Texas Challenge Scholarships

Invest in Students and Double Your Impact

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The University of Texas at Austin educates the future leaders of Texas, our nation and the world. But recruiting high-potential students gets more challenging each year as top universities offer more financial incentives. Strong scholarship packages ensure that UT can compete with other universities to recruit the best and brightest students — future leaders who will reach their full potential because of your support.

If you’ve 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 your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar to support high-potential Texas students from middle- and low-income families.

You can change a student’s life by establishing a UT scholarship.

Ricky Cooks Texas Challenge

“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

Alyssa Ashcraft Texas Challenge

“Financially, UT wasn’t a viable option for me. But with a scholarship, I’ve been able to travel abroad, pursue leadership roles in student organizations, and intern with the U.S. Department of Education as an Archer Fellow.”

Alyssa Ashcraft
Nederland, humanities

Uriel Buitrago Texas Challenge

“With a scholarship I felt reassured that people were invested in my success. The generous contributions towards my education inspire me.”

Uriel Buitrago
San Antonio, engineering

Ray Nixon

“My wife Denise and I believe we can help these talented students reach their full potential by investing in their education through scholarships.”

Ray Nixon
Dallas, supports numerous scholarships

When you make a gift of $100,000 or more to create a scholarship endowment, your gift will be matched through the Texas Challenge. Your gift can be made outright or as a pledge payable for up to five years. You name your endowment and scholarship, and it can be designated to support a student in a particular college, school or major or from a particular city, county or area within Texas.