Scholarships for Women of Color

Scholarships for Minority Women

Actuary  Scholarships for Minority Students

American  Chemical Society Scholarships

American Geological Institute  Minority Geoscience Student Scholarship

American Institute  of Certified Public Accountants

American Political Science Association Minority Scholarships

Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program

Coca-Cola Scholars  Foundation

The  Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Engineering for Minorities

Gates  Millennium Scholars

International Education Financial Aid

The Jackie Robinson  Foundation
(high school seniors only)

Jack Kent Cook Foundation  Graduate Scholars Program

John L. Carey  Accounting Scholarship

Kaiser Media Internships  in Health Reporting

LGBT Scholarships

Microsoft Scholarships

for computer related degrees

Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

(for environmental studies)

National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (SMART Grant)

Student Affairs  Administrators in Higher Education

Students of Color Scholarship

Unmet  Need Scholarship

USA  Funds

Scholarships  for African -American Women _Herbert Lehman Education Fund

Ron Brown Scholarship> )

high school  seniors)

Black Excel <

Congressional Black  Caucus Foundation

Dr. James M. Rosin Scholarship

Fisk Premedical Summer  Institute / Minority Medical Education Program

General Mills Technology  Scholars Award

Law School: MCCA Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship  Program

NAACP Earl Warren  Shearman and Sterling Law School Scholarship

NAACP Scholarships: Earl G.  Graves Scholarship, Agnes Jones
Scholarship, Lillian and Samuel Sutton  Scholarship, Roy Wilkins
Scholarship, and the Hubertus W.V. Williams  Scholarship

National Association  of Black Journalists

National Black Police Association

National  Society of Black Engineers Scholarship List

Sallie  Mae Fund American Dream Scholarship

Siemens Teacher Education Scholarship  Program

Spieler, Rhea and Louis Scholarship  Program

UNCF Merck Science Initiative

United Negro College  Fund

Scholarships for Latina Women

Hispanic Scholarship  Fund; )  (also for college students)

Adelante US Education  Leadership Fund


Hispanic Caucus Institute

(Congressional Internship)

First  in My Family Scholarship Program

Hispanic Alliance for Career  Enhancement

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Hispanic Internship Program

La Unidad Latina  Foundation

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund _National Association of Hispanic  Journalists

Salvadoran American Leadership and Education Fund

State Farm  Hispanic Scholarship Fund;


Accounting, Finance or Information Systems Major Scholarship: Due April 1

Accountemps is proud to partner with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants ( to provide $2,500 scholarships to five (5) outstanding students pursuing a degree in Accounting, Finance or Information Systems.

The scholarships will be awarded based on outstanding academic achievement, leadership activities and future career interests. To be eligible, you must be:

  • An AICPA student affiliate member
  • A declared accounting, finance or information systems major with an overall and major GPA of at least 3.0
  • A student who has satisfactorily completed at least 30 semester hours (or equivalent), including at least six (6) semester hours in accounting
  • Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student (12 semester hours or equivalent), at an accredited college or university in the United States.

Apply by April 1, 2010.

Wine Tasting & Scholarship Fundraising Event

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2010 Outstanding Staff Awards Applications Available


The President and the awards committee are now accepting nominations for the 2010 University of Texas at Austin Outstanding Staff Awards and Outstanding Supervisor Awards. The award amounts are as follows:

  • Outstanding Staff Awards
    30 awards of $1,500 each
  • Outstanding Supervisor Awards
    2 awards of $1,500 each

Many staff members and supervisors make invaluable contributions to the university’s continued success. The Outstanding Staff Awards and Outstanding Supervisor Awards recognize these important efforts.

For questions about the staff award nomination process, eligibility or nomination criteria, or The President’s Staff Awards, please contact the Human Resource Service Center or call 512-471-HRSC (4772).

Who is Eligible for Nomination?

Staff members must have been employed with UT Austin for at least 20 hours per week from September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2009. Retirees and temporary employees are not eligible. Employees may not have received the same award in the last five years.

Outstanding Staff Award Nominees must…

  • Have a significant impact on the university through
    • outstanding dedication;
    • competence;
    • conscientious performance;
    • excellent customer service; and,
    • ingenuity.
  • Contribute to and demonstrate a commitment to the university’s core purpose and values;
  • Have significantly improved customer service or increased customer satisfaction for specific university customers;
  • Have significantly improved a work process or system or have significantly increased the efficiency of an operation or unit;
  • Have demonstrated an exceptional ability to foster collaboration, communication, and cooperation among colleagues and university constituents; or,
  • Have performed at a level above and beyond normal job requirements.

Outstanding Supervisor Award Nominees must…

  • Be currently functioning in a supervisory capacity;
  • Demonstrate exceptional leadership ability;
  • Contribute to and demonstrate a commitment to the university’s core purpose and values;
  • Maintain open lines of communication within the department and throughout the university;
  • Create a positive and motivating work environment;
  • Encourage professional development;
  • Demonstrate fairness and equity in resolving issues; and,
  • Remain open to feedback concerning his or her performance.

