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McCombs BBA Scholarship for Continuing Students

 

Important Scholarship Information

The 2014-2015 McCombs BBA Scholarship Application for Continuing Students, is currently available until May 2, 2014. The application can be found online through the McCombs website: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/business/scholarships/

Deadline to apply: MAY 2, 2014

**Note: If you currently receive a “renewable” McCombs Scholarship, you must apply with the McCombs Undergraduate Scholarship Application to be eligible to renew your award. If you do not apply, we cannot renew the award.***

Apply to University-wide Scholarships

We would also encourage you to apply with the University-wide Scholarship application. For information regarding university-wide scholarships, please visit the Office of Student Financial Services (http://finaid.utexas.edu/).

Questions? We have answers!

For questions please contact Charles Enriquez, Director Recruiting & Scholarships, at [email protected].

Do not delay and good luck!

Congratulations recipients of the Boeing Study Abroad Scholarship!

Written by Laura Lapierre-Yap

The BBA International Programs office is excited to offer scholarship opportunities solely for McCombs undergraduate students studying abroad on Spring 2014 BBA Exchange programs. Filling a void where currently no scholarships exist, Boeing contributed $10,000 toward funding scholarships at $500–$1,000 each. The Boeing Study Abroad Scholarships have been awarded to eight students studying abroad in various locations. Each applicant was chosen based on summaries written in response to questions such as ‘In what ways will you be a good ambassador before, during, and after your study abroad experience?’ BBA International Programs sends an enormous thank you to Boeing for making long term study abroad a reality for more McCombs students.

 

Meet the Winners

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Senior studying Finance at McCombs
Studying Abroad at The University of Bath in Bath, England.

 

“Not only will the Boeing scholarship give me a better financial opportunity towards my education, it will also allow me to put it towards exploring my heritage of my family roots in England and the UK.  I will also be able to travel Europe, a life long dream, and learn firsthand about the many cultures that make up Europe.”

 

 

Chris Wang

Sophomore studying Finance at McCombs
Studying Abroad at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong

“The Boeing Scholarship will allow me to fund various different activities and festivities I have planned during my study abroad in Asia. Studying abroad will allow me to diversify my portfolio  while learning from renowned professors at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. This Boeing Scholarship will allow me to make studying abroad possible.”

 

 

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Junior studying Finance at McCombs
Studying Abroad at The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

“I am so grateful to have received this generous scholarship from Boeing. While studying at UNSW in Australia I plan to use the money from the scholarship to travel within the country, which I wasn’t financially going to be able to do before receiving this scholarship.”

 

 

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Sophomore Business student at McCombs
Studying Abroad at Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.

“The scholarship money received will help me pay for my living expenses while abroad in Canberra, Australia. Thanks to Boeing, I will be able to experience a different country and culture with this money and expand my worldview. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senior studying Management Information Systems at McCombs
Studying Abroad at The University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic.

“By receiving the Boeing Scholarship I will now be able to almost entirely fund my airfare for Prague. I am very excited that I was selected as a recipient and will do my best to represent Boeing and The University of Texas overseas.”

 

 

 

Andrew Carrillo

Junior studying Accounting at McCombs
Studying Abroad at University of Bath in Bath, England.

“Receiving this scholarship is very exciting because I will now be able to see much of Europe’s museums, churches, and other historical gems. I have never left the United States, so my European experience will now be all the more adventurous! Because of Boeing’s generosity, I will also be able to travel to Orleans, France to see where my family came from!”

 


 

Jenny Chau

Senior studying Management Information Systems at McCombs
Studying Abroad at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong

“I am incredibly grateful for Boeing’s generosity to grant me a study abroad scholarship. Without this scholarship, it would be much more difficult for me to take full advantage of a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore and study abroad in Hong Kong.”

 

 

 

 

 

Eileen KaoPhoto sample

Senior studying Marketing at McCombs and Communications
Studying Abroad at Wirtschaftsuniversitat Wien in Vienna, Austria. 

The Boeing Scholarship helps in the process of having the dream of studying abroad become a reality. This scholarship will help me reduce the amount of loans I am taking to spend my last semester of college in Vienna, Austria.”

