Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Academic Affairs creates major scholarships office

Academic Affairs creates major scholarships office

(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.

- Rebecca Luther


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