College of Education Remaining Internal Transfer Sessions

I hope this message finds everyone in good health!

The College of Education has three remaining internal transfer sessions for the spring 2020 semester.  On each of the dates below, there will be a session for students interested in pursuing one of our teacher certification programs, including The University of Texas Urban Teachers, and a session for students interested in pursuing Athletic Training, or a major in Kinesiology and Health Education.

The sessions will be online/zoom sessions and students will need to register to participate.

The sessions are scheduled:

Wednesday, April 8th at noon

Wednesday, May 6th at noon

Thursday, May 7th at 4:00


Registration is at the following link:


Please share this information with your students, and do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions.

Stay healthy!

Antoinette Stanley Hart, M.Ed., MPS

Director of Student Success & Recruitment/Sr. Academic Advising Coordinator

Liaison for UT-Austin Urban Teacher Program

PH:  512-232-1549     FAX:  512-475–8159



Sanger Learning Center is Hiring


The Sanger Learning Center is looking for dynamic, friendly students who find fulfillment in helping their peers to join their team for Fall 2020-Spring 2021. The Sanger Learning Center is a student-centered office that offers flexible hours and competitive pay. Please review the positions below and consider applying before the deadlines pass. 

Outreach and Communication Specialist

Hours/Salary: 8 hours per week, based on demand • Starting salary $11.25 Requirements: 3.0 GPA; enrolled in at least 12 credit hours
Contact: Rachel Jenkins,
Application deadline: April 10

Apply here:

Outreach and Communication Specialists (OCS) are the voice of the Sanger Learning Center across campus. Outreach and Communication Specialists are trained and informed public speakers who facilitate study skills and time management workshops for FIGs, classes, residence halls, and student organizations. They also support Sanger Learning Center by giving short informational presentations and contribute to marketing efforts at campus-wide events. This position features a flexible schedule week-to-week, valuable networking, and ongoing professional development. An ideal candidate will have sound communication skills, exceptional customer service, strong organizational skills, and a vested interest in helping students succeed on the 40 acres. Pre-semester training is required as are one-hour weekly meetings. For a list of workshops offered, visit

Senior Outreach and Communication Specialist

Hours/Salary: 8-15 hours per week • Starting salary $11.25 Requirements: 3.0 GPA; enrolled in at least 12 credit hours

Contact: Rachel Jenkins,

Application deadline: April 10

Apply here:

Senior Outreach and Communication Specialists assist students in all aspects of the speech preparation and rehearsal process, including preparing speaker notes, using visual aids, and improving nonverbal and vocal delivery. They provide one-on-one and small group consultations in the Public Speaking Center, located in JES. Senior Outreach and Communication Specialists also respond to requests to promote the Public Speaking Center on behalf of the Sanger Leaning Center. Hiring priority is given to current student-educators, students with education experience, and students with experience speaking in public. Pre-semester training is required as are one-hour weekly meetings.

For more information, email

Best Wishes,

Rachel Jenkins | Public Speaking & Outreach Coordinator | Sanger Learning Center | School of Undergraduate Studies | 512-475-8726 | | Pronouns: she, her, hers|  Follow @UTSangerCenter on Instagram– Facebook – Twitter


Extended Application Deadline for 2020 Scott Scribes Scholarship

$3,000 Scholarship for 

Non-Traditional Journalists and Writers


Deadline Extended to April 27, 2020

Scott Scribes Scholarship

Scholarship Application

2020 marks a new era for this 20-year-old scholarship which remains as before but will now be administered by the Headliners Foundation of Texas (HFT).

The Bess W. Scott Scribes Scholarship is granted annually to a non-traditional student seeking education or career advancement through academic study in fields related to journalism and writing. Strong preference will be given to applicants with 10-15 years of professional work experience in journalism, nonfiction writing or a related field.

The $3,000 scholarship can be used for:

  1. Work toward an accredited undergraduate or graduate college/university degree
  2. Accredited college/university coursework taken as a non-degree-seeking student either in residence or online
  3. Academic residencies/internships

The applicant must be a resident of the State of Texas and must demonstrate financial need.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the application deadline has been extended one month and will now close on April 27, 2020.

The application is online at the Headliners Foundation of Texas (HFT) website.

Questions: Contact Elaine Davenport at


Who Was Bess Whitehead Scott?

