2016-2017 Scholarship Information

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Prior to submitting your scholarship applications, you must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as the information from the FAFSA is considered in the award process for a number of the scholarships.

UT Austin priority deadline: March 15, 2016

Additional Scholarship Information

Please visit the following sites for more information regarding merit- and need-based financial assistance:

Any awards listed can change at any time. Please continue to visit this website and/or contact the Student Dean's office for frequent updates to any published literature.

College of Education Undergraduate Scholarship Application

This year's College of Education Scholarship online application is only for students who will be enrolled full-time during the 2016-2017 academic year, and is open from March 1 to March 31, 2016:

Note: It is recommended you use Mozilla Firefox as your browser to open this link, as this website does not always work correctly with Safari.

Once your completed College of Education Scholarship application has been received, you will be considered for the opportunity to receive one of the 200+ scholarships administered through the College of Education. Notices of awards are typically emailed by the end of July.

Currently enrolled UT students and incoming freshmen can access the website, complete the application online, and submit it online.

Paper copies of the application are only accepted from students who are not currently enrolled, including incoming freshmen that are not able to use the online application, but who plan to be full-time students in fall 2016. These individuals should use the online application, but print out each page as they go, and submit their completed application by March 31, 2016 to:

Attn: Scholarship Coordinator
Office of the Dean, Student Division
College of Education
The University of Texas at Austin
1912 Speedway Stop D5001
Austin, TX 78712

UT Austin's Continuing & Transfer Scholarships

The UT Austin Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application is available in November of each year and is used to award students for the following academic year. This online application is strictly for continuing students who are eligible to enroll, transfer students who have been officially admitted or have completed an application for tåransfer admission, AND former UT students who are applying for readmission to The University of Texas at Austin. Students participating in the Coordinated Admissions Program (CAP), seeking admission to UT Austin and waiting to complete the requirements by June 1 to enroll in the fall can also use this online application.

The deadline to submit the UT Austin Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application is April 1, Midnight (CST), however students nominated for Unrestricted Endowed Presidential Scholarships must apply by February 22, Midnight (CST), and the deadline for students applying for Texas Exes Scholarships is March 1, Midnight (CST).

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Austin Independent School District (AISD) Future Teacher Scholarship

Note: Only students who are seeking initial teacher certification in one of the shortage areas listed below are eligible for this scholarship.

The Austin Independent School District, in a collaborative effort with The University of Texas at Austin and other teacher preparation programs in Travis County, has established a fund for future teachers seeking certification in state recognized critical shortage subject areas. These areas include:

  • Special Education
  • Bilingual Education
  • Languages Other than English
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences

Undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate students in their last four semesters of coursework toward an initial teacher certification program in one of these areas are eligible to receive this scholarship if they are full-time students and have a 2.5 UT GPA. Students apply for this scholarship the semester before the first semester they wish to begin receiving the funds. Undergraduates can receive $1000, $1000, $1500, and $1500 for the last four semesters of their program, and post-baccalaureate and graduate students can receive $1500 for each of their last four semesters.

College of Education students studying one of the above fields should see their academic advisor in SZB 216 to complete an application. UTeach students should contact their advisor in Natural Sciences or Liberal Arts.

Remember – After initiating the A.I.S.D. Future Teacher Scholarship contract with your advisor, it must be signed each subsequent semester to be eligible to receive the award for the following semester.

George and Phyllis Jowett Undergraduate Scholarship and Paige Hazeltine Weidner Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship 

These scholarships are available to any undergraduate student earning a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training or a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Education: Applied Movement Science, Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Physical Culture and Sports, Sport Management. 

Students selected to receive these scholarships shall meet the following criteria:

  1. Recipient must be an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Education and must be planning to enroll at UT in Fall 2016. 
  2. Recipient must have completed at least 60 hours at UT-Austin and 12 hours of KIN or HED coursework at the conclusion of Fall 2015.
  3. Recipient must have a 3.0 overall UT G.P.A. and a minimum 3.3 UT Kinesiology and Health G.P.A.
  4. Recipient must show evidence of a professional attitude, professional involvement, and service to the community.
  5. Students who have previously received the award may re-apply the following year as long as they continue to meet the criteria. 
  6. Financial need shall be a consideration but not a requirement in selection of recipients.

