Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Undergraduate Funding Opportunities

Overview

Each academic year, the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies awards in excess of $100,000 to deserving undergraduates (the majority to Latin American Studies majors only). The funds include a mix of merit- and need-based scholarships. All amounts listed are awards made per academic year. All awards, with the exception of the summer travel scholarships, require students to maintain full-time status of at least 12 hours per long semester.

Application deadlines vary and are announced each spring.

For more information, contact the undergraduate adviser, Cynthia Gladstone.


Merit-based Awards

Davidson Scholarship

Award amount: One in the amount of $1,500 

Eligibility: Any LAS major. First preference is given to students from the following counties, and to students speaking more than one language fluently or who are first generation in the family to attend college: Atacosa, Bee, Bexar, Brooks, Dimmit, Duval, Cameron, El Paso, Frio, Goliad, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kenedy, Kinndy, Klebert, Lasalle, Live Oak, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Uvalde, Valverde, Victoria, Webb, Willacy, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala.

Elio King Excellence Endowment

Award amount: One in the amount of $1,700 

Eligibility: Any LAS major. To provide tuition support and other awards.

Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Travel Scholarships

Award amount: Four in the amount of $2,500 for summer, and six in the amount of $5,000 for full semester

Award period: Student may apply awards to study abroad during the Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters. Students must attend a study abroad program at a degree-granting institution in Latin America. For summer, they must bring back at least six hours of college credit and for full semesters, they must bring back at least 12 hours of college credit.

Eligibility: Any Liberal Arts major. As stipulated in the Lozano Long endowment, at least one scholarship should be awarded to an eligible resident of one of the following counties: Atascosa, Bee, Bexar, Brooks, Cameron, Dimmit, Duval, El Paso, Frio, Goliad, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kenedy, Kinney, Kleberg, Lasalle, Live Oak, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Uvalde, Valverde, Victoria, Webb, Willacy, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala.

Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Undergraduate Academic Scholarships

Award amount: Thirteen in the amount of $4,500

Eligibility: Any LAS major. At least one scholarship should be awarded to an eligible resident of one of the Texas counties listed above. To be used for tuition, books, etc., while attending full time on the UT Austin campus.


Need-based Awards

Francisco J. Garza Scholarship Endowment

Award amount: One in the amount of $1,000

Eligibility: Any LAS major. Preference goes to students with an interest in history.

IBC Bank Foundation Fund

Award amount: Varies

Eligibility: Any LAS major. 

Joel and Dina Sherzer Latin American Studies Scholarship

Award amount: One in the amount of $3,500

Eligibility: Any LAS major. 

Jordan Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Award amount: Varies

Eligibility: Any LAS major. For a variety of purposes to be determined by Latin American Studies.


Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship is a highly competitive U.S. Department of Education grant that provides graduate and undergraduate fellowships for students to pursue intensive training in modern languages and related area or international studies. These fellowships provide tuition and a substantial stipend for living expenses.


  • Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

    University of Texas at Austin
    SRH 1.310
    2300 Red River Street D0800
    Austin, Texas 78712