Year in Review: The Forty Acres Scholars Look Back

The end of another academic year has arrived, and UT’s most elite bunch of freshmen and sophomores—the Forty Acres Scholars—are taking a look back at their accomplishments on the UT campus thus far. Last week, all 23 of the current Forty Acres Scholars met at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center to present about their endeavors at … Read more

Donor Spotlight: Tom Dunning

When Tom Dunning, BBA ’65, Life Member, was a student at UT, tuition was just $50 a year. Today, a single semester on the Forty Acres will run you between $5,500 and $6,000—a daunting fact that prompted Dunning and his wife, Sally, to give back through Texas Exes scholarships. Dunning, who is chairman emeritus of … Read more

Houston Chapter Holds Scholarship Dinner

Can’t see this slideshow? Click here. Houston’s River Oaks Country Club turned burnt-orange on March 23 for the Texas Exes Houston Chapter‘s spring scholarship dinner. The guests of honor were longtime UT boosters Suzan Glickman, BS ’64, Life Member, and Julius Glickman, BA ’62, LLB ’66, Life Member, Distinguished Alumnus. “The Glickmans have done so … Read more

Forty Acres Finalists Get Red-Carpet Treatment

More than 40 of the nation’s top high school seniors got to know The University of Texas a little better this weekend at the annual Forty Acres Scholars Program Finalists Weekend. From visits to UT’s schools and colleges to an amphibious Austin Duck tour, the 41 finalists for UT’s most elite full-ride merit scholarship got … Read more

Forty Acres Scholar Joins UT Polo Club

Forty Acres Scholar Tiffany Chan has been on campus for only one semester, but she’s already finding new ways to broaden her horizons. Chan, a Chemical Engineering and Plan II major, joined the UT Polo Club in the fall, and has been riding ever since. The catch? Before joining the club, she’d barely ever ridden … Read more

Forty Acres Scholar Builds Clinic, Community in Honduras

As a first-year architecture and Plan II Honors major, Rachel Larson is already pursuing her goal to create sustainable design for the third world. Her first step toward this goal was joining Global Brigades, which calls itself the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. Global Brigades puts young volunteers to work in … Read more

Introducing the 2013 Forty Acres Scholars Program Finalists

The University of Texas’ most prestigious scholarship is moving closer to selecting its third class. From the more than 28,000 students who applied to the University, 41 finalists have been selected for the Forty Acres Scholars Program. They’re an elite bunch. They hail from six states and 16 Texas counties and have an average SAT … Read more

Forty Acres Scholars Attend Leadership Conference

UT’s sophomore Forty Acres Scholars attended the 2013 Hatton W. Sumners Undergraduate Leadership Conference hosted by the Center for Ethical Leadership and organized by LBJ School of Public Affairs professor Howard Prince. The conference focused on inspiring students to seek and accept leadership responsibilities. Forty Acres Scholar Ashley Chang says the conference completely exceeded her … Read more

Announcing the Lenora and Walter F. Brown Forty Acres Scholarship

San Antonio is a big city with an even bigger heart, as evidenced by the new Lenora and Walter F. Brown Forty Acres Scholarship. The scholarship—named in honor of Lenora Brown, BBA ’56, and Walter F. Brown, BBA ’57, Life Members—will give the best San Antonio-area students a premier education at UT-Austin. In addition to … Read more

Forty Acres Scholar Finds Home Onstage

Connor Healy’s decision to pursue his passion at UT is opening new doors. After studying electrical engineering his freshman year, Forty Acres Scholar Connor Healy realized his classes were making him unhappy. He’d chosen engineering because he was good at math and science in high school—but they weren’t what he loved. “In high school,” Healy … Read more