Presidential Scholars Program Selection Process

How The Scholars Will Be Selected

The faculty Steering Committee will select students for the Program, subject to final approval by the UTMB President, Provost and Dean of the Graduate School.

Applicants need not apply directly to the program; your GSBS application will be automatically considered for a scholarship. Applicants will be nominated from the pool of applicants to all UTMB programs in one of three ways:

  1. The Steering Committee will screen the overall applicant pool for outstanding GRE scores, GPAs and research experience.
  2. The Admissions Committee of an individual graduate program or the BBSC Admissions Committee may nominate outstanding applicants to the Steering Committee.
  3. An individual faculty member may nominate an outstanding applicant.
Review Process

If nominated we will request a completed application, letters of recommendation and phone interviews by UTMB faculty. Applicants will be reviewed and accepted into the Presidential Scholars Program on a rolling basis but emphasis will be placed on recruiting outstanding applicants in January and February.