Academic Excellence Award

The College of Liberal Arts Academic Excellence Award is an academic merit and financial need-based scholarship for currently enrolled Liberal Arts majors. 

Scholarship Information:

  • The award competition will run during the spring 2024 semester, and students will receive their awards at the beginning of the fall 2024 and spring 2025 semesters.
  • Amount of awards: $2,000 - $5,000
  • Although financial need is considered, it is not an eligibility requirement. 
  • Multiple awards are made each year.
  • Deadline: See scholarship chart 

Scholarship Restrictions:

  • For full-time undergraduate students with a declared major in the College of Liberal Arts.
  • Completion of a minimum of 15 hours in-residence required at the time of application.
  • Minimum UT-Austin GPA of 3.6 at the time of application. 
  • Evidence of achievement in leadership and service to the College and community.
  • Degree holders will not be considered for this award.

Other Requirements:

  • Submission of a two-page essay
  • One letter of recommendation from a UT faculty member.
  • A thank you letter will be required, if awarded.


  • The application will be available starting February 15th, 2024.
  • Students must maintain full-time enrollment in both the fall and spring of the award year.


Award winners will be selected by the College Scholarship Committee and announced by the end of the spring semester.

Contact the Liberal Arts Scholarships office at for more information.