Scholars at the enrichment symposium

Forty Acres Scholars Share Life-Changing Experiences at Enrichment Symposium

Learning from top professors across a wide array of fields while working toward a UT degree is an invaluable part life on the Forty Acres.

Tiffany Chan

Scholar Alum Spotlight: Tiffany Chan

Tiffany Chan was selected to the Forty Acres Scholars Program during its second year, as part of the 2015 cohort.

Forty Acres Scholars Class of 2018

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

From their freshman retreat to their senior trip—and everything in between—the 16 scholars in the Class of 2018 have had a tight bond.

Supporter Spotlight: Dr. David Jones

Dr. David Jones has been a supporter of the Forty Acres Scholars Program since its inception.

Carlos Zaffirini Jr. and Mom

Zaffirini Completes Funding for Scholarship Honoring His Mom

Beginning next school year, a UT education will be made possible for a bright, young student from the Rio Grande Valley due to the ambitious efforts of Carlos Zaffirini Jr., BBA ’03, JD ’06, Life Memb

2013 Forty Acres Scholars

Year in Review: The Forty Acres Scholars Look Back

The end of another academic year has arrived, and UT's most elite bunch of freshmen and sophomores—the Forty Acres Scholars—are taking a look back at their accomplishments on the UT campus thus far.

Carlos Zaffirini Jr. and Mom

Why I Give: Carlos Zaffirini Jr.

Carlos Zaffirini Jr., BBA ’03, JD ’06, Life Member, recently endowed a Texas Exes scholarship in honor of his mother, Sen.

Connor Healy in Shakespeare Play

What I Learned at Winedale: Connor Healy

College transforms you in ways you can't predict.

Mark Mikhaeil

'We're Expecting Great Things From You': Named Scholarship Recipient Thanks Donors

Mark Mikhaeil is a UT senior studying mechanical engineering and the recipient of the Beverly R. and Jack P. Randall Family Challenge Grant.

Alejandra Ortega Black and White


Meet Alejandra Ortega: UT freshman, Forty Acres Scholar, aspiring math teacher, and the first high school graduate in her family.