Helios Program



With the generous support of a grant from the Helios Education Foundation, the Office of Student Success is able to provide assistance to UT students in various ways. Once a student has been identified as being part of the Helios Scholars Program, we provide support from the transition to UT through the student’s graduation. The services and scholarships available to students vary from student-to-student within the Helios Scholars Program and change as they progress through their degrees.

How do we select students for the Helios Scholars Program?

Incoming students are identified as eligible for the Helios Scholar program if they meet the criteria of:

  • Being a Florida resident
  • Being members of minority groups and/or first generation college students
  • Being one of 65 majors that relate to science, technology, education or mathematics; or are undeclared.

What are the different components of the Helios Scholars Program?

  • Connection to a peer mentor called a SPEAR (Spartan Peer Educating About Resources)
  • Availability of a graduate academic coach
  • Opportunities to participate in luncheons and events that encourage connections with faculty, academic achievement, diversity awareness, community engagement and Spartan Pride
  • Scholarship opportunities based on unmet need
  • Work-study positions eligibility based on financial need and position availability
Academic Year 2012-2013 SPEAR’s and Graduate Student Workers

Graduate Student Workers
Nichole Hurst
Valeria De Jesus
Timothy Booker
Rashi Mittal

Arielle Baker
Ashley Leon
Jodi Ward
Josh Bridgemohan
Olivia Fernandez
Rodrina Rodriguez
Samantha Richard
Elise Servi
Taryn Taylor
Thomas Aschbeck
Danielle Lemes