Academic and Student Services: Big 12 Conference Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship
A committee of three faculty athletics representatives, one senior woman administrator and one director of athletics form the selection group for the postgraduate scholarship awards, which helps student-athletes to continue their formal education. Criteria for these awards include a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, participation in at least two years of intercollegiate athletics at the scholar-athlete's respective institution, and completion of athletics eligibility. They must graduate from their member institutions within 15 months of selection as postgraduate scholarship recipients and are expected to enroll in graduate/professional schools within two years of graduation. Big 12 Conference postgraduate scholarships started at $2,500 per individual in 1996-97. They were raised to $5,000 in 1999 and climbed to $6,900 after the 2003-04 term.