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Jindal Young Scholars Program

According to Dallas ISD, about 49 percent of its 2014 graduating seniors enrolled in college the semester after graduating from high school. By the year after graduation, 2015, post-high school enrollment reached 56 percent.  DISD reports that those of that did go on to college, about 25 percent did not return for their second year.

 

The goal of the Jindal Young Scholars Program is to improve those numbers. Offering hands-on assistance in high school and a promise of a debt-free college career for students accepted into the UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management, the Jindal Young Scholars Program gives to Dallas what it needs most — bright, educated and motivated professionals who are committed to improving the community where they were raised.

$1,969
President's Challenge
On 8/6 from 2 to 4 p.m., Dr. and Mrs. Benson will add an additional $19.69 on to every faculty and staff gift up to a total of 100 gifts.
100 / 100 Gifts
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$1,969
Alumni Challenge
Alumni, this one is for you! On 8/6, the first 100 alumni gifts will receive an additional $19.69! Give whatever size gift you'd like and receive $19.69 in matching funds thanks to a generous gift from Nancy Gundy Davidson BS’80 and Charles “Chuck” Davidson MS’80!
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$100
Mechanical Engineering Challenge
Help the ME department reach 40 gifts to unlock an additional $100 gift, thanks to an anonymous donor.
40 / 40 Gifts
Completed
Success!
Comets Giving Day Group Teaser Video
We had so many groups participate and make great videos! Our winning video, randomly chosen from all challenge participants was the Gender Center! Congrats on winning an additional $196.90 in bonus funds!
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Alumni Match
Are you a UTD alum? Now is the time to make your gift go further! All alumni gifts of $19.69 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,969 on 8/5 thanks to a generous gift from Nancy Gundy Davidson BS’80 and Charles “Chuck” Davidson MS’80! That is 100 alumni making a difference for the next generation of Comets!
$1,969 MATCHED
Completed
Leaderboard
All-inclusive Leaderboard
Congrats to our top groups on winning bonus funds!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $196 Comet Cupboard 245
2 $196 Student Ambassadors 151
3 $50 Athletics 90
4 $50 Student Emergency Fund 65
5 $19 First-Generation Student Programs 55
6 $19 Academic Bridge Program 51
7 Service-dogs In Training 50
8 Douglas Aundre Peterson Fund for Homeless Students 41
9 Black Faculty and Staff Alliance 40
10 Bangladeshi Student Organization 35
11 Future Comets 32
12 Crow Museum of Asian Art 25
13 Jindal Young Scholars Program 23
14 Undergraduate Success Scholars 22
15 International Student Emergency Fund 22
16 UTDesign EPICS 21
17 Science and Mathematics Education 15
18 Comet Closet 14
19 Hobson Wildenthal Honors College 13
20 Eugene McDermott Library 13
21 Comet Life 11
22 Delta Zeta 6
23 McDermott Scholars 6
24 UT Dallas Pep Band 6
25 University Emergency Medical Response 6
26 Kids University 5
27 Staff Council 3
28 International Education 3
29 Student Volunteerism 3
30 Latino Faculty and Staff Association 3
31 Military and Veteran Employee Resource Group 3
32 Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2
33 UT Dallas Women 1
34 Graduate Studies 0
35 Jim Friedberg ProConnect Opportunity Fund 0
36 QuTD 0
37 Young Professionals 0
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Jindal Young Scholars Program Match
Thanks to a generous donor, all gifts made to the Jindal Young Scholars Program will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $10,000!
$5,393 MATCHED
Ended
$1,969
Faculty/Staff Challenge
On 8/5 from 4-6 p.m., the first 100 faculty and staff gifts will receive an additional $19.69! Give whatever size gift you'd like and receive $19.69 in matching funds!
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$1,969
JUST ANNOUNCED: FINAL ALUMNI CHALLENGE
Our Alumni have been showing up BIG and we want everyone to benefit from our $19.69 bonus challenge; therefore, we've created one final alumni challenge. When an alum makes a gift during the final 3 hours, $19.69 in bonus funds will be added to the first 100 alumni gifts!
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$250,000
UT Dallas Challenge
WOW, Comets! You all are amazing. Thanks to your participation, you have unlocked a $500,000 gift from the late Dr. Carter.
2,500 / 2,500 Gifts
Completed
Success!
Temoc TikTok Challenge
Eric Aaberg was on it for this challenge and that means $196.90 in bonus funds is going to Comet Life!
Completed
2
Match
Student Match
