Jean Perkins Foundation Veteran Scholarship
Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Number awarded: 55
Open to: Undergraduate student veterans
Application Period: September 8, 2023, 8 a.m. – October 12, 2023, 5 p.m.
Notification Period: Students will be notified of their scholarship status by mid-December
- Must be an honorably discharged veteran from an active-duty component of the U.S. Armed Forces.
- Must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours in an undergraduate degree program. Applicants with an approved course load reduction through Disabilities and Access may be enrolled in as few as 9 credit hours.
- Applicant must be making satisfactory academic progress (SAP), as defined by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, towards a degree, or have an approved SAP appeal.
- Candidate must have a completed FAFSA® Form for the current academic year on file with UT Austin's Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
The Story Behind the Scholarship
The Jean Perkins Foundation has been providing unparalleled support to Longhorn student veterans since the first Jean Perkins Veteran Scholarships were awarded on the 40 Acres in 2011. Since that time, 250 Longhorn veterans have been awarded over 400 scholarships totaling nearly 2 million dollars in support. Each year, 55 undergraduate student veterans are awarded $5,000 scholarships to support their academic and professional goals. Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Jean Perkins Foundation, our student veterans and their families can make their academic and professional dreams a reality.
Jean Perkins Stuart was the heir to the Carnation Company. Having no children, Jean wanted her estate to support causes such as medical research and veterans. Jean was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and had an incredible love for her country. Jean Perkins Stuart passed away in 2004.