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

Scholar Builds Career and Character at UT

The recipient of the George Allan Odam Texas Exes Scholarship is a pro at managing her time. During her time on the Forty Acres, Jessica Schuck hasn’t wasted a moment. The senior communications sciences and disorders major has revamped Texas Outdoorsmen, UT’s outdoors enthusiast group; interned in the developmental stuttering lab of the Intellectual Entrepreneurship Program; … Read more

Scholar Explores South African and South Korean Cultures

The Eugene McDermott Texas Exes Scholarship has sent Hannah Waitt around the globe. Inspired by a YouTube video a friend posted on her Facebook wall, Hannah Waitt, a senior Plan II Honors Program student majoring in international relations and global studies, traveled around the world to Seoul, South Korea, this past spring to study the … Read more

Great Scholars Are Brewing in Shiner, Texas

They can’t even legally drink yet, but for four Shiner, Texas high school students, Shiner Beer is already having a profound impact on their college careers. Last fall, the Shiner Brewery Scholarship was awarded for the first time to two UT-bound high school students from the Southeast Texas town of Shiner—one each from the two … Read more

Forty Acres Scholar Elected to Liberal Arts Council

Arjun Rawal is a first-year Forty Acres Scholar, but he is already making an impact at UT. Rawal was recently elected as a member of the Committee on Academic Affairs for the Liberal Arts Council. As a member of the committee, Rawal will focus on facilitating discussions of academic issues and making sure that those … Read more

Student Starts Nonprofit to Aide Native Americans Living in Poverty

Joseph Washington is the recipient of Mrs. Harold Myers Texas Exes Scholarship. A startling 28.4 percent of Native Americans live in poverty, according to 2010 U.S. Census data. Across the nation, income, employment, and education levels on Native American reservations are considerably lower than the national averages. Troubled by these facts, Joseph Washington, a senior … Read more

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