Frost, Skyler
Skyler Frost
Friends of Darrell K Royal Forty Acres Scholarship
Forty Acres Scholars Class of 2020
Morris Plains, NJ
High School
Morristown High School

Georgia born. New Jersey bred. Texas made.

I excelled in high school in sports, math, and science. I was an all-conference, county, and state soccer player, recruited heavily by colleges in the Northeast. But as college time came around I wanted to do what made me happiest, and what I felt I could be the BEST at, not just another Average Joe. So I dropped my athletic pursuits and got serious about filmmaking and photography, and here I am now.


Other Academic Interests
Norwegian Language; Music; Core Texts and Ideas; Business

Extracurricular Activities 
Current: Co-Founder of CBSF Productions; Freelance Producer/Contractor for P+R Productions; Media Tech/Videographer for Rivet Networks; Director of Media for PorchFire Records; Freelance Photography/Videography/Editing

Past: Videographer for Media Industry Conversations; Media Coordinator for Genesis Program; Creative Media Intern for Texas Football; Camp Texas Counselor

What drew you to the Forty Acres Scholars Program (FASP)?
I mean, what can't draw someone to the Forty Acres Scholars Program? A full ride at one of the nation's top universities? A scholars program that interacts with their scholars, takes them on excursions, supports them, helps them network, rather than just handing them a check? Seeing all the Forty Acres Scholars Program had to offer was irresistible, and with how lucrative the industry I'd like to enter is, the appeal of networking opportunities was more than enough to draw me in.

What makes your scholar cohort unique?
What I like best about my cohort is the amount of collaboration amongst scholars in our cohort. Will Clark and I are currently venturing into the multimedia industry with a startup label, while also producing media for local bands around Austin. There is so many things happening amongst our cohort and I can't wait to see where it all leads.

Favorite FASP Memory 
The Senior Trip to Belize! Hands down the best experience I've had with my cohort and one of the best experiences of my life! Everyone is always so busy, so to be able to be with everyone and just hang out and experience new things together was really something special.

What do you want prospective students to know about The University of Texas? 
It's hard. It is a school that will challenge you. But just know that everyone here WANTS you to succeed, and that if you work hard enough you WILL succeed.