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Current Students Scholarships Available

Men and women from the Rio Grande Valley serve as heroes in the U.S. armed forces all over the world. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley honors the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of our service men and women who paid the ultimate price in preserving democracy.

To honor the fallen Valley heroes who served our country in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom UTRGV has established the Valley Heroes Memorial Scholarship to be awarded to selected veteran students who have honorably served our country in active duty.

The fallen Valley heroes are an inspiration to generations of Americans, who through their dedication and sacrifice secure freedom and democracy for all.


  • Be an undergraduate student
  • 3.0+ GPA (if returning or transfer student)
  • Enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours)
  • Honorably served a minimum of 6 months of active duty
  • 20+ ACT or 930 SAT (if Entering Freshmen)

How to Apply

  • Log in to with your UTRGV Student Credentials
  • You will be matched to UTRGV and External Scholarships as you answer questions in the Questions tab.
  • Review UTRGV and External Scholarships available in the Scholarships tab.
  • Complete any Scholarship Applications available under the Applications tab.
  • You can use the search feature to look for Valley Heroes Memorial Scholarship.

Award Amount

$1000 ($500 for fall and $500 for spring) for one year

Application Deadline

August 15

Due to the generous contributions of corporations, foundations, organizations, and individual donations, these scholarships are awarded based on merit, need, and other various criteria.

How to Apply

Additional Opportunities Available

These are usually one-time scholarships that require students to submit their applications online or to the corresponding department offering the scholarship.

- UTRGV Endowed/Departmental Scholarships

UTRGV is committed to providing as many scholarship opportunities as possible for students. As organizations send us information pertaining to their scholarship opportunities, we make them available for your review and to take advantage of those opportunities.

State Scholarships and Exemptions provide financial aid that does not require repayment. UTRGV participates in the following state scholarships and exemptions offered by the Texas Higher Coordinating Board.

- Fifth Year Accounting Student Scholarship
- License Plate Scholarship
- Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program
- Good Neighbor Program

Students who receive a competitive scholarship may be eligible to pay the Resident Tuition and Mandatory Fee Rate.

- Non-residents of Texas
- Citizens of another country (International Students)

Provide limited, last resort, financial assistance to currently enrolled students who are experiencing a sudden emergency, accident, or an unforeseen event.

Current UTRGV full-time employees can take advantage of this program to assist with tuition assistance for up to nine credit hours per academic, fiscal year.