College of Sciences Scholarships and Awards


 

Thanks for visiting! Here you will find descriptions of scholarships offered through the College of Sciences Dean’s Office. The application timeframe for these is always November 1 – March 1. Selected recipients will receive their awards in the upcoming Fall – Spring academic year.

Additionally, other scholarships are available directly through the major Departments; contact the Department or visit their scholarship webpage for information on application processes and timeframes.
BiologyChemistryComputer ScienceEnvironmental ScienceGeological SciencesMathematicsPhysics & Astronomy

To make the application process quicker and increase your chances of receiving an award:

  • Familiarize yourself with the criteria for each scholarship
  • Have a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid on file with the UTSA Office of Financial Aid by March 1
  • If needed, have required resume, essays, personal statements, proposals, etc. ready to upload
  • If needed, get permission and current contact information from individuals who can provide Letter(s) of Recommendation

To apply for the scholarships below, please visit the UTSA Scholarship Hub.

 

Arcie and Craig Jordan Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship in Sciences

This scholarship promotes the academic and personal development of students by encouraging them to work under the close supervision of faculty to help develop the content and pedagogy in undergraduate science classes.

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Current Undergraduate(s), enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester)
    *exceptions for those who do not need to be full-time to graduate
  • Major: any in the College of Sciences
  • GPA: cumulative 3.25+ (4.0 scale) in all major courses
  • Automatically renewed if all eligibility criteria are met and recipient continues to work with a faculty member on a content/pedagogy revision project.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Submit a 1-2 page proposal co-authored by the faculty member, describing the course’s proposed pedagogical revisions and how the student will assist

 

Bernard P. Sagik Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is in honor of Dr. Bernard Sagik, the first Dean in the College of Sciences and Mathematics. Many of his former colleagues and students carry on his legacy through their contributions to this fund.

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Current Undergraduate, enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester)
  • Completed 24+ semester credit hours at UTSA
  • Major: any in the College of Sciences
  • GPA: cumulative 2.8+ (4.0 scale)
  • Preference given to applicants who are the first generation of their family to attend or graduate from college; within this preference, academic merit and financial need may be considered
  • Automatically renewed for up to four years if all eligibility criteria are met

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Submit a written statement describing your background and academic goals

 

Dr. B. Thyagarajan Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Thyagarajan established this scholarship shortly after his retirement in 2000 after 26 years of exemplary service, teaching, and scholarship. Professor Dr. Thyagarajan was the founding director of the Division of Earth and Physical Sciences.

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Incoming Freshmen or current Undergraduates, enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester)
  • Incoming Freshmen: 860+ SAT or 18+ ACT and Top 50% rank in graduating class
  • Current Undergraduates: cumulative 2.6+ GPA (4.0 scale) and completed 1-60 semester credit hours
  • Major: Chemistry, Geology, Physics
  • Must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the FAFSA on file with the UTSA Office of Student Financial Aid

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants: it is suggested that you submit 1-2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Recipients: submit a 2 page essay on the life of United Farm Workers leader Cesar Chavez or India's freedom movement leader Mahatma Ghandi

 

Dr. Harold G. Longbotham Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Longbotham was a professor of engineering in the College of Sciences and Engineering when the colleges were combined. His family established this scholarship to honor his memory.

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Current Undergraduate, enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester) or
    Graduate, enrolled full-time (9+ credit hours/semester)
  • Current Undergraduate: completed 60+ semester credit hours
  • Major: Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics
  • GPA: cumulative 3.2+ (4.0 scale)

 

Dr. Rama M. Mantripragada Memorial Annual Scholarship

Sangeeta Mantripragada created this scholarship in honor of her father, Dr. Rama Mantripragada. He was a professor in the College of Sciences Department of Mathematics.

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Incoming Freshman or current Undergraduate(s), enrolled at least part-time (6+ credit hours/semester)
  • Major: any in the College of Sciences
  • GPA: cumulative 3.0+ (4.0 scale)

 

Drs. Ricardo and Harriett Romo College of Sciences Endowed Scholarship

The Dickson-Allen Foundation and Mr. Curtis Vaughn III established this scholarship to honor the leadership and vision the Romos brought to the university during Dr. Romo's presidency.

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Incoming Freshmen or current Undergraduate(s), enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester)
    *exceptions for those who do not need to be full-time to graduate or are pursuing an internship while enrolled in at least 6 credit hours
  • Major: any in the College of Sciences
  • GPA: cumulative 2.8+ (4.0 scale)
  • Automatically renewed if all eligibility criteria are met

 

Emily Zachry Ansley Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in her memory by her loved ones. Students in both the College of Business and the College of Sciences have benefited from this scholarship since 1995.

