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Three Liberal Arts Students Earn $33,000 Larry Temple Scholarships

posted: Wed, Oct 2, 2013

The College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has honored three students with a Larry Temple Scholarship.

 The 2013-14 Larry Temple Scholarship winners are:

  • Kassandra Gonzalez, a Liberal Arts Honors sophomore majoring in Humanities. She graduated from Homer Hanna High School in Brownsville, Texas as salutatorian.
  • Miles Hutson, a Liberal Arts Honors sophomore majoring in International Relations and Journalism. He graduated from Plano Senior High School in Plano, Texas.
  • Lenzi Sheible, an African & African Diaspora Studies and Women & Gender Studies senior. She graduated from Westside High School in Houston as valedictorian. She entered UT with more than 90 hours of Advanced Placement credit and plans to attend law school following graduation in the spring.

Temple Scholars receive a $33,000 scholarship, $11,000 per year, renewable for two years. The scholarship seeks those who have excelled in the classroom, have excellent leadership and community service records and have the promise of making significant contributions to society.  

Application for the scholarship is open to any COLA student achieving a 3.9 or 4.0 grade-point average during his or her freshman year. This year’s winners were three of 140 invited to apply for the 2013-14 scholarship.

The recipients will join other Temple Scholars in an enriched program of supplemental advising and field trips. They also will have special opportunities to interact with faculty and community leaders.

The Temple Scholarship honors Larry Eugene Temple, an Austin lawyer and public servant. Temple graduated with a bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1957, receiving a degree from The University of Texas Law School in 1959. A champion of higher education, Temple was chair of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as well as chair of the 1985 Select Committee on Higher Education. Temple has been a member of the university's Development Board, its Centennial Commission and the Commission of 125. He is currently serving as chair of the LBJ Foundation.

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