The Sgt. Tyrell Seth Williams, USMC Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship amount: $2,000
Number awarded: 1
Open to: All undergraduate veteran students
Application window: October 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
- Honorably discharged veteran
- Demonstrated financial need
- 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.
The Story Behind the Scholarship
Tyrell "Ty" Williams, a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran with 3 tours of combat, moved to Austin in 2007 the week of his 31st birthday and six weeks after returning home from his final tour. He was excited to follow his dreams. As a passionate Longhorn fan and lover of Austin, Ty couldn't wait to attend The University of Texas at Austin to study psychology.
Tragically, and a mere six weeks after his move to Austin, as Ty was walking home one evening, he was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver. As a legacy to honor his exuberant and selfless life, The Sgt. Tyrell Seth Williams, USMC Endowed Scholarship was created by his mother, Dayton Williams, on behalf of his family and all who knew and loved Ty.
Scholarship recipients are student veterans with demonstrated financial need who are selected annually to "sit in Ty's place."