Liberal Arts Honors logo
Liberal Arts Honors

Notable Scholarship Recognition

We like to recognize Liberal Arts Honors students who go above and beyond our expectations and values by receiving a variety of notable awards and scholarships. Below are the recipients and information concerning the scholarship they received.

Notable Scholarships

Dean's Distinguished Graduates

The College instituted this award in 1980 to recognize graduating Liberal Arts students who have distinguished themselves in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and service to the College and University community. It is the highest award the College offers and truly reflective of the remarkable caliber of our graduates.


Paul Cockrum

Isabella Fanucci

Jacob Hood

Kensey Kirby

Michaela Lavelle

Avery Largent

Grace Schrobilgen

Ian Sims

Carol-Armelle Ze-Noah


Megan Abrameit

Sydney Bartlett

Evelyn Caro Gutierrez

Luis De La Cruz

Jeremy Doran

Adrienne Epstein

Quimberly Jasso

Benjamin Vega

Gabriella Velasco


Keith Chew

Lucero Estrella

Elizabeth Hamm

David Williams


Dylan Davidson

Donald Egan

Sarah Fischer

Abigail Newell

Claire Smith

Jordan Smith


Angie Acquatella

Kendall DeBoer

Michael Esparza

Christle Nwora


Alexander Djamoos

James Fisk

Jane Mize


Sarah Michelle Lusher

Patrick Naeve

David Hee Oh

Rebekah Rodriquez

Ann Laura Rivera

Philip Ray Tryon


Travis Alexander

Ben Weiss


Shelby Carvalho

Dedman Distinguished Scholars

The Dedman Distinguished Scholarship offers a unique level of support, covering tuition, housing, books, and all education-related expenses for its recipients. The scholarship not only provides students with the economic resources they need to attend college, it also frees students from the time commitment of outside employment, allowing them to focus on their studies, extracurricular activities, community engagement, and personal growth. For more information, continue here.

Class of 2022

Tea Anderson

Janae Stegall

Juliet Suarez-Calderon

Class of 2021

Will Clough

Milena Djordjevic-Kisacanin

Frances Garnett

Selome Hailu

Class of 2020

Bethany Burtch

Jacob Hood

Abby Kuchek

Class of 2019

Megan Abrameit

Class of 2018

Barrett Smith

Forty Acres Scholarship

The Forty Acres Scholars Program inspires and nurtures visionary leaders and helps them use their talents to benefit society. Forty Acres scholars demonstrate intellectual curiosity and have a track record of outstanding academic success. Most importantly, they have passion and a desire to live out the core values of The University of Texas at Austin. The Forty Acres Scholarship provides funding for tuition, a living stipend, a book stipend, as well as enrichment activities including a community component, a global experience, and professional experiences. For more information, continue here.


Austin Witt

Jillian Smith


Mary Margaret Burniston


Sophia Guirola


Elizabeth Hamm


Marlene Renz


Arjun Rawal 

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Scholarship

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides funding for studying abroad for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding. The Fulbright Scholarship covers round-trip transportation to host country, room, board, incidental costs and provides Accident and Sickness Health Benefits. To learn more, continue here.


Anna Dolliver - Taiwan


Greta Unger - Czech Republic


Josh Bednorz - Germany


Shelby Carvalho - Bulgaria

Kevin Martin - Malaysia

Larry Temple Scholarship

The Larry Temple Scholarship Endowment was established by The University of Texas System Board of Regents for the benefit of The University of Texas at Austin on October 12, 1990. The Scholarship, a $11,000 a year award renewable for two years, honors Larry Eugene Temple, Austin lawyer and public servant. Temple Scholars are selected primarily on the basis of superior academic merit. Additional consideration shall be given to those with a record of independent scholastic activities, extracurricular activities, and leadership. In evaluating candidates, the Selection Committee will take into account financial need. For more information, continue here.


