UTA has a student base that is second to none. It has been a truly humbling honor for the Association's scholarship committee to award these scholarships to such exceptional students, and increases our desire to increase our numbers of scholarships because we do have so many amazing students who could benefit. The awards were handed out last night, 30 April 2019.
Congratulations to our scholarship winners for 2019:
The Frankie Hansell Trust Scholarship:
The Michael and Jennifer Cathcart Alumni Scholarship:
The UTA Alumni Association Board of Directors Scholarship
Chad David Sahinkaya
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 UTA Alumni Association Board of Directors Scholarship ($400) 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 for 2010 will go online in early 2020. As always they will be found here. We are all volunteer, all the time, and our love for the Alumni, past present and future will keep re due no later than the indicated MARCH 14, 2019 date.