Scholarship Information

Your guide to finding and applying for scholarships from UT Permian Basin.

Freshman Scholarships 
All undergraduate applicants are considered for freshman scholarships automatically (except for Presidential & Presidential Plus awards). No application is required for the majority of freshman scholarships. However, there are freshman scholarships that do require an application. 

Transfer Scholarships 
This type of scholarship is available to undergraduate students transferring to UT Permian Basin from another college or university. Students do not need to apply for these scholarships; they are awarded upon admission.  

Graduate Scholarships 
Students admitted to graduate programs are considered for scholarships that are specific to each program. Generally, the program coordinator will email graduate students each semester with scholarship opportunities they may be eligible for. 

Falcon Free

Falcon Free enables qualifying UT Permian Basin online students to earn their first undergraduate degree for free. Falcon Free covers 100% of tuition and mandatory fees for up to 15 credit hours per semester through a combination of federal, state, and institutional funds. These funds are available for a limited time and restrictions apply, so interested students are encouraged to review Falcon Free requirements and begin the application process without delay.

Presidential and Presidential Plus Scholarship ($28,000 to $40,900 over 4 years) 

  • 4-year scholarship (renewable with requirements) 
  • Requirements: 
    • Highly competitive SAT or ACT scores 
    • High school grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) in the top 5% of class 
    • Student housing or exemption required 
    • Resources limited 
    • Scholarship nomination form 
    • Deadline: March 1, notification by mid-March 

Freshman Achievement Scholarship ($16,000 over 4 years) 

  • 4-year scholarship renewable with requirements ($4,000/year) 
  • Requirements: 
    • High school grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) in the top 10% of class 
    • Must meet stated admission requirements 
    • Student housing or exemption required 
    • Resources limited 
    • No scholarship application required 

Freshman Merit Scholarship ($12,000 over 4 years) 

  • 4-year scholarship renewable with requirements ($3,000/year) 
  • Requirements: 
    • High school grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) in the top 25% of class 
    • Must meet stated admission requirements 
    • Student housing or exemption required 
    • Resources limited 
    • No scholarship application required 

Freshman Grant Scholarship ($6,000 over 4 years) 

  • 4-year scholarship renewable with requirements ($1,500/year) 
  • Requirements: 
    • Eligible high school grade point average and SAT or ACT scores  
    • Must meet stated admission requirements 
    • Resources limited 
    • No scholarship application required 

Freshman Falcon 500 Scholarship ($2,000 over 4 years) 

  • 4-year scholarship renewable with requirements ($500/year) 
  • Requirements: 
    • Eligible high school grade point average and SAT or ACT scores 
    • Must meet stated admission requirements 
    • Resources limited 
    • No scholarship application required 

Eligibility Requirements 

Each UT Permian Basin undergraduate student applicant is automatically considered for all scholarships, except the Presidential & Presidential Plus Scholarship. No application is required for the Freshman Achievement, Freshman Merit, Freshman Grant, or Falcon 500 Scholarships. 

To be awarded any of these scholarships, we must have on file: 

  1. A completed freshman application 
  1. An official high school transcript with a grade point average based on a 4.0 grade scale 
  1. SAT or ACT scores (either sent directly to the university or posted on the official high school transcript) 
  1. Proof of having passed TAAS/TAKS – noted on high school transcript 

Falcon Free

Falcon Free enables qualifying UT Permian Basin online students to earn their first undergraduate degree for free. Falcon Free covers 100% of tuition and mandatory fees for up to 15 credit hours per semester through a combination of federal, state, and institutional funds. These funds are available for a limited time and restrictions apply, so interested students are encouraged to review Falcon Free requirements and begin the application process without delay.

Transfer Excellence Scholarship Award ($2500 /year) 

  • Renewable scholarship with requirements 
  • Requirements: 
    • Must meet regular admission requirements as a transfer student 
    • 24 hours or more of transferable college work with a 3.5 or better cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale 
    • Resources limited 
    • No scholarship application required 

Transfer Merit Scholarship Award ($2000 /year) 

  • Renewable scholarship with requirements 
  • Requirements: 
    • Must meet regular admission requirements as a transfer student 
    • 24 hours or more of transferable coursework with a 3.00 to 3.49 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale 
    • Resources limited 
    • No scholarship application required 

Transfer Grant Scholarship Award ($1000 /year) 

  • Renewable scholarship with requirements 
  • Requirements: 
    • Must meet regular admission requirements as a transfer student 
    • 24 hours or more of transferable coursework with a 2.5 to 2.99 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale 
    • Resources limited 
    • No scholarship application required 

Scholarship opportunities for graduate students vary by program. If you are interested in finding a scholarship as a graduate student, please contact your program coordinator directly.