A version of this article originally appeared on the BBA International Programs website.

McCombs BBA Scholarship for Continuing Students


Important Scholarship Information

The 2013-2014 McCombs BBA Scholarship Application for Continuing Students, is currently available from March 1, 2013 – May 1, 2013.  The application can be found online through the McCombs website: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/business/scholarships/

Deadline to apply:  MAY 1, 2013

**Note:  If you currently receive a “renewable” McCombs Scholarship, you must apply with the McCombs Undergraduate Scholarship Application to be eligible to renew your award.  If you do not apply, we cannot renew the award.***

Apply to University-wide Scholarships

We would also encourage you to apply with the University-wide Scholarship application.  For information regarding university-wide scholarships, please visit the Office of Student Financial Services (http://finaid.utexas.edu/).

Questions? We have answers!

For questions please contact Charles Enriquez, Director Recruiting & Scholarships, at [email protected].

PepsiCo Warehouse Sales Quality, Trust & Growth Scholarship Program

PepsiCo Warehouse Sales has established a scholarship program to assist students who plan to continue their education in college majoring in a Business or Finance/Economics program. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at selected universities.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America. Scholarship Management Services is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Postmark Deadline: October 31, 2012

Applications can be found at this link.

3 McCombs students awarded Gilman Scholarships for study abroad

The BBA International Programs department is proud to announce that three McCombs undergraduate students have been awarded Gilman Scholarships for study abroad.

Congratulations to George Chen, Stephanie Luu, and Jason Tan! George and Stephanie will be spending the spring semester in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, and Jason will be in Prague studying at the University of Economics.

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. These scholarships provide awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

To learn more about the Gilman Scholarship Program, visit their website here.

Nov. 23 – Apply to Attend the World Youth Leaders Forum in Hong Kong

Hong Kong

  • What: The 2012 World Youth Leaders Forum will be held in Hong Kong from July 11-13, 2012. The theme of the forum is “Towards a World Without Poverty & Inequity” to encourage young leaders across the globe to share their creative ideas and solutions on how to address these issues.
  • Who can attend: Two BBA students will be selected and nominated to attend the Forum to be held in Hong Kong in July 2012.
  • How to apply: The McCombs School of Business, BBA International Programs office will be accepting applications through November 23rd at 5 p.m. from interested BBA students. Of these applicants, two undergraduate students will be selected and nominated to participate in the Forum. Interested students should email their resume, a letter of interest and two letters of recommendation by November 23rd to [email protected].
  • Cost to attend: The two selected and nominated students will be provided with free accommodations and meals during the Forum, as well as a subsidy for their international airfare and transportation. Please note: Any additional trip, transportation and meal costs not covered by the host, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, must be covered by the student.
  • Criteria for nomination: 1) Outstanding academic performance with vision and leadership potential; 2) Interest in global and local issues, and eager to consider solutions; 3) Respectful and appreciative of others’ values and beliefs; and 4) Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing. Selected nominees will have to submit an abstract for a paper presentation or poster to submit during the forum. Abstracts will be due December 31, 2011.
  • For more information: To learn more about the World Youth Leaders Forum, click here.
  • Last year’s attendees: Last summer, seniors Eva Agoulnik and Stephanie Luu represented the McCombs School of Business at the World Youth Leaders Forum. Eva regards the three days she spent at the forum as “the most intellectually stimulating experience of [her] life.” For the full story, click here.

May 9th – Deadline to apply for a Silver Spurs Student of the Year Scholarship

Eligible students are invited to apply for a Silver Spurs Student of the Year Scholarship which will award one $1000 Cash Grand Prize as well as eight $500 cash prizes to one male and one female student from each class (i.e. freshmen, sophomore). Applications are due by Monday, May 9th by 4:00 p.m. on the 4th Floor of the Student Services Building (SSB), Student Organization Center (SOC).

Applicants need to include:

  • A copy of their transcript (3.0 minimum GPA)
  • A resume highlighting campus involvement (Social, Spirit, Professional, etc.)
  • A permanent address, UTEID as well as contact information
  • One page 250-word max essay explaining: “How do you define the true spirit of being a Texas Longhorn? How have you exhibited that spirit while at UT?”

