Longhorn Pre-College Academy (LPCA) Scholarships
Beginning in academic year 2011−12 through 2013−14, The University of Texas at Austin will provide access to scholarships for EIF students eligible for matriculation to UT Austin. These students must also be enrolled in the LPCA program. Only students who participate in LPCA programs, are determined to be admissible to UT, and complete program requirements will be eligible for scholarship consideration.
UT Austin will provide funding to students at the following levels:
- LPCA “Burnt Orange” Scholar Awards include full tuition and on-campus room and board scholarships. The Burnt Orange Scholar Awards are limited to one student per cohort year from the entire EIF/LPCA pool
- LPCA Scholars Awards are full tuition scholarships and are limited to one recipient per EIF/LPCA high school campus, per cohort year
- LPCA Achievement Awards provide $4,000 per year for four-years and limited to no more than 38 recipients per cohort year, or up to such a number that available funding, will allow, whichever is less.
In order to compete for these scholarships, a student must be academically eligible to attend UT Austin. The student will complete the scholarship application and submit all required documents. The LPCA staff will review, and consult the UT Office of Admissions as appropriate, to confirm eligibility.
The 2012 application deadline is January 26, 2012.
Longhorn Opportunity Scholarship (LOS) and Presidential Achievement Scholarship (PAS) Programs
The Longhorn Opportunity Scholarship (LOS) is a unique program and very special commitment made by The University of Texas at Austin to the students enrolled at a select number of high schools in Texas. For students enrolled at these schools, the University has provided a guarantee that a specific number of scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors for their use at UT Austin. These scholarships are $5,000 per year for up to four years of study at UT Austin. This scholarship provides a major source of funds to cover a large portion of mandatory tuition and fees for up to four years of study at UT Austin.
This program is community-based rather than individually based. Accordingly, a fixed number of scholarships are set aside for each LOS high school and awarded to its most deserving students.
Many students from LOS high schools are awarded a Presidential Achievement Scholarship (PAS). The PAS is similar to LOS in its aims of bringing underrepresented students to Austin but uses a broader adversity index than LOS and applies it to individuals as opposed to high schools. Together, LOS, PAS, and the top 8% standard, enhance economic and ethnic diversity at UT. The top 10% admission standard insures that a wide cross section of Texans has access to a quality education at the state’s flagship institution. LOS and PAS, in turn, make it financially possible for disadvantaged students to enroll at UT Austin. The broader support mechanisms, including efforts by the Division of Housing and Food Services and the Honors Office, provide a number of targeted programs designed to get LOS students to participate and succeed in The University of Texas at Austin community.
For more details on applying for an LOS scholarship, please click here .
TexasScholarships.org was created in 2005-2006 under the direction of the Office of Student Financial Services. TexasScholarships.org brings together in one convenient website all of the scholarship resources at The University of Texas, including information from the various colleges, departments, alumni, and administrative units. The site is geared towards current and prospective students, parents, and student affairs staff.
The administration of scholarships at The University of Texas at Austin is shared by many campus entities and organizations. While the Office of Student Financial Services administers the largest volume of scholarships at UT, colleges and departments administer a large number of scholarships, especially those aimed at continuing students. The UT alumni association, The Texas Exes, awards a significant number of scholarships. The University administration also selects some scholarship recipients and administers a number of prestigious scholarships.
The Scholarship Section of the Office of Student Financial Services at UT Austin is committed to recognizing and recruiting outstanding students through scholarship awards. Their goal is to ensure that every student who demonstrates exceptional academic merit, achievement while overcoming adversity, or academic merit in combination with financial need, is recognized with some scholarship opportunity.’
Visit TexasScholarships.org for more information.
Texas Exes Dallas Chapter Scholarships
Every Spring, the Dallas Chapter of the Texas Exes awards scholarships to entering freshmen and transfer students from the Dallas area who will be attending The University of Texas at Austin in the Fall. The goal is to award scholarships to students who show not only academic excellence but leadership skills and a desire to help their community.
If you are an entering freshman or transfer student planning to attend the University of Texas at Austin and are interested in The Texas Exes Dallas Chapter scholarship, please download and print a copy of the scholarship application and send it to the person listed on the application. Click here to visit the website
A letter of recommendation from a school principal, counselor, or teacher and school transcript must be enclosed with the application.
Black Ex Students of Texas (BEST) Scholarship Program
The purpose of the BEST Scholarship Program is to help students with the financial costs of attending The University of Texas at Austin. One hundred percent of the BEST Scholarship Fund supports the BEST Scholarship Program. The BEST Scholarship Program has multiple outlets to directly assist students.
- BEST Annual Scholarship Awards
- Endowment Efforts through Black Alumni Steering Committee Endowment, Duren Endowment and BEST Endowment Funding
- Other annual scholarship programs (such as the “From Us, For Us Scholarship“)
Since 2003 BEST has awarded scholarships to incoming freshmen. Beginning in 2007, BEST awarded scholarships for continuing students in addition to its scholarships for incoming freshman. There were six scholarships awarded.
To get more information on the BEST Scholarship Program, please click here .