“Being a Steve Hicks Scholar sealed the deal on why I needed to be at UT,” says Jaria Martin, a dual degree MSSW/J.D. student whose goal is to be a family court judge. “This opportunity really allowed me to not take on so much of a financial burden coming here and solely focus on my studies.”
“Donors who decide to support emerging social workers make a huge difference,” says Hannah Rakestraw, another Steve Hicks Scholar. “By allowing those with that training to actually enter and stay in the field of social work, they’re helping students help others.”
The generosity of donors like Steve Hicks supports not just students, but the Texans who will benefit from their educations for generations to come.
This video is part of World-Changing Gifts, a series highlighting the impact of transformational investments made during UT’s What Starts Here fundraising campaign.
Stories of Impact
Thanks to the generosity of donors, Forty Acres Scholars and future nurses learn to change the world, one patient at a time.
A gift from Gary L. Thomas supports UT Austin’s reputation as a global leader in energy education.
McCombs graduate Phil Canfield and wife Mary Beth support UT’s Canfield Business Honors Program with student scholarships, keeping enterprising minds on the Forty Acres.