For questions, please contact any of the following individuals: Robby Reeb,President: [email protected]; Tyler Goldberg, Vice President: [email protected]; Sean Haspel, Philanthropy/Scholarship Chair: [email protected].

Apr. 15th – Deadline to Apply for Study Abroad Scholarship to Australia (ANU), Brazil, Chile, China, Singapore, and Thailand

Ayutthaya Province, Thailand

McCombs students studying abroad during the Fall 2011 or Spring 2012 semester on a BBA exchange program to Australia (ANU), Brazil, Chile, China, Singapore, and Thailand are encouraged to apply for the CIBER Strategic Partners BBA Scholarship.  Up to 6 $2,000 scholarships will be awared to deserving students studying abroad on targeted BBA International Programs exchanges.

  • Scholarship Application Requirements: Students are required to complete an online application and submit a service proposal by the application deadline. Minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Application Deadline: Friday, April 15th
  • Online Application:

Apr 6th – Study Abroad Funding Session

Studying abroad can be affordable! This session will cover tips on finding the best funding options, strategies to gauge the ”real cost” of study abroad, and the primary areas of study abroad funding. Session will be hosted by the UT STudy Abroad Office on Wednesday, April 6th from 10 – 11 a.m. in CPE 2.218. To view study abroad scholarships available to UT students, visit http://utdirect.utexas.edu/student/abroad/globalassist.WBX.

Apr 1st – Deadline to Apply for Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Forty-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year. These awards are available to all University of Texas at Austin students, not just Phi Kappa Phi members.

Eligibility

As a University of Texas at Austin student, you are eligible to apply if you meet ALL of the following:

  • You have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Your study abroad program begins between May 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012
  • You have at least two semesters left at the University of Texas at Austin after the completion of your study abroad program
  • You have applied to or been accepted into an accredited study abroad program before April 1, 2011 and provide a letter of acceptance or a letter confirming your application, on official letterhead, as part of your application

Deadline and Notification

The completed application and supporting materials must be postmarked by April 1, 2011. Materials arriving after the deadline will not be considered. Winners will be notified by June 1, 2011.

Once the letter of acceptance and all of the requirements have been met, grants to awarded students will be dispersed no earlier than July 1, 2011 and no later than September 1, 2011.

How To Apply

Visit http://www.utexas.edu/ugs/pkp/study-abroad-grants to download the application and read the submission instructions

Feb 28th – Deadline to apply for Continuing Undergraduate Student Scholarship

The 2011-2012 McCombs Undergraduate Scholarship Application for Continuing Students, will be available from February 1, 2011 – February 28, 2011. Interested students must apply online by February 28th at https://utdirect.utexas.edu/business/scholarships/index.WBX.

**Note: A student currently receiving a “renewable” McCombs Scholarship must re-apply with the McCombs Undergraduate Scholarship Application to be eligible to renew his/her award. If such students do not apply, the award cannot be renewed.** For questions, please contact Charles Enriquez at [email protected] or by calling (512) 471-1694.

For information regarding university-wide scholarships, please visit the Office of Student Financial Services Web site at http://finaid.utexas.edu.

Study Abroad Funding Sessions

Studying abroad can be affordable! This session will cover tips on finding the best funding options, strategies to gauge the ”real cost” of study abroad, and the primary areas of study abroad funding. Session will be hosted by the UT STudy Abroad Office. To view study abroad scholarships available to UT students, visit http://utdirect.utexas.edu/student/abroad/globalassist.WBX.

  • Feb 2 • 12 – 1 p.m. • WOH 2.102
  • Feb 10 • 2 – 3 p.m. • BUR 112
  • Feb 22 • 2 – 3 p.m. • BUR 112
  • Mar 9 • 3 – 4 p.m. • WHO 2.116
  • Apr 6 • 10 – 11 a.m. • CPE 2.218

Expand Your World! Travel Scholarship Opportunity!

Hostelling International (HI) – Southwest Texas will be awarding two Travel Scholarships in the amount of $1000 to U.S. students who are just beginning their travel experiences in life. The applicant’s abilities to learn from his or her unique real-world experiences and to share these experiences with HI-USA members, community members and other travelers upon returning from the trip play a large part in the selection process. Funds are for international travel and must be used by August 2011. For more information and to download an application, visit http://www.hiaustin.org. Applications are due by Friday, Nov. 19, 2010.

