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Scholarships and Awards
for Students in the College of Sciences

IMPORTANT

  • If applying for more than one scholarship, you must submit a separate copy of the application form for each.
  • Applications must be received by the deadline. Faxes are not acceptable.
  • Before applying, review the eligibility requirements to ensure you qualify for the scholarship.
  • Include all required documents (essays, recommendations, etc.) with your application.
  • Applicants must be full-time students.
  • Academic classification and major refers to rank and major next Fall.

 

In the tables below, the cell is colored if the category applies to the scholarship.

Scholarship UG Grad Bio,
PreBio,
M&I
Che,
PreChe,
BChe
CS,
PreCS
Env Sci Geo Math Phy Essay Need
Based
Emily Zachry Ansley Endowed Scholarship  

 

             

 

 
COS Presidential Scholarship                  

 

 

Joseph J. Gdovin Memorial Scholarship                      
Kaplan MCAT/DAT Award                      
Harold G. Longbotham Endowed Scholarship               * *    
Sam Madrid, Jr. Endowed Scholarship **

 

                 
Juan and Epifania Martinez Memorial Endowed Scholarship **                    
Scholarship UG Grad Bio,
PreBio,
M&I
Che,
PreChe,
BChe
CS,
PreCS
Env Sci Geo Math Phy Essay Need
Based
North Loop 410 Association Endowed Scholarship                      
Letitia and George Riley Annual Scholarship                      
Bernard P. Sagik Memorial Scholarship                      
Mary Pat and Louis H. Stumberg Endowed Scholarship     *** *** *** *** *** *** ***    
Dr. B. Thyagarajan Endowed Scholarship                      
USAA Foundation Scholarship                      
UG=Undergraduate   Grad=Graduate   Bio=Biology   PreBio=Pre-Biology   M&I=Microbiology and Immunology
Che=Chemistry   PreChe=Pre-Chemistry   BChe=Biochemistry   CS=Computer Science
PreCS=Pre-Computer Science   Env Sci=Environmental Science   Geo=Geology   Math=Mathematics   Phy=Physics
* Note: The Harold G. Longbotham Endowed Scholarship is also available to declared majors in Statistics and Engineering.
** Note: Must have graduated from an eligible high school:
The Sam Madrid, Jr. Endowed Scholarship is only available to graduates from a San Antonio area high school.
The Juan and Epifania Martinez Memorial Endowed Scholarship is only available to graduates from a high school in the Harlandale Independent School District.
*** Note: The Mary Pat and Louis H. Stumberg Endowed Scholarship is available to students who are a declared minor/major in Music and a declared major/minor in Anthropology, Communication, Engineering (all disciplines), Psychology, Science (all disciplines), or Sociology.

 

Scholarships Available to FAME Participants Only

Scholarship UG Grad Bio,
PreBio,
M&I
Che,
PreChe,
BChe
CS,
PreCS
Env Sci Geo Math Phy Essay Need
Based
Peter Enrique Ramirez, MD Annual Scholarship                      
Joel Solis Annual Scholarship                      
Saint Susie Charitable Foundation Scholarship                      
Vudhi V. Slabisak, MD Annual Scholarship                      
Carolyn Breed Woelfler Memorial Scholarship                      
UG=Undergraduate   Grad=Graduate   Bio=Biology   PreBio=Pre-Biology   M&I=Microbiology and Immunology
Che=Chemistry   PreChe=Pre-Chemistry   BChe=Biochemistry   CS=Computer Science
PreCS=Pre-Computer Science   Env Sci=Environmental Science   Geo=Geology   Math=Mathematics   Phy=Physics

 

Additional scholarships may be available through the individual COS departments Please contact the department or check their scholarship website.

 


The Emily Zachry Ansley Endowed Scholarship

The Emily Zachry Ansley Endowed Scholarship is available to undergraduate students who are who are pursuing a major in the College of Sciences. The amount of the award will be contingent upon the availability of scholarship funding.
Estimated value of the award: $1250 - $1500

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student (at least 12 credit hours each semester).
  • Must be a declared major in the College of Sciences.*
    * Biology/Pre-Biology/Microbiology and Immunology, Chemistry/Pre-Chemistry/Biochemistry, Clinical Laboratory Science, Computer Science/Pre-Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics, Multidisciplinary Science, or Physics
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Must be a Texas resident and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Must demonstrate the need for financial assistance as determined by the University of Texas at San Antonio Office of Student Financial Aid. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file with that office by the application deadline.

