Daily Archives: March 28, 2023

LAH Out of State Tuition Waiver

For Out of State students who plan to register for UT classes this summer (this can include study abroad courses on an Exchange program)

LAH has a few tuition waivers that allow you to pay in state tuition for the summer.  The tuition waiver also comes with a $1000 scholarship.

To apply, please follow this link to the College of Liberal Arts scholarship portal.

You must follow this link to get connected to the LAH scholarships.

Recruiting 23-24 Community Engagement Student Fellows

The Center for Community Engagement is recruiting for the 2023-2024 class of Volunteer UT Student Fellows.

Volunteer UT Student Fellows will serve as ambassadors between The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE) and the 18 colleges and schools across the Forty Acres. Each student fellow will act as a dedicated liaison to two academic units, connecting them with CCE resources to support service learning and community engagement. Fellows will be appointed for one academic year and receive a $1,000 stipend for their service. Additional program details and application information are available on the Center for Community Engagement website.

We encourage you to share the attached flyer widely with undergraduate students and student groups affiliated with your college or school.

Questions? Please contact utcce@austin.utexas.edu.

NEW Leadership Texas: Apply by April 3rd

NEW Leadership is a national non-partisan program developed by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University to address the underrepresentation of women in American politics. There are NEW Leadership programs in about 25 states. NEW Leadership Texas has been at UT since 2012.

NEW Leadership Texas is a six-day residential summer institute sponsored by UT’s Center for Women’s & Gender Studies that educates college students about the important role that politics plays in their lives and encourages them to become effective leaders in the political arena.

Who should apply?

  •     Undergraduate students enrolled in any Texas college or university for 2022-2023, or are graduating in May 2023;
  •     Texas residents attending out-of-state schools;
  •     All majors are welcome

My name is Ashley Berry, and I am the Senior Administrative Program Coordinator at the Center for Women’s & Gender Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. We will be hosting NEW Leadership Texas on campus from May 31 to June 5. 

NEW Leadership Texas brings together college students from across the political spectrum to the UT Austin campus each year to discuss the roles of women in leadership and politics. The program exposes participants to new ideas and opportunities as they consider their future careers.

Participation in NEW Leadership Texas does have a program fee of $500. However, if funding for the fee cannot be obtained from the school or department, we have scholarships available.

The application can be found here (Due April 3):


with questions contact: ashley.berry@austin.utexas.edu

Invitation to Participate in a Survey on Windowless Rooms in Off-Campus Housing

You are invited to participate in a survey about windowless rooms in off-campus housing and their impact on well-being.

Your input is valuable in helping us understand the impacts of windowless rooms on mental and physical health. The survey will take no more than 5 minutes to complete and your responses will remain confidential.

By participating in this survey, you will be contributing to a better understanding of the living conditions in our neighborhood and helping us develop strategies to improve the well-being of residents.

To participate in the survey, please click on the following link: https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1X1bub7NRG8jUge

This is a one-time email solicitation with no follow-up reminders. The deadline for responses is April 2 at 11:59pm.


Plan II Honors Class of 2023

TCE Internship Fund – Applications for Summer 2023 Now Open

Texas Career Engagement Internship Fund

Summer 2023

Texas Career Engagement created the Internship Fund to help reduce the financial barriers to internship participation for UT Austin undergraduate and graduate students with high financial need. Students may be eligible to receive funding of $15 per hour up to a maximum total of $2,000 based on internship hours completed between June 1 and August 11, 2023. Explore the TCE Internship Fund page to learn about student and internship eligibility, to learn more about the funding and to apply. We encourage you to apply early as priority to the limited funds will be given to eligible students with the highest financial need and earliest application date.

Connecting UT Students to Community Priorities: Direct Service and Leadership Programs

Connecting UT Students to Community Priorities: Direct Service and Leadership Programs 
Thursday, April 13, 2023 (6:00 – 7:30 pm)
REAL Learning Academy Cafeteria
William Cannon Campus 

6405 S IH 35
Austin, TX 78744

In collaboration with our long-time community partner Dove Springs Proud, UT’s Center for Community Engagement is excited to invite you to our upcoming Front Porch GatheringConnecting UT Students to Community Priorities: Direct Service and Leadership Programs. This event will be held in Dove Springs.

Based on community priority responses, we are introducing attendees to the work of CCE’s student engagement and leadership programs. During this Front Porch Gathering, we will hear directly from student leaders and the CCE staff who manage direct service opportunities with communities locally, nationally, and internationally to discuss how Student Engagement programming connects students seeking volunteer experience with service-based community organizations.

We will also facilitate smaller break-out groups for community members to share and identify direct-service opportunities for students in the surrounding Central Texas area and provide input on additional ways these programs can continue to connect with and support the priorities of the surrounding communities.

RSVP by Monday, April 10, 2023 
Dinner will be provided 


The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) serves as UT Austin’s “front porch.” This center fosters mutually beneficial community-university collaborations that further the university’s mission to serve Texas and beyond, with an emphasis on historically and currently underserved communities.

CCE’s Front Porch Gathering Series represents UT’s open door to the Austin community. These events connect UT faculty and resources with engaged community members and organizations in an effort to identify strategies, align efforts, and foster collaborative relationships that result in action. The monthly gathering works to address issues of equity, disparity, and access in Central Texas.

Longhorn TIES Neurodiversity Support

Longhorn TIES seeks to enhance the student experience for students who identify as neurodivergent through advocacy, connections and training, starting with the New Student Orientation process and continuing throughout the student’s tenure at the university. Longhorn TIES encompasses neurodivergent student support services, #NDatUT campus-wide programming and events, presentations and trainings, and more! 

TIES – Drop-In Services TIES – One-Pager

Recruiting for Texas Trees for Change

LAH’s EnvisionAustin 2022 winners have developed a mission to close the tree canopy gap between higher and lower-income communities in Austin. Through our research, we discovered that West Austin has an index of 78%, while East Austin has an index of only 22%, where people of color make up the majority of the population. Both adults and children are negatively affected by the lack of trees and green spaces, and Texas Trees for Change aims to promote both environmentalism and social justice through planting trees in East Austin elementary schools.

We hope you will join us in our efforts to work towards a greener future! Click here to visit our HornsLink: https://utexas.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/txtrees4change

For more information, please visit https://thetexasorator.com/2023/02/22/texas-trees-for-change-is-addressing-austins-tree-inequity-problem/