Hobson Wildenthal Honors College at UT Dallas

National Merit Scholarship Package

National Merit Scholars at UT Dallas receive:

  • Complete coverage of UT Dallas tuition and mandatory fees for up to eight semesters1
  • $4,000 per semester cash stipend to defray the costs of books, supplies and other expenses
  • $1,500 per semester on-campus housing stipend2
  • Study abroad stipend of up to $6,000 to support international education
  • One-time summer research stipend of $4,500
  • Admission into Collegium V Honors program

Eligibility Requirements

  • Named a National Merit Finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation
  • List UT Dallas as their first-choice school through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation online portal
  • Admitted to UT Dallas

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  1. Four academic years following initial enrollment.
  2. Only applicable to students living on campus (University Village, University Commons, or Canyon Creek Heights). Students living at home or in nearby apartments are not eligible to receive the housing stipend.