Forty Acres Scholars Program

The Forty Acres Scholars Program brings the nation’s most talented students to Texas.
The Forty Acres Scholars Program is the premier full-ride, merit-based scholarship for The University of Texas at Austin. Administered by the Texas Exes, this scholarship program offers a rich college experience that provides academic, leadership, and cultural opportunities within an intimate cohort of fellow scholars.

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Why Forty Acres Scholars Program?

Access. Forty Acres Scholars have access to successful alumni who share your interests and passions. UT’s alumni network is dedicated, generous, and most importantly, everywhere. Scholars will be part of an elite group with full access to all the University has to offer.

Experience. With your fellow Forty Acres Scholars, you will find a tight-knit group with whom you will bond at retreats and other group activities. Forty Acres Scholars benefit from cultural and leadership activities, as well as personal development opportunities. The friendships and memories you make here will be cornerstones of your life.

Full ride. Funding provides for tuition, a living stipend, a book stipend, and enrichment activities including a community component, a global experience, and professional growth opportunities tailored to each individual student.

Exceptional Students

Students who have the best chance of being invited to the Forty Acres Scholars Program Finalists Weekend are well-rounded and:

  • Excel academically
  • Distinguish themselves in high school through leadership roles, extracurricular activities and community service
  • Possess social skills to interact easily with adults as well as peers

Meet the Forty Acres Scholars

Class of 2015

Class of 2016

Class of 2017

Class of 2018

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