Scholarships are subject to fund availability. The amount of the awards may vary from year-to-year with a minimum of $500 to be distributed with each award. Applications can be dropped off between the hours of 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the EPPS Dean’s Office located in Cecil H. Green Hall 3.104. Deadline for applications is 12 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
Available to Graduate and Undergraduate Students
The Charles C. McKinney Endowed Scholarship was established in 2005 by Mr. McKinney who continues to help the fund grow with yearly gifts. Mr. McKinney received his Master’s degree from the School of Management in 1991. The scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in economics, with an emphasis on the study of free markets and economic growth. Students must have completed a minimum of 60 hours of course work, demonstrate financial need and maintain a 3.0 GPA.
The Fred Hill Endowed Scholarship for Public Service was established in 2009 to honor Fred Hill, Texas Legislator from 1988 to 2008. Representative Hill, a long-time supporter of education in Texas, was an avid supporter of UT Dallas during his twenty years as a Texas Legislator. Mr. Hill supported legislation that allowed UT Dallas to authorize the admission of freshmen students in 1990 and legislation that resulted in the building of the Natural Science and Engineering and Research building. Mr. Hill regularly welcomed students to his office at the state Capitol and hosted events in their honor. He also routinely employed students or alums, either as staff or as interns. Donors to the Hill Scholarship included UT Dallas administrators, local business leaders and companies. A student award is made annually. The scholarship supports an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in political science, public affairs, public policy and political economy. The student must exhibit community leadership, dedication to education, and a strong desire to make Texas a better place for all of its citizens; characteristics exhibited by Fred Hill.
The Global Engagement Scholarship supports undergraduate students in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS) at UT Dallas as they study abroad. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents and full-time undergraduate students in EPPS with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Applicants must be enrolled in a UT Dallas course with a study abroad component or enrolled in a study abroad program that transfers credit back to UT Dallas during the semester the student receives the Global Engagement Scholarship.
The Irving J. Hoch Scholarship was established in 2005 to honor one of UT Dallas’ most distinguished and beloved professors, Dr. Irving J Hoch. Dr. Hoch is known as the “Father of Fixed-effect Modeling.” At UT Dallas he was a winner of the Polycarp Kusch Award, the Chancellor’s Council Outstanding Teacher Award, and the Students’ Choice Outstanding Teacher. The scholarship was funded by gifts from Dr. Hoch’s faculty colleagues, former students and friends and is awarded to undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Economics, Political and Policy Sciences, preferably to students in the field of economics.
The John Forrest Kain Endowed Scholarship was established in 2005 in memory of Dr. John Kain and funded by gifts from Dr. Kain’s family, faculty colleagues, former students and friends. Dr. Kain held the Cecil Green Chair for Science in Society and served the director of the Green Center and the Texas School Project at the time of his death. Prior to relocating to Dallas, Dr. Kain was a professor at Harvard for over 30 years. He is remembered as a distinguished professor and one of the first great urban economists. The scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences.
The McLovin Scholarship supports undergraduate students in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS) at UT Dallas. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents or international students with at least a 2.994 cumulative GPA. Applicants may be incoming first-year students or transfer students, and may be enrolled part-time or full-time. Applicants must demonstrate financial need by either completing a financial statement or FAFSA. Applicants must be employed part-time or full-time while pursuing their degree at UT Dallas. Among equally qualified applicants, preference will be given to applicants who received all or part of their preparatory education outside of the state of Texas.
The Officer Bernard F. Parson Scholarship was established in memory of Officer Parson, who served on the UT Dallas police department from February 1, 2001, until his untimely death in a car accident on May 25, 2003. Officer Parson believed that young people furthered themselves and society through education. His dedication to his family, his community, and UT Dallas will be perpetually honored through this endowment. The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student who is interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement.
Available To Graduate Students
The Vibhooti Shukla Graduate Fellowship was established in 1993 by her husband, Satchit Srinivasan, friends and colleagues in memory of Professor Vibhooti Shukla. Professor Shukla was a member of the faculty in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS) at the time of her death in a ballooning accident. The graduate fellowship award will be made available to graduate students in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences.
The Keith Lankford Taylor Fellowship was established in 2012 and will be used to support one or more graduate students. Qualified students will be enrolled in a Master’s or Doctoral degree program in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences and may receive the fellowship in successive year, provided they demonstrate satisfactory academic progress toward their degree.
The Larry D. Terry Emerging Leaders Scholarship was established in 2006 in memory of Dr. Larry D. Terry and funded by gifts from Dr. Terry’s family, faculty colleagues, former students and friends. At the time of his unexpected death in June 2006, Dr. Terry was serving as vice president of business affairs at UT Dallas. Dr. Terry was a renowned scholar in the fields of public administration and political science, as well as an acclaimed author. He was a professor in public administration in the School of Social Sciences, later to become the School of Economics, Political, and Policy Sciences. During his tenure at UT Dallas he also served as executive vice provost for academic affairs. The scholarship is awarded to graduate students seeking a Masters of Public Affairs or a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Affairs in the School of Economics, Political and Policy Sciences.