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Scholarships & Awards

The School of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) supports application processes for several prestigious national scholarships and awards, as well as grants awarded by UGS. UT students have successfully competed for each of these awards. We encourage today’s Longhorns to continue the tradition.

Please read the descriptions and instructions carefully and contact the dean’s office with any questions.

Home to Texas

Home to Texas is a summer internship program that encourages UT undergraduates to work in their hometowns by providing well-paid internships and experiences designed to help them understand the underlying values of their home communities.

The IC² Institute has partnered with UGS for the program, matching undergraduate students looking for summer work in their hometowns with employers in those locations who are seeking students with fresh and informed perspectives. First-year (and in some cases second-year) students from all majors are eligible.

During their summer experience, in addition to working for a local employer for 40 hours each week, Home to Texas students interview community and civic leaders, connect with the local UT Austin alumni network and report on what they have learned.

Forty Acres Scholarship

In partnership with the Texas Exes, Undergraduate Studies supports students with the creation of several Forty Acres Scholarships.

The Forty Acres Scholars Program is a four-year merit scholarship created by the Texas Exes Scholarship Foundation to recruit and recognize exceptional students. Its offerings go far beyond full tuition, developing a rich college experience that provides academic, leadership, cultural, and team-building activities.

The Forty Acres Scholarship attracts high-achieving, intellectually curious students who plan to explore academic options while on campus.

Other Scholarship Resources

Numerous opportunities for scholarships, fellowships, and awards exist across the university. More information about awards not directly affiliated with the School of Undergraduate Studies, including the Rhodes, Truman, and Marshall Scholarships, can be found on the Scholarship Resources page or visit the Texas Exes Scholarship page.