President's Achievement Scholars Enrichment Scholarship

President Powers and Students

The President’s Achievement Scholars are students recruited by the university that have high academic records at their high school and also have financial need.  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.  President’s Achievement Scholars receive scholarships for each year they attend UT Austin up to 4 years.

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

- President William Powers

Enrichment Scholarship

In 2013, the University is offering a new $1,500 supplemental scholarship to be used for internships, research, or study abroad.

  • Internships are real-life work placements where students have the opportunity to gain experience and make connections. 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.
  • Undergraduate 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. UT course credit can also be earned as you develop skills and gain experiences a classroom setting will never provide, while also learning more about yourself.

Program Requirements

Recipients will engage in a pre-approved internship, research project, and/or study abroad program under the supervision of a faculty/staff mentor or other professional. Your participation could take several forms, including assisting on a faculty member’s research project, pursuing your own independent research project, interning with a company or organization, or enrollment in a study abroad program.

A  3-page reflection essay must be submitted after the completion of the experience.



Contact Information


Cockrell School of Engineering
ECJ 2.400

Jackson School of Geosciences
JGB 2.112

College of Communication
BMC 2.302

McCombs School of Business
CBA 2.116

College of Education
SZB 216/BEL 1005

School of Architecture
SUT 2.126

College of Fine Arts
DFA 1.103

School of Nursing
NUR 2.422

College of Liberal Arts
FAC 18

School of Social Work
SSB 2.216

College of Natural Sciences
PAI 5.03

School of Undergraduate Studies


Study Abroad

Office of Undergraduate Research
FAC 33

Study Abroad Office
2400 Nueces, Suite B


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General Questions

Phaedra White
(512) 471- 4422
Flawn Academic Center 1

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