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Adrianne Chacon-Posey
Scholarship Coordinator
(512) 232-1631


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 TIDES Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunities page. Prospective donors interested in supporting our students should visit the College Giving site.



Prospective CNS Freshmen

CNS scholarship decisions for the Fall 2021 incoming freshmen have yet been made.  Scholarship notifications are tentatively set to be sent within the next couple of weeks.  Only those receiving a CNS scholarship offer will be notified.  

All prospective CNS freshmen who have been admitted into the College of Natural Sciences and who have selected CNS as their first choice major will be considered for scholarships awarded by the College of Natural Sciences. There is not a separate scholarship application for CNS scholarships.

Please see the CNS Scholarship FAQs sheet for information on CNS scholarships available to incoming freshmen.

Last updated 2/24/21


Current CNS Students


Due to Winter Storm Uri, the CNS Common Scholarship Application deadline has been extended.

New Deadline:  March 22, 2021 (11:59PM CST)

Current CNS Students - Apply for CNS Scholarships Now!

Deadline:  March 22, 2021 (11:59PM CST)

The College of Natural Sciences Common Scholarship Application for current and continuing CNS students is now available.  The CNS Common Scholarship Application will be used to determine College-wide and Health Professions scholarships, Out-of-State Tuition Waivers, and departmental awards for Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, and the School of Human Ecology for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

CNS Common Scholarship Application 2021-2022

PLEASE READ - Application Tips:

  • Be sure to carefully read the instructions before beginning and submitting your application.
  • Applications are not evaluated on a rolling basis. There is no advantage given to those who submit their application first. Students should take time to thoroughly answer each question and to carefully craft the essay responses. Proofread all answers and essays before submitting.
  • Letters of recommendation are OPTIONAL. If you opt to have letters submitted on your behalf, only the following currently appointed UT faculty members are allowed to submit a letter: Professors (Full, Associate, and Assistant), Lecturers, Instructors, and Teaching Assistants.
  • Letter writers will receive an email with instructions and a link as to where they should submit letters only after you have submitted your application.
  • The deadline for letters of recommendation is also March 22. Students requesting to have letters submitted on their behalf must complete and submit the application before the March 22 deadline. Give your letter writer plenty of time to ready and submit their recommendation.  Submitting your application within days of the deadline (or on the deadline itself) does not give your letter writer an appropriate amount of time to craft and upload your letter.  Please be considerate of your recommender’s time.
  • This application will determine awards for current students for the 2021-2022 academic year. Students graduating in May 2021 or August 2021 are not eligible to apply.

Questions?  Contact scholarships@cns.utexas.edu.

Last Updated 2/24/21