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With strategic timing and some extra money, UT-Austin hopes it can encourage more low-income students to enroll

In the last six years, the number of needy students at UT-Austin — as measured by those who receive the federal Pell Grant — has decreased from 28 percent to 24 percent.

Tiffany Pham, a freshman nursing student at The University of Texas, was one of about 30 students who received an Impact Scholarship to UT. The scholarship recognizes students who have made an impact in their communities and covers the cost of tuition for four years at UT Austin.
Tiffany Pham, a freshman nursing student at The University of Texas, was one of about 30 students who received an Impact Scholarship to UT. The scholarship recognizes students who have made an impact in their communities and covers the cost of tuition for four years at UT Austin.

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