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 ($1000 award)

Through the generosity of UT alumnus Mike Martinez, founding partner of Edge Resources in Ft. Worth, the department will award an annual scholarship in the name of Mr. Martinez’s parents, Dorothy and Rudy. This scholarship will be given to an outstanding student majoring in Mexican American and Latina/o Studies. 

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 undergraduate major for the coming academic year.

How to Apply:

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

Deadline: 

November 1, 2020.  

Apply Here. 


Américo Paredes Endowed Scholarship

A world-renowned scholar of folklore and the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, Américo Paredes established an intellectual and institutional legacy that endures to this day. A graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, Professor Paredes was instrumental in the founding of the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) and served as its first director. The Américo Paredes Endowed Scholarship was established to honor his lasting impact on students and the academy.

Eligibility:

Students interested in applying must be enrolled full-time; majoring in MALS or enrolled in the MALS PhD program or Graduate Portfolio program; making significant progress towards their degree; demonstrate leadership ability; have contributed to the university and/or Latino community.

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit a two-page (double spaced) essay that demonstrates your commitment to research and/or social justice, specifically in relation to Latino Studies and/or the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. 

Deadline: 

November 1, 2020.  

Apply Here. 

 


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