Types of Scholarships

Thank you for your interest in a scholarship from the Texas Exes to attend The University of Texas at Austin. The Texas Exes is the premier scholarship administrator for The University of Texas at Austin. Every year, the Texas Exes selects hundreds of entering freshmen and current UT students to receive Texas Exes scholarships.

We have three kinds of scholarships:

Forty Acres Scholars Program

The Forty Acres Scholars Program is the premier full-ride, merit-based scholarship at The University of Texas at Austin. This scholarship program offers a rich college experience that provides academic, leadership, and cultural opportunities within an intimate cohort of fellow scholars.

Who can apply: Entering freshmen who apply during their senior year of high school

Named Scholarships

Established by loyal alumni, friends and students of The University of Texas at Austin, these scholarships serve as memorials to loved ones, pay tribute to the University, or honor special interest groups. Each scholarship has its own criteria, according to the wishes of the donor.

Who can apply: Entering freshmen, current UT undergraduate and graduate students, prospective transfer students

Chapter/Network Scholarships

One of the most tangible ways that alumni stay connected to the University is through participation in their local Texas Exes chapter or affinity network. Chapters are geographically based groups, both domestic and international, that engage alumni through social, community service, cultural, business networking, student development, and scholarship fundraising events. Networks are national groups organized around ethnicity, profession, or strong affinity to a UT student organization that engage alumni through events and philanthropy. Volunteers, spread out across more than 100 chapters and networks all over the nation and the world, raise money for scholarships to support students from their local communities.

Who can apply: Entering freshmen; in some cases, current UT undergraduate and graduate students

*Most Named and Chapter/Network Scholarships are based on earnings from investment of the endowed funds, so amounts vary from year to year. Awards range from $500 to $10,000, with most one-time scholarships falling within the $1,000-$2,000 range.