Paying it Forward



Since awarding our first $100 scholarship in 1899, the Texas Exes developed one of the largest alumni association scholarship programs in the country. As we have grown to more than 110,000 members, our efforts in this vital area have expanded enormously. In the 2023–24 academic year, we’ll award over $4.6 million to approximately 800 UT students.  




2023-24 Stats

2023–24 Academic Year

Texas Exes Scholarship Stats

Scholarship Recognition

Named Scholarships

Texas Exes Named Scholarship Recipients

Named Scholarships are the most common type of scholarship at the Texas Exes. Established by loyal alumni, friends, and students of The University of Texas, these scholarships serve as memorials to loved ones, pay tribute to the university, and honor affinity groups.   

The Texas Exes administers more than 300 named scholarship funds. Each has its own criteria, according to the wishes of the donor. They can be highly specific or broad. Some are merit-based, and some require financial need. Others target students in specific academic disciplines or extracurricular organizations. Some factor in race, leadership qualities, or hometown. The range is truly enormous.   

This year, 388 students will receive scholarships totaling $1,384,350 from 264 funds, with six new scholarships awarded for the first time this year. 



With this financial support, I will use my resources to volunteer regularly, be at the top of my classes and contribute to my community, creating a progressive and hardworking environment. I will look forward to creating connections and friendships with other students in the best university in Texas.

– Rafael Sierra, David A. Conway/Robert E. Lee High School Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Recognition

Chapter & Network Scholarships

Chapter & Network Scholarship Recipients

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.   

There are over 120 domestic chapters, 30 international chapters, and 15 networks across the globe. On the whole, 64 chapters and networks awarded $755,395 to 336 students this year. 




When I think of college, the first thing I imagine is endless opportunities. Teaching, specifically teaching special education, has been my end goal since I was in elementary school, but it always seemed so far away and distant. Being awarded this scholarship has helped me remember that the dream I’ve been carrying for all of these years is almost fully realized.

– Sophia Beauchamp, San Antonio Chapter Scholarship

Opportunity Scholarships

Generous alumni who establish Opportunity Scholarships invest in students from traditionally underrepresented groups, defined geographic regions, specific community or student organizations, and economically disadvantaged families.  

Opportunity Scholars have all demonstrated leadership potential. The Texas Exes is committed to unlocking student potential by removing financial barriers to a world-class education and providing significant scholarship awards. This year, we awarded a total of $525,950 to 121 Opportunity Scholars. 

Scholarship Recognition

New Scholarships

Pesek Scholarship

Audrey and Thomas Pesek Scholarship in Science & Engineering 

Recipient: Mitchell Schultz

With the great need for well-trained scientists, mathematicians, and engineers, Thomas & Audrey Pesek established this renewable scholarship for students enrolled in the College of Natural Sciences with a preference for a Chemistry or Computer Science major or students in the Cockrell School of Engineering.


Beckelman/Sutton Education Scholarship 

Recipient: Brennan Robson

Lelia and Lee Beckelman established this scholarship in honor of Dan Beckelman, Irene Beckelman, and Shelia Sutton, all who dedicated their life’s work to education in the public school system. This renewable scholarship is for students with financial need who desire to become a teacher and/or a coach.

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Don Wilson Glenn African American Playwriting Scholarship 

Recipient: Yusef Dixon

John Ryan Stubbs established this scholarship in honor of friend and playwright, Don Wilson Glenn. This scholarship is awarded to African American student playwrights enrolled in the College of Fine Arts. 


Mark Holland Daniels Memorial Scholarship 

Recipient: Alia Riscado

Lynn Davis established this scholarship in memory of her late brother, Mark Holland Daniels and his work in Aerospace Engineering. Mark excelled in his career and helped launch the world’s first commercial rocket from Matagorda Island, TX in 1982. Mark was a proud member of the External Advisory Committee in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University, and he had a deep love for rocketry, satellites, and space exploration. This renewable scholarship is awarded to students studying aerospace engineering.  

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iSchool Alumni Scholarship for BIPOC Students

Recipient: Marshanah Taylor

Generous alumni supporters from the School of Information established this renewable scholarship for students enrolled in the iSchool who identify as Black, and/or students of color, and/or Indigenous students who are tribally affiliated.


SailPoint Diversity Scholarship 

Recipient: Maya Forbes

SailPoint Technologies is an Austin-based corporation with a history of supporting organizations focused on diversity and equity work. SailPoint established this renewable scholarship to support entering Black and Hispanic students.

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Texas Exes Caldwell County/Leo and Kay Tiller Scholarship

Recipient: Madison Nickells

Leo and Kay Tiller established this renewable scholarship for a graduate of a Caldwell County high school, with preference for a recipient from Luling.  

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Texas Exes Dallas Chapter Casey Smith Past Presidents Scholarship 

Recipient: Evan Weng

Members of the Dallas Chapter established this scholarship in honor of Casey Houston Smith, a long-time board member and President. He also served on the board of the Houston Texas Exes and chaired the Chapter’s annual golf tournament. Casey was a passionate and vigorous advocate for both chapters’ missions to raise scholarship funds to send high school students to The University of Texas at Austin. He was also a strong mentor for new chapter members and volunteers about what it means to be a Texas Ex. 

Texas Exes Houston Chapter/Dudley and Judy White Oldham Scholarship

Recipient: Caroline Holub

Members of the Houston chapter established this renewable scholarship to support students from the Houston, TX area who graduated from Memorial High School.

In Memoriam

Ann Barshop

Ann Kronish Barshop

Sam and Ann Barshop Scholarship

Betty Carter

Betty Horner Carter

Bitsy and Harold D. Carter McCombs Dean's Scholarship

Marian Richardson

Marian Evis Hartman Richardson

James M. and Marian Hartman Richardson Scholarship


Celia M. Galvan

Eustacio A. Galvan Memorial Scholarship

John Bunten

John Richard Bunten

Richard W. Blalock Memorial Scholarship

Severiano Adame Garza

S.A. and Viola Garza Challenge Grant Scholarship

We would like to thank our Scholarship Advisory Committee for their dedication and service to the Texas Exes. Our deepest gratitude goes to all the volunteers who read applications and help with the selection of our wonderful scholarships recipients.