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Did you know The University of Texas Permian Basin offers scholarships for transfer students with no application required? That’s right. And there are others you may qualify for based on your high school GPA or test scores. All these scholarships have a shared purpose: to connect you with the credential program that will enable you to live up to your potential. We’re here to help you achieve your dreams, and scholarships are one more way we’re bringing those dreams closer to reality. 

Here’s your guide to finding and applying for scholarships from UT Permian Basin: 

Freshman and Transfer Scholarships 
Students admitted to undergraduate programs may have scholarship opportunities available to them. Students should contact  scholarships@utpb.edu with any questions they have. You may also visit our financial aid office’s webpage for more information.

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
    The Falcon Free Program will cover tuition and mandatory fees (for the fall and spring terms only) for first-time undergraduate, degree-seeking Texas residents with a family-adjusted gross income (AGI) of $100,000 or less. Students qualify annually for up to eight semesters of full-time undergraduate enrollment.  Full-time is defined as 12 hours or more each semester.

    The Falcon Free Program is an annual program that starts each Fall term. Students must qualify each year for Falcon Free. Falcon Free awards are split between the fall and spring semesters. Funds are limited, therefore funds are not available for new students starting in spring and summer terms. There is no separate application for the Falcon Free programs. For more information and to view requirements, visit this page

  • UTPB Scholarships
    Applications for scholarships open in March of each year. The scholarship application can be found here

  • Third-Party Scholarships
    Applying for private scholarships can help supplement what you may be eligible for from government programs.  The following list of organizations either provide third-party scholarships or serve as a search engine to find scholarship opportunities. 
  • College Board Scholarship Search – Search to find matches from over 24,000 programs, totaling $1.5 billion scholarship dollars yearly. 
  • Fastweb.com – Fastweb’s enhanced college search is the only place where you can research and compare colleges based on the relevant scholarship matches at each school.
  • Scholly – Sallie Mae’s free Scholarship Search offers access to an award database that contains more than 3 million scholarships worth over $16 billion, and it is expanded and updated daily.
  • Scholarships.com – Scholarships.com matches you with college scholarships. With millions of scholarships available, their algorithm does the work for you.
  • Finaid Scholarships – Scholarships are available to students at all school levels and represent various interests and attributes.
  • Scholarship America – Scholarship America is here to help you break down barriers, open doors and access scholarships that help you succeed in life.
  • U.S. Department of Labor – Search nearly 9,000 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other financial aid award opportunities.
  • Communities Foundation of Texas – Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) is privileged to partner with our generous donors on a variety of scholarship opportunities.
  • Mexican American Scholarship Committee – MASC is a non-profit community-based organization, established in 1972, to award scholarships to Mexican American students.
  • Midland Friends of the Library – Need help purchasing textbooks? Receive up to $800 in scholarship aid per semester for textbook assistance.
  • Permian Basin Area Foundation – PBAF’s online scholarship application process assists with matching qualified applicants to our numerous scholarships which have varying criteria.
  • Midland Education Foundation – The Midland Education Foundation is honored to be able to help MISD graduating seniors achieve their future education goals.
  • Piñon Foundation – The Piñon Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization established to identify 501(c) 3 organizations and educational institutions that promote the education, health and well-being of children and the elderly; all for public welfare.
  • Sports in Action | H-E-B – For the fifth consecutive year, H-E-B will award 15 high school seniors who participate in UIL competitions with a $2,000 scholarship in recognition of their community service and involvement in their communities.
  • Panhandle-Plains Higher Education Foundation – PPHEF is a Texas non-profit corporation and is organized and shall be operated exclusively for charitable and education purposes.
  • Murray Watson, Jr. Scholarship by Brazos Higher Education – Get a jump start on college savings! Education is the one thing that cannot be taken away from you. Achieve your dreams of a great education and an amazing future.
  • Derichee Nkogallogo memorial Scholarship – BIPOC undergraduate students are eligible to apply if they are pursuing a degree in geological studies.
  • Lone Star Desk and Derrick Club of Dallas – Application to the Jo G. Gilmore Memorial Scholarship Fund is open to students who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a field relating to the energy industry.​
  • The Gates Scholarship – The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households.
  • U.S. Army – Scholarships and other monetary support are available when you join Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).
  • OPOCAR – Each quarter (Stage I-IV) we are recognising and promoting worthy students who excel academically and creatively.
  • KURU Scholarshop – KURU is offering a $1,000 Future Educators Excellence Scholarship 2024 to one undergraduate student who is currently pursuing a education degree in the Fall 2024 semester.
  • Boom & Bucket’s Scholarshop – Boom & Bucket is offering a scholarship of $1,000 to be awarded each year to a student pursuing a heavy machinery-themed program.

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.