Netspend Scholars

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Through the generosity of corporate partner Netspend, the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) Office of the Vice President has developed a funding opportunity for students participating in DDCE programs to support their study abroad or internship experiences. The Netspend Scholars fund aims to support talented, under-resourced students impacted by economic and societal challenges so they may further develop their leadership skills while at UT. This intentional support will better prepare participating students for a global workforce. Qualified students participating in DDCE programs can apply for Netspend Scholars funding by following the guidelines detailed below.

Netspend Scholars Application 2022 – 2023

Applicants will be required to meet certain criteria, mentioned in bold below, submit three short answer prompts, upload their resume and electronic financial aid notification. This is a competitive scholarship and applicants are not guaranteed funding.

The number and amount of the scholarships awarded is dependent upon the funding available and the number of applicants selected for awards.

Netspend Scholar 2022-2023 applications are currently open to undergraduate students, regardless of immigrant status, who:

  • are served by (or are participating in) any Division of Diversity and Community Engagement programs
  • are actively involved in community engagement, student leadership, and demonstrate a genuine commitment to advancing principles of diversity, inclusion and equity
  • AND will be enrolled full-time at The University of Texas at Austin for Spring 2023

Applications will be accepted now through 11:59pm on Tuesday, December 6th. 

Notifications and Requirements

  • Scholarship recipients will be notified via email prior to Monday, December 19th.
  • Recipients will have until Tuesday, January 10, 2023 to submit all required post-notification documentation to receive their awards.

For any questions, please email director of institutional partnerships, Milly Lopez.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit an online application here.

Submit Application


Netspend Scholars is an initiative of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, made possible through the generous financial support of Netspend Corporation.


Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement

Main Building, 302
110 Inner Campus Drive
Austin, Texas 78712