Oct 18th & Oct 19 – Students In Service -Americorps Information Session

 Informational sessions
MONDAY, October 18, 2010 – 6:00pm-7:00pm SSB G1.106
TUESDAY, October 19, 2010 – 5:00pm-6:00pm SSB: Multicultural Information Center, 1.104

The Volunteer and Service Learning Center is excited to introduce the Students in Service AmeriCorps program.  SIS is a part-time AmeriCorps program that offers scholarships to students who serve their community for total of 300 hours throughout the year.

                                         300 service hours = $1132 (1 year)

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2011-2012 Fulbright Scholarship Competition – App. Due Sept. 3rd

The 2011-2012 Fulbright competition opens on May 1st, 2010. The deadline for apply for a 2010 Fulbright Scholarship is at noon, Friday, Sept. 3rd. Submissions should be brought to the Provost Office in MAI 201.

The Fulbright program for U.S. Students is meant to foster international cooperation in education, research and cultural exchange. The program supports a student’s work abroad for one academic year (typically nine months). The program operates in more than 140 countries. Scholarships are available to support research and training in nearly all disciplines, including sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, professional fields, and performing and creative arts. There are also English Teaching Assistant (ETA) grants that allow students to work with English teachers in a number of different countries. The program provides funds for travel to and from the host country, a stipend sufficient to cover living expenses and administrative support.

Graduate students usually pursue independent research related to their dissertation topic, or, in the case of creative or performing artists, pursue training, performing or engage in their studio practice. Graduating seniors (undergraduates who will complete their degree prior to going abroad) may also conduct research, but are required to be enrolled in courses at an institute of higher education in the host country during the grant period.

Eligibility:  Applicants must be U.S. citizens. You must have a completed a bachelor’s degree by the beginning of the grant period.

These items are to be submitted on line:
•    Completed application form
•    Three (3) letters of reference (usually from faculty, though in some cases a letter from a non-faculty expert in the proposed field of study is acceptable). You can find instructions on completing references at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/preparing_completingreferences.html
•    Language evaluation form (for most non-Anglophone countries). Consists of a form completed by a college-level language instructor. Specific instructions on completing language forms are available at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/preparing_completinglanguage.html

A digital cd copy, as well as hard copies, of the items listed below are to be submitted to the Provost Office (MAI 201) by noon, Friday, Sept. 3rd. Submissions should be addressed to the Fulbright Scholarship Committee:
•    Completed application form
•    Statement of purpose (two pages, typed, single spaced). Creative and performing artists also provide samples of their work
•    Personal statement (one page, typed, single spaced)
•    Letter(s) of affiliation with an institution in the host country
•    Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended by the applicant

In mid-to-late September, applicants are interviewed, given feedback on their proposal and personal statement and assigned a mentor. The applicants are allowed several days to make revisions. The revised applications, along with the Committee’s evaluations, are forwarded to the National Committee, which determines what applications will be forwarded to the Host Country Committees for consideration. The latter committees, consisting of scholars and representatives of the host country governments and the U.S. Department of State, make the final selections. Successful applicants will be notified by June 2011.

Fulbright IIE is an invaluable opportunity, whether you are conducting research, getting teaching experience, developing your artistic skills or receiving advanced training. The University of Texas at Austin has a long track record of success in Fulbright competition, placing it among the elite institutions on the country. Detailed information about the program can be found online at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/overview.html. Applicants are welcome to contact Lindsay Hale at [email protected], or (512) 565-6222, who will be happy to meet with you and assist you in preparing your application.

Silver Spurs Student of the Year Scholarship – App. Due May 1st

2010 SILVER SPURS STUDENT OF THE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP

One $1000 Cash Grand Prize Winner
Eight $500 Cash Winners
One male and one female student from each class: Freshman (first Year), Sophomores (second years), Juniors (third years), Seniors (fourth year plus)
Applications due: Saturday, May 1st by 4:00 p.m. at the 4th Floor of the Student Services Building (SSB), Student Organization Center (SOC)

Applicants need to include:

  • A copy of their transcript (3.0 minimum GPA)
  • A resume highlighting campus involvement (Social, Spirit, professional, etc.)
  • A permanent address, UTEID as well as contact information
  • One-page 250 word max essay explaining: “How do you define the true spirit of being a Texas Longhorn? How have you exhibited that spirit while at UT?”

