The College and the University award a multitude of scholarships to Natural Sciences students each year. Scholarship committees consider various factors such as scholastic achievement, community involvement, leadership abilities, and standardized test scores when making award decisions.  Some awards are merit-based, others are need-based, and many are available only to students who've chosen a particular area of study or who meet particular biographical criteria.  By accurately filling out the appropriate forms based on your enrollment or application status, you will be considered for a variety of college- and university-administered scholarships.

Students interested in learning about the various research fellowships opportunities in the College should visit the Research Fellowships page.

The CNS Common Scholarship Application for current students is now open!

The 2014-2015 College of Natural Sciences scholarship application for college-level scholarships, Health Professions scholarships and Out-of-State Tuition Waivers is now available. Current CNS students may access the online application at Please be sure to carefully read the instructions before submitting an application.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Adrianne Chacon-Posey at

Application Tips:

  1. Scholarships are not awarded on a rolling basis. So, instead of trying to be the first to submit an application, be sure that you are taking your time to carefully answer the questions and crafting your essay response. Be sure to check for grammatical errors as well.
  2. That being said, letter writers will receive an email with instructions and link as to where they should submit letters only after the application has actually been submitted.  It’s a good idea to have the application submitted a few days before the deadline so letter writers have the opportunity to receive the email and upload the letters by the April 15th deadline.
  3. While only one faculty letter of recommendation is required, it is strongly encouraged that applicants submit two faculty letters of recommendation. It is also highly suggested that at least one of the letters come from a CNS faculty member.

 The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program at UT

The McNairs Scholars Program is now accepting applications for the Fall 2014.  All McNair Scholars obtain a faculty mentor who will help them identify a research topic and develop a research project, while at the same time actively engaging in program workshops, GRE prep, seminars, research conferences and individual and academic advising.  Students will also be eligible for a $1,000 each semester they are active in the program and a stipend of up to $2,600 when they participate in the Summer Research Institute.

The application deadline is Friday, April 4, 2014.  Information sessions will be taking place on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 6:00-7:00pm in SSB 3.406 and March 18, 2014 from 6:00-7:00pm in the SSB-Glenn Maloney Room.

More information and the application can be found at