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Jim Burfisher Memorial Scholarship

About the Scholarship

Jim Burfisher was born in Chicago, Illinois to William and Deborah.  He attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and graduated in 2003 with a degree in Economics. Jim was a kindhearted, humble person who led by example and respected those around him. After his passing in 2010, the family looked for opportunities that would allow Jim’s name to live on through worthy causes which embodied both his spirit and passion.  Freshman Leaders on Campus was selected because of its reputation as a top flight leadership organization as well as its connection to Chris Featherstone, Jim’s cousin, who helped found the organization while attending UTA. The Jim Burfisher award is given annually to a member who exhibits leadership, academic excellence, and humility; the very traits which made Jim such a special person.

Past Recipients

2017-2018 Geovanny Mendoza

2016-2017 Raqeena Waziullah

2015-2016 Kira Griffiths



2012-13 Harjot Singh

Application Instructions

The Jim Burfisher Memorial Scholarship is presented annually to an outstanding member of the Freshman Leaders on Campus organization.

Scholarship Amount:  $1,000

Award Date:  Student Affairs Leadership Recognition Ceremony

Application Submission: Applications will be available each Spring. Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be an active member of Freshman Leaders on Campus
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Have been actively engaged in planning and executing FLOC events
  • Have contributed to a supportive, team-oriented environment
  • Have maintained high visibility within the organization
  • Have demonstrated willingness to give extra time and effort to projects
  • Have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the FLOC organization
  • Have attended most, if not all, FLOC events
  • Have demonstrated commitment to continue as an active organization member/leader on the UTA campus
  • Exhibit qualities of The Maverick Way which include: Diversity and Inclusion, Integrity, Pride and Tradition, Respect and Civility, Involvement and Engagement, and Personal Wellness
  • Be enrolled at UTA for the following Fall semester
  • Fully complete the application process as instructed

Applications for the Jim Burfisher Scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year will be available Spring 2019.