Margaret C Berry Scholarship
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About the Scholarship
In 1978, Orange Jackets, Mortar Board, and the Texas Exes created the Margaret C. Berry Scholarship to recognize one outstanding sophomore student at UT. The scholarship is named for Dr. Berry, a former member of the Texas Orange Jackets and the Mortar Board, who later served the university as a professor, advisor, and dean. She is regarded by many as UT’s unofficial historian and has contributed overwhelming amounts of time and energy to UT student life. The Margaret C. Berry scholarship is awarded to one sophomore student each year who has made a similarly significant impact on the university during their short time on campus. The Margaret C. Berry Scholarship also awards honorary membership into Texas Orange Jackets for the upcoming fall Tap Class as well as a generous academic scholarship from the Texas Exes.
The overall selection process for the MCB Scholarship is during the spring semester, and it is very similar to the recruitment process each fall for Texas Orange Jackets. Just like in the fall, applicants will turn in an application that is blindly scored by current OJ actives. The highest scores will be asked to interview and the winner of the scholarship is selected from there.
The difference between fall recruitment and the MCB scholarship process is the number of students selected. MCB chooses only one recipient. Additionally, only students in their sophomore year at UT with at least 2 semesters in residence are eligible to apply.