1994 Texas Women’s Hall of Fame honoree 

See Bess’s entry in The Handbook of Texas

The scholarship program honors Scott, one of the pioneering women in Texas journalism. She was the first woman hired as a news reporter at the Houston Post, and went on to find success in the fields of teaching and advertising. Her memoir, You Meet Such Interesting People, was published in her nineties. She died in 1997 at age 107. Her favorite saying was: “You cannot make it alone; I’ll go a little ways with you.” Her oft-given advice to writers: “Write! Just don’t waste time. Don’t read too many articles about writing. The main thing is to write.”




Complete information on BWS Scholarships


Thank You for Donating to the BWS Scholarships



Stay Connected
“You cannot make it alone. I’ll go a little ways with you.”
– Bess Whitehead Scott

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Headliners scholarship applications now due April 27th

Headliners Foundation scholarship application deadline extended until Monday, April 27th

Given the current upheaval for Texas college students due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Headliners Foundation has extended the deadline for scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students now have until Monday, April 27th to submit applications.

This applies to the 16 annual scholarships awarded to outstanding undergraduate communication and journalism students, as well as the 2020 Bess Whitehead Scott Scribes Scholarship awarded to a non-traditional student who is seeking education in fields related to journalism and writing.

Awards range from $750 to $6000 and are competitively judged by the Foundation’s Academic Excellence Committee. Apply now for the opportunity to share in more than $70,000 that will be awarded later this spring, and please feel free to forward this message to others you know who may be interested in learning more.

All scholarship applications for the 2020-21 academic year, including the new BWS scholarship are now being accepted on the Foundation’s website at through Monday, April 27th, 2020.

Please feel free to reach out if you have questions or need further information.

Best regards,

Alison Unger
Executive Director
Headliners Foundation of Texas
221 West Sixth Street, Suite 2100
Austin, TX  78701

Promoting Excellence in Journalism

The Headliners Foundation of Texas is the 501(c)(3) entity established by the Headliners Club of Austin. Its mission is to promote excellence in journalism by recognizing outstanding professional and university journalists, and by supporting programs that seek to enhance the integrity and quality of journalism in Texas.

221 West Sixth Street, Suite 2100
Austin, Texas 78701

Apply now to INSPIRE, Empowering Texas Women Leaders

What is INSPIRE?

INSPIRE is a three-year program (sophomore to senior) with three cohorts simultaneously developing leadership, personal, and career building skills. INSPIRE was created in response to the continuing inequalities in educational attainment and career advancement for women. INSPIRE offers a unique opportunity for young women to come together across disciplines, schools, areas of interest, ethnicity, and life experience to learn the value of diversity and how to successfully communicate across cultures. Students develop inclusive leadership skills by reflecting on their own social identities; how structural exclusion can separate us, and practice outreach strategies for their lives and careers.

INSPIRE is a unique and transformative space at UT. While students are provided professional development workshops, travel to conferences, and assistance as they work on group and personal projects, the biggest impact of this program might be that it provides the space and time to step back and reflect on what it means to be a female student, more than likely a first-generation college student, and more often than not in male dominated careers.

INSPIRE’s curriculum is based on student-driven and facilitator-led meetings and activities. Click on the links below for more specific information on each year of the INSPIRE program entails:

Sophomore Cohort – Leadership activities will create group cohesion, Students will acquire a mentor, students will learn about women in leadership, and all will conduct a community service project.

Junior Cohort – Students will sharpen their research skills and will write and present an original scholarly project. In addition, career development activities will begin.

Senior Cohort – Students will come full circle and become a mentor to younger women or girls. They will also plan and organize a variety of program activities, and continue professional development skills.

All Cohort Activities – During each year there are many activities that will involve all three cohorts. Most of these activities are optional and are meant to improve group cohesion and leadership skills.

INSPIRE does not have a course requirement, but we do expect the students in the program to attend twice monthly meetings. There are additional occasional activities/opportunities outside of these meetings but most are not mandatory.

For more information, please contact Nancy Ewert at 512-471-5680 or

For program support, we thank The Mary Braunagel-Brown Excellence Fund for Young Women Leaders, the Jody Conradt Excellence Fund in Equity and Leadership, the UT Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, the Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation, and our many individual donors.

