Departmental Undergraduate Awards

For more information on any of these awards, please send an email to studentinfo@astro.as.utexas.edu. Rachel Walker, 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, 2015.

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Ralph Cutler Greene Endowed Scholarship

Year

Recipient

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

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

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

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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