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UTSA staff: Deadline to apply for Staff Council scholarship is Feb. 15

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(Feb. 1, 2010)--Benefits-eligible UTSA employees in the "classified" or "administrative and professional" categories and enrolled in at least three credit hours can apply for the Staff Council Annual Scholarship. The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 13. There will be one $250 award for an undergraduate student and one $250 for a graduate student.

>> Visit the UTSA Scholarships Web site to download the UTSA General Scholarship Application (PDF format) and for information on other UTSA scholarships.

The UTSA Staff Council raises money through water sales at the spring commencement ceremonies to generate scholarship funds for UTSA staff members furthering their education.

Criteria for applicants are:

  • Must be degree-seeking and benefits-eligible in accordance with university policy and either a "classified" or "administrative and professional" UTSA employee
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must enroll for at least 3 credit hours
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must supply a one-page, typed biographical essay describing obstacles or challenges faced in obtaining a higher education
  • Must include personal and professional goals and the role of the scholarship in obtaining these goals
  • Must list contributions made to UTSA and other information that will help the committee make an informed decision

To apply, use the UTSA General Scholarship Application. When completing the application, use "COUN" as the four-letter code identifying the Staff Council Annual Scholarship.

 

 

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As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.

Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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