Anne La Grange
Madison Charitable Foundation Forty Acres Scholarship
Forty Acres Scholars Class of 2022
Hometown
Palmhurst, TX
High School
Pioneer High School

Since I can remember I have always been drawn to the world of finance. As a child I would listen to Bloomberg radio on my way to school and by the age of 12, with my Mom's help, began investing. My fascination with math initially drove me to the world of business, however as I grew I began to see my interest in politics, international relations, and economics intersect within the financial sphere. Over the next four years I look forward to exploring this intersection by majoring in business honors and finance, where I will hopefully begin to understand the multifaceted relationship between society and business. Growing up my earliest memories revolve around not only the New York Stock Exchange, but the tennis court as well. I grew to love the whoosh of my racquet hitting the ball, and the freeing feeling of my feet sliding across the court. Tennis has been a driving force throughout my life, allowing me to both compete and coach, and explore my passion for service as well. As a leading member of the South Texas Community Tennis Association I was able to share my love of the sport through the Love All Racquet Donation Program, which connects at need members of my community with athletic equipment. I hope to continue exploring this passion by playing intramural tennis and getting involved with the Capital Area Tennis Association. Another influential aspect of my life has been my Hispanic heritage. Living only five miles from the Mexican-American border I greatly appreciate the Hispanic culture and hope to continue exploring Latin America and its traditions by minoring in Spanish and studying abroad in a Latin country. 

Majors:

Business Honors; Finance

Honors Program:

Business Honors Program

Other Academic Interests:

Economics, International Relations, and Spanish

What drew you to the Forty Acres Scholars Program?

Coming from a family of Aggies it wasn’t until my junior year that I first learned about this incredible program. However, as I explored what it meant to be a Forty Acres Scholar I began to understand the immense amount of support and encouragement offered through the program. The incredible opportunities given to the scholars coupled with an amazing and motivational group of peers is what truly drew me to both the program and The University of Texas. At Finalist Weekend I knew I had found something special when I was able to speak with current scholars about their experiences and learn about the importance of a scholar family. Witnessing the relationship between scholars showed me that this was more than a scholarship, but a group of students and staff who wanted nothing more than to see each other succeed. That weekend I fell in love with the Forty Acres Scholars Program and cannot wait for the opportunities it has in store for me.