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Senate of College Councils Scholarships

Senate of College Councils Academic Improvement Scholarship

The Senate of College Councils Academic Improvement Scholarship is designed to reward students who have shown significant improvement in academics despite performing poorly in previous academic years. To be eligible, you must have had a semester with a GPA lower than 2.75 2.7 - 2.8 and improved your GPA by at least 0.5 grade points in the coming semesters. An applicant must have made significant improvements to their GPA, and should have taken steps to ensure that they retain this academic success with the use of UT's academic resources (e.g. Sanger Learning Center, Writing Center, Counseling and Mental Health Center, etc.)

Applications will be evaluated based on the quality of the short answer responses along with the GPA requirements listed above.

Students who are currently serving in an elected or appointed Senate Internal or External position and those serving on any Senate Ad-Hoc Committees are not eligible to apply.

Graduate students are not eligible to apply.

If selected to be a recipient of the Academic Improvement Scholarship, you will be ineligible to receive the award a second time.

2019 – 2020 Recipients

Senate of College Councils Non-Traditional Student Scholarship

The Senate of College Councils is proud to offer the Non-Traditional Student Scholarship to eligible UT Austin students. For this scholarship, a non-traditional student is considered any undergraduate student who is one or more of the following:

Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply:

Students who are currently serving in an elected or appointed Senate Internal or External position and those serving on any Senate Ad-Hoc Committees are not eligible to apply.

Applications will be scored in consideration of the applicants' financial aid status, past experiences (including career and internships), and involvement on campus and in the community.

2019 – 2020 Recipients

UT Senate of College Councils' William Powers Jr. Endowed Scholarship

The Senate of College Councils is tasked with serving as the official voice for students in academics. Senate currently awards a myriad of scholarships and is proud to offer the Senate of College Councils' William Powers Jr. Endowed Scholarship.

As president of The University of Texas at Austin, Bill Powers oversaw a record-breaking capital campaign and defended and bolstered UT's role as a world-class institution. In his honor, the Senate of College Councils' William Powers Jr. Endowed Scholarship fund was created.

During his term as President of The University of Texas at Austin, William Powers Jr. oversaw a record-breaking capital campaign and defended and bolstered UT's role as a world-class institution. In his honor, the Senate of College Councils' William Powers Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund was created. As the official voice for students in academics, Senate of College Councils awards a myriad of scholarships and is proud to offer the William Powers Jr. Endowed Scholarship to student leaders each year.

All applications will be evaluated by the Senate of College Councils William Powers Endowed Scholarship Board on the basis of academic excellence and leadership abilities with specific emphasis on the following four components:

Financial need shall be applied to decide between equally meritorious students with comparable leadership abilities.

Graduate students and Students who are currently serving in an elected or appointed Senate Internal or External position and those serving on any Senate Ad-Hoc Committees are not eligible to apply.

Application is open to all other currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students.

Application

Eligible students are required to submit the application form linked below. The deadline to apply is Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 11:00 p.m..

The application is now closed.