Kristy Parks

Kristy Parks

Scholar Alum Spotlight: Tiffany Chan

Scholar Alum Spotlight: Tiffany Chan Tiffany Chan was selected to the Forty Acres Scholars Program during its second year, as part of the 2015 cohort. While on campus, she served as editor-in-chief of Spark Magazine, co-founder of Chi Kappa Phi Service Society, and as a member of the Friars Society. She studied abroad for a … Read more

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

Congratulations to the Class of 2018! From their freshman retreat to their senior trip—and everything in between—the 16 scholars in the Class of 2018 have had a tight bond. They founded organizations, held key leadership positions, interned and studied around the world, and helped develop many program elements—leaving their mark on the campus and the … Read more

Supporter Spotlight: Dr. David Jones

Supporter Spotlight: Dr. David Jones Dr. David Jones has been a supporter of the Forty Acres Scholars Program since its inception. As a member of the Scholarship Advisory Committee, he has helped shape the program and continues to serve as a wonderful mentor to the scholars. Dr. Jones, who will serve on the board of … Read more

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, … Read more

“This Program Hasn’t Just Blessed My Life”: Marisa Swanson Reflects on Her Cohort’s Four Years

Marisa Swanson is a UT senior studying social work and Plan II and the recipient of the Tom and Sally Dunning Forty Acres Scholarship. Swanson was a featured speaker at this year’s Texas Exes Dallas Chapter Scholarship Dinner at the Belo Mansion. The following is a transcript of her remarks. Good evening. I am delighted … Read more

Forty Acres Scholars Program Announces Finalists

This year, with a new application process in place, more than 3,000 high school students applied to the Forty Acres Scholars Program, the premier full-ride, merit-based scholarship at the University of Texas at Austin. Of that number, just 59 students were selected as finalists for the prestigious scholarship. The finalists have an average SAT score of 1450 and … Read more