Thanks to all who applied for the 2018 Scholarships. It was a difficult and awe-inspiring honor for the committee to experience such exceptional students and their accomplishments. The awards have been handed out and the 2018 school year is rapidly coming to a close. Keep an eye out for early 2019, when we are slated to once again entertain applications for our scholarships.
The Frankie Hansell Trust Scholarship is a $1000 award which can be recurring, available to sophomore to senior undergraduates showing financial need, and carrying a GPA of at least 3.2.
Frankie Stewart Hansell entered North Texas Agriculture College (now UTA) in 1932 after being Salutatorian of her class as Cooper High School. She was 17 with $17 in her pocket. Graduating in 1934 she subsequently taught for three years and earned a Bachelor's degree. During her time in a "Miss Morgan" type of post with Bexar County, she met and married John Hansell. Subsequently, Mrs. Hansell held positions with the City of New York and the U.S. government. Finally, she rose to the international service level where she worked in India, Thailand, and Italy. She spent approximately 20 years at that level before retiring to Arlington. Mrs. Hansell's establishment of her endowment fund was to celebrate the lives of her family and friends who contributed to the richness and joy in her own life. She believed that ambitious and intelligent young people should receive maximum encouragement and support to develop their potential. She hoped, therefore, that the scholarship would attract highly motivated scholars and help them achieve their goals.
The Michael and Jennifer Cathcart Alumni Scholarship ($500) is available to any student enrolled in a degree program at UT-Arlington at any level. Eligible applicants must have demonstrated extra-curricular involvement in on-campus activities. The scholarship is non-renewable; both need and merit will be considered.
The Robert and Mary Ann Van Siclen Alumni Scholarship ($500) is available to any student enrolled in a degree program at UT-Arlington at any level. Eligible applicants must have demonstrated extra-curricular involvement in on-campus activities. The scholarship is non-renewable; both need and merit will be considered.
Application forms are available for download here and are due no later than the indicated (TBD) 2019 date.