Free Rec Sports Preview Week: July 26-30, 2010

RecSports Free Preview Week offers activities and massage discounts

Escape the summer heat by exploring RecSports during Free Preview Week. Bring your UT ID and enjoy free access to all RecSports facilities, TeXercise classes, group cycling classes, aqua classes and the climbing wall in Gregory Gym. Find hours, schedules and more information online at
Location: Gregory Gym (GRE)
Admission: Free entry with UT ID, massage prices apply


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;

BFSA Meeting & Juneteenth Recognition– Tuesday, June 15

Seeking Volunteers for BAM (Black Arts Movement): June 4-19, 2010

BAM Festival

June 4-19, 2010
Confirmed such acts include: Dallas Black Dance Theater, Leela James, The Black Prince of Comedy, Tje Austin, The Wood and Strings Puppet Theater and much, MUCH more!

Volunteer positions in every area of the festival- from box office to technical positions.  You don’t need any experience to volunteer, just the desire to have fun. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt for their time commitment and anyone who works more than 2 separate events will receive an All Access BAM pass which will get you into each and every show!

There is a link to the application below or it can be completed on directly on the BAM website.  Questions?  Please contact:


Seeking Members for Poker Walk TEAM BFSA: May 12th

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

11:30am – 12:15pm:  Check- In (under the white tent on the Gregory Plaza).

12:15pm:   The “Let’s Make a Deal” prize program begins

12:30:  Walk begins

Poker Walk is a FREE EVENT put on by the Division of Recreational Sports to celebrate National Employee Health and Fitness Day. Join the crowd, walk for fun, and enjoy the entertaining Poker Walk Program afterwards! Lunch is $6 (cash only) if you choose to purchase it there. Otherwise, bring your own and enjoy the program!

Team Information
Teams can qualify for prizes…”Best Team Name,” “Best Team Costume,” and more! Also, we have “Team Photos” at the event so you can cherish your Poker Walk experience for years to come! Feel free to get creative with your costumes…we are amazed every year by what people come up with!


Brenda Burt

Kyle Clark

Derrick Davis

Lisa Gentry

Danielle Martin

Jennifer Martinson

Emma Middleton

LT Robinson

Tiesha Street

Phaedra White

…and YOU!

How to register:
Registration is required on or by the Monday. May 10th.  Please RSVP to with your t-shirt size and whether you plan to purchase lunch(Please note: t-shirt sizes and lunches are distributed on a first come-first served basis.)

BFSA General Meeting: May 4, 2010

Tuesday, May 4th

Main 212

11:45AM to 1:00PM


Ever Wanted To Be On TV?

My name is Tina Kerr and I am the Extras Casting Director for two television series (NBC’s “Friday Night Lights” and FOX’s “The Good Guys”) which are currently filming in the Austin and Dallas areas.
On both projects we would like to have a better representation of the African American community, but do not have a lot of people in our talent pool who fit that demographic. We are looking for African American Men, Women and Children – ALL Ages, NO experience necessary!
In addition to the general extra types (neighbors, football fans, high school students, restaurant customers, etc) that we will be using, we are also in need of others with the following special skills – football players, basketball players, barbers, police officers, business men and women with professional attire, precision drivers, paramedic/EMT’s, firefighters and many other skills.

Extras do get paid and rates vary by location/project. In Austin for “Friday Night Lights” the rate is $7.25 per hour with an 8 hour guarantee of $58.00 plus time and 1/2 after 8 hours.  In Dallas  for “The Good Guys” the rate is $8.00 per hour with an 8 hour guarantee of $64.00 plus time and 1/2 after 8 hours. Meals are generally always provided and it can be a fun, new experience to work in television & meet new people. Work days can average anywhere from 4-14 hours per day and filming is usually done during the week with weekends off.
I need all the help I can get in getting the word out to the African American communities in both areas and hope you are able to help with this. Please help us out by letting all of your contacts know about this opportunity and/or reposting this notice on your networking sites.
Anyone who is interested in working with us should visit our website at and complete a Talent Application. They will need to upload 1-2 photos of themselves and input some personal information. It is FREE to be in out talent database, so notifications to input credit card information or pay for ‘active’ upgrades can be disregarded. It is OPTIONAL to pay for the upgrades and we do not require any form of payment to work with us on our shows.
If you have further questions, please feel free to either call us at 512-707-7934 or email us at:
We will also be booking other extras from different ethnic groups for both of these projects, so EVERYONE is welcome to sign up to work with us as an extra!!
ON LOCATION CASTING  office: (512) 707—7934