(Aug. 8, 2018) -- Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Kimberly Andrews Espy today announced the creation of the Office of Major Scholarships and Special Programs, to be housed within the Honors College.
The Office of Major Scholarships and Special Programs will oversee the university’s Top Scholars Program and serve UTSA students participating in the Terry Scholars Programs, which is supported by the Houston-based Terry Foundation, and the UT System-sponsored Archer Fellowship Program. Additionally, the office will support UTSA students applying for merit-based national and international programs, such as the Rhodes Scholarship, Goldwater Scholarship, Truman Scholarship and Fulbright Scholar Program.
“Creating an integrated, major scholarships office is integral to President Taylor Eighmy’s broader student success initiative. It’s critical for those students attending UTSA through merit-based programs such as Top Scholars and Terry Scholars to receive comprehensive and consistent support through a one-stop center,” said Espy. “It’s also essential that we provide more robust support for motivated students pursuing highly competitive external awards and grants so that more Roadrunners can benefit from these opportunities for sponsored scholarship and independent research.”
Kristi Meyer will serve as Senior Director for Student Development and Special Scholars for the office and will oversee the Top Scholars and Terry Scholars programs; a search will begin soon for a second staff director, Director of Nationally Competitive Awards and Fellowships, to manage the application processes for external programs.
Jenny Hsieh, professor and Semmes Foundation Chair in Cell Biology and director, UTSA Brain Health Consortium provides an engaging look into the world of gene editing.South Texas Research Facility, 8403 Floyd Curl Dr., San Antonio
UTSA will offer science, engineering, architecture, sports, music, writing and language and culture camps for kids, teens and adults. Register now.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
Future Roadrunners and families prepare for everything they need to know before the fall semester.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
Join us for cupcakes and lots of Roadrunner spirit as we celebrate the day UTSA was created by the Texas Legislature.Sombrilla, Main Campus and Frio Street Commons, Downtown Campus
Join us as we celebrate this momentoud day in UTSA history by paying homage to the moment Governor Preston Smith signed the legislation creating UTSA exactly 50 years ago on June 5, 1969.The Alamo, 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio
The State of Hand Stitch is a survey of eleven women artists in Texas working with thread and needle at a time when embroidery is increasingly recognized as a medium of choice by serious artists. Opening reception is June 5 at 5pm. Exhibit continues through Aug. 9.Arts Building, Main Art Gallery (ART 2.03.04), Main Campus
For the 48th year, the ITC brings culture to life with music, dance, artisanship, food and hands-on experiences that connect Texans to their roots.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
The fifth annual SAMHS and Universities Research Forum (SURF) is a regional event that highlights the latest research and discoveries of trainees, faculty, staff and students working to improve health outcomes.H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.106),Main Campus
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