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University of TX at Austin Freshman Prize for Excellence

Scholarship Provider: Univ. of TX Astronomy Dept., in conjunction with the NSF STEM Undergraduate Grant
Application Deadline: 04/01/2013
Description: This scholarship is incoming freshman at the University of TX at Austin.

The Astronomy Freshman Prizes for Excellence (AFPE) typically range from $500 to $1000 per student and will be awarded yearly to freshmen of outstanding promise admitted to the first year of the UT Astronomy program.

The AFPE awards are given through the Astronomy Department Excellence Funds in conjunction with the National Science Foundation (NSF) STEM Undergraduate Education grant awarded to the UT "Scientists for Tomorrow" program.   Scientists for Tomorrow is designed to aid in the long-term success of students of high academic merit, particularly among groups that are traditionally under-represented in the sciences.

The winners will be selected from the pool of students who applied for the prize and who are admitted to UT by the Admissions Office. The winner will be notified in late April/Early May.  Students selected will benefit from mentoring by individual faculty members who will assist them in achieving long-term success. They will also meet regularly with other STEM award winners from across the UT College of Natural Science.
Scholarship Amount: $500 to $1,000
Scholarship Website:
School Type Requirement: Four Year College
Applicant Class Requirement: Entering First Year Undergraduate
Awards Given: 2
Length of Award: One Time Award
Other Comments: Please note that the number of awards has varied over the years. Last year one award were given. In the year prior two awards were given. In 2009 four students received awards.

To apply, please complete application form at the website and return it by April 1, 2013 to Rachel Walker, Student Coordinator at the address below under Primary Contact Information.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early. The selection committee will have access to all the materials (e.g., scores, transcripts, UT application form, etc) that you submitted to the UT Admissions office, so there is no need to resubmit these.

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Rachel Walker, Student Coordinator
Dept. of Astronomy
1 University Station C1400
Austin, TX 78712
Phone: (512) 471-3350
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