Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies
Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies

Dorothy and Rudy Martinez Family Scholarship in Mexican American and Latina/o Studies

The Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies (MALS) at The University of Texas at Austin, through the generosity of UT alumnus Mike Martinez, founding partner of Edge Resources in Ft. Worth, will award an annual scholarship in the name of Mr. Martinez’s parents, Dorothy and Rudy. This scholarship is the first established scholarship in the area of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. 

The Dorothy and Rudy Martinez Family Scholarship in Mexican American Studies (an award of $1,000) will be given to an outstanding student majoring in Mexican American and Latina/o Studies and will be presented at the Latino Studies Honors award ceremony in early May. Recipients are required to attend the ceremony.

Eligibility:

Students interested in applying must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50 and be enrolled as a Mexican American and Latina/o Studies major for the coming academic year.

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit a two-page essay that examines the growing Mexican American/Latino High School dropout rate and includes what the applicant thinks can be done about the problem.

Essay Guidelines:
  • Two pages, double-spaced 
  • Times New Roman, 12 pt font
  • Must include Cover Page with Name and EID 
  • Do not include your name or EID on essay pages that are not the Cover Page.  
  • Attach as a Word or PDF file. 

Submit your essay by email to Senior Academic Coordinator, Natasha Saldaña, at nvs@austin.utexas.edu

Deadline: 

The deadline for applications is Friday, February 28, 2020.

 


Please note that this scholarship will be considered part of a financial aid package at UT Austin and must be reported to the Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS).

For more information regarding the Martinez Family Scholarship in Mexican American and Latina/o Studies please contact Natasha Saldaña, Senior Academic Coordinator, Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, at (512) 471-2134 or nvs@austin.utexas.edu.