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TVL Scholarship

2014 TVL Scholarship WinnersJon Brumley Texas Venture Labs is dedicated to advancing entrepreneurship, innovation, and commercialization. In service of this mission we have created, in coordination with the McCombs School of Business, the TVL Scholarship. It is a unique program for entrepreneurial students interested in attending business school.

The TVL Scholarship is a competitive scholarship awarded each February. Each TVL Scholarship is worth up to $174,000 and includes:

  • $10,000 per year scholarship as well as in-state tuition for a total value of up to $25,000 per year
  • Consideration for admission of your company into the TVL Accelerator upon graduation
  • Consideration for a post-graduate position as a Venture Partner worth $50,000
  • Continued support from Texas Venture Labs throughout the development of your company

Sixteen semi-finalists are selected to travel to Austin to compete in a pitch competition. Even if you only have an idea and no actual product you are still encouraged to participate. Read the FAQ for more information about the structure of the competition and to view the rubric used to score the semi-finalists.

Watch an webinar on the 2016 program here

Watch the presentations from the 2015 competition here.

 Application Requirements

To apply for the scholarship competition, send the following to infoTVL@mccombs.utexas.edu by the due date below:

  • Resume
  • Statement of Interest (500 words or fewer)
  • 60-90-second Video Pitch
  • Business Executive Summary (2 pages)

Congratulations to the 2015 TVL Scholarship Winners

  • Tenaj Ferguson and Omar Garza each won $10,000-per-year scholarships as well as in-state tuition (worth approximately $15,000 per year)
  • Tenaj Ferguson also won the Best Presenter award ($2000 scholarship)
  • Third Place ($5,000 scholarship) was awarded to Phil Trench
  • Fourth Place ($3,000 scholarship) was awarded to Patrick Zhang

2016 Scholarship - Important Dates 

Scholarship Application opens

Thursday, Oct 1

MBA Round 1 Application Due

Tuesday, Oct 13

Introductory webinar

Thursday, Oct 15

MBA Round 2 Application Due

Tuesday, Jan 12

Scholarship Application closes

Thursday, Jan 21

Semi-finalists announced

Tuesday, Jan 26

Competition

Friday, Feb 19