Business Honors Soph. Admissions – App. Due May 3rd

The BHP admits a limited number of transfer students into the program after they have completed their freshman year of college. Current McCombs freshmen are strongly encouraged to apply! Sophomore transfer applications are evaluated heavily upon academic performance, the rigor of your first-year schedule, and on your ability to demonstrate leadership and initiative outside of the classroom. To apply, visit If you have any questions, please stop by the BHP Office (CBA 2.312) or email

Study Abroad Photo Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the following students whose photos were selected as the top entries for the Spring 2010 Study Abroad Photo Contest. BBA students who studied abroad on a BBA exchange program during the Fall 2009 semester were invited to submit a photo entry. A complete photo gallery can be viewed at To learn more about study abroad opportunities, visit the BBA International Programs Web site at

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

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:
Luis Salcedo, Vice President:
Taylor Cotton, Philanthropy / Scholarship Chair:

*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.

Apr. 29th – Teach for America Online Event with Founder Wendy Kopp

“Achieving Educational Equity: A Conversation with Wendy Kopp”
Thursday, April 29th at 7:00 pm CT

Join us for a live, interactive online event featuring Teach For America’s CEO and Founder, Wendy Kopp. Wendy launched Teach For America twenty years ago to address a great injustice in America – the disparity of educational opportunities provided to low-income children and their wealthier peers. Learn more about this pressing social issue while hearing first-hand from Teach For America’s founder and CEO.

This event will be hosted online; you can watch it from any computer with internet access. Register prior to the event here: You’ll receive a confirmation link to use at the time of the event.

2010 College Entrepreneur of the Year Contest


  • $5,000 in startup capital for your business idea
  • Nationwide exposure to millions with your profile in Entrepreneur magazine
  • Expense-paid transportation and accommodations to award ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Gift certificate for $500 in free services at The UPS Store
  • Three-year subscription to Entrepreneur magazine
  • $300 in Entrepreneur Press books

Acing school is hard; entering this contest is easy.

Just tell us about the inspiration for your idea, what makes it viable and different from the millions of ideas already out there, and where you see it going. An expert panel of judges, including representatives from Entrepreneur’s editorial department and Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. (MBE, franchisor of The UPS Store), will choose the finalists. The panel’s decision will be based on the mission statement for the business idea, the proposed structure of the business idea, and the goals for the first and third years of the business. All entrants must be at least 18 but less than 26 years old. For complete rules and criteria, please visit