Watters Scholarship for Higher Education- General

Richard and Yesenia Watters have generously established the Watters Scholarship for Higher Education- General which awards $1000 for active and current Honors College undergraduates who demonstrate financial need. Through this fund, Richard and Yesenia, an Honors College alumna, hope to help other students lift the financial burdens they may be experiencing, and succeed toward their Honors degree. This scholarship is not renewable.

Eligibility Requirements: Full-time active, current undergraduate Honors College Students who are making sufficient progress toward their Honors degree (generally, this equates to at least 6 hours per academic year); 3.2 cumulative GPA; must demonstrate financial need.

Applicants who do not meet the criteria will not be considered or reviewed.

Honors College
Supplemental Questions
  1. How many total academic Honors hours have you COMPLETED? (include contracts, designated courses, and cross-listed courses ONLY)
  2. How many academic Honors hours are you currently enrolled in/contracting?
  3. Do you intend to finish the Honors degree requirements, including the Senior Project?
  4. In which semester do you intend to complete your Honors Senior Project (i.e. Spring 2025, Fall 2026, etc.)?
  5. In which semester will you complete your undergraduate degree at UT Arlington?
  6. List all scholarships, grants, and fellowships you have already been awarded for the 2024-2025 academic year. Please include the name, the duration, and the amount for each award.
  7. Do you plan to apply for financial aid (by submitting a FAFSA) for 2024-2025?
  8. List any additional sources of funding (e.g. parents, work, loans, etc.) that will be applied toward funding your education and the approximate amount for each one.
  9. Please submit a 1-page single-spaced essay (12 pt Times New Roman font) that details your need and personal circumstances and briefly discusses your academic and career goals. **DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME ON THIS DOCUMENT!**
  10. Please upload your résumé (2-page maximum). It should include your employment, community service, involvement on and off campus, and any honors/awards. Also note any positions of leadership. Please do NOT list your class schedule or professional references. **DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME ON THIS DOCUMENT!**
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