College of Engineering

Scholarships

College of Engineering Scholarships

Currently Available Engineering Scholarships

All currently active scholarships are listed in the table below.


General Scholarship Requirements

All scholarships awarded by the College of Engineering require the recipient to:

  • Be actively pursuing a degree in the College of Engineering and in good academic standing with the university.
  • Be enrolled as an Engineering major
  • Be enrolled as a F/T student (12 semester credit hours for undergraduate students, 9 semester credit hours for graduate students), unless otherwise noted
  • Meet any other requirements as stated in the scholarship criteria
  • Award amounts are generally divided equally between the two semesters. Students must meet grade and enrollment requirements to receive the remainder of the award.

*The Eligibility Summary does not encompass all of a specific scholarship’s eligibility requirements. For a full list of a scholarship’s eligibility requirements, please download the scholarship’s application or visit the linked website. 

Non-UTSA Scholarships

Additional scholarships are available through local and national organizations. Visit the following websites to determine eligibility and requirements:

Funding Available to All Graduate Students

Valero Research Fellows:

These nomination forms can only be completed by Staff and Faculty but are available to all Graduate Students

GOAL

To increase the enrollment of graduate students with *disadvantaged backgrounds.

Ph.D. Programs

  1. The Valero Graduate Program will provide financial support of $25,000 for new Ph.D. students enrolled in any College of Engineering Ph.D. program if they are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have *disadvantaged backgrounds.
  2. Six (6) slots will be available per year.
  3. Funding for a student will be limited to one (incoming) year. Thereafter the Ph.D. program will have to support the student.
  4. Each program should provide nominations to the office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies with relevant student application materials

M.S. Programs

  1. The Valero Graduate Program will provide financial support of $10,000 for new M.S. students enrolled in any College of Engineering graduate program if they are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have *disadvantaged backgrounds.
  2. Six (6) slots will be available per year.
  3. Funding for a student will be limited to one (incoming) year.
  4. Each program should provide nominations to the office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies with relevant student application materials

*Disadvantaged Background means either: (1) must demonstrate financial needs as determined by FAFSA; or (2) that the individual comes from an environment that inhibited (but did not prevent) the person from obtaining the knowledge, skills, and ability to enroll in a graduate institution. Applicants must indicate their disadvantage status. The following are examples of factors to be considered:

  • Family income of applicant;
  • First generation of family to attend college;
  • Ability to speak more than one language;
  • Attending Texas schools in the lowest quarter of wealth per student distribution;
  • Growing up in South Texas-Border Area
  • Preference for female

Submitting Completed Scholarship Applications

Unless otherwise noted, please return your completed scholarship application and all required documents to the UTSA College of Engineering in one of the following ways:

In Person

College of Engineering Dean’s Office
BSE 2.106
UTSA Main Campus

By Mail

College of Engineering
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249