Frost, Skyler
Skyler Frost
Friends of Darrell K Royal Forty Acres Scholarship
Forty Acres Scholars Class of 2020
Hometown
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. My biography is not fully written yet, I still have a lot to do to fill these pages.

Majors
Corporate Communication; Radio-Television-Film

Other Academic Interests
Norwegian Film and Language, Music, Business

Extracurricular Activities 
Head Media Coordinator - Genesis Program (Current); Texas Football Creative Media Team Intern (Spring - Fall 2017); Freelance Photography and Videography; Camp Texas Counselor (2017)

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 
So far? Too many. I've had so many fun times with all my fellow scholars, but if I had to pick it'd probably be the sophomore retreat. Cookin', campin', chillin' with my best friends? That'll forever be one of my favorite memories.

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.