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Plan II Writing Coaches
Plan II offers writing coaches to students of all levels to help them develop their writing skills. Nominated by faculty for their outstanding writing, the coaches are Plan II students who will work with their peers to help them clarify their ideas, tighten the structure of their arguments, polish their prose, and generally support them in developing a clear writing voice and style.

Unscheduled drop-in hours
Coaches will be available for unscheduled drop-in hours at the following times every week:
• In-person in the Plan II Office in RLP 2.102 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 5 – 7 p.m.
• In-person in CRD 007A in the Joynes Rooms on Sundays 2 – 4 p.m.
• By Zoom on Sundays, 2 – 4 p.m. (Zoom link password: p9gRnZ)
• By Zoom on Sundays, 3 – 5 p.m. (Zoom link)
No appointment is necessary during these hours, and students will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.

Scheduled one-on-one meetings

Coaches will also be available for scheduled one-on-one meetings every week. Students should email 48 hours before the requested meeting time. All requests should be emailed to the Plan II Writing Coaches email at
You should include the following information in your request:
• Your name
• Preferred coach (Meet the Coaches)
• Requested times and preference for in-person or Zoom
Once you have emailed your request, a coach will be in touch with you to set up a meeting either in-person or by Zoom, depending on both your preferences and comfort levels.

Policies and Expectations
• Students may only sign up for one one-on-one session a week. Drop-in hours are open, and students are welcome to drop in whenever their schedule permits.
• For drop-in meetings, coaches will not look at your materials before-hand, but will provide immediate feedback to whatever work you bring with you.
• For one-on-one meetings, the student should send any materials they would like to be reviewed to the Writing Coach at least 24 hours before the scheduled meeting.
• Coaches are not expected to brainstorm topics or line-edit papers, but can help with outlines and rough drafts, as well as more polished work.
• If you are stopping by the Plan II Office for drop-in hours, please knock on the door and wait for a coach to let you into the office. The office is only open to Plan II students in need of coaching and should not be used as a study or hang out space after 5 p.m.

Academic Programs

The Normandy Scholar Program is open to all majors on campus and does not require a foreign language.  It offers one-semester (Spring 2022) of intensive study of the causes, course, and impact of World War Two, followed by a nearly month-long faculty-led trip to the most important World War Two sites and museums in London, Normandy, Paris, Berlin, Cracow, and Warsaw.  The European segment of the program will be contingent on the state of the pandemic next May.



PURPOSE: Provide a grant for post-baccalaureate study in one of seven Areas of Focus at an accredited university located in a country outside the United States.
AREAS OF FOCUS: Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention; Disease Prevention and Treatment; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene; Maternal and Child Health; Basic Education and Literacy; Community Economic Development; and Supporting the Environment.
AMOUNT: $30,000.
GRANT TERM: One to four years. The grant must start with the applicant’s first year of study.
INSTITUTIONAL ADMISSION: The applicant must be admitted, on his or her own initiative, to the university program before Rotary International will approve the Scholarship.
ROTARY PRESENCE: The university must be in a location where Rotary has a presence in order for a club to serve as a host.
APPLICATION: An application form, provided by Rotary, must submitted to the Club no later than November 15, 2021.
INTERVIEWS: The Rotary Club of Austin will conduct initial interviews. The person, recommended by the Club, will then interview with the District 5870 committee that will make the final selection.
TIME SCHEDULE: The initial Club interview will be in late November 2021, on a date to be determined. The District interview is scheduled for December 11, 2021. The grantee will begin their program at the selected university in the Fall Semester, 2022.

Interested students should contact Plan II graduate and scholarship recipient Brooke Reaves or Tom Anderson, Chair, Rotary Club of Austin Global Grant Scholarship Committee

Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship is a generous federal scholarship for study abroad and a great opportunity for U.S. citizens receiving a Federal Pell Grant to fund their international experience. UT Austin is consistently a top producer of Gilman Scholars.

Education Abroad is hosting 2 virtual information sessions to help students prepare a competitive application. During the information sessions, we will cover scholarship details, selection criteria, and tips for submitting a competitive application. We will also host 1 in-person writing workshops for essay review.

Gilman Scholarship: Information Sessions

Gilman Scholarship: Writing Workshop

  • Friday, October 1st 1 – 4:00 pm in-person ECJ 1.306

The online application is now open for applicants whose in-person or virtual programs start between December 1, 2021, to October 31, 2022. Virtual programs will be eligible through Summer 2022. The deadline for students to apply is Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time).

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