Jefferson Scholars Program
The Jefferson Scholarship is awarded each semester on a competitive basis to 10 or more honors students who are pursuing the Certificate Program in Core Texts and Ideas. The scholarship provides $300 each semester to allow students to begin building a personal library of great books and to buy student tickets to cultural events such as plays, classical music, and operas. Scholars also have the opportunity to take part in lunches with faculty meetings, receptions with visiting scholars, coffee hours, and other events planned by the scholars themselves.
To qualify for the scholarship, students must
1) be enrolled in one of the existing honors programs (Plan II, Liberal Arts Honors, Business Honors, Engineering Honors, Turing Scholars, CNS Dean’s Scholars; CNS Health Science Honors, or Women in Science Honors), or have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher; and
2) be enrolled in at least one course that qualifies for the Program in Core Texts and Ideas. A list of these courses may be found at http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/coretexts.
Preference will be given to students who are on track to graduate with the Certificate in Core Texts and Ideas.
Application InformationApplications are accepted at the beginning of each semester and are due at the end of the second week of classes. The application consists in a short form, available in the Jefferson Center office, and a grade report. Applications from previous semesters’ winners are welcome.
For more information, please contact Lorraine Pangle, co-director of the Jefferson Center, firstname.lastname@example.org.