Prospective Student

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. We administer three types of scholarships: the Forty Acres Scholars Program, Named scholarships, and Chapters scholarships.

Almost none of our 700 or so scholarships are reserved for the children of alumni. In other words, these aren’t just scholarships for legacy students–far from it.

We have three general kinds of scholarships:

  • The Forty Acres Scholars Program. This is our most selective scholarship program. It is entirely merit-based and it offers a small cohort of students a full ride, plus a unique experience on the campus (known as the “Forty Acres”) designed for the very top-caliber students. If you are interested in the Forty Acres Scholars Program, please fill out the Forty Acres Scholars Prospect Form.
  • Named Scholarships. There are some 300+ scholarships named for a friend, a family member, or loved one. These vary wildly in criteria according to the wishes of the donors who established them.
  • Chapter Scholarships. The Texas Exes has chapters all over the nation and the world. Almost all of them offer some kind of scholarship to local students wanting to attend The University of Texas.

How to Apply

Entering freshmen who apply for admission to The University of Texas at Austin by the December 1 deadline will be considered for all freshman scholarships administered by the Texas Exes. There is no separate application or supplemental information needed.

Students do not need to complete the scholarship section of the ApplyTexas application to be considered for Texas Exes scholarships. However, students should fill out the scholarship section to be considered for other University-wide scholarships.