McNair Scholars | Application Still Open

Please help us spread the word that the application for the McNair Scholars program is still open. McNair, as part of the U.S. Department of Education funded TRIO Programs, guides first-generation and low-income and/or underrepresented students into Ph.D. programs, and provides funding to help with that process.
We’re reviewing applications on a rolling basis this spring, with priority given to earlier applications. Please encourage students to submit as soon as possible. Please forward to your colleagues and networks as appropriate.
I’m attaching a flyer in PDF format. The flyer includes details about our four March info sessions. We can provide JPG format if you want to distribute via social media. We can also provide a slide for your public monitors.
We are happy to come to your spaces to promote McNair directly to your students. You can always direct students to email me with questions. And please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for collaborating with us to promote McNair Scholars to your students.

Eric Dieter, Ph.D.
Director, Gateway & McNair Scholars
Director, College-to-Career Initiatives
Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence
Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
The University of Texas at Austin
100 W. Dean Keeton St., Mail Stop A5700
Austin, TX 78712
512 232 8487 | office

summer scholarships for Journalism majors

The applications for the scholarships listed below are NOW OPEN. Please let students know!

Due April 24

Helen M. Powell Traveling Fellowship

Brief Overview: for a junior or senior journalism major seeking funds for summer travel, either domestic or international, for the purpose of learning about other places and peoples and reporting on, portraying, or depicting them through the craft of journalism. Must have had current or past service on the paid staff of The Daily Texan. The recipient must enroll at The University of Texas at Austin in the fall semester following the award.

Bob Brister Memorial Scholarship

Brief Overview: for a junior, senior or graduate student in journalism who is completing an unpaid 10-week summer internship at an outdoor magazine or other publication.

Due June 5

Brandon Schantz Memorial Scholarship

Brief Overview: for a sophomore, junior or senior broadcast journalism student who is completing a credit-based 10-week summer internship at a television station or media outlet.

Nominate Students for Storytelling Workshop with The Moth

The Leadership and Ethics Institute is hosting a new storytelling workshop with The Moth for UT students next Friday, February 21. This is a deeply fulfilling opportunity for twenty-two students to learn the art of storytelling and craft their own personal narratives under the guidance of the Moth director. This event expands on traditional leadership by championing a student’s unexpected, multicultural, everyday moments of impact.

We’re specifically reaching out to students with diverse backgrounds and need your help connecting to students who don’t normally participate in leadership events or might not be aware of the impact they have on others.

Can you help us extend this opportunity to students who may have a story to tell?

Please nominate them through this form in the next day or two:


Please direct any questions to the Leadership and Ethics Institute at

Entrepreneurship Minor Information Sessions

The Entrepreneurship Office would like to invite your students to our upcoming information sessions across February and March. We provide students with internship opportunities to startups and large companies. Students in our program have access to startups across the nation and companies such as EY, Chevron, Kendra Scott and more. Students can RSVP for an information session here:

The Entrepreneurship Minor Office is excited announce our first ever Summer Entrepreneurship Institute! Students will be able to complete 4 of the 5 required classes for their Entrepreneurship Minor in 10 weeks over the summer. All undergraduate students are eligible to apply here Our first wave deadline is on February 21st and our second wave deadline is on March 24th.

Summer Entrepreneurship Institute Information Sessions:

Wednesday February 19th, 2020 | 1-2 p.m.
Monday March 23rd, 2020 | 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday April 23rd, 2020 | 10 – 11 a.m.

We also have options available for students interested in pursuing the Entrepreneurship Minor throughout the school year! The deadline to apply to is March 13th, 2020.

Entrepreneurship Minor Information Sessions:

Monday February 17th, 2020 | 5 – 6 p.m.
Thursday February 20th, 2020 | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Friday February 21st, 2020 | 2 – 3 p.m.
Thursday February 25th, 2020 | 4 – 5 p.m.
Wednesday March 4th, 2020 | 9 – 10 a.m.
Thursday March 12th, 2020 | 3 – 4 p.m.

Texas Student Research Showdown — deadline Feb. 18

Dear student researchers,

The submission deadline for the Texas Student Research Showdown is coming up on Feb. 18. Don’t forget to submit your 2-minute video before the deadline to compete for $6,500 in research awards!

The Showdown is open to any UT undergraduate involved in research or creative activity in any major—science, engineering, humanities, social sciences, fine arts, business, and every other discipline. Your work can be an independent project or a collaboration with a professor or lab to which you have made substantive contributions. Group submissions are encouraged!

The spring 2020 competition features a $1000 audience award, as well as $2000 and $750 awards in two categories: Arts, humanities, and social sciences; science, technology, and engineering.

To find out more and view videos from previous years, visit