The selection committee will review the following materials in making awards:

  1. A completed application form
  2. A personal statement
  3. A resume

Applications Get Word Viewer must be turned in to Bellmont 1005 by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2016.

Dr. Mary Buice Alderson Undergraduate Scholarship

The Dr. Mary Buice Alderson Undergraduate Scholarships were established in 1996 in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin. In appreciation for their service to the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. C.J. (Shorty) Alderson and Dr. Mary Buice Alderson have been honored with the Alderson Lecture each year since 1981. They taught for a combined total of 85 years, including 70 years at The University of Texas. Few people have been as dedicated as the Aldersons to serving their profession and as devoted to teaching and working with individual students. Shorty died on August 31, 1970 at age of 81 and Mary on December 25, 1993 at age 85. Their dedication to the profession and to education has been further manifested by a generous bequeth from Dr. Mary Buice Alderson's estate to be used for scholarship in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. Awards made from the proceeds of this fund honor the memory of the Aldersons through the support of outstanding students in all areas of Kinesiology and Health Education. 

Applications for the Dr. Mary Buice Alderson Undergraduate Scholarship are typically available mid-Fall in BEL 1005 or online, and are due in December. Recipients of the scholarship are required to attend the Alderson lecture in mid-spring to receive their award.

** Alderson Scholarship Applications Available in BEL 1005 – SZB 216 and On-Line **

The 2016–17 Alderson Scholarship Applications will be available Thursday October 15, 2015.  You can also download the applications below:

Alderson Undergrad Scholarship 2016-2017
Alderson Student Teaching Scholarship 2016-2017

THE APPLICATION IS DUE in BEL 1005  - FRIDAY November 20, 2015.

You must be enrolled in classes for Fall 2016 in order to be considered for these awards.  The information for these two scholarship applications is as follows:

* Undergraduate Scholarships:

These scholarships are available to all Kinesiology and Health Education majors.  Applicants must have completed at least 30 hours at UT-Austin and 6 hours of KIN/HED coursework at the time of application.

Students selected to receive these scholarships must also meet the following
criteria:

  1. Recipient must be an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Education or Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training.
  2. Recipient must have a 3.0 overall UT G.P.A. and a minimum 3.3 UT KHE G.P.A.
  3. Recipient must show evidence of professional involvement, community service, and dedication to the profession of Kinesiology and Health education.
  4. Students who have previously received the award may re-apply the following year. 
  5. Financial need shall be a consideration but not a requirement in selection of recipients.

* Student Teaching Scholarships

This scholarship is provided to a teacher certification student during the year in which s/he is student teaching.  Priority is given to students who have at least 30 hours at UT.

Students selected to receive this scholarship shall meet the following criteria:

  1. Recipient must be an undergraduate student completing his/her student teaching during the year in which the application for this scholarship is awarded.
  2. Recipient must show evidence of professional involvement, community service, and dedication to the profession of Kinesiology and Health education.
  3. Awards will be made to students who exhibit a high degree of commitment to a career teaching physical education.
  4. Financial need shall be a consideration but not a requirement in selection of recipients.

Lynn McCraw & Charlie Craven Scholarships

Every year the College of Education’s Kinesiology Club awards two of its members the Lynn McCraw Scholarship and the Charlie Craven Scholarship.  The scholarships are awarded to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Kinesiology Club, as well as the Kinesiology and Health Education profession.  The recipients are recognized at the Alderson Lecture in the Spring

The awards are in honor of the late Dr. Lynn W. McCraw, Professor Emeritus at The University of Texas at Austin, and recently retired Charlie Craven, Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. These awards represent the hard work, dedication, and professional commitment that Dr. McCraw and "Doc" Craven exhibited through their work in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, as well as the local, state and national level. 

Applications for the 2016-17 academic year Get Word Viewer will be available on November 17, 2015 and are due February 10, 2016. Recipients must commit to attending the Alderson Lecture during Spring 2016.