(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.
In honor of UTSA's 50th Anniversary in 2019, the university is hosting Roadrunner Days Spring Edition - two weeks of semester-launching activities built around our deeply held values of student success, student involvement, community service and fun!Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
All UTSA students, faculty, staff, alums & families are invited to march as a unified community. Register here: bit.ly/2TYbHbR. Shuttles will be provided from the Main and Downtown Campuses.Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy, 3501 MLK Dr., San Antonio
UTSA's John Nix invites the community to sing "Amazing Grace" and “We Shall Overcome” at 11 a.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The intent of this nationwide effort is to honor Dr. King's legacy and to spread a sense of community in the United States.Locations throughout the United States
Opening Reception got exhibit featuring artists Miguel Aragon, Aaron Coleman, Sandra Fernandez, Annalise Gratovich, Marco Hernandez, Kristen Powers Nowlin, & Patricia Villalobos EcheverriaMain Art Gallery, Arts Building (ART 2.03.04), Main Campus
Tracy Cowden, Roland K. Blumberg Endowed Professor in Music and chair of the UTSA Department of Music launches the UTSA 50th Anniversary Scholars Speaker Series with Music as Medicine: The Power and Influence of Music on our Health.Radius Center, 106 Auditorium Cir. #120, San Antonio
UTSA African American Studies Program presents this series featuring Walter M. Kimbrough, president of Dillard University.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus)
Join fellow Runners to walk for 10 minutes on the Main Campus. The event reminds us of the importance of exercise, diet and healthy habits in protecting our hearts.Outside the North Paseo Building, Main Campus
The annual event features authentic foods, music, dance, martial arts, shopping, games and entertainment from China, to the Indian Sub-continent, and the island nations of the Pacific. The Festival features two stages, a martial arts demonstration area, children’s hands on crafting area, anime activities, bonsai and ikebana displays, mahjong table and more.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
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