(March 31, 2014) -- UTSA students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning are invited to apply for a scholarship created through the GLBTQ Endowed Scholarship Fund.
Since 2005, UTSA has worked with a group of dedicated donors who generously helped to create the GLBTQ Endowed Scholarship Fund. Initially working with the Alpha Lambda Tau fraternity and continuing the legacy with the GLBTQ student organization, John Szetela, Tony Era '93, Kevin Duhrkopf and Brian Wiatrek '95, the founding donors of the scholarship, have been instrumental in making the endowed fund a reality.
In eight years, this group of dedicated volunteers has raised more than $100,000 on behalf of UTSA students. As a result, the scholarship fund has grown from supporting two students each semester to five. The group is passionate about supporting GLBTQ youth who seek an education at UTSA.
"Getting an education at a university as diverse and open as UTSA helped me as a gay man to focus on the skills I bring to the table," said Brian Wiatrek. "It is very important to me to contribute to the scholarship so that others can benefit just as I do."
Past recipients of the scholarship have expressed their gratitude for the scholarship and how it has provided them the opportunity to focus on academics and celebrate their connection to the GLBTQ student organization. Personal stories share a transformation to a place where they feel safe, included and free to be themselves without judgment.
Applicants for the GLBTQ scholarship must meet these criteria:
The application deadline is April 11.
To support the GLBTQ Scholarship fund, email Brittany Pratt.
The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus
This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
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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