Applying to the Program

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Program Benefits

The UTSA Tuggle Scholars Program provides a breadth of opportunities and resources, including:

  • The development of practical application for your coursework and research with via conferences, colloquia, professional workshops, and community-based activities
  • Becoming a member of a community of researchers, leaders, and communicators intent on creating change locally and globally
  • Establishing a network with present and past Tuggle Scholars through shared experiences and peer-mentoring
  • Open dialogue with mentors available to offer support, training, and assistance
  • The opportunity to apply for funds to travel to local, regional and national professional meetings and conferences

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Eligibility Criteria

The UTSA Tuggle Scholars Program is open to students in UTSA's Environmental Science M.S. program who meet the following requirements:

  • Be a current Environmental Science graduate student with 10 or fewer graduate level credit hours completed at time of nomination
  • Register for minimum of 6 hours/semester during both the Fall and Spring semesters while a Scholar
  • Commit to following the thesis option for the Environmental Science M.S. program
  • Commit to attending workshops, mentoring sessions, social events, science communication activities, and other functions as requested
  • Participate in end-of-year program assessments and focus groups geared toward improving the program


If you are interested in applying to be a UTSA Tuggle Scholar, download the application or contact us for more information