An education for life, not just a living.
Who We Are
An honors program with an unusual name, Plan II is for students with intense curiosity about what makes the human experience meaningful. Created in 1935 as an interdisciplinary alternative to the traditional “Plan I” majors, Plan II offers a flexible, four-year course of study that students can pair with other majors at UT. Plan II courses emphasize critical reading and thinking, offer engaging discussions, and develop exceptional writing and communication skills. The program's depth and breadth gives students studying traditional majors such as Business, Natural Sciences, and Engineering a deeper understanding of their fields, and offers all students the opportunity to participate in small, discussion-based courses and delve deeply into a senior thesis project of their own design.
What We’re Fundraising For
We are fundraising for three areas of critical student need:
- Emergency grants for students facing unexpected economic challenges
- Scholarships to support students who want to participate in unpaid internships with non-profit or community service organizations
- Scholarships for students looking to participate in a Plan II Maymester study abroad program
Through your contribution, Plan II will be able to provide the following types of support directly to our students:
- A $500 emergency grant to a student needing funds to purchase textbooks
- A $1500 scholarship to a student interning with a local, non-profit clinic who otherwise would have needed to take a part-time job
- A $1500 scholarship to a student with dreams of studying abroad but thought it was financially out of reach for them
By contributing to small scholarships such as these, you can have a large impact on a student's ability to meet their academic goals and fully experience all that a Plan II Honors education has to offer them.
Study Abroad Impact
"The Plan II Costa Rica Maymester ‘Land Use Issues in Rainforest Conservation’ experience exposed me to real-world problems and solutions while also providing credit required for my major. With a group of 20 fellow Longhorns, I visited national parks, biological reserves, small farms, and research institutes to gain an in-depth understanding of sustainable agriculture, eco-tourism, and the complexity of conservation issues."
Roshan Khan, Plan II & International Relations & Global Studies senior
"Over the spring, I felt like I learned a lot about working in a clinical setting. I learned to use computer software to manage patient data, make calls to conduct surveys, and collect data samples from children to serve research. I learned that I might like to work in a clinical setting in the future."
Harley Gutierrez, Plan II & Psychology junior
People's Community Clinic Intern