DEADLINE: Closed
APPLICATION: Closed


The College of Sciences Presidential Scholarship

This scholarship is available for undergraduate (including incoming freshmen) and graduate students who who are pursuing a major in the College of Sciences. The number and amount of awards will be contingent upon the availability of scholarship funding.
Estimated value of the award: $1000

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student (at least 12 credit hours each semester) or graduate student (at least 9 credit hours each semester). An exception may be made on a case-by case basis when the student is not required to take the above stated number of semester credit hours to graduate.
  • Must be declared majors in the College of Sciences.*
    * Biology/Pre-Biology/Microbiology and Immunology, Chemistry/Pre-Chemistry/Biochemistry, Clinical Laboratory Science, Computer Science/Pre-Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics, Multidisciplinary Science, or Physics
  • Incoming freshman must have a high school cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and a minimum SAT composite score of 1090 (without the writing score) or a minimum ACT composite score of 24.
  • Current undergraduate and graduate students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

DEADLINE: Closed
APPLICATION: Closed


The Joseph J. Gdovin, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The Joseph J. Gdovin, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is available to undergraduate students who are declared majors in Biology (or pre-Biology) or other related life sciences. The number and amount of awards will be contingent upon the availability of scholarship funding.
Estimated value of the award: $1600 - $2000

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student (at least 12 credit hours each semester).
  • Must be a declared major in Biology (or pre-Biology) or other related life sciences at the sophomore level or above.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Recipients must demonstrate recognizable academic merit, as determined by the selection committee.
  • Must demonstrate the need for financial assistance as determined by the University of Texas at San Antonio Office of Student Financial Aid. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file with that office by the application deadline.
  • This scholarship is renewable on a semester by semester basis if all selection criteria are met.

DEADLINE: Closed
APPLICATION: Closed


Kaplan MCAT/DAT Award

The Kaplan MCAT/DAT Award is available to undergraduate students who are pursuing degrees in the College of Sciences. The recipient will receive free enrollment in a Kaplan MCAT or DAT preparation course.
Estimated value of the award: $1500

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Recipient(s) must be enrolled in at least 12 hours and actively pursuing a degree at The University of Texas at San Antonio, or its successor. An exception may be made on a case-by-case basis when the student is not required to take 12 credit hours to graduate.
  • Must be a declared major in the College of Sciences* at the junior or senior level.
    * Biology/Pre-Biology/Microbiology and Immunology, Chemistry/Pre-Chemistry/Biochemistry, Clinical Laboratory Science, Computer Science/Pre-Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics, Multidisciplinary Science, or Physics
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.4 (on a 4.0 scale).

DEADLINE: Closed
APPLICATION: Closed


The Dr. Harold G. Longbotham Endowed Scholarship

The Harold G. Longbotham Endowed Scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate or graduate students who are declared majors in Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, or Engineering. The amount of the award will be contingent upon the availability of scholarship funding.
Estimated value of the award: $3500

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student (at least 12 credit hours each semester) or graduate student (at least 9 credit hours each semester).
  • Must be a declared major in Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, or Engineering.
  • Undergraduate applicants must be either a junior (minimum of 60 credit hours completed) or a senior (minimum of 90 credit hours completed).
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale).

DEADLINE: Closed
APPLICATION: Closed


The Sam Madrid, Jr. Endowed Scholarship

The Sam Madrid, Jr. Endowed Scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate students who are pursuing a major in the College of Sciences. The amount of the award will be contingent upon the availability of scholarship funding.
Estimated value of the award: $2200

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student (at least 12 credit hours each semester or incoming freshman for the fall semester.
  • Must be a declared major in the College of Sciences.*
    * Biology/Pre-Biology/Microbiology and Immunology, Chemistry/Pre-Chemistry/Biochemistry, Clinical Laboratory Science, Computer Science/Pre-Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics, Multidisciplinary Science, or Physics
  • Must have graduated from a San Antonio area high school.
  • Incoming freshmen must have had at least a B average in high school.
  • Current students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Must demonstrate the need for financial assistance as determined by the University of Texas at San Antonio Office of Student Financial Aid. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file with that office by the application deadline.

The Sam Madrid, Jr. Endowed Scholarship was established in the fall of 1994 and named after a native San Antonio engineer with a long record of professional and community achievement. Mr. Madrid was involved in establishing the Engineering Program at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

DEADLINE: Closed
APPLICATION: Closed


The Juan and Epifania Martinez Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The Juan and Epifania Martinez Memorial Endowed Scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate students who are pursuing a major in the College of Sciences. The amount of the award will be contingent upon the availability of scholarship funding.
Estimated value of the award: $1500

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student (at least 12 credit hours each semester) or incoming freshman for the fall semester.
  • Must be a declared major in the College of Sciences.*
    * Biology/Pre-Biology/Microbiology and Immunology, Chemistry/Pre-Chemistry/Biochemistry, Clinical Laboratory Science, Computer Science/Pre-Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics, Multidisciplinary Science, or Physics
  • Must have graduated from a high school in the Harlandale Independent School District.
  • Must demonstrate the need for financial assistance as determined by the University of Texas at San Antonio Office of Student Financial Aid. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file with that office by the application deadline.

