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Texas BBA Parents Council Scholarship

The Texas BBA Parents Council Scholarship is our newest Scholarship opportunity solely for McCombs undergraduate students studying abroad on exchange programs. Generously sponsored by the Texas BBA Parents Council, the scholarship is valued at $2,000 and is awarded to students going to various locations around the globe. Each applicant was chosen based on summaries written in response to questions such as ‘In what ways will you be a good ambassador before, during, and after your study abroad experience?’ We are tremendously excited to introduce this scholarship into our bi-yearly application process and are grateful to the Parents Council  for making long term study abroad a reality for more McCombs students. The Council serves as a platform for parents of enrolled business students to be involved with McCombs and to support BBA Program Office programs and initiatives.

Meet the Winners

samSamantha Hsieh,   Junior studying Business at McCombs
Studying Abroad at The University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland

"I am honored to receive one of the first BBA Parent Council Scholarships. I plan to use the money to further my travel and explore more of the United Kingdom and Continental Europe. I hope to use this money to visit more historically significant sites and better appreciate and learn about the culture of these beautiful places." 


melinaMelina Montellanos,   Senior studying Management at McCombs
Studying Abroad at
The University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland

"The BBA Parent Council Scholarship will help make my experience abroad possible and less stressful. This scholarship will help me pay for housing expenses at one of the dorms at the University of Edinburgh.  Because of this financial assistance, I will be able to come closer to covering the total expenses of my study abroad semester."


manManuel Pacheco,   Junior studying Finance at McCombs
Studying Abroad at The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia

"The BBA Parents Council Scholarship will enhance my Study Abroad experience in Australia by allowing me to afford extra-curricular activities. Now that I am financially sustained, I will have more time to join the University’s clubs and engage in social outings such as scuba diving, rock climbing, surfing, and whatever else the locals will show me. Because of the funding, I will have a stress-free experience, allowing me to focus on the main reasons I wanted to study abroad: cultural diversity and global networking." 


Natali Padron,   Senior studying MIS at McCombs
Studying Abroad at Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan, Italy

" In order to take advantage of the study abroad experience, I plan to travel to different places in Europe. Thanks to the Texas BBA Parent Council, I will have sufficient funds to  travel not only to Italy, but various places of interest in Europe."