Forty Acres Scholars Program

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 connects scholars with the University’s brightest faculty and distinguished alumni.

At its core, the Forty Acres Scholars Program is about bringing the nation’s most talented students to Texas and giving them a one-of-a-kind experience. Forty Acres Scholars get the small-school feel within one of the nation’s most bustling and dynamic state universities.

The Forty Acres Scholars Program seeks well-rounded students who’ve shown evidence of academic achievement. They must demonstrate a breadth and depth of effective leadership experiences, a commitment to community service, initiative and perseverance. The program seeks exceptional people from the whole spectrum of interests. Potential scholars could be the first chair in the orchestra or a small business owner, a budding research scientist or a varsity athlete.

All Forty Acres Scholars receive handsome funding. Their tuition, books, and mandatory fees are covered, as well as a living stipend. Each scholar will also receive financial support for enrichment activities. These could be community service projects, an internship, or a global experience—or a combination of each.

The Forty Acres Scholars Program, modeled on the Jefferson Scholars at UVA and the Morehead-Cain Scholars at UNC, is like no other program at The University of Texas at Austin. It will and does bring the best to Texas and keeps Texas’ best at the state’s flagship university.

Meet the Forty Acres Scholars

Class of 2015

Class of 2016

Class of 2017

Class of 2018