University description (as per official university website)
St. Edward’s University is a diverse, nationally recognized liberal arts institution overlooking downtown Austin, Texas. Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, the university emphasizes critical thinking, social justice and ethical practice.
Combining a rich, Catholic heritage with a clear vision for the future, St. Edward’s is dedicated to preparing students for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in today’s global community.
The university offers students:
* Small classes
* Personal attention
* Exciting internships
* Service-learning opportunities
* Study abroad programs
St. Edward’s also takes pride in its distinguishing characteristics:
* Courage to take risks
* An international perspective
* Commitment to provide opportunities for students of varied cultural, religious, educational and economic backgrounds
Awards and Scholarships
Student Life Excellence Awards
The annual Student Life Excellence Awards recognize individual and organizational achievements. See a list of recent award winners.
A select group of graduates from August/December 2007 and May 2008 will receive Presidential Awards. These awards will be given to qualified outstanding seniors and graduate students who have embodied the principles of the Holy Cross tradition and the mission of the university and have demonstrated exemplary leadership, academic performance and service to the university and other communities. Because the Presidential Awards are primarily intended to recognize student members of our community, employees who are also students and who receive tuition remission are not eligible. View a list of recipients.
$2,000 to $10,000 Brown Scholarships are available for the 2010ï¿½2011 academic year. Award consideration is based upon past commitment to community service, academic excellence and a community service project proposal for one of the following periods of time:
* Fall Semester 2010
* Spring Semester 2011
* 2010-2011 Academic Year
Service Scholarships are available to traditional undergraduate students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the area of community service on or off campus since they first enrolled at St. Edward's.