Highland Lakes Chapter Scholarships

The Texas Exes Highland Lakes Chapter awards outstanding area high school graduates with academic and merit-based scholarships.  We are dedicated to supporting students from our local communities by providing one-time gifts to help pay for college expenses.  

To be considered for a Highland Lakes Chapter scholarship:

  • High school seniors who plan to attend The University of Texas at Austin should apply for Texas Exes scholarships online by February 15th. 

For information about Texas Exes scholarships go to:


Students can apply for Chapter scholarships at:



2024-2025 Academic Year Scholarship Fundraising Goal

The 2024-2025 Chapter goal is to raise at least $12,000 to donate to local students. 

You can make a significant difference in the life of a local student simply by attending Chapter events, because all profits from each event go directly to the Highland Lakes Chapter Scholarship Fund.

Of course, we accept donations! All donations are tax-deductible. Your donations are greatly appreciated!

You can donate to our scholarship fund online:

Or by mailing your donation checks made out to:

Highland Lakes Texas Exes Chapter

to the following address:

Mike Lucksinger, Treasurer
P.O. Box 520

Burnet, TX 78611

You will be mailed an official receipt for tax purposes. 


Academic Scholarship Recipients

Texas Exes Highland Lakes Chapter Scholarship Recipients 2023-2024

The Highland Lakes Chapter of the Texas Exes held their annual Scholarship Recipient Meet and Greet on May 17th at River City Grille in Marble Falls.  The chapter was pleased to award $22,000 to eleven seniors from the five area high schools.  In the first photo are Grace Gates and Hayden Brown (Burnet High School).

In the second photo (from left to right) are Clarissa Mata and Cade Knight (Marble Falls High School), Coy Kelso (Llano High School), Mila Dueshop, Isabelle Nash  and Mackenzie Farmer (Marble Falls High School).  Not pictured are Beth Busby (Marble Falls High School), Kori FIero (LBJ High School in Johnson City) and Evelyn Trammell (Blanco High School).

"I will be paying for college myself, so I deeply appreciate your support." - Grace

"I plan to study economics and spend my time interacting with and giving back to the community." - Beth

"I plan on studying business....this scholarship will deeply help me with college debt." - Mackenzie

"I can't wait to be a part of the Longhorn family and I'm excited for my time at the Forty Acres." - Caden

"I plan to attend UT to study mechanical engineering....this scholarship will be very impactful to my academic success." - Clarissa

"...with this scholarship I will be able to go through college with less of a financial burden." - Coy

"The University of Texas is my dream school and I'm so happy to be continuing my education on the 40 acres." - Hayden

"It was an honor to be chosen and I am so appreciative to have been a recipient of your generosity." - Isabelle

"Going to UT is a dream that is finally turning into a reality." - Mila




 Texas Exes Scholarship Recipients 2022-2023


The Texas Exes Highland Lakes Chapter held its annual reception for area high school Texas Exes scholarship recipients on May 18 at River City Grille in Marble Falls. The Chapter awarded $20,000 to ten seniors from three area high schools. Pictured from the left, on the first row, are Macey Francis (LBJ HS in Johnson City), Dani Montalvo (Burnet HS), and Joshua Allen (Marble Falls HS). On the second row are Isabel Dahl and Maile Carballo (Marble Falls HS), Ben Johnson (Burnet HS), Virginia Vanicek and Brody Knight (Marble Falls HS), and Jacob Johnson (Burnet HS). Not pictured is Kaitlyn McCulley (Burnet HS).

"I plan on majoring in International Relations and Global Studies." - Ben

"I plan on majoring in nutritional sciences and then attending medical school." - Dani

"I plan on studying history." - Jacob

"I plan on attending The McCombs School of Business."  - Brody

"I am thrilled to study film." - Joshua

"I'll be going into college.....to 'change the world'. - Maile

"(The award) is going to help me achieve my long journey to potentially get a PhD." - Virginia

"I hope to make you all proud at UT-Austin."  - Isabel

Awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

The Texas Exes Highland Lakes Chapter held its annual reception for 2021 UT scholarship recipients on May 19, 2021, at the Art of the Meal in Marble Falls. The Chapter awarded $14,000 to seven local high school seniors from three area high schools.

Pictured from left to right are Sarah Taylor (Llano High School), Jared Sierra (Marble Falls High School), Emily Carley (Burnet High School), Ksiezna Torres (Burnet High School), Emily Peterson (Marble Falls High School), Kenneth Perry (Llano High School), and Eula Tomamao (Marble Falls High School).

Awarded for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

The Texas Exes Highland Lakes Chapter awarded $11,000 worth of scholarships to nine local seniors from five area high schools:

Rachel Briggs
Marble Falls High School
Brianna Desai
Llano High School
Megan Harris
Marble Falls High School


Caleb Hinton
Burnet High School



Maiya Keutz
Blanco High School



Enrique Loredo
Marble Falls High School


Nataly Mata
Marble Falls High School
Emma Richardson
Llano High School
Truman Ross
Faith Academy Marble Falls


Awarded for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

The Texas Exes Highland Lakes Chapter held a Scholarship Recipient Meet and Greet at Numinous Coffee Roasters in Marble Falls on May 15, 2019. The Chapter awarded $9,000 to eight local seniors from four area high schools.

Pictured from left to right are Zachary Young (Marble Falls High School); Claire Hedlund (LBJ High School); Alexis Packer and Benjamin Goad (Marble Falls High School); and Jessica Wilson, Katelyn La Joie, and Sheaffer Teague (Burnet High School). Not pictured is Zachariah Collins (Blanco High School).

"I plan to major in Chemical Engineering and hope to use my expertise in chemistry to help the environment."
- Zachariah Collins, Blanco High School

"I plan on majoring in Computer Science at the College of Natural Sciences [...] to become a cybersecurity professional."
- Benjamin Goad, Marble Falls High School

"I will be studying at UT as a biology major [...] to transition into a career in the medical field."
- Claire Hedlund, LBJ High School

"I will begin my freshman year as an Aerospace Engineering major [...] to help us continue exploring the vast realm of space."
- Katelyn La Joie, Burnet High School

"I will be majoring in Pre-Public Relations [...]  to push myself academically and further my education."
- Alexis Packer, Marble Falls High School

"I am an incoming Aerospace Engineering major [...] and plan to pursue my dream [and] love for engineering and music."
- Sheaffer Teague, Burnet High School

"I am entering into UT as a Psychology major [...] in hopes to pursue a career as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist."
- Jessica Wilson, Burnet High School

"I am hoping to transfer into Natural Sciences for Computer Science after my first year."
- Zachary Young, Marble Falls High School


Awarded for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

Alyssa Arnold, Burnet High School

Amber Bray, LBJ High School

Brannon Bingaman, Marble Falls High School

Sienna Buchenbacher, Blanco High School

Katie Clausen, Llano High School

Macy Dyer, Marble Falls High School

Franklin Miller, Marble Falls High School

Michelle Rubio, Marble Falls High School

Joyce Williams, Current UT Student