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

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

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

Meet the Forty Acres Scholars Program Class of 2020

The Texas Exes is pleased to announce the Forty Acres Scholars Program Class of 2020. More than 3,400 students applied for the University of Texas at Austin’s premier full-ride, merit-based scholarship, and 21 exceptional scholars were selected from a group of 58 finalists. The scholars range from musicians to athletes, and filmmakers to volunteers. Among the impressive class is a business owner, a … Read more

Forty Acres Scholars Finalists Announced

The Forty Acres Scholars Program announced 58 finalists for the Class of 2020 and their accomplishments are as impressive as ever. Among them are class presidents and team captains. Some are filmmakers, coders, and musicians. Others have founded startups and nonprofits and become published authors. We can’t imagine what they’ll do during their time on the Forty Acres. … Read more

The Wizarding World of Giancarlo Bernini

Getting to know a magical Forty Acres Scholar The résumés of super-achieving high school students often look the same. But Giancarlo Bernini, a recipient of the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Forty Acres Scholarship supported by Nolan Perez, always stood out in his hometown of Mission, Texas. At 19, Bernini, Class of 2019, is a professional … Read more

Life of Bronwyn

Talking to a multifaceted Forty Acres Scholar At the University of Texas at Austin, there are artists who stare at the horizon, researchers who never leave the lab, and self-starters who will probably be CEOs before they graduate. Bronwyn Scott, a junior from Houston who is triple-majoring in biochemistry, history, and Plan II honors, is … Read more

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