Author Archives: Alle Sanchez

2024-25 UEPS Application Open in LASSO

We are happy to announce that the University Endowed Presidential Scholarship (UEPS) application is now open in LASSO! The University Endowed Presidential Scholarship (UEPS) program was created in 1973 to provide scholarships to outstanding juniors and seniors at The University of Texas at Austin. We expect to make over 250 awards for 2024-25. Most UEPS awardees must be a junior or senior by Fall 2024, have a GPA of at least 3.75, and must have completed at least 45 hours in residence at UT Austin, but there are some awards that do not have these requirements. Recipients should enroll full-time in the 2024-25 academic year.

To be considered, please log in to LASSO and submit the OSFA – University-wide Endowed Presidential Scholarship Application by March 25, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.

LAH & Humanities Discord

Say goodbye to Slack and welcome… the LAH & HUMANITIES DISCORD!

The LAH & Humanities Discord is created for students to congregate and connect through a virtual community. There are subchannels within the Discord dedicated to job opportunities, socials, advice, LAH/Humanities Student Councils, 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 administrators for the server) know if there is a group you want to see created! Thanks and Hook ‘Em! :)

Join the LAH & Humanities Discord Server via the link here.

Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunity!

This spring, the Senate of College Councils Academic Enrichment Committee will be awarding three $1,000 Study Abroad Scholarships to qualified UT students! Eligible applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student at UT Austin currently accepted into an accredited Maymester or Summer 2024 program.

 

Additionally, applicants must have (1) completed two semesters or be currently enrolled in their 2nd semester, (2) have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and (3) be in good academic standing. The application is due on Sunday, March 3rd at 11 PM CST. Should applicants have questions, please email senateae@gmail.com or Veronica Cantu, Senate Financial Advisor, veronicanc@austin.utexas.edu.

 

Applications can be accessed by clicking the link here!

Advise TX: College Advising Corps

Advise TX places recent college graduates as full-time college advisers in Title One high schools in five regions of Texas. Advise TX provides the support that students in Title One high schools require to navigate the complex processes of college admissions, matriculation and financial aid. The University of Texas at Austin chapter has 18 advisers serving Central Texas, Dallas, El Paso, Houston and the Rio Grande Valley.

  • 11 month contract with the option to renew for another year (perfect for anyone wanting a gap year or two).
  • Opportunity to shape the lives and futures of high school students; if you believe in the importance of higher education, this role gives you the opportunity to help students access it.
  • Phenomenal jumping off point for any career; gets you connected to a national organization that is respected around the globe.

This would be a perfect opportunity for LAHers! Click here to visit the Advise TX website.

Middle Eastern Studies Summer Language Institutes

Hebrew Summer Institute

Earn 12 hours of Hebrew language credit from UT Austin (UT Extension) during UT’s summer session. Reach intermediate level Hebrew in just 10 weeks, no language background required!

  • When: June 6 – August 19
  • Location: Online (synchronous)
  • Cost: $3,000
  • Application Deadline: April 19, 2024
  • Program Coordinator: Tyus Welter

Arabic Summer Institute

Earn 10-12 hours of Arabic language credit (Beginner – Advanced) from UT Austin (UT Extension) during UT’s summer session.

  • When: June 6 – August 19
  • Location: On-Campus
  • Cost: $4,750
  • Application Deadline: April 15, 2024
  • Program Coordinator: Julia Nelson

The Project 2024

The Project is UT Austin’s largest day of student service. This university-wide event helps thousands of students, faculty, and staff each year connect with a different Austin neighborhood. It is organized and run by the Community Engagement Collective (CEC) and annually marks the culmination of a year-long partnership between the CEC and the selected neighborhood’s community leaders.

Join us on March 2nd, 2024 as we partner with the Dove Springs neighborhood to complete beautification projects!

If you’re interested in volunteering, please sign up by clicking here and choosing your preferred volunteer site and shift time! For Project updates, follow @ut_collective on Instagram.

Summer Internship Program

Texas LEAD is happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Summer Internship Program. This program provides undergraduate students at The University of Texas at Austin real-world professional experiences while being supported by competitive compensation and housing assistance. The program takes place May 20 through July 26, 2024. Positions will have in-person and virtual responsibilities.

Applications are open now, and the deadline to apply is February 16th, 2024. Click here to learn more!

McNair Scholars Program Spring 2024

Applications for the McNair Scholars Program are now open for Spring! McNair, part of the U.S. Department of Education’s funded TRIO programs, guides first-generation and low-income students into Ph.D. programs, and provides funding to assist with that process.

Applications are due by Sunday, March 31st, at 11:59pm! Click here to be brought to the website or the link below to see the flyer.

McNair Recruitment Flyer Spring 2024 (c)

Polish Club-LAH Event

The Polish Club at UT will be hosting Stephen Mull, former U.S. Ambassador to Poland and former U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania, as he delivers a speech entitled “The U.S.-Poland Special Friendship.” The event will feature a moderated audience Q&A and will take place on Friday, February 16th, at 10:00am through Microsoft Teams. Please register by clicking the link here!