Supporters Like You Make All the Difference

headshot of Ray Nixon“My wife, Denise, and I believe we can help talented students reach their full potential by investing in their education through scholarships.”
—Ray Nixon, supports numerous scholarships


Open a Door to the Forty Acres 

When you endow a scholarship, you help The University of Texas at Austin attract outstanding, high-potential students and inspire them for a lifetime of success, leadership and impact. Your generosity helps an exceptional and diverse community of learners, scholars and trailblazers access the outstanding academic, experiential and cultural opportunities available to them at UT.

What is an endowed scholarship?

Many supporters have chosen to make a lasting difference for UT students by creating an endowed scholarship. When you endow a scholarship, the initial gift amount ($100,000 or more) is invested and scholarships are granted each year from the interest earned. In this way, your impact will go on for generations to come!

There are many opportunities across campus to create your endowed scholarship, which can be funded with a variety of assets given at one time or through a multi-year pledge.

Contact our team today to learn more, or discover the best way to create your endowed scholarship with our Scholarship Questionnaire.

My UT education is the path to everything I want to achieve in the future. Thank you for ensuring finances are not a limiting factor in helping me achieve my dreams.

— Kennedy Love
Jack and Janice Hopper Scholarship

Lucious McDaniel IV, BBA ’22

Texas Loves a Challenge

If you have been considering a gift to support students, now is the time. You can double your impact through the Texas Challenge. Make a gift to create a scholarship endowment and it will be matched dollar-for-dollar to support high-potential Texas students from middle and low-income families.

How You Support Students

Invest in Tomorrow’s Leaders

Your donation helps UT attract and retain highly talented students who are motivated to explore knowledge and pursue impactful and fulfilling lives.

Elevate Excellence

Your gift provides exceptional students from all economic and social backgrounds with experiential learning opportunities that will launch them into meaningful careers.

Create a Community

Your support inspires students to achieve and ignites them with a sense of belonging and purpose.

Creative Ways to Make a Major Impact

Gifts That Cost You Nothing Now

Gifts That Pay You Income

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Learn more about creating an endowed scholarship with our free resources.

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