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Eric M. Suhl Endowed Scholarship

On behalf of The Eric M. Suhl Foundation, it brings us great joy to announce that we have established an endowed scholarship in Eric’s name at the University of Texas. This scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Eric Matthew Suhl who passed away in 2016 at the age of 28. 

Eric suffered from colitis for many years, and so the EMSF wanted to help others who may also be struggling with the disease as well.  We established The Eric M. Suhl Scholarship with the intent to help those who suffer from colitis, Crohn’s, IBS, or any chronic medical issue.  Any student enrolled at UT (Austin) who suffers from these diseases may apply.  The scholarship will be administered by Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD), who ensures students with disabilities have equal access to their academic experiences at the University of Texas at Austin by determining eligibility and approving reasonable accommodations. They also engage in outreach across campus in order to make campus a more inclusive, accessible, and welcoming environment for people with disabilities.  Based on the philosophy that all students should be assured equal access and opportunity, SSD works to eliminate physical, instructional, and attitudinal barriers by providing reasonable accommodations and fostering awareness within the University community. 

The scholarship is a permanent endowed gift to UT. The Foundation made a donation to UT that will exist in perpetuity, and UT will use the investment earnings from the donation to give a student an annual monetary award to help offset the cost of tuition starting each Fall semester.  

With your continued support, we hope to increase the endowment each year and grow the annual award to cover a full year’s tuition. Click HERE to learn more! 

To apply for The Eric M. Suhl Endowed Scholarship, please click HERE

Total Funding

Scholarship - $140,000 

  • $25,000 (2018)
  • $40,000 (2019)
  • $5,000 (2020)
  • $30,000 (2021)
  • $40,000 (2022)