Edward M. Kennedy Scholarship Fund
College of Liberal Arts The Edward M. Kennedy Junior-Senior Scholarship Fund was established by anonymous donors in recognition of Edward M. Kennedy’s lifetime of devotion to the cause of education in America and his willingness to work in a bipartisan way in support of the cause
The Edward M. Kennedy Liberal Arts Senior Scholarships will award one student $4,000 during their senior year, $2,000 for each semester of that year, and another student $2,000 during their senior year, $1,000 for each semester of that year.
1. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.85 at the time of the application and at the end of their junior year. They must complete their junior year of course work at any four-year institution. No preference will be given to UTA or to non-UTA students.
2. Students must be enrolled as majors in a department of the College of Liberal Arts for their senior year.
3. Students must complete a minimum of 12 hours during each of the two successive award semesters to remain eligible.
4. Students must maintain a 3.5 overall GPA in each of the two award semesters to remain eligible.
5. Students will forfeit the scholarship if they do not remain enrolled in and complete 12 hours for each of the two successive award semesters or if they do not maintain a 3.5 GPA in each of the two successive award semesters.
6. Scholarship funds for each of the two successive award semesters will not be distributed to the students until each semester is over and the grades for that semester’s work have been reported, showing that the students completed 12 hours for that semester and earned a 3.5 overall GPA for that semester’s work.
7. Students must demonstrate financial need by submitting a FAFSA form online (www.fafsa.ed.gov), the results of which will be sent to the Scholarship Office. Need will be defined by the Scholarship Office as set forth below in the Selection Process section #3 and #4. The level or degree of financial need will not be considered in making this award.
8. Students are not eligible if they plan to graduate before the completion of the two semester award period.
9. Students agree that if awarded a scholarship, their name will be publicly announced to the Liberal Arts College teaching faculty (full-time tenured and tenure track and all classroom instructors) and their identities, academic profiles, and award qualifications will be shared with the donors.