Presidential Achievement Scholarships

President Powers and Students

“The university owes much of its national acclaim and high rankings to the enrollment of successful students such as Presidential Achievement Scholars.” 

- UT President William Powers

Presidential Achievement Scholarship

In our efforts to be the best public research university, The University of Texas at Austin wants to ensure we have the highest caliber students from all areas of Texas. Presidential Achievement Scholars are recruited by the university because they have strong academic records at their high schools and also have financial need. Presidential Achievement Scholars receive scholarships for each year they attend UT Austin up to 4 years. This award typically ranges from $5,000 to $10,000 per year (for a total of $20,000 to $40,000 over 4 years) and represents one of the university’s most prestigious scholarships.

Enrichment Scholarship

All Presidential Achievement Scholars are eligible for a $1,500 supplemental scholarship to be used for an internship, research, or study abroad experience.

  • Internships are real-life work placements where students have the opportunity to gain experience and make connections. Through internships, students have the opportunity to combine knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships may be paid or unpaid. Academic credit may also be an option.
  • Research provides students in all majors the opportunity to become a researcher and take part in the vibrant intellectual work of the university and beyond.
  • Study Abroad provides the opportunity to get to know another culture first-hand and to expand your view of the world. As students develop skills and gain experiences beyond the classroom setting will never provide, they can learning more about themselves and earn UT course credit.

Recipients of Enrichment Scholarships must engage in a pre-approved internship, research project, and/or UT-approved study abroad program under the supervision of a faculty/staff mentor or other professional. This experience could include assisting on a faculty member’s research project, pursuing independent research project, interning with a company or organization, or participating in a study abroad program.

Upon completion of the experience, students must submit a 3-page reflection paper about their experience. These papers are used to assess the efficacy of the Enrichment Scholarship program as well as publicize different opportunities available to PAS students.

To receive an Enrichment Scholarship, PAS students must complete the application in its entirety, including details about the proposed experience, a draft budget, and an explanation of how this experience will enrich their curricular experience at UT.

Applications for Spring 2015 Enrichment Scholarships are due December 1, 2014.

Applications for Summer/Fall 2015 Enrichment Scholarships are due April 1, 2015.

 

 

Contact Information

Internships

Cockrell School of Engineering
ECJ 3.256
512.471.1915

Jackson School of Geosciences
JGB 2.112
512.232.7673

Moody College of Communication
BMC 2.302
512.471.9421

McCombs School of Business
CBA 2.116
512.232.3796

College of Education
SZB 216/BEL 1005
512.471.1306/512.471.0239

School of Architecture
SUT 2.126
512.471.1333

College of Fine Arts
DFA 1.103
512.232.7333

School of Nursing
NUR 2.422
512.232.4799

College of Liberal Arts
FAC 18
512.471.7900

School of Social Work
SSW 2.216
512.232.7362

College of Natural Sciences
PAI 5.03
512.471.6700

School of Undergraduate Studies
JES A115A
512.232.8400

Research

Study Abroad

Office of Undergraduate Research
FAC 33
512.471.7152

Study Abroad Office
2400 Nueces, Suite B
512.471.6490


 

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General Questions

Emily A. Johnson
emily.johnson@austin.utexas.edu
(512) 232-7691
MAI 221M

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