University of Dallas – Give the Gift of Scholarship on North Texas Giving Day

UD_Wordmark_Tower_Stacked_654Each year, hundreds of new students matriculate into the University of Dallas to participate in one of the nation’s most rigorous liberal arts curricula. These students, who come from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds, worked hard during their earlier educational careers to earn acceptance into our liberal arts program by demonstrating a commitment to excellence and a desire to make a difference in their communities. In order for many of them to achieve their future educational goals, they require some type of financial assistance.

The University of Dallas campus lies on 220 acres of rolling hills, conveniently located just a 15-minute drive from downtown Dallas.

In 2015, 96% of University of Dallas students received some type of financial support directly from the university. While some of this aid is provided through generous contributions from our alumni and friends, these gifts simply do not meet the increasing demand.

Since 2009, North Texas Giving Day has raised millions of dollars to benefit thousands of North Texas charities. What you may not know is that this annual fundraising event helps local universities, like the University of Dallas, raise scholarship funds to support talented, hard-working students who could not otherwise afford to pursue a liberal arts education.

Sunday mass at Church of the Incarnation Sunday, April 14, 2013 on the University of Dallas campus in Irving, Texas.
In the Church of the Incarnation, Mass is celebrated twice daily most weekdays and four times on the weekend throughout the school year.

In order to advance in the current business climate, it is more important than ever for students to establish the essential skills of reading, thinking critically and writing. These skills are the very foundation of a liberal arts education. Pursuing the liberal arts teaches students to process and use information in a way that enables them to succeed in any career, even in positions that don’t yet exist. This is why many of the nation’s top CEOs and corporate executives chose to earn liberal arts degrees. These influential business leaders achieved success because their liberal arts educations endowed them with the flexibility and agility to move with the changing economic and technological conditions.

The bells in the university’s iconic Braniff Memorial Tower ring every hour, summoning students to class.

On North Texas Giving Day, September 22, 2016, I encourage all North Texans to make a gift to the

University of Dallas in support of our scholarship fund. By doing so, you will help students in need obtain essential skills from the Southwest’s elite Catholic university, thereby enabling them to become our future business, civic and community leaders.

President Thomas W. Keefe, University of Dallas

To donate to the University of Dallas on September 22nd, please click here. To find out more about North Texas Giving Day, please visit

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