College of Sciences Scholarships and Awards


 

For Fall 2018 – Spring 2019
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

IMPORTANT

  • Review ALL criteria in the chart and descriptions prior to applying to ensure you qualify.
  • Applications lacking required documents will not be considered.
  • Criteria apply to the academic year in which the scholarship will be awarded.
  • FAFSA has to be on file with UTSA Financial Aid by May 1.
  • International students are not eligible for scholarships that require a FAFSA.

 

In the table below, colored cells mean the category applies. For specific details regarding requirements, click the scholarship name.

Scholarship Incoming
Freshman
UG Grad Majors GPA Essay Letters
of Rec
FAFSA Other
Arcie and Craig Jordan Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship in Sciences       all College of Sciences majors 3.25+
(science & math courses)
pedagogical proposal     may be renewed
Bernard P. Sagik Memorial Scholarship   24+ UTSA hours completed   all College of Sciences majors 2.8+ academic background and goals advised   1st generation preferred; merit & need may be considered

may be renewed
Dr. B. Thyagarajan Endowed Scholarship 860+ SAT
or
18+ ACT

Top 50%
1-60 hours completed   Chemistry; Geology; Physics 2.6+
(current UTSA student)
  advised   recipients write a 2 page essay
Dr. Harold G. Longbotham Endowed Scholarship   60+ hours completed   Engineering; Math; Physics; Statistics 3.2+        
Drs. Ricardo and Harriett Romo College of Sciences Endowed Scholarship       all College of Sciences majors 2.0+       may be renewed
Emily Zachry Ansley Endowed Scholarship       all College of Sciences majors 2.5+       TX resident & US citizen or permanent resident

may be renewed
Enterprise Architecture Endowed Scholarship       all College of Sciences majors 3.0+       Recipients participate in networking events with the SA Enterprise Architecture Forum
Joseph J. Gdovin Memorial Scholarship   30+ hours completed   Biochemistry; Biology; Chemistry; Microbiology 2.8+   advised   demonstrate recognizable academic merit
Juan and Epifania Martinez Memorial Endowed Scholarship       all College of Sciences majors         Harlandale ISD graduate
Kaplan Test Prep Award   60+ hours completed   all College of Sciences majors 3.4+       award is a free test prep course
Merle and Helen Converse Annual Scholarship       Applied Physics; Electrical Engineering 3.0+       may be renewed
North Loop 410 Association, Inc. Endowed Scholarship   30+ hours completed   all College of Sciences majors 3.2+ most distinctive honor required
(2 UTSA faculty)
  TX resident

may be renewed
Ruth and Dan Bates Scholarship       all College of Sciences majors 3.0+        
Sam Madrid, Jr. Endowed Scholarship in Science and Engineering       all College of Sciences majors 3.0+       San Antonio area high school graduate
San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. Annual Scholarship   1-29 hours completed; 60-89 hours completed   Biochemistry; Biology; Chemistry; Environmental Science; Geology; Microbiology 2.5+       review detailed description – there are significant, strict criteria
USAA Foundation Scholarship 1090+ SAT
or
24+ ACT
    all College of Sciences majors 3.0+        
Complete the COLFA Online Application for the following scholarship.
If you have any questions, contact Paulo Villarreal at paulo.villarreal@utsa.edu or (210) 458-4290.
Mary Pat and Louis H. Stumberg Endowed Scholarship       all College of Sciences majors/minors who are a major/minor in Music          

 

Departments often offer scholarships. Contact the department to inquire or visit their scholarship website.
BiologyChemistryComputer ScienceEnvironmental ScienceGeological SciencesMathematicsPhysics & Astronomy

 


Arcie and Craig Jordan Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship in Sciences

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Undergraduate, enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester)
    *exceptions for those who do not need to be full-time to graduate
  • Major: any major housed in the College of Sciences
  • GPA: Cumulative 3.25+ (4.0 scale) in all science and mathematics courses
  • Automatically renewable at the discretion of the Dean of the College of Sciences

ADDITIONAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • 1-2 page pedagogical proposal co-authored by the faculty member, describing the revisions to take place for the course of interest and how the student will assist with the revisions

Bernard P. Sagik Memorial Scholarship

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Undergraduate, enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester)
  • Completed 24+ semester credit hours at UTSA
  • Major: any major housed in the College of Sciences
  • GPA: 2.8+ (4.0 scale)
  • Preference given to applicants who are the first generation of their family to attend or graduate from college; wthin this preference, academic merit and financial need may be considered
  • Automatically renewable for up to four years if all eligibility criteria are met

ADDITIONAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Written statement describing your background and academic goals.

