(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.
The Department of Social Work introduces new students to the Master of Social Work program.Buena Vista Street Building Assembly Room (BVB 1.338), Downtown Campus
The kickoff to Roadrunner Days, the UTSA community welcomes the thousands of students who move in to their new homes as they begin their journey at UTSA.Various residence halls, Main Campus
After a full day of moving, UTSA students and their families are invited to the party featuring food, swag, dancing and a special performance from the Spirit of San Antonio marching band.Student Union Paseo, Main Campus
This come and go session allows Roadrunners and their families to explore all the great things the UTSA Libraries offers to help students succeed. Join a group on a quest through the library for a chance at prizes and enjoy some ice cream.John Peace Library, Main Campus
Fast Action Trivia is a game where participants interact with fellow Roadrunners to test their brain skills while learning some interesting things about UTSA and have a chance to win actual cash money!Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
This UTSA tradition is a fun, engaging opportunity for Roadrunners to learn about the facilities, recreation programs and wellness services offered at the Main and Downtown Campuses while also enjoying tons of games and activities with new and old friends.Recreation and Wellness Center Texas Room (RWC 2.214) and San Antonio Room (RWC 2.218), Main Campus
The UTSA Ambassadors are here to help students find their classes before the first day of school! Bring your class schedule to the UTSA Ambassadors table in the Student Union Ski Lodge (near Chili’s Too!), and they will help you navigate the campus to find your classes.Student Union Ski Lodge (SU 1.01.00), Main Campus
Kickback at the Union is a welcome back event for new and returning Roadrunners. Come relax and learn about the Student Union, enjoy free food, games, photo booth, and a chance to connect with each department in the Union. Arrive early for free t-shirt and stay late for a movie.Student Union Paseo and Buildings, Main Campus