Masters of Public Affairs (MPA) student Pablo Acosta has become the first person from UT Dallas to be awarded the William J. Pitstick Scholarship by the Urban Management Assistants of North Texas. The scholarship is awarded annually to exceptional students seeking graduate degrees in public administration, urban affairs, and related fields.
Acosta, who is currently enrolled in the MPA program at UT Dallas, will be awarded $3,500 for his academic achievement and efforts toward a career in local government.
Acosta is the first UT Dallas student to receive the William J. Pitstick Scholarship since UMANT established its scholarship program in 1995.
In addition to studying at UT Dallas, he has experience as a Management Intern for the City of Grand Prairie.