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

Sandra Cisneros

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