College of Liberal Arts

Two Liberal Arts Students Earn $33,000 Larry Temple Scholarships

Wed, Oct 3, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — The College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has honored two students with a Larry Temple Scholarship.

 The 2012-13 Larry Temple Scholarship winners are:

  • William Hoenig, a Plan II Honors sophomore majoring in electrical engineering and economics. He graduated from Lake Travis High School.
  • Nicole Kruijs, a Plan II Honors sophomore majoring in public health. She graduated from the Woodlands High School.

Temple Scholars receive a $33,000 scholarship—$11,000 per year, renewable for two years. The scholarship seeks those who have excelled in the classroom, have excellent records of leadership and community service, and who have the promise of making significant contributions to society.  

Application for the scholarship is open to any student achieving a 3.9 or 4.0 grade-point average during his or her freshman year.

The recipients will join other Temple Scholars in an enriched program of supplemental advising and field trips. They also will have special opportunities to interact with faculty and community leaders.

Since 1991, 41 students have been awarded the Larry Temple Scholarship. Many have been awarded highly prestigious scholarships, including Sean Braswell, who won a Rhodes Scholarship in 1998; Marissa Duswalt, who won a Truman Scholarship in 2006; and Dhananjay Jagannathan, who won a British Marshall Scholarship in 2006.

The Temple Scholarship honors Larry Eugene Temple, an Austin lawyer and public servant. Temple graduated with a bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1957, receiving a degree from The University of Texas Law School in 1959. A champion of higher education, Temple was chair of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as well as chair of the 1985 Select Committee on Higher Education. Temple has been a member of the university's Development Board, its Centennial Commission and the Commission of 125.


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