SW Minor and Internal Transfer info sessions/application

There’s more exciting news from the SHSSW’s BSW Program. Please see below.

Social Work and Interdisciplinary Disability Minor News
The social work minor and interdisciplinary disability minor are now open. We’ve updated the application process and requirements. Applications are now accepted on a rolling basis. There is no longer a personal essay required. The only requirement to declare the social work or interdisciplinary disability minor is that students have a 2.0 GPA or higher.

More information about the social work minor can be found here.
More information about the interdisciplinary disability minor can be found here.

Social Work Internal Transfer Applications Are Open
SHSSW internal transfer applications are now open. Applications will close on May 1, 2020.

Students can find out more about internal transfer requirements and access the application here.

Upcoming Social Work Internal Transfer Information Sessions

Prospective internal transfer students must attend an internal transfer information session before they are able to meet with an BSW advisor. Prospective internal transfer students, will be seen during non-peak advising times.

Friday, April 3 from 9:00am-10:00am in SSW 2.132 (RSVP Here)
Wednesday April 15 from 3:00pm-4:00pm in SSW 2.122 (RSVP Here)

Stars Scholarship Application

The 2020–2021 Stars Scholarship application is open. This scholarship is for continuing students (undergraduates and graduates) who are from south or west Texas and have at least a 2.7 GPA. Attached please find copies of two flyers from the Stars Scholarship Fund with more information. The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid would much appreciate you sharing with students and posting as needed. This is a great scholarship opportunity for eligible students so please encourage students to apply!

For questions or more information, please contact Jacob Moore in OSFA.

SHSSW Moonlight Screening & Black (Art) Is Beautiful Showcase

In honor of Black History Month, there are several events on campus celebrating Black culture. Below are a couple SHSSW are hosting.

Moonlight Screening
When: Thursday, February 13, 5:30pm
Where: Utopia Theatre

Please join us for a screening and discussion of Barry Jenkins’ film Moonlight (2016) – the first film with an all-Black cast and LGBTQ storyline to win the Oscar for Best Picture. This event is free and snacks will be provided.
This is a student-led event, and we encourage students, faculty, and staff to attend.

FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/485110489070459/

POCKET’s (People of Color Keeping Everyone Tight) social to follow after the film at Hoovers Cooking (2002 Manor Rd, Austin, TX). Food will be provided to students until we run out!

Black (Art) is Beautiful Showcase (2nd annual)
POCKET (People of Color Keeping Everyone Tight) invites you to attend and participate in our celebration: Black [Art] is Beautiful. Come enjoy the beautiful art from Black artists at UT and the Austin community!

When: Friday, February 28
Artist dinner: 5:30pm
Doors open to the public: 6:30pm
Where: Steve Hicks School of Social Work

Interested in showcasing your paintings, drawings, or any other type of visual art? Please fill out the form at https://tinyurl.com/BlackArtShowcase, and a committee member will contact you with more information.
Artists will be compensated with dinner and a small gift prior to the show.

FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1358025147711019/

Summer Education Abroad Programs- Extended Deadlines

Several summer faculty-led and customized education abroad programs have extended their deadlines to Mar. 1, with rolling admissions.

Summer Faculty-Led Education Abroad Programs

March 1 deadline
Available to all students who meet the specific program requirements

Gilman Scholarship for Education Abroad Programs


I am writing to encourage you to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship and to provide resources that will enhance your application. Gilman is a generous scholarship that can provide funding for your study abroad experience.

You are eligible to apply if you are:
A U.S. Citizen
Receiving a Federal Pell Grant.
Studying in a country that is not rated a 3 or 4 under the Travel Advisories issued by the department of state
Your program is eligible for credit

The deadline to apply is March 3, 2020 (Please be aware that the application deadlines is in Pacific Time and take into consideration any time difference as you prepare to submit your application). Education Abroad is hosting two information sessions and an essay review workshop to help you prepare a competitive application.

Gilman Scholarship: Information Sessions
– Monday, February 17th 5:30-7:00 pm in CBA 4.328
– Wednesday, February 26th 5:30-7:00 pm in CBA 4.328

Gilman Scholarship: Essay Review
– Friday, February 28th 12-2:00 pm in SZB 330

The essay review workshop will provide additional information about the selection criteria, essay prompts, and brainstorming exercises to strengthen your essay. If you have a draft of your essays, please bring a printed copy or your laptop so that you can continue the writing process at the workshop.

Global Management Certificate – Open to All UT Undergrads

The Center for Global Business at McCombs is happy to announce it is now accepting applications for the Certificate in Global Management, open to all degree-seeking undergraduates at UT. Offered collaboratively by McCombs and the IRG Department, the certificate is an excellent opportunity for students planning to study abroad to leverage their experience into an international business credential.

