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The Margaret C. Berry Scholarship

The 2021 MCB scholarship application is now closed.

Check back here again in August for our Fall 2021 application!

The Spring 2021 Margaret C. Berry Scholarship Application is now open! See below for instructions to apply.

Dear Potential Applicant,


In 1978, Orange Jackets, Mortar Board, and the Texas Exes created the Margaret C. Berry Scholarship to recognize one outstanding sophomore. The Margaret C. Berry (MCB) Scholarship is awarded in honor of Margaret C. Berry, a former Orange Jacket and lifelong servant and friend to UT. The MCB application is similar to that of the fall OJ application, but applications for MCB are solicited only in the spring. The MCB scholarship is a financial award, but the MCB winner is also awarded membership into Orange Jackets with the following fall’s class.


MCB applicants must be:

  • Sophomore non-binary individuals or women

  • Have completed at least two in-residence long semesters 

  • Intend to remain at UT Austin for at least 4 more semesters (graduating no earlier than Spring 2023)

The MCB winner is selected in March and will join the new member class the following fall. All prospective applicants should know that there is no cookie cutter OJ; we encourage all UT students who identify as women or non-binary and have a passion for service, leadership, scholarship, and community to apply!

Questions about the application or the information listed above should be directed to Cathy Preciado, Vice President of Membership.

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MCB scholars in recent years

2021 – Krisha Tripathy

2020 – Riya Mahesh

2019 – Cathy Preciado

2018 – Briana Torres