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Direct Admit Scholarship Opportunities

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Texas Top Five Percent Program

The University offers direct admit options for highly qualified first-time freshmen that lead to advanced degrees in UIW health professions programs including Optometry. A student who graduates in the top five percent of thier Texas high school class and who is college math ready will automatically qualify for the Direct Admit Doctor of Optometry Program and will be contacted with further information soon after receiving official notification of admission to the University.

Direct Admit Scholarships

The University offers a $2500 scholarship for those students who graduated from a Texas high school and are accepted into the direct admit program. Please note that these scholarships are offered to direct admit students from all UIW health professions disciplines. Please see additional details below.

UIW Direct Admit Scholarship:

  • Students who graduate from a Texas high school and are admitted with the Direct Admit option (Top 5% or Traditional Direct Admit pathway) will receive a $2500 scholarship per year for full-time study, renewable for up to eight years, as long as students are meeting the program requirements. This scholarship is in addition to any UIW academic award for which the student is eligible and continues into the professional program. Students will be required to maintain a 3.3 cumulative GPA with successful completion of 30 hours at the end of each academic year to maintain the scholarship and continue in the Direct Admit Doctor of Optometry program.

The University offers additional scholarships for those students who graduated in the top 5% of thier Texas high school class and are accepted into a direct admit program. Please note that these scholarships are offered to direct admit students from all UIW health professions disciplines. Thus, we strongly recommend students apply early to be eligible for these scholarships. See additional details below.

H-E-B- Texas Top 5% Scholarship:

  •  Students who graduate from a Texas public high school and are in the Top 5% of their class will receive a $2500 scholarship per year for full-time study, renewable for up to four years, as long as students are meeting the program requirements. The scholarship will be awarded to the first 25 public high school students to enroll in the UIW Direct Admit Health Professions program. This scholarship is in addition to any UIW academic award and the UIW Direct Admit Scholarship for which the student is eligible. Students will be required to maintain a 3.3 cumulative GPA with successful completion of 30 hours at the end of each academic year to maintain the scholarship and continue in theDirect Admit Doctor of Optometry program.

Richard Spencer Lewis Memorial Foundation Top 5% Scholarship:

  •  Students who graduate from a Texas high school and are in the Top 5% of their class will receive a $2500 scholarship their first year. The scholarship will be awarded to 10 public or private high school students to enroll in the UIW Direct Admit Health Professions program. This scholarship is in addition to any UIW academic award and the UIW Direct Admit Scholarship for which the student is eligible. Students will be required to maintain a 3.3 cumulative GPA with successful completion of 30 hours at the end of each academic year to maintain the scholarship and continue in the Direct Admit Doctor of Optometry program.

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The Rosenberg School
Of Optometry

9725 Datapoint Dr

San Antonio, Texas 78229

210-883-1190

optometry@uiwtx.edu


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210-283-6800 (for appointments)

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