College of Engineering

Alvarez/GM Graduate Funds Program

Funding Available to All Graduate Students

Competitive Alvarez Matching Fund for GM Engineering Diversity Graduate Fellowship

Award amount: $7,500/year as monthly stipend

Available slots per year: Four (4)

  • This scholarship is to sponsor graduate students with outstanding academic credentials.
  • Must be in good academic standing (cumulative grade point average on or above 3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Awardees must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average each semester during the award period.
  • Students graduating in the semester of application need to registers for at least 6 hours to qualify. Students graduating in the second half of the awarding period need to register for at least 3 hours to qualify.
  • Must be COE full-time students with clear admission.
  • As part of the learning experience, all recipients may be required to participate in teaching or academic assistance duties of no more than 10 hours per week.
  • Priorities will be given to students without other departmental or college financial support.

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General Motors Engineering Diversity Graduate Fellowship

Award amount: $7,500/year as monthly stipend

Available slots per year: Three (3)

  • This scholarship is to sponsor graduate students with outstanding academic credentials.
  • Must be in good academic standing (cumulative grade point average on or above 3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Awardees must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average each semester during the award period.
  • Students graduating in the semester of application need to registers for at least 6 hours to qualify. Students graduating in the second half of the awarding period need to register for at least 3 hours to qualify.
  • Must be COE full-time students with clear admission.
  • Must be U.S. citizen or permanent residents with a disadvantaged background.
  • As part of the learning experience, all recipients may be required to participate in teaching or academic assistance duties of no more than 10 hours per week.
  • Priorities will be given to students without other departmental or college financial support.

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Alvarez Graduate Research Travel Awards

Award amount: up to $500.00 per trip

Available slots per year: Fifty (50)

  • This award is to supplement conference travel costs for graduate students.
  • A one-time per year amount of up to $500 will be provided to selected students.
  • Faculty mentor will be required to provide at least $250 toward travel/registration from grants or other sources as partial matching for student to qualify.
  • Fifty (50) slots will be available every year.
  • Student should have a paper accepted for presentation (oral/poster) at a national level conference. Travel to regional conferences will not be supported.
  • Students should apply to the office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies with relevant materials including a copy of the paper/abstract, proof of acceptance, details about the conference, and budget.
  • Application should be submitted a minimum of 4 weeks in advance of anticipated travel.

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Funding Available to M.S. Students Only

Alvarez Master Research Competitive Scholarship

Award amount: $1,000/year 

Available slots per year: Ten (10)

  • This scholarship is to sponsor MS students with excellent academic credentials.
  • Must be COE full-time M.S. students with unconditional admission or clear of admission conditions.
  • Students graduating in the semester of application need to registers for at least 6 hours to qualify. Students graduating in the second half of the awarding period need to register for at least 3 hours to qualify.
  • Must be in good academic standing (cumulative grade point average on or above 3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Awardees must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average each semester during the award period.
  • Priorities will be given to students without other departmental or college financial support.

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Funding Available to Ph.D. Students Only

Alvarez PhD Research Competitive Scholarship

Award amount:  $2,000/year 

Available slots per year: Ten (10)

  • This scholarship is to assist outstanding doctoral students on their study.
  • Must be COE full-time Doctoral students with clear admission.
  • Must be in good academic standing (cumulative grade point average on or above 3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Awardees must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average each semester during the award period.
  • As part of the learning experience, all recipients may be required to participate in teaching or academic assistance duties of no more than 10 hours per week.
  • Priorities will be given to students without other departmental or college financial support.

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Funding Available to Fall 2014 Incoming Graduate Students Only

Alvarez Summer Research Program

Award amount:  $2,300/summer 

Available slots per year: Five (5)

Qualification:

  • This scholarship provides research opportunity to UTSA Seniors and Graduate Students who have applied and are accepted to our MS or PhD programs for the Fall 2014 semester.
  • Must be US citizen or Permanent Residents; International students who are going to graduate and must enroll in Summer 2014 semester.
  • Must be able to work on the assigned research project for the months of June and July 2014.
  • Must be in good academic standing (cumulative grade point average on or above 3.0 on a 4.0 scale).
  • Must be nominated by the faculty member who will be the student’s mentor in the Summer.

Required Documents:

  • The Nomination Form
  • A Letter of Recommendation from the mentor)
  • A copy of the student’s Admission Letter
  • A Research Proposalincluding:
    • Topic of the research project
    • Summary of the research project
    • Proposed hours and schedule of the research during the summer
  • A Statement of Purpose from the student

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