Nomination Guidelines

Any staff member, faculty member, or student can nominate an eligible staff member for an award.

To nominate a staff member for an award, submit the online nomination form [UT EID required] by December 11, 2009. To be accepted, all nominations must be submitted online no later than 5:00 pm on that date.

Recipients of the Outstanding Staff Awards and the Outstanding Supervisor Awards will be notified in mid-April and formally recognized at The President’s Staff Awards on May 6, 2010.

Leadership Award Nominations Due October 15th


There is only one week left to nominate a deserving student leader for the Texas Exes Presidents Leadership Awards!

We ask administrators, faculty, coaches and staff to nominate exceptional students for these awards, because your support is critical in identifying these deserving student leaders that exist within the university community. Please submit a nomination on behalf of a student or students who exemplify the award criteria described in the link below.

Texas Exes President’s Leadership Awards

Nominations are due by October 15, 2009 at 5:00pm, and all nominations should be completed online by navigating the above link. This link will direct you to the award criteria and clickable online nomination form (please click on the link or copy and paste into your favorite web browser).

I am available to answer any questions about the awards and the nomination process. Please feel free to contact me at 512-471-8077 or Thank you very much for your time and support. It is a great time to be at The University of Texas at Austin!

Yours for Texas,

Beth Rice
Student Relations Coordinator
Texas Exes

Texas Exes, 2110 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78712

President’s Leadership Awards Seeking Nominations


Texas Exes President’s Leadership Awards– APPLICATIONS DUE OCTOBER 15, 2009 AT 5:00PM

Texas Exes are in the process of selecting student recipients for the 2010 President’s Leadership Awards. We ask administrators, faculty, coaches and staff to nominate exceptional students for these awards, because your support is critical in identifying these deserving student leaders that exist within the university community.   Submit a nomination on behalf of a student or students who exemplify the award criteria.

The Texas Exes are looking forward to meeting and honoring another amazing selection of students. Nominations are due by October 15, 2009 at 5:00pm, and all nominations should be completed online. Contact Beth Rise, Student Relations Coordinator, for more information: or 512-471-8077.

Vanessa Ross First Recipient of the Almetris Marsh Duren Memorial Challenge Grant Scholarship


Texas Exes, friends and admirers of Almetris Marsh Duren created this scholarship to honor her life as a mentor and role model to students at The University of Texas at Austin.

Almetris Marsh Duren received her bachelor of science degree from Tillotson College in Austin, Texas, in 1950, where she taught for several years. In 1956 she became a house mother for African-American females living in Eliza Dee Dorm, located many blocks from The University of Texas campus, at 12th and East Avenue. African-American female students from The University of Texas lived here because they were not allowed to live on campus, in accordance with Regents’ policy at the time. When Eliza Dee Dorm was scheduled to be torn down to make way for an interregional highway in 1958, Mrs. Duren and the African-American female students were relocated to a remodeled residence on Whitis Avenue, which became known as Almetris Co-op.

Mrs. Duren served as a house mother to African-American female students from 1958 to 1969. She was not only a house mother but also a ready, dependable resource for African-American students and other students of color on The University of Texas campus during the time of integration and desegregation. In 1969 she left the co-ops to work in the Dean of Students Office at The University of Texas, where she continued to have a great impact. Several campus programs were initiated through her leadership, including Project Info, the University’s first minority student recruitment effort, and the Innervisions of Blackness Choir. To recognize Mrs. Duren’s dedication and commitment, the Presidential Citation for Outstanding Service was awarded to her in 1979, and she received the Distinguished Service Award from the Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers in 1983. She also received the Margaret C. Berry Award for outstanding contributions to student life at The University of Texas at Austin in 1983. Mama Duren was one of the original recipients of the Nowotny Medal, which honors retired student life specialists who’ve made extraordinary contributions to student life at UT.

Almetris Duren co-authored the book, Overcoming: A History of Black Integration at The University of Texas at Austin, published in 1979. Her book chronicles events in the fight for integration, opening with the legal battle that began in 1946 when Heman Sweatt applied for admittance to The University of Texas Law School, and concluding with an account of the removal of de facto barriers to integration in admissions, housing and athletics in the late 1970s. Though considered a resource primarily for African American students, her ability to provide encouragement to all students, regardless of race or nationality, earned her highest honors and the gratitude of generations of students to whom she served as mentor, protector, and friend. The University honored Mrs. Duren by naming the newest dorm after her. Duren Hall, located on Whitis Avenue, opened in 2007.

Because of her nurturing spirit, she was and still is fondly referred to as “Mama Duren.” The scholarship is for African American entering freshmen at UT Austin who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need.

The first recipient is Vanessa Ross.