The Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-2021 academic year is now open. Students and families will be able to complete the FAFSA using information from their 2018 tax returns.
Now that students can apply for financial aid packages earlier, OLLU can
provide financial aid notifications earlier, ensuring that students and their families
have more time to prepare for education costs and provide additional time for
OLLU to offer beneficial financial aid counseling.
To complete the FAFSA, visit www.fafsa.ed.gov. Use OLLU’s school code
003598 to have it sent directly to the OLLU financial aid office.
For more information, students are encouraged to visit the Financial Aid
Office and speak with a counselor.
Students who have maintained a grade point average of at least 3.75 during the 2019 spring and summer semesters have been named to the Dean’s List. Those students are eligible to attend the Dean’s List reception, which will take place on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in Chapel Auditorium.
Recipients who wish to attend the reception should
RSVP with the Student Affairs Office. There is a limit of two guests per honoree.
The dress code for the event is business casual.
will be a TEACH information session tomorrow from 12:30-1:30 p.m., in Main Building,
Room 311A. The information session is open to students interested in becoming certified
Texas teachers. The session is mandatory for students who apply for the education
program in fall 2019 and for students who are entering block courses.
Those who are interested in attending the session should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or on the sign-up sheet located outside of Moye Hall, Room 312.
Our Lady of the Lake University’s Student Handbook contains established standards for conduct, policies and procedures designed to build a strong transparent, collaborative, ethical and just community of learners. Students are responsible for knowing and abiding by the information contained in this Handbook. Students can view and download the current student handbook here.
more information, contact the Student Affairs Division at 210-431-3954 or visit
the office located in Providence Hall, Room 104.
Twelve pioneers are paving the way as the first PhD cohort
in the Worden School of Social Service at Our Lady of the Lake University. The
new online PhD program was launched on June 3, 2019, with a mission to prepare
scholars for service within minority serving institutions. The doctoral students
are engaged in a two-week, summer residency on campus with their peers and PhD
The OLLU Bookstore is seeking students to fill two temporary
positions. The positions will begin the week before school starts and will run
for six weeks. Those who are interested should stop by the Bookstore and speak
with Karen Caudell.
Twelve students and aspiring teachers have been named Charles Butt Scholars and will receive a combined $96,000 in scholarships from the Raise Your Hand Foundation.
Eight recipients are seeking elementary teacher certification: freshman Carla Velarde; sophomores Julieanna Lunam and Rebekah Wynn; juniors Shemetra McGee and Jose Neri; and seniors Brandon Abbate, Julia Lewis and Rosalinda Balderas.
Three recipients are seeking secondary certification: seniors
Jacqueline Ojeda, Steven Kramm and Stephanie Esparza. Freshman Lindsey
Broussard is pursuing all level art certification.
The students are committed to teaching in Title I Texas public schools or in hard-to-fill subject areas. Each will receive an $8,000 scholarship along with training, mentorship and networking opportunities through the foundation.
“Our scholarship winners completed a rigorous application and
interview process,” said Alycia Maurer, PhD, assistant professor of Education
and Education Department Chair. “They were selected based on their leadership,
collaboration, teaching demonstration and a profound commitment to working with
diverse learners in diverse schools.”
Last year, seven OLLU students received the Charles Butt
Scholarship. Now in its second year, the financial award is part of the Raising
Texas Teachers initiative, a 10-year, $50 million project designed to support
university-based teacher preparation programs and inspire top students to
Of the 10 participating schools in the program, six were
public, four were private. OLLU had the most scholarship recipients among
private schools — and the most of any school in San Antonio.
The McNair Scholars Summer Research Institute kicked off last week. During the summer, undergraduate scholars from diverse disciplines immerse themselves in academic discourse, research and graduate school prep. At the end of the eight-week program, scholars will share their work at various undergraduate research conferences at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Buffalo.