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Grants for Students Exploring Academics & Careers

The School of Undergraduate Studies offers competitive grants to students seeking funds to promote academic and career exploration. Grants can be requested in any amount up to $2,000, provided that the student carefully considers and succeeds in communicating how his or her academic or career plans will benefit from the experience. Applications are currently being accepted. Deadline: Friday, March 29

“It was rewarding knowing that although we were extremely limited in supplies, time, and workers, we were able to help out so many people. At the end of this experience I know more than ever that I want to become a doctor.” -Ellie Nielsen

Past Explorations

Past Grant Winner Helps Student We encourage recipients of the Summer Exploration Grant to be creative with their planned exploration. Since the program’s inception in 2010, recipients have put their grants toward a variety of diverse experiences, including:

  • Teaching English to elementary students in Cuzco, Peru
  • Participating in the Halliburton Summer Business Foundations Institute
  • Studying medicinal plants in Cuzco, Peru

“What starts here really does change the world.” -Armando Vera


To be eligible, you must

  • Be a current University of Texas at Austin student enrolled in the School of Undergraduate Studies in spring 2013
  • Have completed no more than four long semesters at The University of Texas at Austin prior to applying for funding
  • Propose Exploration experiences that take place between May and August 2013