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Current Undergraduate, enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester)
  • Major: any in the College of Sciences
  • GPA: cumulative 2.5+ (4.0 scale)
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be a Texas permanent resident
  • Must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the FAFSA on file with the UTSA Office of Student Financial Aid
  • Automatically renewed if all eligibility criteria are met

 

Joseph J. Gdovin, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in loving memory of a former student at UTSA. His family wanted to honor his legacy.

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Current Undergraduate(s), enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester)
  • Completed 30+ semester credit hours
  • Major: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology
  • GPA: cumulative 2.8+ (4.0 scale)
  • Must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the FAFSA on file with the UTSA Office of Student Financial Aid
  • Must demonstrate recognizable academic merit
  • Automatically renewed if all eligibility criteria are met

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants: it is suggested that you submit 1-2 Letters of Recommendation

 

Juan and Epifania Martinez Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Norma Martinez Lozano and her husband established this scholarship to honor Ms. Lozano’s parents.

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Incoming Freshmen or current Undergraduate(s), enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester)
  • Major: any in the College of Sciences
  • Must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the FAFSA on file with the UTSA Office of Student Financial Aid
  • Must have graduated from the Harlandale Independent School District

 

Kaplan, Inc. Award

Recipient(s) receives free enrollment in a test prep course as they pursue their dream of continuing their education.

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Current Undergraduate, enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester)
    *exceptions for those who do not need to be full-time to graduate
  • Completed 60+ semester credit hours
  • Major: any in the College of Sciences
  • GPA: cumulative 3.4+ (4.0 scale)

 

Merle and Helen Converse Endowed Scholarship

As a student at Kansas State University, Merle faced the challenges of going to school and working. He and his wife Helen want to give students the opportunity to achieve academic success.

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Incoming Freshman or current Undergraduate(s), enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester)
    *exceptions for those who do not need to be full-time to graduate but are enrolled in least 6 credit hours
  • Major: Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering
  • GPA: cumulative 3.0+ (4.0 scale)
  • Automatically renewed if all eligibility criteria are met

 

North Loop 410 Association, Inc. Endowed Scholarship

The North Loop 410 Association, Inc. formed in 1969 as a civic group whose purpose focused on the development of the North Loop 410 and surrounding area.

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Current Undergraduate, enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester)
  • Completed 30+ semester credit hours
  • Major: any in the College of Sciencess
  • GPA: cumulative 3.2+ (4.0 scale)
  • Must be a Texas permanent resident
  • Previous recipient is eligible for renewal, provided that they re-apply each year and all eligibility criteria are met.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Submit 2 Letters of Recommendation completed by UTSA faculty members
  • Submit a written statement about your most distinctive honor (300 words or less)

 

Ruth and Dan Bates Scholarship

Mr. J. Dan Bates and his wife Ruth established this scholarship. Mr. Bates is President Emeritus of the Southwest Research Institute and past chair of the College of Sciences Advancement Council.

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Incoming Freshman or current Undergraduate, enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester) or
    Graduate enrolled full-time (9+ credit hours/semester)
  • Major: any in the College of Sciences
  • GPA: cumulative 3.0+ (4.0 scale)

 

Sam Madrid, Jr. Endowed Scholarship in Science and Engineering

The Madrid family and friends established this scholarship. As a member of the San Antonio Council on Engineering and Education, Sam was instrumental in establishing the engineering program at UTSA in the College of Sciences and Engineering.

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Incoming Freshman or current Undergraduate(s), enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester)
  • Major: any in the College of Sciences
  • GPA: cumulative 3.0+ (4.0 scale)
  • Must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the FAFSA on file with the UTSA Office of Student Financial Aid
  • Must have graduated from a San Antonio area high school

 

San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. Annual Scholarship

The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is committed to supporting students in the South Texas region. Since 1995, SALE scholarships have been helping students in their efforts to pursue higher education.

ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

  • Incoming Sophomore or Junior, enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours/semester)
  • Major: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Microbiology
  • Must be enrolled in the Honors College
  • GPA: semester 2.5+ (4.0 scale)
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and able to provide a valid Social Security Number
  • Must be a Texas permanent resident of Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, Wilson, Frio, Karnes, or Kerr Counties
  • Must be a graduate of a Texas public, private, or home school within the last 2 years
  • May not be pursuing an online degree. Recipients may only take one online course per semester and it must be a degree requirement; cost of additional online courses is not covered by the scholarship and will not count towards the 12 credit hour requirement.
  • Transfer students from Alamo Colleges are not eligible
  • At the completion of each semester, each recipient is responsible for submitting grades, proof of registration (class schedule), and fee statement to SALE’s Scholarship Coordinator to receive further funds for payment of tuition, books, and fees
  • Automatically renewed for a total period of three years (Sophomores) and two years (Juniors), or until graduation, if all eligibility criteria are met