Departmental Undergraduate Awards

For more information on any of these awards, please send an email to studentinfo@astro.as.utexas.edu. Susy Graves, Prof. Milos Milosavljevic and Prof. John Lacy will be notified.

Awards for Travel and Research Support

Award Intent Deadline
Awards for Travel and Research Support Annual Funds = $3,500 Travel to conferences and observatories, funded by Cox UG Excellence funds. Applications are made over the course of the year. We strongly recommend that you apply as early as possible, as funds may be exhausted by the end of the year.
Walton Funds for Undergraduate research at McDonald Observatory Annual Funds = $2,000 Support travel and lodging for undergraduates conducting research at McDonald Observatory. Applications are made over the course of the year. We strongly recommend that you apply as early as possible, as funds may be exhausted by the end of the year. We expect to fund ~3 students annually.

Annual Merit Awards

Award
Intent
Deadline
Karl G. Henize
Endowed Scholarship

$500

Recipients

Awarded to a junior or senior who intends to pursue a graduate career in astronomy. Nominations in March.
Award made in April.
Board of Visitors
Scholarship

$500

Recipients

Given annually to a junior or senior astronomy student for excellent overal performance. Students are asked to submit a brief essay discussing their career as an astronomy student, extracurricular activities, previous awards, astronomy research projects, public outreach and future plans. Essays due March 15. Award made in April.
Outstanding Senior Award
$500

Recipients

Given to a graduating senior for outstanding overall performance (grades, research, service). Nominations in March.
Award made in April.
Ralph Cutler Greene Endowed Scholarship
$2500

Recipients

Awarded annually to an outstanding senior astronomy student entering their final year. Service to the department, university and community at large will be considered as well as excellent research skills and classroom performance (gpa).  
Astronomy Freshman Prize for Excellence

Recipients

Awarded annually to an incoming freshman of outstanding promise. Applications (docx | pdf) will be due April 1.

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Ralph Cutler Greene Endowed Scholarship

Year Recipient
2015-2016 Rebecca Larson
2014-2015 James Diekmann, III
2013-2014 Arina Rostopchina
2012-2013 Caroline Caldwell
2011-2012 George Miller
Jennifer Ellis

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Astronomy Freshman Prize for Excellence Recipients

Year Recipient
2014-2015 Patrick Aleo
James Sullivan
2013-2014 Kayla Leonard
2012-2013 Ryan Fuller
2011-2012 Isabel Lopez
Malcolm Thomas
2010-2011 Arina Rostopchina
Travis Cormier
2009-2010 Mark Moore
Maria Mogyorodi
Michelle Kassel
Pablo Alvarez
2008-2009 George Miller
2007-2008 Gabriel Moreno
2006-2007 Douglas Steimle

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Karl G. Henize Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Year Recipient
2014-2015 Sarafina Nance
2013-2014 Rebecca Larson
2012-2013 Arina Rostopchina
2011-2012 Renata Violante
2010-2011 Caroline Caldwell-Michelle Rascati
2009-2010 Jennifer Ellis-George Miller
2008-2009 Andy Liao-Aditi Raye Allen
2007-2008 Krista Smith
2006-2007 Alexander Fry
2005-2006 Kyle Penner
2004-2005 Ross Falcon
2003-2004 Anandi Salinas-Philip Cargile
2002-2003 ~
2001-2002 Rodolfa Montez
2000-2001 Erin Smith
1999-2000 Erik Brugamyer
1998-1999 Shizuka Akiyama
1997-1998 Chris Laws
1996-1997 Blanca Basso
1995-1996 Benjamin Shaw

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Board of Visitors Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients

Year Recipient
2014-2015 Taylor Hoyt
2013-2014 ~
2012-2013 Miquela Stein
2011-2012 Renata Violante-Arina Rostopchina
2010-2011 George Miller-Jennifer Ellis
2009-2010 Aditi Raye Allen
2008-2009 Krista Smith
2007-2008 Alexander Fry
2006-2007 Sarah Miller
2005-2006 Chad Gardner
2004-2005 Sierra Irwin
2003-2004 ~
2002-2003 Tamara Chiba
2001-2002 Heather Jacobson
2000-2001 David Smith
1999-2000 ~
1998-1999 Erik Brugamyer
1997-1998 Patrick Young
1996-1997 Audress Johnson

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Outstanding Senior Award Recipients

Year Recipient
2014-2015 James Diekmann
2013-2014 Arina Rostopchina
2012-2013 Kevin Luecke
2011-2012 Alyx Stevens
2010-2011 Krista Smith
2009-2010 Rex Lundgren
2008-2009 Joyce Byun
2007-2008 Sarah Miller
2006-2007 Ross Falcon
2005-2006 Justin Lowrey
2004-2005 Chad Vicenek
2003-2004 ~
2002-2003 ~
2001-2002 Erin Smith
2000-2001 David Smith
1999-2000 Naveen Reddy
1998-1999 Patrick Young
1997-1998 Chris Laws
1996-1997 James Crawford
1995-1996 Sonali Kolhatkar
1994-1995 Eric R. Berger
1993-1994 Gregory W. Doppman
1992-1993 Kevin Lee Luhman
1991-1992 ~
1990-1991 Matthew D. Shetrone
1989-1990 Teresa D. Wilson
1988-1989 Walter W. Miller, III
1987-1988 Hien Dinh Tran
1986-1987 Pedro Antonio Sada
1985-1986 Janice Ellen Hestand
1984-1985 Patricia Knezek
1983-1984 D. Scott Poehlmann
1982-1983 Marc Pinsonneault
1981-1982 Gabriella Turek
1980-1981 Robert Light

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