Monthly Archives: September 2023

2023 COLA Book Fair!

Join us on October 11 from 1–5 p.m. for the second annual COLA BOOK FAIR!

The event will feature:

  • New faculty publications for sale
  • FREE book giveaways from the libraries of your favorite faculty members
  • FREE T-shirts, bookmarks, and other swag
  • Live music from Butler School of Music students
  • Book signings by COLA faculty members
  • Readings from faculty authors
  • Student magazine representatives
  • Information and resources from Liberal Arts Career Services

For more event details regarding the 2023 COLA Book Fair, click here!

McNair Scholars Program Fall 2023

The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, part of the U.S. Department of Education’s funded TRIO programs, guides first-generation and low-income and/or underrepresented students into Ph.D. programs, and provides funding to assist with that process.

Applications are due on Friday, December 8th at 11:59 PM.

For more information about the program, your eligibility, and how to apply, click here! Also, feel free to reach out to Dr. Nabeeha Chaudhary and Dr. Eric Dieter with any questions you might have.

Truman Scholarship Applications Now Open

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship provides $30,000 towards a public service-related graduate degree to students who aspire to work in a public service career.  The Truman foundation broadly defines public service to include employment in government, public-interest organizations, nongovernmental research, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations. Juniors, or seniors, graduating in 2024-25, OR, seniors graduating early (3 years or less) in 2023-24 are eligible to apply. UT application deadline: October 27th, 2023.

Learn more by clicking here or registering for the information session here!

Health Careers Mentorship Program (HCMP) Applications Open!

Interested in shadowing and mentorship?

UT Austin’s Health Careers Mentorship Program is dedicated to teaching mature, motivated pre-health students about both the clinical and non-clinical aspects of health care through shadowing, mentorship, and professional development opportunities. HCMP offers 60+ hours of physician shadowing in various specialties. The application timeline and information session dates can be found on their WebsiteFacebook, and Instagram.

Any eligible UT Austin pre-health student who will be in Austin for at least two semesters can apply. Applications close on Thursday, October 12th at 11:59 PM.

LAH and Humanities Career Inquiry

Calling all LAH and Humanities students!

The LAH intern team is currently developing enriching programs aimed to further connect current LAH communities, inform students of experiential learning opportunities, and broaden students’ networks and connections with alumni.

Please provide your unique and honest experiences to help enhance the LAH and Humanities career exploration programs here!

Join the LAH Community Slack!

We recently created a Slack channel for current LAH students to join and find ways to connect through a virtual community. There are subgroups within Slack dedicated to job opportunities, socials on campus, an advice column regarding aspects of LAH, and a general subsection for chatting with others. We will be adding other channels throughout the year upon request so let Kara Burks or Kayla Sorge (both advisors for the channel) know if there is a group you want to see created!

Thanks and Hook ‘Em! :)

Join the LAH Slack Channel here.

Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium (FURS)

The Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium (FURS) will take place in person on September 23rd, 2023, from 11am to 4:30pm. Undergraduate researchers from UT and across Texas will speak on their research projects in the biological and chemical sciences and may participate in the Science Slam. General sessions will include 8-minute research presentations followed by 2 minutes of questions. Science Slam talks are 3-minute “elevator” talks in which students describe their research targeting a non-scientist/layperson audience. Also, graduate schools from across Texas will be at the event for recruiting!

Want to be involved in FURS 2023? Applications for Volunteering and Abstract Submission are now open!

Teach For America Corp Member Application

With a long history at the University of Texas, Teach For America is a majority-BIPOC leadership development organization working to disrupt educational inequity in low-income communities across the United States. Hundreds of Longhorns have joined our diverse network over the years, and we are hoping to find more incredible students who are interested in making a profound and immediate impact during undergrad and after graduation.

Teach For America’s upcoming corps member deadline is September 18th, 2023.

Interested in making an impact? Click here for more information on the program and its application process!

Gilman Scholarship for Pell Students

The Gilman Scholarship is a generous federal scholarship for study abroad and a great opportunity for U.S. citizens receiving a Federal Pell Grant to fund their international experience. UT Austin is consistently a top producer of Gilman Scholars.

If interested, the office for Education Abroad is hosting two virtual information sessions to help students prepare a competitive application. During the information sessions, we will cover scholarship details, selection criteria, and tips for submitting a competitive application. We will also host an in-person writing workshop for essay review.

To find more information on information sessions and writing workshops, click here. To find an overview of the Gilman Scholarship and its program, click here. The application deadline for Academic Year 2024-2025 is Thursday, October 5th, 2023!

Global Change Maker Scholarship Applications

Are you considering studying or interning abroad?

The Center for Global Business is offering scholarship awards of up to $5,000 to support students pursuing international experience through study abroad or international internships.  Students from all undergraduate majors are welcome to apply, and all varieties of study abroad and international internship programs are eligible.

Applications for travel in Spring 2024 are now open, and priority applications for Summer/Fall 2024 travel are also being accepted. Applications are due September 30th, 2023.

Click the link here to learn more about the Global Change Maker Scholarship and apply!