2019 PART of Austin scholarship applications are now closed.
The 2020 PART of Austin Scholarship applications will be accepted as of January 1, 2020. The 2020 application deadline is 12 AM midnight, March 9, 2020.

PART of Austin offers three (3) different scholarships for eligible students.

The Charles Wilson Hackett Memorial Scholarship. For UT Austin Latin American Studies graduate students only.

The Charles Wilson Hackett Memorial Scholarship of $2,000.00 is awarded to a graduate student (male or female) for outstanding achievement in Latin American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. The deadline for the 2020 Charles Wilson Hackett Memorial Scholarship application is 12 AM midnight, Monday, March 9, 2020.

The Charles Wilson Hackett Memorial Scholarship Requirements
-A complete online application
-A copy of an “Enrollment Certificate with GPA” obtained from the UT Austin Office of the Registrar with the application (the fee is $5.00). Non-submission of this document results in disqualification.
-One letter of recommendation from a faculty member or supervisor (volunteer or paid work, former or current) is required.
-A brief essay of no longer than 1000 words. The essay should address how the scholarship will benefit your academic studies and career aspirations, describe your personal initiative and leadership qualities as evidenced by your achievements, community service and/or campus activities, your current sources of financial support, and your career plans after college.

Application criteria and point system:

GPA (10 points).
10 – 9 pts. = 3.67 GPA or better;  5 pts= 3.66 GPA – 3.0 GPA; 0 pts ﹤2.67 GPA 

Honors received (5 points).  
5 pts = Excellent (3 honors or more); 3 pts = Very Good (2 honors);  1 pt = Good (1 honor).

Sources of financial support-family, employment, scholarships (5 points).  
5 pts = Excellent, shows strong personal initiative; 3 points = Very Good; 2 pts = Average.

Participation in campus or community activities (5 points).  
5 pts = Excellent, shows strong personal initiative and/or leadership qualities; 3 pts = Good; 2 pts = Average.

Career plans after graduation (5 points).  
5 pts = Excellent, strong sense of personal goals; 3 pts = Good; 2 pts = Average.

Letter of recommendation (5 points).  
5 pts = Excellent; 3 pts = Very Good; 2 pts = Good.

Applications must be received by 12 AM midnight, March 9, 2020.

The Mitty Guerra Memorial Scholarship. For undergraduate Hispanic female students only.

The Mitty Guerra Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $2,000.00, is awarded annually to a Hispanic woman residing in the Greater Austin area* who has shown determination in overcoming barriers to accomplish her educational goals. This scholarship targets low income students who are struggling to stay in school and in serious financial need. Eligible applicants are usually beginning their post secondary education, or have not more than 40 college credit hours, but have not been able to complete their education because of financial, family, or challenging life circumstances. This scholarship is not for: graduate students,  for educational research or travel, or for students who have sufficient financial support and security. The deadline for the 2020 Mitty Guerra Memorial Scholarship application is 12 AM midnight, March 9, 2020.

*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_Austin

Application criteria and point system:

-All parts of the application, including the online application, are complete (5 points).
5 pts = Excellent – application is clear and complete; 3 pts  = Good – application is complete; 0 pts = incomplete.

A current letter of recommendation (10 points) describing applicant’s community, academic, or job performance, her ethics, and character.
5 pts = Excellent; 4 pts = Very Good; 2 pts = Good; 1 pt = Average.

A statement/essay (20 points) of at least 500 words. The  applicant’s statement should describe the obstacles that she has had to overcome (past and present) to achieve her educational goals.

The statement/essay should include the applicant’s circumstances (5 points); family responsibilities (5 points); employment and financial resources (5 points); and educational goals (5 points).

Describe 4 elements in your statement/essay:


1. Description of obstacles to education (5 pts).  
5 – 4 pts = Excellent (outstanding); 3 pts = Good (clear & complete); 2 pts= Average.

2. Description of Family responsibilities (Caring for your children, parents, siblings?) (5 pts).  
5 – 4 pts = Excellent; (outstanding); 3 pts = Good (clear & complete); 2 pts = Average.

3. Employment and financial resources (5 pts).  
5 – 4 pts = Excellent (outstanding); 3 pts = Good (clear & complete; 2 pts = Average.

4. Educational goals and a time frame for accomplishing them (5 pts).  
5 – 4 pts = Excellent (outstanding); 3 pts = Good (clear & complete); 2 pts = Average.

Applications must be received by 12 AM midnight, March 9, 2020.

The Jeannie Hunter Hackett Memorial Scholarship. For Junior or Senior UT Austin Latin American students.

The Jeannie Hunter Hackett Memorial Scholarship of $2,000.00 is awarded to an outstanding Latin American student (male or female).  “Latin American” refers to individuals from territories in the Americas where the Spanish or Portuguese or French languages prevail: Mexico, most of Central and South America, and in the Caribbean, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Puerto Rico. The eligible applicant must be an undergraduate (junior or senior) enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin. There are no restrictions on the area of study. The deadline for the 2020 Jeannie Hunter Hackett Memorial Scholarship application is 12 AM midnight, Monday, March 9, 2020

Jeannie Hunter Hackett Memorial Scholarship Requirements
-A completed online application.
-A copy of an “Enrollment Certificate with GPA” obtained from the UT Austin Office of the Registrar with the application (the fee is $5.00). Non-submission of this document results in disqualification.
-One letter of recommendation from a faculty member or supervisor (volunteer or paid work, former or current) is required.
-A brief essay of no longer than 1000 words. The essay should address how the scholarship will benefit your academic studies and career aspirations, describe your personal initiative and leadership qualities as evidenced by your achievements, community service and/or campus activities, your current sources of financial support, and your career plans after college.

Application criteria and point system:

GPA (10 points).
10 – 9 pts. = 3.67 GPA or better;  5 pts= 3.66 GPA – 3.0 GPA; 0 pts ﹤2.67 GPA

Honors received (5 points).
5 pts = Excellent (3 honors or more); 3 pts = Very Good (2 honors);  1 pt = Good (1 honor).

Letter of recommendation (5 points).
5 pts = Excellent; 3 pts = Very Good; 2 pts – Good

Essay (15 points) that addresses 3 elements:

1. Sources of financial support-family, employment, scholarships (5 points).  
5 pts = Excellent, shows strong personal initiative; 3 points = Very Good; 2 pts = Average.

2. Participation in campus or community activities (5 points).  
5 pts = Excellent, shows strong personal initiative and/or leadership qualities; 3 pts = Good;   2 pts = Average.

3. Career plans after graduation (5 points).  5 pts = Excellent, strong sense of personal goals; 3 pts = Good; 2 pts = Average.

Applications must be received by 12 AM midnight, Monday, March 9, 2020.

2019 Scholarship Recipients

Chair of Scholarship Committee, Mary Gawron, pictured with (left to right): 2019 Charles Wilson Hackett Memorial Scholarship recipient, Ricardo Velasco Trujillo; 2019 Jeannie Hunter Hackett Memorial Scholarship recipient, Andres Miranda; 2019 Mitty Guerra Memorial Scholarship recipient, Katuscia Koch

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Photo above (left to right): Maria Seidner; Phyllis Schenkkan; 2019 Charles Wilson Hackett Memorial Scholarship recipient, Ricardo Velasco Trujillo; Mary Gawron; 2019 Mitty Guerra Memorial Scholarship recipient, Katuscia Koch; 2019 Jeannie Hunter Hackett Memorial Scholarship recipient, Andres Miranda; and Irma Gutierrez