Incoming Graduate Students Receive Diversity Fellowships

Melissa Ibarra, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, UT El Paso ’16, and Mercedes Harris, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, UT San Antonio ’17, were recently awarded fellowships by the UT Austin Graduate School. The two were nominated by the UT Austin School of Nursing after being accepted into the graduate program.

Diversity fellowships help recruit a diverse graduate student body at UT Austin. Consistent with the criteria set forth in the Graduate School’s admission policy, selection for these fellowships are based on a holistic review of the student’s application file. Both students will receive a $30,000, 12-month stipend, health insurance assistance and a tuition assistance benefit.

The South Texas Graduate School Fellowships are for incoming graduate students who grew up in South Texas, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and who have received their undergraduate degree from any of the public universities in South Texas:

  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (formerly The University of Texas – Pan American)
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
  • Texas A&M University – Kingsville
  • Texas A&M International University – Laredo

The West Texas Graduate School Fellowships are for incoming graduate students who received their undergraduate degree from any of the public universities in Brewster, Ector and El Paso counties:

  • Sul Ross State University
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
  • The University of Texas at El Paso
  • West Texas A&M University