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

Dallas Chapter Mentorship Program Dreams Big [Watch]

Two years ago, the Texas Exes Dallas Chapter started a mentorship program that pairs the chapter’s scholarship recipients with alumni and older students. Called Longhorn Match, the program is designed to give talented young students more than just a check. It fosters relationships between Dallas-area students and alumni, giving students an encouraging ear as they … Read more

Scholarships Get Streamlined

Even the most organized student is awash in a sea of scholarship paperwork and glossy college viewbooks. With literally thousands of possible scholarships—each with its own application and requirements—it’s a wonder anyone can keep it all straight. Thankfully, the Texas Exes has just made it all a little easier. This year the association—in partnership with … Read more

Student Hopes to Join Business with Philanthropy

Senior business management major James SanMarco—recipient of the Lowell Lebermann Texas Exes Scholarship—wants to own his own business one day, but he wants to make sure it maintains a philanthropic role. “I want to create a business that makes a difference in whatever it does, one that also gives back to the community in a … Read more

Donning the Orange Jacket

Emily Gruener’s early commitment to leadership is already paying off. As a sophomore, Emily Gruener has not had very much time to make an impact on The University of Texas, but her recent induction into the Orange Jackets will help. After serving as a representative, senator, and president of her high school student council, Gruener … Read more

Forty Acres Scholar Explores Public Health in Bangladesh

Stephanie Eisner spent her summer learning to give back to a community in need. Last summer, Forty Acres Scholar Stephanie Eisner traveled to Bangladesh, where she held an internship and a research position dedicated to helping underserved rural communities. “Bangladesh is fascinating because it’s the poorest country in the world, but it’s developing so fast,” Eisner says. … Read more

Forty Acres Scholar Chosen for Microsoft Internship

Monica Bischoff may only be a sophomore, but the Forty Acres Scholar has already achieved enormous success at The University of Texas. Bischoff, who is majoring in business honors and history, recently learned that she has been selected to be a finance analyst intern with Microsoft, a Fortune 100 company. This summer, Bischoff will only … Read more