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Apply now for Student Volunteer of the Year and Sandra Cisneros scholarship

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San Antonio writer Sandra Cisneros

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(March 7, 2011)--UTSA students can apply now for the UTSA Student Volunteer of the Year Award. The award honors an outstanding student for her or his time, effort and commitment to volunteerism and enhancing civic life in their community. Applicants must embody the true spirit of civic engagement and volunteerism.

The $500 Sandra Cisneros scholarship award is presented to the winner. The winner must complete a FAFSA and show eligibility to receive the scholarship. Students do not have to show financial eligibility to be named Student Volunteer of the Year.

Applications are due at 5 p.m., Friday, March 11 at the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center in University Center Room 2.01.04 on the Main Campus.

>> Download an application at the Inclusion and Community Engagement website or at the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center.

Applicants must be enrolled at The University of Texas at San Antonio and be in good standing (financial, discipline, academic) with the university and have at least a 2.75 GPA. Students may not be paid for the services they represent on the application. Students who are or have been associated with national service programs are eligible to apply.

Application forms must be filled out completely to be considered. A selection committee will evaluate applicants and select finalists and the winner. The winner will be announced at the University Life Awards on Thursday, March 31.

For more information, visit the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center website, call 210-458-4770 or e-mail



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UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.

For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.

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