includes Booster Club scholarships.
- Academic honor scholarships based solely on the recipient's high school record and awarded independently of athletics interests are exempt from an institution's equivalency computation, provided the recipient was ranked in the upper 10 percent of the high school graduating class or achieved a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.500 (based on a maximum of 4.000) or a minimum ACT sum score of 105 or a minimum SAT score of 1200.
You will want to focus your efforts by applying for the scholarships that don’t consider your Athletic background or participation as an eligibility requirement.
If you are receiving a scholarship from an outside donor, we may need to contact you to provide the donor’s name and contact information (if it is not provided on the information that the donor sends the financial aid office). To expedite the processing of your scholarship, if you know that you are receiving a scholarship from an outside source, you will want to complete the UTSA Outside Donor Scholarship Form. This form will allow you the opportunity to provide the name and contact of the donor so that we may contact them regarding your scholarship. Scholarships will be reviewed by the Athletics department for approval before they are applied to your award.
For general information about scholarships, please visit www.utsa.edu/scholarships.