The Dedman Distinguished Scholars Program at The University of Texas at Austin welcomes submissions from currently enrolled sophomore and junior high school students in Texas. Students wishing to participate in the competition are required to submit personal information and their essay using the form at our website. Students entering the competition are strongly encouraged to review the Writing Resources page to find information about how to craft an effective essay. The resources listed on that page are commonly provided to students at UT Austin to help them write effectively at the college level. Winning essays are expected to be written at that level as well, so all entrants should review and make use of the information provided when crafting their essays. For more information, or to apply, please click the link below.