Texas Exes awards prestigious scholarship to Ridge Point High School student
Fifteen outstanding entering freshmen from across the country have been selected to receive the distinguished Forty Acres Scholarship. This is the third year for the flagship program administered by the Texas Exes, which is the premier full-ride, merit-based scholarship program for The University of Texas at Austin. Forty Acres Scholars receive a comprehensive financial package that covers tuition and mandatory fees, books, and a living stipend.
The Forty Acres Scholars Program is more than financial support. During their four years on campus, each scholar will give back to the community, grow professionally, and complete a global experience through studying abroad or volunteering in a foreign country. Recipients will also have access to exclusive University-wide opportunities, distinguished alumni, and mentors.
After reviewing more than 28,000 applications to the University, the Texas Exes invited 41 students to Austin to interview at the Finalists Weekend. The 15 recipients were selected based on their exceptional academic performance and leadership ability. “The scholarship is a life-changing experience for the students and a game changer for the University and the state,” says Lori Bolding, vice president of engagement and development for the Texas Exes.
Ron Richard, Ridge Point High School, was accepted into the third class of the Forty Acres Scholars.
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