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What is a "Last Dollar" Scholarship?

A T3 Last Dollar Scholarship covers any remaining tuition costs after all Pell grants and/or other federal, state, or institutional aid have been applied. In other words, last dollar scholarships cover the gap -- any last dollars needed to cover the student's tuition.

Housing, books, and other fees are not included.

Last Dollar Scholarships at Partner Colleges/Universities

Student Eligibility

Effective Fall 2022, T3 Last Dollar Scholarships are now available at all T3 partner institutions -- TCC, UTA, Tarleton, TCU, Texas Wesleyan, Texas Woman's, UNT (located in Denton) and UNT Dallas! See eligibility requirements below and visit the individual partner college/university page on our website to learn more.

  • Submit a T3 Pledge by February 15, 2022
  • Attend a T3 JumpStart Senior Year of High School
  • Graduate from a Fort Worth ISD High School
  • Apply to Partner Institution by Deadline (varies by college/university; learn more here)
  • Complete FAFSA or TASFA & Required Verification Documents by Deadline (varies by college/university; learn more here)
  • Be Eligible to Receive Funds Through Federal Pell Grant or Texas Grant Programs (not required for TCC Last Dollar Scholarship)
  • Have a Family Adjusted Gross Income Required by the College/University
    • TCC -- $120,000 or less
    • UTA -- $85,000 or less
    • Tarleton, TCU, UNT & UNT Dallas -- $65,000 or less
    • Texas Wesleyan & Texas Woman's -- $50,000 or less
  • Be a Resident of Tarrant County for Tuition Purposes if Attending TCC & a Texas Resident if Attending a Partner University
  • Must Start Classes the Fall Semester after High School Graduation
  • If Attending TCC, Register for a Minimum of 9 Credit Hours; if Attending a Partner University, Register for a Minimum of 12 Credit Hours Each Semester (fall and spring)
  • Complete the T3 Onboarding Program by July 31 (graduating seniors will receive more information via email and email)
  • Remain in Good Academic Standing & Meet Minimum Cumulative GPA at Partner College/University

What is a "First Dollar" Scholarship?

Effective Fall 2022, all eligible students will receive a $500 per year scholarship for up 4 years. First dollar scholarships are applied before any other financial aid is applied and disbursed directly to the student, not through his/her university. The amount does not change even if the student receives other state, federal, or institutional aid.

First Dollar Scholarships at T3 Partner Universities

Student Eligibility

T3 First Dollar Scholarships are awarded to T3 Scholars who:

  • Graduate from a Fort Worth ISD high school
  • Apply and enroll at a T3 partner university
  • Complete/submit the FAFSA/TASFA
  • Meet family income thresholds
  • Complete TSIA requirements
  • Attend a scholarship information session the summer before you begin college classes
  • Have a bank account in your name. Need Support? See below for details

Here's what you need to know:

  • There is not a separate application process for the T3 First Dollar Scholarship. When you submit your admission application and supporting financial aid documents to a T3 partner university, the institution's Financial Aid team will review your material to see if you are eligible.
  • Different than T3 Last Dollar Scholarships, First Dollar Scholarships are disbursed directly to you so you can use these dollars for any remaining academic expenses such as books or emergencies that may arise.
  • At the beginning of every fall and spring semester (up to 4 years), you will receive $250 deposited directly to your bank account. The account must be in your name.
  • Don't have a bank account? No worries! T3 has partnered with JPMorgan Chase to help you setup a FREE College Chase Account or we can deposit your scholarship to another account with a different banking provider. The account must be in your name.
  • Participation in a required information session is required the summer before scholars' first semester in college. Eligible scholars will be contacted via email and text.
  • To remain eligible, you must remain in good academic standing at your university.
  • Questions? Email scholarships@T3partnership.org

Partner Colleges & Universities