Request Individual Opportunity Scholarship Funding
All Presidential Scholars who enrolled at UT Austin after Summer 2013 and up to Fall 2017 are eligible for the Individual Opportunity Scholarship.
To receive a one-time award of $1,500 for the Individual Opportunity Scholarship, Presidential Scholars can use this award at any time during their 8 semesters as an undergraduate student. The request for funding online application must include details about the proposed experience, a draft budget, and a detailed explanation of how this experience will enrich their curricular experience at UT Austin.
Once a Presidential Scholar has received confirmation that they have been accepted to participate in an enrichment program such as studying abroad, interning for a company, or researching in a lab, they will complete the Individual Opportunity Scholarship application.
The request should be specific to a particular semester that the student intends to use the funding. If a student requests funds for a semester but their experience falls through (e.g. the enrichment experience is canceled), the student may submit another funding request at a later date; the funds are not forfeited. An award will not be granted for a prior enrichment experience.
Priority deadline for Spring 2018: December 15, 2017
Priority deadline for Maymester and Summer 2018: April 15, 2018
Priority deadline for Fall 2018: July 15, 2018
Review of a complete Presidential Scholars Individual Opportunity Scholarship application can take up to 3 weeks. Once the application has been approved, the award should be disbursed to the Presidential Scholar within 2-3 weeks of the beginning of the semester’s enrichment experience.
This $1,500 scholarship may impact a Presidential Scholar's Financial Aid award.