The Silver Spurs encourage EVERY eligible student to apply, as no one will be discriminated against.*
Please contact the following with any questions:
Jonathan Saperstein, President: [email protected]
Luis Salcedo, Vice President: [email protected]
Taylor Cotton, Philanthropy / Scholarship Chair: [email protected]

*If you receive financial aid from UT Austin, this award could affect your financial aid package. If you have specific questions regarding your situation, please contact your financial aid officer.
*If you participate in a UT Austin NCAA sport, please do not list your participation or athletic ability in any sport while in college or high school. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in automatic disqualification as a potential award recipient. If you have specific questions regarding your situation, please contact Karen Jenke, Office of Student Services, 512-475-6398.
*Award winners will be notified by May 15th and can expect to either receive a check in the mail from the Office of Student Financial Services or have the award credited to his/her outstanding balance with UT Austin. If you have specific questions regarding your situation, please contact one of the Silver Spurs officers listed above.

2010 Irma Rangel Memorial Scholarship – App. due Apr. 5th

The Hispanic Scholarship Consortium (HSC) seeks rising college juniors and seniors to apply for the 2010 State Representative Irma Rangel Memorial Scholarship. Established in partnership with the Hispanic Bar Association of Austin Charitable Foundation, this award not only includes financial assistance, but it affords scholarship recipients the opportunity to learn about themselves, grow as leaders, meet inspiring people, work with supportive mentors and begin successful careers.
Application Deadline: Monday, April 5th. Apply at www.hispanicscholar.org

Program Highlights:
•$2,000-$5,000 renewable scholarship awards available to students maintaining full‐time status, earning a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and participating in HSC’s premier leadership training program
•Elite 3-day leadership training experience led by professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds
•Mentorship by caring adults in similar career paths and access to professional networks
•Membership in an exceptional network of HSC Scholars and alumni
•Regular communication and guidance for all students by trained professionals and specific assistance for first generation college students

Eligibility Requirements – Applicants must:
•Be students attending The University of Texas at Austin (all undergraduate degrees qualify) on a full-time basis throughout the 2010-2011 academic year
•Be classified as a Junior (60-89 hours) or Senior (90+ hours) for the 2010-2011 academic year
•Seniors must plan to take the LSAT exam during the 2010-2011 academic year and Juniors must plan to take it during the 2011-2012 academic year
•Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
•Reside in Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Travis or Williamson counties
•Be of Hispanic origin
•Be United States Citizens or legal permanent residents with a permanent resident card or current passport stamped I‐551
•Participate in HSC’s premier leadership training program

Application Requirements:
•Applicants must complete an online application including résumé and essay questions
•Have a teacher, mentor or coach submit an electronic letter of recommendation on his/her behalf
•Submit an official transcript
•Provide financial documentation (2010-2011 FAFSA or 2009 parent/guardian income taxes)
•Provide proof of residency status for non-U.S. citizens/non-residents
•Submit an optional photo (strongly encouraged)

Questions? Contact HSC at 512-450-5969 or [email protected]

Franklin Lindsay Student Aid Fund

Is financing your degree program getting a bit too difficult? Consider the loans offered through the Franklin Lindsay Student Aid Fund. For U.S. citizens who are registered full-time, loans of $7,000 per year are available, and similar sums are available for subsequent years of study. They carry no interest expense until four months after you finish your degree or terminate your registration, at which time interest begins at a 4% simple and fixed rate, and a relatively long repayment schedule is established.

Applications must be accompanied by three letters of recommendation, and each loan must carry a co-signer. Serving McCombs as one of the two loan committee members at U.T. is Dr. Robert Mettlen, Lamar Centennial Professor Emeritus in Finance ([email protected]). Consult the program’s website at www.franklinlindsay.org for information and application materials. Questions may be directed to Professor Mettlen.

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