Office of the Dean of Students          

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

Eligibility requirements

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.