Scholarships

Generous donations from former employees and participants have created endowed scholarships in order to award exemplary individuals who provide outstanding leadership and vision, go above and beyond their responsibilities on a regular basis and represent Recreational Sports in a positive and favorable manner. Scholarship recipients will be those who demonstrate initiative and who serve as role models for their peers.


Scholarship Eligibility
Undergraduate Scholarships Amount Minimum GPA Jr. or Sr. Status Required? Student Status Required
Mark L. Hart, Jr. Endowed Scholarship (2) $5,000 SAP ♦ Yes Part-Time
Thomas W. Dison Endowed Scholarship (2) $2,500 2.5 Yes Full-Time
Acacia Fraternity Endowed Scholarship $1,500 SAP ♦ No Full-Time
John M. Childs Endowed Scholarship ♦♦ $1,500 3.0 No Full-Time
Sylvie and Gary Crum Endowed Scholarship $1,500 2.5 Yes Full-Time
Delta Tau Delta Endowed Scholarship $1,500 SAP ♦ No Full-Time
Kenneth Ford Family Scholarship ♦♦♦ $1,500 2.5 Yes Full-Time
Bill Patman Endowed Scholarship $1,500 2.5 Yes Full-Time
Phi Gamma Delta Endowed Scholarship $1,500 2.5 Yes Full-Time
Recreational Sports Endowed Scholarship $1,500 2.5 Yes Full-Time
Charles & Carolyn Spence, James & Kathryn (Spence) Nance, and William (Spence) & Edith Nance Endowed Scholarship Honoring Michael Monsoor ♦♦♦♦ $1,500 SAP ♦ No Part-Time
DeDe and Joe Bill Watkins Endowed Scholarship $1,500 2.5 Yes Full-Time

♦ Satisfactory Academic Progress, as defined by the University of Texas at Austin Office of Student Financial Services. Each applicant's eligibility will be verified by the Office of Student Financial Services prior to consideration of the application.

♦♦ Must be an official for the Intramural Sports program.

♦♦♦ Primary consideration will be given to applicants who are planning to work in a field related to medicine or health care.

♦♦♦♦ Military connection required. Candidates must satisfy at least one of the following requirements; 1) Be a veteran of the U.S. military who was honorably discharged from service; 2) Be enrolled in any Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program; 3) Be committed to post-graduate military training and/or service; 4) Be a child of a veteran satisfying criteria #1 above.


Scholarship Award Details

The Application Process

All application materials must be submitted by the deadline via the online submission link located below. There are no exceptions or extensions to this deadline. Applicants need only submit one application and are only eligible to receive one award.

Completed applications must include:

  1. Completion of the online scholarship application
  2. Your resume (one PDF uploaded as part of the online application; labeled with your last name: lastname_resume)
  3. Answers to the essay questions (all answers contained within one PDF uploaded as part of the application; labeled with your last name: lastname_essays)

The Selection Process

A selection committee will review applications and rate them on the following:

The Hart Scholarships are awarded to the two students with the highest scores in the review process, followed by the next two highest scores receiving the Dison Scholarships. The remaining finalists are slated for each of the remaining awards based on the criteria/connection to those endowments.

All scholarship recipients will be asked to submit handwritten thank you letters to scholarship donors and will be invited to attend a luncheon.


Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Questions?

Please contact Nicole Olmeda in Gregory Gym 2.208, via e-mail at nicole.olmeda@austin.utexas.edu or at 512.475.7177.