We miss celebrating Comets Giving Day on campus with our students, but we still want everyone to be a part of this record-breaking day! All student gifts, $2 minimum, will be matched dollar for dollar up to $19.69 for a total of $1,969! Go Comets!
$1,969 MATCHED
Completed
$10,000
Night Owls Challenge
This one's for our night owls. In honor of the 50th anniversary, help us get 50 gifts between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. and an additional $10,000 from longtime Comets Giving Day supporter Libby Hodge will be unlocked!
50 / 50 Gifts
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Participating Groups
Academic Bridge Program Tile Image
Academic Bridge Program
Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies Tile Image
Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies
Alumni Association Tile Image
Alumni Association
Archer Center Tile Image
Archer Center
Arts & Humanities Tile Image
Arts & Humanities
Arts, Technology, & Emerging Communication Tile Image
Arts, Technology, & Emerging Communication
Athletics Tile Image
Athletics
Bangladeshi Student Organization Tile Image
Bangladeshi Student Organization
Behavioral and Brain Sciences Tile Image
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Callier Center for Communication Disorders Tile Image
Callier Center for Communication Disorders
Career Center Tile Image
Career Center
Center for Advanced Pain Studies Tile Image
Center for Advanced Pain Studies
Center for Asian Studies Tile Image
Center for Asian Studies
Center for BrainHealth Tile Image
Center for BrainHealth
Center for Children and Families Tile Image
Center for Children and Families
Center for Students in Recovery Tile Image
Center for Students in Recovery
Center for Translation Studies Tile Image
Center for Translation Studies
Center for U.S. - Latin America Initiatives at UTD Tile Image
Center for U.S. - Latin America Initiatives at UTD
Center for Values Tile Image
Center for Values
Center for Vital Longevity Tile Image
Center for Vital Longevity
Chess Team Tile Image
Chess Team
Comet Closet Tile Image
Comet Closet
Comet Cupboard Tile Image
Comet Cupboard
Comet Life Tile Image
Comet Life
Crow Museum of Asian Art Tile Image
Crow Museum of Asian Art
Delta Zeta Tile Image
Delta Zeta
Douglas Aundre Peterson Fund for Homeless Students Tile Image
Douglas Aundre Peterson Fund for Homeless Students
Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Tile Image
Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
EMBA Equality Scholarship for JYSP Tile Image
EMBA Equality Scholarship for JYSP
Employee Resource Groups Tile Image
Employee Resource Groups
Eugene McDermott Library Tile Image
Eugene McDermott Library
First-Generation Student Programs Tile Image
First-Generation Student Programs
Future Comets Tile Image
Future Comets
Galerstein Gender Center Tile Image
Galerstein Gender Center
Geosciences Tile Image
Geosciences
Graduate Studies Tile Image
Graduate Studies
Hobson Wildenthal Honors College Tile Image
Hobson Wildenthal Honors College
Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Tile Image
Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Interdisciplinary Studies Tile Image
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Education Tile Image
International Education
International Student Emergency Fund Tile Image
International Student Emergency Fund
Jim Friedberg ProConnect Opportunity Fund Tile Image
Jim Friedberg ProConnect Opportunity Fund
Jindal School of Management Tile Image
Jindal School of Management
Jindal Young Scholars Program Tile Image
Jindal Young Scholars Program
Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Tile Image
Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
Kids University Tile Image
Kids University
Legacy Lane Bricks Tile Image
Legacy Lane Bricks
McDermott Scholars Tile Image
McDermott Scholars
Military and Veteran Center Tile Image
Military and Veteran Center
Multicultural Center Tile Image
Multicultural Center
Natural Sciences and Mathematics Tile Image
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics Education Tile Image
Science and Mathematics Education
Service-dogs In Training Tile Image
Service-dogs In Training
Staff Council Tile Image
Staff Council
Student Ambassadors Tile Image
Student Ambassadors
Student Counseling Center Tile Image
Student Counseling Center
Student Emergency Fund Tile Image
Student Emergency Fund
Student Volunteerism Tile Image
Student Volunteerism
Student Wellness Center Tile Image
Student Wellness Center
Teacher Development Center Tile Image
Teacher Development Center
Temoc Socks Tile Image
Temoc Socks
Undergraduate Success Scholars Tile Image
Undergraduate Success Scholars
University Emergency Medical Response Tile Image
University Emergency Medical Response
UT Dallas Pep Band Tile Image
UT Dallas Pep Band
UTDesign EPICS Tile Image
UTDesign EPICS
UTDesign Senior Capstone Tile Image
UTDesign Senior Capstone
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