Application Information

Applications for the McDermott Scholars Program 2014 class are no longer being accepted. The online application for the 2015 class will be available in August of 2014.

2014 Application Requirements

The McDermott Scholars application must be completed and submitted online. The application link may be found here.

McDermott Scholars applicants must apply to UT Dallas before January 5, 2014.

Please send a sealed official copy of your high school transcript (in addition to any transcript set to UT Dallas) to the McDermott Scholars office prior to submitting the online application.

Mail additional transcript to:

The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program - UT Dallas, 800 W. Campbell MC17, Richardson, Texas 75080

 

Selecting Your Recommenders

All recommenders must have an email address and access to the Internet so that they can submit their responses via our online system. They will receive an email notifying them to complete their recommendation. Please specify to them whether you are applying as an "Early" or "Regular" applicant, as the deadlines are different.

  • One recommender must be your high school counselor; the other two should be people who can speak about your academic performance/intellect, your extracurricular undertakings (particularly leadership and/or volunteer service), and/or your personal character.
  • Select your recommenders carefully. We rely on their input to enhance our understanding of each candidate.
  • Communicate clearly with these individuals about the importance of their recommendations, and allow them sufficient time to complete their recommendations thoroughly.
  • We encourage you to submit regardless of the status of your recommendations and transcript as they may arrive at various times.

 

"Early" Applicants' Requirements

  • When you begin your application, provide recommender information in the Recommendation Provider list.
  • Complete and submit an application via the online system by November 5, 2013.
  • Recommendations must be submitted via the online system by November 5, 2013.
  • Applicants will be notified of Semifinalist status by November 12, 2013.

"Regular" Applicants' Requirements

  • When you begin your application, provide recommender information in the Recommendation Provider list.
  • Complete and submit an application via the online system by January 5, 2014.
  • Recommendations must be submitted via the online system by January 5, 2014.

Finalists' Requirements

  • Semifinalists and "Regular" applicants will be notified of Finalist status by January 28, 2014.
  • Finalists’ Weekend at UT Dallas is February 28 – March 2, 2014.
  • Attendance at Finalists’ Weekend is required if applicants wish to be considered for the McDermott Scholars Program.

CHECK HERE FIRST

Before applying, please check if you meet the qualifications for acceptance to the Program. Once you have ascertained that you meet the requirements, you may continue with the application process.

 

 

McDERMOTT SCHOLARS SELECTION COMMITTEE

Applications are reviewed by the McDermott Scholars Selection Committee, which is chaired by the Provost of The University of Texas at Dallas and consists of members of the McDermott Scholars Program Advisory Committee and faculty from The University of Texas at Dallas.

 
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