1   What is the Black Alumni Network Legacy Endowment?  

The Texas Exes Black Alumni Network Legacy Endowment is our flagship $1,000,000 endowment established by the Texas Exes Black Alumni Network 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.  

This From Us – For Us endowment represents the highest and most coveted honor that a Black student at UT can attain.

2   How will the Endowment be funded?  
    The Black Alumni Network Legacy Endowment will be funded by 1,000 Black alumni or Legacies who contribute $1,000 each.  
3   What is the funding period for the Endowment?  
    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 alive.   
4   Can non-Black UT alumni and/or corporations contribute to the Endowment?  

Yes. The Black Alumni Network will solicit and accept funds from any non-alumni whose passion for higher education and diversity on the UT campus compels them to action and from corporate donors whose resources will help attract Black students to the university.  The increased diversity among college graduates will advance corporate America’s universal objective of diversifying the workforce making it more reflective of the global community. 

5   What other scholarships does the Black Alumni Network endow?  
  • The John Saunders Chase Legacy Scholarship
  • The Almetris Marsh Duren Memorial Challenge Grant Scholarship
  • The Black Alumni Network Challenge Grant Scholarship
  • The Brenda Burt Scholarship Fund