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

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

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