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 can help The University of Texas at Austin recruit students who have leadership potential and a wide range of backgrounds, ideas and viewpoints. Your generosity will support students who will help spark the imagination, drive human discovery and transform lives on the Forty Acres and beyond. 

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 scholarship opens so many doors for what I can accomplish at UT and beyond. I’m being given the resources to truly live up to this university’s motto — to change the world.

— Ricky Cooks
Texarkana, government

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

Keep Top Talent in Texas

Allow UT to compete with other universities and ensure that the best and brightest become a part of Longhorn Nation.

Build Brighter Futures

Unlock students’ potential with exceptional experiential learning opportunities that prepare them for life after graduation.

Impact Texas and Beyond

Make a world-class education accessible, giving students the support they need to graduate on time and with minimal debt.

Creative Ways to Make a Major Impact

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