DEADLINE: Closed
APPLICATION: Closed


The North Loop 410 Association, Inc. Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is available to undergraduate students who are declared majors in the College of Sciences. The amount of award will be contingent upon the availability of scholarship funding. This scholarship is renewable on a competitive basis if all eligibility criteria are met.
Estimated value of the award: $300 - $400

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student (at least 12 credit hours each semester).
  • Must be a declared major in the College of Sciences.*
    * Biology/Pre-Biology/Microbiology and Immunology, Chemistry/Pre-Chemistry/Biochemistry, Clinical Laboratory Science, Computer Science/Pre-Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics, Multidisciplinary Science, or Physics
  • Must have completed at least 30 semester credit hours.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Must be a Texas resident.

Additional Application Requirements:

  • Two (2) recommendation forms completed by UTSA faculty members of the student’s choice.
  • Written statement about the student’s most distinctive honor (300 words or fewer).

DEADLINE: Closed
APPLICATION: Closed


The Letitia and George Riley Annual Scholarship

The Letitia and George Riley Annual Scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate students who are pursuing a major in the College of Sciences. The amount of the award will be contingent upon the availability of scholarship funding.
Estimated value of the award: $2000

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student (at least 12 credit hours each semester) or incoming freshman for the fall semester. An exception may be made on a case-by-case when the student is not required to take 12 hours to graduate.
  • Must be a declared major in the College of Sciences.*
    * Biology/Pre-Biology/Microbiology and Immunology, Chemistry/Pre-Chemistry/Biochemistry, Clinical Laboratory Science, Computer Science/Pre-Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics, Multidisciplinary Science, or Physics
  • Current students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Must be employed at least part time or engaged in an internship.
  • Must demonstrate the need for financial assistance as determined by the University of Texas at San Antonio Office of Student Financial Aid. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file with that office by the application deadline.

DEADLINE: Closed
APPLICATION: Closed


The Bernard P. Sagik Memorial Scholarship

The Bernard P. Sagik Memorial Scholarship is available to undergraduate students who are declared majors in the College of Sciences. The amount of the award will be contingent upon the availability of scholarship funding.
Estimated value of the award: $600 - $700

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student (at least 12 credit hours each semester).
  • Must be a declared major in the College of Sciences.*
    * Biology/Pre-Biology/Microbiology and Immunology, Chemistry/Pre-Chemistry/Biochemistry, Clinical Laboratory Science, Computer Science/Pre-Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics, Multidisciplinary Science, or Physics
  • Must have successfully completed at least 24 hours of course work at the University of Texas at San Antonio with an overall cumulative grade point average at UTSA of 2.8 or better (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are of the first generation of their family to attend or graduate from an institution of higher education. Within this preference, academic merit and subsequently financial need may also be considered.
  • This scholarship will be renewed on an annual basis for up to four years if all eligibility criteria are met.

Additional Application Requirements:

  • Written statement describing their background and academic goals.

DEADLINE: Closed
APPLICATION: Closed


The Mary Pat and Louis H. Stumberg Endowed Scholarship in Interdisciplinary Studies in Music and the Sciences

The Mary Pat and Louis H. Stumberg Endowed Scholarship in Interdisciplinary Studies in Music and the Sciences is available to undergraduate and graduate students who are a declared minor/major in Music and a declared major/minor in Anthropology, Communication, Engineering (all disciplines), Psychology, Science (all disciplines), or Sociology.
Estimated value of the award: not to exceed the cost of tuition and fees

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Undergraduate or graduate students who have a declared major/research focus (or minor) in Music and one of the following disciplines:
    - all disciplines in the College of Sciences
    - all disciplines in the College of Engineering
    - Anthropology
    - Communication
    - Psychology
    - Sociology
    - other social and behavioral science disciplines as may be added in the future

Additional Application Requirements:

  • Brief essay (no less than 200 words) explaining the importance of music in your intellectual and personal life. For graduate students, the essay should include an explanation of your research areas of focus.

DEADLINE: Closed
APPLICATION: Go to http://colfa.utsa.edu/colfa/scholarships for the online application.
If you have any questions, please contact Leigh Owens at leighowen@utsa.edu or (210) 458-4290.


The Dr. B. Thyagarajan Endowed Scholarship

The Dr. B. Thyagarajan Endowed Scholarship is available to undergraduate students who are declared majors in Chemistry, Geology, or Physics. The number and amount of awards will be contingent upon the availability of scholarship funding.
Estimated value of the award: $1100

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student (at least 12 credit hours each semester) or incoming freshman for the fall semester.
  • Must be a declared major in Chemistry, Geology, or Physics at the freshman or sophomore level.
  • Incoming freshmen must have a minimum SAT score of 860 or a minimum ACT score of 18 and rank in the top 50% of their high school graduating class.
  • Current students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.6 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate the need for financial assistance as determined by the University of Texas at San Antonio Office of Student Financial Aid. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file with that office by the application deadline.

