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UT could have offered alternatives, like deferring for a year
What Tyler or the UT system could have done is assign a few high staff to try to resolve this by contacting other colleges. Or funded some legit group working toward the goal of settling these kids successfully at other schools. I don't see whether they did this.
You offer admission, and only offer scholarships up to the amount available. You then let other students know they are on a waiting list for the scholarship if it becomes available as others decline the offer.