Zoe Alvarez

Byron Xu


Anna Roberts


Zoya Zia


Irene Gomez


Joshua Bednorz


Kassandra Gonzalez

Miles Huston


Caroline Corcoran


Sharanya Rajan


Hillary Rodriguez


Serine Consolino


Nathan Sison


Alma Nidia Garza


John Heymann


Richard Cofer

Marshall Scholarship

The Marshall Scholarship funds one to two full years of graduate study leading to a degree in Great Britain. In the past this awards has taken U.T. students, in fields ranging from Electrical Engineering to Humanities/Plan I Honors, to Oxford, Cambridge, and other British universities. The Marshall Scholarship will support study at any UK university. A University committee interviews candidates for the Marshall scholarship, and you must have University endorsement to be a candidate. To learn more, continue here.


Bailey Anderson

Schwarzman Scholarship

The Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective, one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing that is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders for the challenges of the future. The Schwarzman Program is funded by an all expense paid scholarship to attend the one-year master's program. Conditions of the scholarship include being on track to receive a bachelors degree by August 2017, as well as being at least 18 and not yet 29 years of age. For more information, continue here.


Shantanu Banerjee


Jordan Metoyer

Rapoport King Thesis Scholarship

The Rapoport-King Thesis Scholarships honor Audre and Bernard Rapoport and Robert D. King, former Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. To be eligible for a Rapoport-King Scholarship, candidates must be enrolled as a Plan I student and must be planning to write a senior thesis in one of the College's departmental honors programs. Fellows will be chosen on basis of academic record, the quality of the thesis proposal, and financial need. As Mr. Rapoport has put it: the candidates should be "smart and deserving." The dean will make final recommendations. For more information, continue here. 


Francesca T. D'Annunzio, Humanities
Supervisor: Dr. Michael Findley

Blake Anthony Butschek, Humanities
Supervisor: Dr. Thomas Garza

Grace Einkauf, Urban Studies
Supervisor: Dr. Greogry Knapp

Jada Cryslynn Fraser, IRG
Supervisor: Dr. Michael Anderson

Delaney Chieyen Holton, Asian Studies
Supervisor: Dr. Chiu-Mi Lai

Alyssa Jaymes Jingling, English
Supervisor: Dr. Elizabeth Richmond-Garza

Junwoo Lee, Sociology
Supervisor: Ari Adut

Grace Jin Metz, Psychology
Supervisor: Dr. William Swann

Monica Gabrielle Oatman, History
Supervisor: Dr. Neil Kamil

Anna May Roberts, History
Supervisor: Dr. Julie Hardwick

Jeffery Harrison Rose, English
Supervisor: Dr. Alison Kafer

Johann A. Rossbach, History
Supervisor: Dr. Lina del Castillo

Megan Renee Soetart, IRG
Supervisor: Dr. Michael Anderson

Alexander David Wallis, History
Supervisor: Dr. Bruce Hunt

Carol-Armell Ze-Noah, WGS
Supervisor: Dr. Ashley Farmer


Sophia Birk, Psychology
Supervisor: Dr. Hongjoo Lee

Evelin Caro Cutierrez, Government
Supervisor: Dr. Raul Madrid

Morgan Clark, Anthropology
Supervisor: Dr. Fred Valdez

Emma Giacomello, Anthropology
Supervisor: Dr. Chris Kirk

Lillian Gonzales, English
Supervisor: Dr. Donna Kornhaber

Lauryn Hanley, Classics
Supervisor: Dr. Stephen White

Devon Hsiao, Humanities
Supervisor: Dr. Caroline Faria

Jacob Lundquist, English
Supervisor: Dr. Marjorie Woods

Ashleigh Pearce, History
Supervisor: Dr. Yoav Di-Capua

Galia Popov, Asian Studies
Supervisor: Dr. ChienHsin Tsai

Emily Saunders, Linguistics
Supervisor: Dr. Dvid Quinto-Pozos

Chris Smith, English
Supervisor; Dr. Elizabeth Richmond-Garza

Ishaana Talesara, Economics
Supervisor: Dr. Sandra Black

Benjamin Vega, IRG
Supervisor: Dr. Michael Anderson

Gabriella Velasco, Humanities
Supervisor: Dr. Caroline Faria

Truman Scholarship

The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Truman Scholars are required to be full-time students pursuing a bachelor's degree with junior-level academic standing or have senior-level standing in the third year of college enrollment, as well as intend to bring change, improving the ways that government agencies, nonprofit organizations, or educational institutions serve the public. For more information, continue here. 


Alyssa Ashcraft 


Zoraima Pelaez