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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


Update 3/13/21:  All CNS scholarship notifications for the Fall 2021 incoming freshmen have now been sent via email.  Only those prospective CNS students who received a CNS scholarship offer have been notified of their final CNS scholarship 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 application for CNS scholarships.  Please see the CNS Scholarship FAQs sheet for more information.

Last updated 3/13/21


Current CNS Students


Update 7/15/21:  All continuing students who submitted the 2021-2022 CNS Common Scholarship Applicaiton have now been notified of their application status.  Please feel free to contact scholarships@cns.utexas.edu if you have any questions.  Thank you for your patience!


The deadline for the College of Natural Sciences Common Scholarship Application for currently enrolled CNS students has passed.  We are no longer accepting applications.  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.  

Current CNS students who submitted an application by the March 22nd extended deadline can expect to hear about their scholarship status over the summer months via e-mail.  All applicants will be notified regarding their final scholarship status.  Please be sure to keep your e-mail address up-to-date.

Questions?  Contact scholarships@cns.utexas.edu.

Last Updated 7/15/21