Carolyn A. Barros was named Founding Dean of the Honors College in 1999. Her appointment was predicated on her service as the Director of the University Honors program from 1995-1999, her long association with the Honors program through various administrative assignments in the College of Liberal Arts from 1977-1990 and, notably, her unflagging commitment to undergraduate education.
During her tenure as Dean, Carolyn Barros integrated the many separate Honors programs across campus into a single, centralized college with academic advising, scholarship guidance, student affairs administration, and academic preparation of Honors students for graduate and professional schools. Dean Barros raised over a quarter of a million dollars in scholarship funds for Honors students and successfully managed an Amon Carter Foundation Grant to support the Honors College's many study abroad initiatives. Dean Barros established UT Arlington's first living/learning communities on campus.
Dean Barros received her Ph.D. in English in 1984. Among her scholarly accomplishments, Dean Barros wrote several well-received books and papers that critically examine the genre of autobiography. Dean Barros is a UT Arlington alumna, having received her baccalaureate degree in 1973. Under her aegis, Honors College graduates have successfully established the UTA Honors College Alumni Chapter.
Eligibility Requirements: Current, active Junior Honors College members showing progress towards their Honors degree.
Additional Exceptions and Limitations: None specified.
Award Amount: $1,000 per year (non-renewable).
Number of Awards: up to 3 students.
Other Information: Activities of the applicant such as internships, volunteer activities, awards, and other indications of academic excellence, 3.2 GPA, full-time status, and you must have completed 60 hours of undergraduate coursework, 12 of which must be Honors credit hours.
Additional required materials:
- Two recommendation letters
- A one-page essay discussing your academic, personal, and professional goals and how the Honors College is important in assisting you to fulfill those goals