The Office of Undergraduate Education

UT Dallas Cultural Scholars

The UT Dallas Cultural Scholars strive to create a community of academic enrichment, contribute to the University and surrounding areas through service, create a comfortable social environment, and promote cultural unity and awareness.
— Cultural Scholars Mission Statement

The Cultural Scholars Program provides specialized programming of underrepresented minority students who receive a merit-based scholarship upon admission to the university. The program provides an enriching college experience by fostering academic achievement, network building, engagement on campus, and supports students in refining and achieving their post-undergraduate educational or career goals.

The Cultural Scholar Student Experience


One-on-One Meetings: Cultural Scholars have access to a dedicated team of professionals who keep them informed about opportunities and can support them holistically, maximizing outcomes and the undergraduate experience.


The Cultural Scholars team works with the Cultural Scholar Leadership Committee to conceptualize and host exclusive events and activities. This includes service, cultural, social, and networking events, as well as information sessions about important topics and opportunities. With so many enriching opportunities available at UT Dallas, it can be difficult to keep track of them all. Cultural Scholars receive weekly emails with up-to-date information and a curated list of both program and campus-wide events.


Cultural Scholars can apply to serve as a leader on the Cultural Scholar Leadership Committee and/or apply to serve as a mentor for an incoming Cultural Scholar in the Freshman Mentor Program.

Cultural Scholar Commitments

We are proud to invest in our Cultural Scholars to ensure success while at UT Dallas and beyond. As part of their participation in the program, Cultural Scholars are expected to meet with the program specialist at least twice per semester and attend ate least one event in both the fall and spring semesters.

Contact Us

The Cultural Scholars team is committed to students’ success. You can reach out to the Cultural Scholars Program via the following:

Phone: 972-883-2563

Cultural Scholars can book an appointment with their support team via Microsoft Bookings. Additionally, there is a dedicated Cultural Scholars Program Team on Microsoft Teams.

Follow us on Instagram @culturalscholars