Hobson Wildenthal Honors College at UT Dallas

Victor L. Worsfold Grant Program Fund

Victor Worsfold Grants support student-led service activities that benefit the UT Dallas, local, and/or global community. Named after long-time UT Dallas School of Arts and Humanities faculty member Dr. Victor Worsfold, the grants are established by the Eugene McDermott Scholars Program Alumni Association and are intended to fund projects that target the broad array of challenges that our communities face.

Students can apply individually or in groups, and the grants not limited to any one type of community work or discipline. Examples of projects include proposals to alleviate poverty, support education, or spread the arts. The proposals can be for change on-campus, locally, nationally, or internationally. The Worsfold Grants offers grants can range from $250 to $1,500 per project, depending on the project’s proposed budget and needs.

Dr. Victor L. Worsfold was a UT Dallas School of Arts and Humanities faculty member from 1975 to 2001. Dr. Worsfold taught courses in ethics, social and political philosophy, the philosophy of education, and the humanities. For nearly a decade, Dr. Worsfold served as a consultant to the McDermott Scholars Program and as an advisor to its scholars. Dr. Worsfold passed away on April 21, 2013, but he will live on forever in the minds of scholars and alumni alike as a treasured member of the McDermott faculty.

The Eugene McDermott Scholars Alumni Association is a 501 (c) (3) organization composed of graduates of the Eugene McDermott Scholars Program of the University of Texas at Dallas. The Program annually selects promising, high-achieving high school seniors and provides them with an education emphasizing intellectual and scientific development, leadership, community service, charitable giving, cultural enrichment, and international study. The Association seeks to build and promote these educational goals by supporting and improving the quality of the Program’s student experience, advising the Program, and contributing to the progress and development of the University and the greater Dallas community.