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JTS BBA Study Abroad Scholarship for Freshmen


  • One $1,000 scholarship is available for a McCombs School of Business freshman to study abroad on a BBA International Programs Exchange the summer after their first year.
  • Eligible programs include: Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, ITESM in Mexico, BI Norway in Norway, and Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong.
  • Must have a 3.25 GPA.
  • Application deadline is March 1, 2011 for summer 2011. Notification will occur late March.


The JTS BBA Study Abroad Scholarship was established by Juan Tellez Sandoval to encourage McCombs students to study abroad early in their college careers. Originally from Monterrey, Mexico, he graduated from the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program of the ITESM High School and attended The University of Texas at Austin as an international student. Juan worked for the BBA International Programs Office as a Peer Advisor. This job gave him the opportunity to share his previous study abroad experiences (in the UK, Japan, Germany, and Denmark) to encourage other students to study abroad. Juan graduated with a BBA in Finance in December 2008 and is a very proud Texas Exes Life Member.


Only first year students at the McCombs School of Business who are planning on studying abroad the summer after their freshmen year through one of the BBA Exchange Programs indicated below are eligible to receive the award. Students must have a minimum of 3.25 in-residence GPA in their first semester at UT. International students are not eligible to study abroad in their own countries (i.e. students from Mexico are not eligible to study abroad in Mexico).

Presentation/ Recognition

The scholarship will be presented at The Texas Exes’ annual scholarship awards presentation or at another appropriate public occasion. A photograph of the donor or honoree will be displayed in the Alumni Center’s Legends Room when the scholarship is endowed and the scholarship name will be listed in the Hall of Honor at the Alumni Center.

Application Instructions:

Students must complete the application form (see reverse) and submit it to BBA International Programs, Undergraduate Programs Office in CBA 2.400, by 5 p.m. on March 1, 2011.

Additional Requirements:          

The scholarship recipient will be requested to write a thank-you letter to Mr. Tellez Sandoval through the Texas Exes (information will be sent after award notification). Upon completion of the exchange program, recipients should send short follow-up letter highlighting their experience abroad.

How to apply:    

Please send the following scholarship application information as an attachment by the March 1st deadline to

  • Name
  • UT EID
  • Summer exchange program (Denmark, Mexico, Norway, or Hong Kong)
  • Provide a paragraph responding to each of the following questions:
      1. Explain how this scholarship will help you to study abroad.
      2. Explain how you anticipate studying abroad will impact your future both at McCombs and in your professional and personal life.
      3. Why should you be considered for this scholarship?

In addition, the recipient will write a thank-you letter to Mr. Tellez-Sandoval prior to going abroad, as well as a short follow-up letter highlighting their experience abroad upon completion of the exchange program. You will receive details after award notification.