Scholarships like the UGS Exploration Grants allow students to embark on adventures to help them explore their interests and idenitfy their academic and career goals.
Help students gain real-world experiences outside the classroom. Opportunities are also available to support faculty and staff who enhance the UT undergraduate experience.
The School of Undergraduate Studies currently offers grants to encourage students to explore academic interests and careers through internships, research, or study abroad. UGS seeks donors to fund exploration grants in the following programs.
In partnership with the Texas Exes, Undergraduate Studies is seeking support for the creation of a Forty Acres Scholarship.
Forty Acres Scholars Program is a four-year merit scholarship created by the Texas Exes Scholarship Foundation to recruit and recognize exceptional students. Its offerings go far beyond full tuition, developing a rich college experience that provides academic, leadership, cultural, and team-building activities.
A Forty Acres Scholarship will attract a high-achieving, intellectually curious student who plans to explore academic options while on campus.
The Cale McDowell Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Studies encourages research or innovation that improves The University of Texas at Austin core curriculum. The annual award is primarily for staff in the School of Undergraduate Studies, but any student, faculty, or staff member who demonstrates extraordinary effort or a strong individual commitment to improving the undergraduate experience at UT Austin may be nominated.