Daily Archives: September 6, 2023

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!

COLA Common Read Event

Please join us for the next installment of The Futures Initiative: Liberal Arts in Sustainability & Nonprofits- A Conversation with Kareece Sacco.

Kareece Sacco, a UT Geography Alum, will be sharing how her liberal arts degree helped her lead teams building sustainable clean water solutions in rural Kenya and start her own consulting practice providing comprehensive support and expertise in various aspects of nonprofit operations.

Kareece is the former Executive Director of Well Aware, was nominated as an Austin Women Magazine Woman to Watch and supports and volunteers for multiple Austin-based nonprofit organizations. She looks forward to sharing her career journey with current liberal arts longhorns.

This session will be held in RLP 1.302E from 4-5pm on September 13th. You can register for this event on Handshake!