It’s scholarship dinner season here at the Texas Exes. Three dinners—one each for our chapter scholarships, named/dedicated scholarships, and the Texas Exes Scholars and Forty Acres Scholars—bring hundreds of students, donors, and friends to our building for evenings of fellowship and celebration. For many students, it’s a chance to finally meet the donor who is supporting their dreams. The dinners are a big part of our philosophy that Texas Exes scholarships are more than just a check—they’re also an investment by alumni in the next generation of Longhorns. Last night’s named/dedicated dinner was the biggest ever, with about 430 people in attendance. A grand total of $749,625 was awarded to 307 recipients, from freshmen to graduate and professional students. For the 2012-13 academic year, the Texas Exes will award nearly 700 students with more than $1.9 million. Read more at The Alcalde.