- 1450 or higher on the two part SAT (verbal and math) or
- 33 or higher on ACT
- First time college freshman
- A class rank in the top 5 percent of their graduating class
- Log records of leadership in school and community volunteerism
- Broad and eclectic interests in science, literature, and the arts
- Social skills to interact easily with adults as well as peers
- Thursday, November 5, 2015 - Early Application Deadline for student application and three recommendations
- Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - Regular Application Deadline for student application and three recommendations.
- Friday, January 29, 2016 - All Applicants will be notified of status. Finalists' Weekend invitations are sent.
- Friday, March 4, 2016 - Sunday, March 6, 2016 - Finalists' Weekend at UT Dallas: attendance is required if Finalists wish to be considered for the Eugene McDermott Scholars Program. Travel and accommodations are provided by the Program for the Finalist and one parent.
- After May 1, 2016 - The 2016 Class of McDermott Scholars is announced.
For more information and to apply visit UT -Dallas McDermott Scholars Program web page.
(Referenced from McDermott Scholars web page.)