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The College of Natural Sciences and the University award a multitude of scholarships to CNS students each year. The College looks at a variety of factors when making scholarship decisions. Scholarship decisions are based on items such as but not limited to merit, leadership and/or need. Since scholarship funding comes from various sources, criteria used to make scholarship selections can vary too.

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 opportunities for research funding in the College should visit the Research Funding page. Prospective donors interested in supporting our students should visit the College Giving site.



UPDATE - July 20, 2017:  All scholarship and waiver applicants have now been notified of their final award status.  Please be sure to check your email.

The 2017-2018 College of Natural Sciences scholarship application for currently enrolled CNS students has passed.  We are no longer accepting applications.  Current CNS students who submitted a scholarship application can expect to hear about their CNS scholarship status in July via email.  All students will be notifed of their final award status.  Please be sure to keep your email address up-to-date.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Adrianne Chacon-Posey at scholarships@cns.utexas.edu.


The College of Natural Sciences has made all award offers to our incoming freshmen at this time, and all decisions are final. Award notifications were sent in early March via U.S. mail to the address listed on the admissions application. Only students who received a CNS scholarship offer were notified of their status. All prospective CNS freshmen who were admitted into the College of Natural Sciences and who selected CNS as their first choice major were considered for scholarships awarded by the College of Natural Sciences. There was not a separate scholarship application for CNS awards.