Beinecke Scholarship Program

Are you a Sociology major interested in graduate work in the social sciences, humanities, and/or the arts? Are you a junior?  Well now is your chance to get some funding! The Beinecke Scholarship is a hefty scholarship that gives you $4000 just prior to entering graduate school and $30,000 during your time in graduate school!


  • Have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during his or her undergraduate years.Primary evidence of meeting this criterion is a student’s history of receiving need-based institutional, state or federal grants-in-aid. An institutional financial aid officer will be required to complete a Financial Data Sheet certifying that the student meets this criterion. During the selection process, the amount of financial need will be one of the factors considered with preference being given to candidates for whom the awarding of a scholarship would significantly increase the likelihood of the student’s being able to attend graduate school.
  • Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career.
  • Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree during the 2017-2018 academic year. “Junior” means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2018 and August 2019.
  • Plan to enter a master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Students in the social sciences who plan to pursue graduate study in neuroscience should not apply for a Beinecke Scholarship.
  • Be a United States citizen or a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Final applications are due in early February, 2018.

More information can be found here.

Texas Leadership Summit

The Leadership and Ethics Institute is excited to announce that registration is open for the Spring 2018 Texas Leadership Summit! This is a one-day leadership conference for students to develop and refine their leadership competencies through experiential workshops, roundtable discussions, and networking. refine their leadership competencies through experiential workshops, roundtable discussions, and networking.

  • February 10, 2018 from 10am-4pm in the SAC.
  • Registration is currently open to any UT Austin student. The priority deadline is December 20, 2017. Register by the priority deadline for a free t-shirt!
  • Any student, faculty, or staff member is eligible to present at Texas Leadership Summit. Submit your proposal today!

Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP)

The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill has opened applications for their Summer research program for the Summer of 2018! They are looking for historically under-represented students who are wanting to go into academia and diversify their discipline in the humanities, social science, and the arts.

Some perks include:

  • A GRE prep course
  • Campus housing
  • Summer stipend
  • Complimentary domestic travel to AND from UNC Chapel Hill
  • Meal Allowance
  • And personal development workshops that focus on honing your communication and writing skills

More information can be found here.

The deadline for this program is February 10th, 2018!

Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)

The Leadership Alliance, a broad consortium of schools including Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, and Stanford, has just recently opened its application for the Summer 2018 cycle. For 8 – 10 weeks you will be able to work on your own independent research project with faculty at your respective university all while getting paid to do it. Even better, the Mellon Initiative within the program is looking for social scientist researchers and that means you!

Check out the link to their website here!

Applications are due by February 1st, 2018!

’13th’: Screening and Discussion on Mass Incarceration in the United States

The Humanities Institute is hosting its Fall 2017 Difficult Dialogues Public Forum on October 30th at 6 PM

Location: POB 2.302

Following the screening, they will host a panel of faculty speakers and a criminal justice organizer from Grassroots Action. During the panel session, students will have a chance to practice engaging in dialogue with each other on the topic.

For Full Information on the event, click here.

To RSVP, click here.

Annie’s List Internship

Annie’s list is an organization looking to elect progressive women across the State f Texas at both the local and statewide level. Now, they are looking for interns to help further this campaign for the Spring 2018 semester.

What you need to send:

  • Cover letter expressing your interest in the program and preferred department
  • A one-page resumé

Send these materials to Ana Harris at

More information can be found at:

But hurry! The application closes next Wednesday, October 18th, at 5 PM!

Orientation Advisor Recruitment

Do you like helping students navigate the 40 acres? Do you want to continue a legacy of amazing orientation experiences for new students? Become an Orientation Advisor!

Learn about what it is like to welcome new classes of students and even gain some practical people skills along the way.

Info Sessions:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 115:30-6:30pm, BUR 106
  • ThursdayOct. 127:30-8:30pm, CAL 100
  • TuesdayOct. 177:30-8:30pm, JES A121A
  • Wednesday, Oct. 187:30-8:30pm, GSB 2.126
  • SundayOct. 225:30-6:30 p.m., CLA 0.126
  • MondayOct. 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m., CAL 100

Want to know what exactly being an OA entails? Check out the following link below for a full job description:

Applications are due on October 27th at 4 PM so be sure to get it in on time!

Alternative Breaks

Interested in making a difference in the Austin or South Texas community? The Division for Diversity and Community Engagement has opened applications for the 2018 Alternative Breaks Spring Break program! Dedicate your Spring Break towards serving communities facing the everyday threat of gentrification or dealing with immigration policy reform.

Applications close on Friday, October 6th!

Check out their website:

UT Alternative Breaks DDCE

Also, don’t forget to fill out the application!

UT AB Application

Graduate School Planning Info Session

Thinking about Graduate School? Do you need help planning?

The Texas Career Council will be hosting a Graduate School Planning session in the Texas Lonestar Room (UNB 3.208) from 11 AM to 12 PM on Tuesday, October 10th.

Take this wonderful opportunity to find out what is required for graduate school applications. Also, check out previous postings about the Ford Pre-Doctoral Fellowship and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship!