Black Alumni Network Legacy Endowment
From Us – For Us
The Black Alumni Network is excited to announce the establishment of our flagship endowment – The $1,000,000 dollar Legacy Endowment. Unlike other conduits that ostensibly foster a greater presence of Black students on the UT campus, the Legacy Endowment is novel insofar as it is an endowment that is being established and funded exclusively by Black alumni (hereinafter, Legacies) for the sole purpose of providing academic scholarships to the best, the brightest and most deserving Black students from around the state and around the nation. From Us – For Us, if you will.
Because the Legacy Scholarship is a distribution from monies provided by Black alumni, it will be, by definition, the highest and most coveted honor that a Black student at the University of Texas at Austin can attain. The Legacies, recognizing the promise and merit in your petition to become a Texas Longhorn, confer upon you a scholarship that is rooted in every Black soul who preceded you at the University of Texas.
The Black Alumni Network Legacy Endowment will be funded by 1,000 Black alumni who contribute $1,000 each. A $1,000,000 dollar endowment From Us – For Us! Our ambition is to have the Legacy Endowment fully funded in 24 months with the first Legacy Scholarship to be awarded in the fall of 2021. Legacies who commit and remit their $1,000 contributions between now and December 31, 2018 will be known as Legacy Griots to acknowledge their imperative of keeping the history and the tradition of Black matriculants at the University of Texas at Austin.
Additional Black Alumni Network Scholarships
The Black Alumni Network has four additional scholarship funds – The Black Alumni Network Challenge Grant Scholarship, the John Saunders Chase Legacy Scholarship, the Almetris Marsh Duren Memorial Challenge Grant Scholarship and the recently established Brenda Burt Scholarship (to recognize her unwavering support of generations of Black students who came through the Forty Acres) – all of which assist Black matriculants at the University of Texas at Austin in their endeavors to successfully complete their degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.