Presidential Achievement Scholarship

Recognizing Academic Excellence

As we strive to be the best public research university, we work to ensure we have the highest caliber students from across Texas. Presidential Achievement Scholars are selected because they have strong academic records at their high schools, and financial need. Scholars receive funding for each year up to 4 years.

This award ranges from $5,000 to $10,000 per year - $20,000 to $40,000 over 4 years - and represents one of the university's most prestigious scholarships. Students do not need to complete a separate application for the Presidential Achievement Scholarship as all first-year applicants to UT are considered.

Enrichment Scholarship

All Presidential Achievement Scholars who entered UT after Summer 2013 are eligible for a $1,500 supplemental scholarship to be used for an internship, research, or study abroad experience.

  • Internships are real-life work placements where students have the opportunity to gain experience and make connections. Through internships, students have the opportunity to combine knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships may be paid or unpaid. Academic credit may also be an option.
  • Research provides students in all majors the opportunity to become a researcher and take part in the vibrant intellectual work of the university and beyond.
  • Study Abroad provides the opportunity to get to know another culture first-hand and to expand your view of the world. As students develop skills and gain experiences beyond the classroom setting will never provide, they can learning more about themselves and earn UT course credit.

Recipients of Enrichment Scholarships must engage in a pre-approved internship, research project, and/or UT-approved study abroad program under the supervision of a faculty/staff mentor or other professional. This experience could include assisting on a faculty member’s research project, pursuing independent research project, interning with a company or organization, or participating in a study abroad program.

Upon completion of the experience, students must submit a 3-page reflection paper about their experience. These papers are used to assess the efficacy of the Enrichment Scholarship program as well as publicize different opportunities available to PAS students.

To receive an Enrichment Scholarship, PAS students must complete the application in its entirety, including details about the proposed experience, a draft budget, and an explanation of how this experience will enrich their curricular experience at UT.

Applications for Spring 2015 Enrichment Scholarships are due December 1, 2014.

Applications for Summer/Fall 2015 Enrichment Scholarships are due April 1, 2015.

Contact Information



Cockrell School of Engineering
ECJ 3.256

Jackson School of Geosciences
JGB 2.112

Moody College of Communication
BMC 2.302

McCombs School of Business
CBA 2.116

College of Education
SZB 216/BEL 1005

School of Architecture
SUT 2.126

College of Fine Arts
DFA 1.103

School of Nursing
NUR 2.422

College of Liberal Arts
FAC 18

School of Social Work
SSW 2.216

College of Natural Sciences
PAI 5.03

School of Undergraduate Studies

Office of Undergraduate Research
FAC 33

Study Abroad
Study Abroad Office
2400 Nueces, Suite B