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The Hawkins Scholarship, established by the President of UTEP, will provide two $10,000 scholarships to two UTEP students of outstanding intellect and character, who are committed to the service of others, and who show promise of becoming leaders capable of addressing important challenges facing humanity. The scholarship may be awarded to a student in any field.

Each $10,000 scholarship may be used to pay for tuition, fees, room, board, books or other educational expenses, including the cost of special educational experiences abroad or away from campus, or other expenses to complete or enhance the applicant’s undergraduate education at UTEP in preparation for the student’s graduate education.

Apply on Award Spring. Click on the link below, then click on "sign in with your school account." Log in with your UTEP credentials and start your application. The application deadline for the Hawkins Scholarship is October 6, 2022 at 11:59pm Mountain Time.  

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2022 Hawkins Scholarship recipients Christian Ramirez and Frida Garcia Ledezma with UTEP President Dr. Heather Wilson and Hawkins Scholarship Selection Committee Chair, Consul General of the United Kingdom Mr. Richard Hyde.

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UTEP Campus Deadline: October 6, 2022, 11:59 PM MST
  • Be a UTEP junior (planning to graduate fall 2024) who intends to apply for admission and attend graduate school in the fall of 2024

  • At least 17 years old and must not have passed their 23rd birthday on 1 October 2022

  • Will have completed an undergraduate degree at UTEP not later than July 2024

  • Citizens of any country

  • A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale


Jennifer Green
Director of the Office of Student Fellowships and Awards


The Hawkins Scholarship is named for First Lieutenant William Deane Hawkins. A resident of El Paso and an excellent student, Hawkins graduated from El Paso High School when he was 16 and was awarded a scholarship to attend The University of Texas at El Paso (formerly known as the Texas College of Mines) where he studied engineering. After Pearl Harbor was attacked, Hawkins joined the Marine Corps. In November 1943, Lieutenant Hawkins selflessly led his men into action against Japanese-held Tarawa located in the Gilbert Islands. Sadly, he was killed in action during this effort. He risked his life to accomplish the mission inspiring his comrades during the most crucial phase of the battle. Lieutenant Hawkins was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic acts above and beyond the call of duty.