Announcing the Class of 2022 Finalists

The Forty Acres Scholars Program has announced an impressive list of 53 finalists for the Class of 2022. From more than 6,400 applications, these high school seniors are exceptional inside and outside of the classroom. Among them are founders of companies and nonprofits, researchers, editors of school newspapers and literary magazines, club founders and presidents, team captains, varsity athletes, and talented dancers and musicians.The finalists hail from around the Lone Star State, in addition to Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Maryland, and Tennessee. Their academic interests stretch across all disciplines, representing 10 of UT’s undergraduate colleges.

From March 1-3, the students will come to Austin for Finalist Weekend, where they will learn more about the campus and the Forty Acres Scholars Program, sit down for interviews, and get a glimpse of what their future life in Austin could look like.

Meet the Finalists


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