Dr. B. Thyagarajan Endowed Scholarship

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Incoming Freshmen or Undergraduate, enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester)
  • Incoming Freshmen: 860+ SAT or 18+ ACT and Top 50% rank in graduating class
  • Undergraduate: cumulative 2.6+ GPA (4.0 scale) and completed 1-60 semester credit hours
  • Major: Chemistry, Geology, Physics
  • Must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the FAFSA on file with the UTSA Office of Student Financial Aid

ADDITIONAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants: it is suggested that you submit 1-2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Recipients only: required to write a 2-page essay on the life of United Farm Workers leader Cesar Chavez or India's freedom movement leader Mahatma Ghandi

Dr. Harold G. Longbotham Endowed Scholarship

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Undergraduate, enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester) or
    Graduate, enrolled full-time (9+ credit hours/semester)
  • Undergraduate: completed 60+ semester credit hours
  • Major: Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics
  • GPA: cumulative 3.2+ (4.0 scale) for all applicants

Drs. Ricardo and Harriett Romo College of Sciences Endowed Scholarship

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Incoming Freshmen or Undergraduate, enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester)
    *exceptions for those who do not need to be full-time to graduate
  • Major: any major housed in the College of Sciences
  • GPA: cumulative 2.0+ (4.0 scale)

Emily Zachry Ansley Endowed Scholarship

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Undergraduate, enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester)
  • Major: any major housed in the College of Sciences
  • GPA: cumulative 2.5+ (4.0 scale)
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be a Texas resident
  • Must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the FAFSA on file with the UTSA Office of Student Financial Aid
  • Automatically renewable if all eligibility criteria are met

Enterprise Architecture Endowed Scholarship

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Undergraduate, enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester) or
    Graduate, enrolled full-time (9+ credit hours/semester)
    *exceptions for those who do not need to be full-time to graduate but are taking at least 6 credit hours
  • Major: any major housed in the College of Sciences
  • GPA: cumulative 3.0+ (4.0 scale)
  • FAFSA submission to the UTSA Office of Student Financial Aid is encouraged
  • Recipients should have an interest in the field of Enterprise Architecture and are expected to participate in networking events with the San Antonio Enterprise Architecture Forum

Joseph J. Gdovin, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Undergraduate, enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester)
  • Completed 30+ semester credit hours
  • Major: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology
  • GPA: cumulative 2.8+ (4.0 scale)
  • Must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the FAFSA on file with the UTSA Office of Student Financial Aid
  • Must demonstrate recognizable academic merit
  • Renewable on a semester by semester basis if all eligibility criteria are met

ADDITIONAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants: it is suggested that you submit 1-2 Letters of Recommendation

Juan and Epifania Martinez Memorial Endowed Scholarship

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Incoming Freshmen or Undergraduate, enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester)
  • Major: any major housed in the College of Sciences
  • Must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the FAFSA on file with the UTSA Office of Student Financial Aid
  • Must have graduated from the Harlandale Independent School District

Kaplan Test Prep Award

Recipient receives free enrollment in a test preparation course (MCAT, DAT, PCAT, GRE, or LSAT).

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Undergraduate, enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester)
    *exceptions for those who do not need to be full-time to graduate
  • Completed 60+ semester credit hours
  • Major: any major housed in the College of Sciences
  • GPA: cumulative 3.4+ (4.0 scale)

Merle and Helen Converse Annual Scholarship

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Incoming Freshman or Undergraduate, enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester)
    *exceptions for those who do not need to be full-time to graduate but are taking at least 6 credit hours
  • Major: Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering
  • GPA: cumulative 3.0+ (4.0 scale)
  • Automatically renewable if all eligibility criteria are met

North Loop 410 Association, Inc. Endowed Scholarship

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Undergraduate, enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester)
  • Completed 30+ semester credit hours
  • Major: any major housed in the College of Sciences
  • GPA: cumulative 3.2+ (4.0 scale)
  • Must be a Texas resident

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation completed by UTSA faculty members
  • Written statement about your most distinctive honor (300 words or less)

Ruth and Dan Bates Scholarship

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Incoming Freshman or Undergraduate, enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester) or
    Graduate enrolled full-time (9+ credit hours/semester)
  • Major: any major housed in the College of Sciences
  • GPA: cumulative 3.0+ (4.0 scale)

Sam Madrid, Jr. Endowed Scholarship in Science and Engineering

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Incoming Freshman or Undergraduate, enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester)
  • Major: any major housed in the College of Sciences
  • GPA: cumulative 3.0+ (4.0 scale)
  • Must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the FAFSA on file with the UTSA Office of Student Financial Aid
  • Must have graduated from a San Antonio area high school

San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. Annual Scholarship

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Incoming Freshman, current Undergraduate freshman, or current Undergraduate junior, enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester)
  • Major: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Microbiology
  • GPA: cumulative 2.5+ (4.0 scale)
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must have graduated from a Texas public, private, or home school on or after May 2016
  • Automatically renewable for 8 semesters (freshman) or 4 semesters (juniors)

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • May not be pursuing an online degree
    Recipients may only take one online course per semester and it must be a degree requirement; cost of additional online courses is not covered by the scholarship and will not count towards the 12 credit hour requirement
  • Transfer students from Alamo Colleges are not eligible
  • At the beginning and end of each semester: each recipient is responsible for submitting final grades, next semester’s class schedule, and fee statement to the SALE’s Scholarship Coordinator to receive funds for payment of tuition, books, or fees

USAA Foundation Scholarship

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Incoming Freshman or Undergraduate, enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours semester) or
    Graduate, enrolled full-time (9+ credit hours/semester)
    *exceptions for those who do not need to be full-time to graduate
  • Incoming Freshman: 1090+ SAT or 24+ ACT
  • Major: any major housed in the College of Sciences
  • GPA: cumulative 3.0+ (4.0 scale)
  • Must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the FAFSA on file with the UTSA Office of Student Financial Aid