We will be having information sessions on:

Wednesday, February 19 @ 5:15 pm in GSB 3.104
Tuesday, February 25 @ 5:15 pm in RLP 1.302C

Applications will be due on March 13. More information on requirements and a link to the application is available on our website at bit.ly/UT-CGM.


DEBORAH SALZBERG, JD | Global Readiness Adviser
The University of Texas at Austin | McCombs Center for Global Business | 512-232-6695 | mccombs.utexas.edu/CGB

Business and Public Policy Certificate Applications are Open!

Please help spread the word to your undergraduate students about the Business Public Policy Certificate. Applications are accepted through March 13.

Info Sessions
Thursday, February 20
Thursday, March 5

All sessions will be from 3:00-4:00 pm in CBA 5.204. Want more information? Click here.

General Overview of the Program
Provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to have an officially recognized concentration in the study of business and public policy.
18 hour certificate program – Usually requires at least two long semesters to complete.
Open to all undergraduate students from any major at UT Austin.
Must be a degree-seeking student with upper-division standing.
Completed at least 24 hours in-residence prior to applying.
Admission to the program is based on a student’s overall academic record.
Students have up to one year following graduation to complete the requirements and receive transcript certification.

Ready to Apply?


Please email us at BPPCertificate@mccombs.utexas.edu.

Kind regards,

STEPHANIE VARGAS, Program Coordinator
The University of Texas at Austin | McCombs School of Business, Department of Business, Government & Society | 512-232-6754| www.mccombs.utexas.edu

Stephen Rice Scholarship

Stephen Rice Memorial Fund (SRMF)
in Partnership with KOOP Community Radio

The Stephen Rice Memorial Fund is offering a GLBTQ Media Scholarship (“Stephen Rice
Scholarship Fund”) through KOOP Community Radio and will be awarded to the high school senior(s) and/or current college student(s) who best meet the requirements set forth by the Scholarship Committee. Scholarship awards can cover any academic or university housing expenses during school term. Award amounts are scheduled for $2500/year although some years we may award more. All awards are up to discretion of the Selection Committee.

The Selection Committee will review and score all submitted applications. Applicant’s
references may be contacted by telephone. The Scholarship Committee may choose to
interview applicants.

Guidelines for the Sponsored Scholarship Program
Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors and students currently enrolled at any college or university. Scholarship monies will be paid directly to the educational institution in the student’s name.

Student applicants must meet the following requirements:
– Participation in radio, television, journalism, public relations, electronic media, film (or
similar) activity.
– Self-identify as Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Transgender or Queer.
– Current high school senior or an enrolled college student at time of application.
– U.S. Citizen, permanent resident or active valid visa.
– 2.25 or higher Grade Point Average (4.0 scale)
– Complete an application that includes a 300-word essay
– Must have acquired acceptance to or be enrolled in accredited college or university of
higher learning.

Student applicant should note any special financial needs on their application form.
All applications and supporting documents must be received no later than March 11,

Please advise your high school/college registrar of this deadline for submission of transcripts and other supporting documentation. Student applicants that have completed one full academic year at a college/university do not need to submit high school transcripts

UTLA & UTNY Info. Sessions and Fall 2020 Application Deadline

The UT in Los Angeles (UTLA) program at the Wofford Denius UTLA Center for Entertainment & Media Studies will be holding three general information sessions in February intended for students interested in participating for Fall 2020 and beyond.

Upcoming Information Sessions
Wednesday, February 19, 5:00PM, BMC 5.102
These info. sessions will be general in nature and intended for anyone with questions about the program, online application, costs, internships, classes, etc.

The deadline to APPLY for Fall 2020 is March 1, 2020.

As a reminder, the UTLA program is open to ALL UT majors and students can participate up to one full year after graduation.

In addition, students pursuing the Media and Entertainment Industries minor in Radio-Television-Film can satisfy up to nine hours (of the fifteen required for the minor) by participating in the program.

For more information on the UT in Los Angeles Program (including a link to the online application), visit here.


The UT in New York (UTNY) program will be holding multiple information sessions in February intended for students interested in participating for Fall 2020 and beyond.

Upcoming Information Sessions
Monday, February 17, 5:00PM, CBA 3.304
Thursday, February 20, 5:00PM, DFA 1.104
Monday, February 24, 5:00PM, BMC 5.102
These info. sessions will be general in nature and intended for anyone with questions about the program, online application, costs, internships, classes, etc. The deadline to APPLY for Fall 2020 is March 1, 2020.

As a reminder, the UTNY program is open to ALL UT majors.

For more information on the UT in New York Program (including a link to the online application), visit here.