The Engaged Scholar Symposium (ES2) is the largest multidisciplinary gathering of undergraduate scholars in South Texas and was conceived to share and celebrate multidisciplinary undergraduate research, service learning projects, and creative works.


This form will close on February 7, 2019 at midnight CST.

The Engaged Scholar Symposium (ES2) is the largest multidisciplinary gathering of undergraduate scholars in South Texas and was conceived to share and celebrate multidisciplinary undergraduate research, service learning projects, and creative works.


This form will close on February 7, 2019 at midnight CST. 

The Engaged Scholar Symposium (ES2) is the largest multidisciplinary gathering of undergraduate scholars in South Texas and was conceived to share and celebrate multidisciplinary undergraduate research, service learning projects, and creative works.


This form will close on February 7, 2019 at midnight CST.

Faculty interested in having CTE review their course will need to submit an official service learning designation application. To complete this form, you will need:
  • Course details (course number, title, and CRN for each course section to be designated, class meeting style)
  • Semester(s) which course is usually taught with service learning
  • Community partner details (who identifies - student or faculty, service learning project themes, community partner themes)
  • A syllabus for the course
See Developing a Learner-Centered Syllabus at www.utrgv.edu/cte/resources/developing-learner-centered-syllabus or Service Learning website at www.utrgv.edu/cte/resources/service-learning.

For questions, please contact the Center for Teaching Excellence at cte@utrgv.edu. 

The Office of Engaged Scholarship & Learning supports two awards: The Engaged Scholar Award for Undergraduate Research and The Engaged Scholar Award for Creative Works. These awards provide you with the opportunity to fund original academic research or creative works project. Receiving an ESA will help you:

  • Gain real-world experience. Develop a new project by submitting a formal project proposal.
  • Experience one-on-one mentoring. Work directly with a faculty mentor to map out your project step-by-step.
  • Apply your skills. Achieve project goals through rigor beyond what you may encounter in a classroom setting alone.
  • Build your CV, Résumé, or Portfolio. Present your project to a public audience to gain experience, exposure, and credibility in your field of study.

Prior to submitting your online proposal, carefully read the ESA Policies. To assist you in completing this application, complete the ESA Worksheet prior to beginning this online application. 


* For accommodations in completing and submitting this application, please contact our office at esa@utrgv.edu, calling 956-665-3461, or by scheduling an in-office visit at BSTUN 1.20 or ESTAC 3.106. 

Engaged Scholarship & Learning at UTRGV