Alvarez Opportunities Fund

What is the Alvarez Special Opportunities Fund?

The Carlos and Malu Alvarez Special Opportunities Fund allows Honors College students to engage in special educational experiences to which they would not normally have access. Examples include traveling to a professional conference to present a paper, attending a workshop for specialized training, or participating in an unpaid internship experience outside of San Antonio. The award can also help students carry out creative projects or entrepreneurial ventures in the arts, sciences, or technology-related fields. Applications are due October 1, February 1, and March 15. Awards are capped at $750 per student. This award is made possible by the generosity of Carlos and Malu Alvarez.

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Eligibility and How to Apply

Applications are due by the 1st day of the following months: October, February. To apply, go to the UTSA Scholarship Hub. Students rejected at one cycle are encouraged to meet with a member of the award committee to receive feedback and may resubmit during another cycle.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. The student must be registered at UTSA as an undergraduate student both at the time of application and in the term in which he or she will participate in the special opportunity.
  2. At the time of application, the student must have completed at least 12 hours at UTSA.
  3. The applicant must have a minimum UTSA GPA of 2.5.
  4. The applicant must have satisfied their honors event requirement.

The Carlos and Malu Alvarez Special Opportunities Fund does not fund international travel. Students interested in funding for international travel should contact the Office of International Programs. The Carlos and Malu Alvarez Special Opportunities Fund also does not support participation in programs designed to prepare students for post-graduate work, including MCAT/LSAT/GRE preparation programs and other similar experiences, and does not fund unpaid internship programs located in the San Antonio area.

Students are also encouraged to apply for an Honors College Development Opportunity Award.