Note:

  • Selected recipients, only, will be required to write a two (2) page essay on the life of either United Farm Workers leader Cesar Chavez or India's freedom movement leader Mahatma Ghandi before the award is finalized.

DEADLINE: Closed
APPLICATION: Closed


The USAA Foundation Scholarship

The USAA Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is available for undergraduate (including incoming freshmen) who who are pursuing a major in the College of Sciences. The number and amount of awards will be contingent upon the availability of scholarship funding.
Estimated value of the award: $2500 - $3000

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student (at least 12 credit hours each semester). An exception may be made on a case-by case basis when the student is not required to take the above stated number of semester credit hours to graduate.
  • Must be declared majors in the College of Sciences.*
    * Biology/Pre-Biology/Microbiology and Immunology, Chemistry/Pre-Chemistry/Biochemistry, Clinical Laboratory Science, Computer Science/Pre-Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics, Multidisciplinary Science, or Physics
  • Incoming freshman must have a high school cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and a minimum SAT composite score of 1090 (without the writing score) or a minimum ACT composite score of 24.
  • Current undergraduate students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Must demonstrate the need for financial assistance as determined by the University of Texas at San Antonio Office of Student Financial Aid. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file with that office by the application deadline.

DEADLINE: Closed
APPLICATION: Closed


Scholarships Available to FAME Participants Only

The Peter Enrique Ramirez, MD Annual Scholarship

The Peter Enrique Ramirez, MD Annual Scholarship is available to incoming high school students or current UTSA freshmen students participating in the Facilitated Acceptance to Medical Education (FAME) program.
Estimated value of the award: $7000 to be disbursed $3500 annually for two academic years

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Must be an incoming freshman or current freshman enrolled in the Facilitated Acceptance to Medical Education (FAME) program.
  • Among the qualified recipients, preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need as determined by the University of Texas at San Antonio Office of Student Financial Aid. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file with that office by the application deadline.
  • May be renewed for up to two (2) years provided the recipient continues to meet the eligibility criteria.

DEADLINE: Closed
APPLICATION: Closed


The Joel Solis Annual Scholarship

The Joel Solis Annual Scholarship is available to current UTSA freshmen or sophomore students participating in the Facilitated Acceptance to Medical Education (FAME) program.
Estimated value of the award: $2000

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Must be a freshman or sophomore enrolled in the Facilitated Acceptance to Medical Education (FAME) program.
  • Among the qualified recipients, preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need as determined by the University of Texas at San Antonio Office of Student Financial Aid. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file with that office by the application deadline.

DEADLINE: Closed
APPLICATION: Closed


The Saint Susie Charitable Foundation Scholarship

The Saint Susie Charitable Foundation Scholarship is available to incoming UTSA freshmen students participating in the Facilitated Acceptance to Medical Education (FAME) program.
Estimated value of the award: Three awards in the amount of $5000 each

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Must be an incoming freshman enrolled in the Facilitated Acceptance to Medical Education (FAME) program.
  • Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated financial need as determined by the University of Texas at San Antonio Office of Student Financial Aid. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file with that office by the application deadline.
  • As funding permits, may be automatically renewed for as many as two (2) years as long as the recipient remains in good standing in the FAME program and is enrolled as a full-time student at UTSA.

DEADLINE: Closed
APPLICATION: Closed


The Vudhi V. Slabisak, MD Annual Scholarship

The Vudhi V. Slabisak, MD Annual Scholarship is available to incoming high school students or current UTSA freshmen students participating in the Facilitated Acceptance to Medical Education (FAME) program.
Estimated value of the award: $9000 to be disbursed $3000 annually for three academic years

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

DEADLINE: Closed
APPLICATION: Closed


The Carolyn Breed Woelfler Memorial Scholarship

The Carolyn Breed Woelfler Memorial Scholarship is available to incoming high school students or current UTSA freshmen students participating in the Facilitated Acceptance to Medical Education (FAME) program.
Estimated value of the award: $3000 to be disbursed $1500 annually for two academic years

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Must be an incoming freshman or current freshman enrolled in the Facilitated Acceptance to Medical Education (FAME) program.
  • Among the qualified recipients, preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need as determined by the University of Texas at San Antonio Office of Student Financial Aid. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file with that office by the application deadline.
  • Will be renewed for up to two (2) years provided the recipient continues to meet the eligibility criteria.

DEADLINE: Closed
APPLICATION: Closed