Sofia Sokolove

Sofia Sokolove

Forty Acres Scholars Share Life-Changing Experiences at Enrichment Symposium

Learning from top professors across a wide array of fields while working toward a UT degree is an invaluable part life on the Forty Acres. But it’s the experiences that students have outside of the classroom that often prove to be more important. That was certainly the case for the 25 Forty Acres Scholars who … Read more

Go-Getters: Meet the 2018 President’s Leadership Award Winners

Call it a participation trophy. The six recipients of the President’s Leadership Award, given annually by the Texas Exes, represent some the most active participants on the Forty Acres. Whether they’re starting nonprofits in their spare time, earning All-American honors aside from their honors-track degree plans, or leading student government between trips abroad, these students … Read more

UT’s First Student Startup Fund Gets a Major Boost

Less than two days after the Genesis Program launched it’s Hornraiser campaign, it is already 98 percent of the way toward its ambitious goal of $1,200,000—thanks in large part to an anonymous gift of $1 million. The gift, which was announced Thursday night at Longhorn Startup Demo Day, helps to cement the startup fund’s place and future … Read more

Meet the Forty Acres Scholars Program Class of 2022

The University of Texas at Austin’s premier full-ride, merit-based scholarship continues to grow more and more competitive, as this year nearly 6,500 students applied for the Forty Acres Scholars Program—almost 2,000 more than last year. On March 1-3, 52 impressive finalists visited the UT campus for a full weekend of in-person interviews and a glimpse … Read more

Meet the Forty Acres Scholars Program Class of 2021

The Texas Exes is pleased to announce the Forty Acres Scholars Program Class of 2021. More than 4,998 students applied for The University of Texas at Austin’s premier full-ride, merit-based scholarship, and 14 exceptional scholars were selected from a group of 45 finalists. These impressive scholars range from writers to musicians, athletes to philanthropists. Among the … Read more

Forty Acres Scholars Class of 2021 Finalists Announced

The Forty Acres Scholars Program has announced an impressive list of 45 finalists for the Class of 2021. These high school seniors, who hail from four states outside of Texas—and of course from all over the Lone Star State—are exceptional inside and outside of the classroom. Among them are founders of companies and nonprofits, app … Read more