The University of Texas of Austin
Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
Johnson-Bates Respect and Inclusion Presidential Scholarship
2017-18 Application Form
The purpose of the Johnson-Bates Respect and Inclusion Presidential Scholarship Program is to provide a college scholarship to students who play an active role in stopping or preventing bullying (particularly as it is displayed towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer people), as well as work to improve the climate on campus for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities.
A minimum of one (1) $2,500 undergraduate scholarship will be available per semester for a total of $5,000 per year. Scholarships are awarded for one year only, but recipients may re-apply for a second year.
1. Applicants must be full-time University of Texas at Austin undergraduate students enrolled in the Jackson School of Geosciences.
2. Applicants must have completed at least 45 credit hours in residence at UT Austin by the time the award is received.
1. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership surrounding issues affecting the LGBTQ community, but do not need to identify as part of the LGBT population in order to qualify.
2. Applicants should have demonstrated or expressed interest in volunteerism, student service within the LGBTQ organizations, The University of Texas at Austin student government programming and initiatives, and leadership development training in LGBTQ diversity.
3. Applicants must be majoring in the Jackson School of Geosciences. This would include, Environmental Science, General Geology, Geophysics, Hydrogeology, Environmental Science and Sustainability, Geological Sciences Teaching, Geosystems Engineering and Hydrogeology, Geological Sciences.
4. An applicant must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25.
To be considered for a Johnson-Bates Respect and Inclusion Endowed Presidential Scholarship, applicants must complete an application packet and return it to the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement Gender and Sexuality Center (located in the UT Austin Student Activity Center, Room 2.112) by 5:00 p.m. Monday, April 4, 2016.
The application packet must include:
1. A completed application form.
2. Two completed recommendation forms, with at least one from a faculty or school official at the college level.
3. An official college transcript.
4. A personal statement (less than or equal to 500 words) describing the applicant’s qualifications for the scholarship and personal commitment to stop or prevent bullying (particularly as it is displayed towards people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer) as well as improve the climate on campus for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community.
All four of the above items must be submitted before the application will be considered.
NOTE: Scholarship recipient is expected to attend the Lavender Graduation on Wednesday, May 17, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
For more information or questions, contact:
Liz Elsen; Phone: (512)232.1907; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Open: 2017 Point Foundation Scholarship
Point Foundation (Point) empowers the next generation of lesbian, gay,
Find the application for the scholarship here.
The New Politics Forum is hiring a
Program Coordinator – Apply today.
The full-time program coordinator will work closely with the director of the Institute and the director of public engagement at the Annette Strauss Institute to support organizational understanding of college-aged youth engagement and civic technology, as well as to coordinate educational outreach activities associated with the New Politics Forum program.
Find more information about the position and apply here.
Apply for a $2,000 stipend!
Ted Strauss Civic
Internship Award Available for
University of Texas undergraduate students who will not be graduating before December 2016 are invited to apply for The Ted Strauss Civic Internship Award to supplement their paid or unpaid internship in the fields of public policy, public service, government, or politics for the summer. The application deadline is
Tuesday, May 3, 2016.
Find more information about qualifications, requirements, and how to apply here.
CMHC Student Advisory Committee
We are recruiting for our 2016-17 cohort for our Student Advisory Committee. Each year students are invited to apply and are selected for a one-year position to provide undergraduate and graduate student perspectives on CMHC services and programs. Students in the 2016-17 cohort will also have time dedicated each month to working on a mental health project of their choosing.
Please share this application with students who might be interested. Thank you!
The Arcus Fellowship in LGBTQ Leadership and Higher Education
California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and the Human Sexuality PhD Program are proud to announce that the Arcus Fellowship Program application is open for prospective Fellows.
The Arcus Fellowship aims to encourage colleges and universities to improve their campus climates by building the leadership capacity of LGBTQ students. The California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) Human Sexuality PhD program is proud to announce the launch of the Arcus Fellowship in LGBTQ Leadership and Education, which aims to encourage colleges and universities to improve their campus climates by building the leadership capacity of LGBTQ students.
With funding provided by the Arcus Foundation, each Arcus Fellow will design, implement, and evaluate a project that directly addresses harassment, bullying, discrimination, and social isolation experienced by LGBTQ students – particularly trans students and students of color – on the Fellow’s home campus. Each Fellow will receive support from two mentors: a faculty member, adviser, or counselor from their home campus, and a PhD student from the CIIS Human Sexuality program.
Arcus Fellows and their Home Campus Mentors will attend a workshop in San Francisco to share, learn, and connect with other leaders in the field. Fellows will also be invited to the Expanding the Circle Conference held at CIIS in November 2017.
While all LGBTQ-identified students are welcome to apply to the Fellowship, priority will be given to students who:
– Are non-cisgendered
– Are from communities of color, and
– Attend colleges or universities that have limited LGBTQ resources.
For a summary of the first group of Arcus Fellows (2015-2016) please follow this link.
Help us spread the word about this opportunity! We invite you to send this announcement to any students, faculty, and staff who may be interested.
For more information, please visit the Arcus Fellowship homepage or contact Emily McKee, CIIS Human Sexuality Program Coordinator, at email@example.com or 415.575.3422.
Openings at UT’s Voices Against Violence
Health Education Coordinator for Voices Against Violence: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/160323021533
Interactive Theater Specialist: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/160323011533
Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life
Learn more and apply:
New Politics Forum Program Assistant
To support organizational understanding of college-aged youth engagement and civic technology, as well as coordinate educational outreach activities, associated with the New Politics Forum program.
Learn more and apply: