The chapter has endowed two Forty Acres scholarships and awards an additional amount over $45k annually. For the 2021-2022 school year we will have two Forty Acres Scholars and twenty four scholarship recipients attending the University.
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Interested in our Scholarships?
By completing the Texas Exes scholarship application, students automatically apply for ALL the Texas Exes Chapter scholarships they qualify to receive. (Excludes the Forty Acres Scholars Program, which must be applied for separately.) Please visit the Texas Exes page for more information on application deadlines.
2021-2022 Scholarship recipients
RL Turner High School – Dallas Chapter General
Irving High School – Dallas Chapter General
Tseganeshe (Tina) Lema
Richland Collegiate High School – Jamail Challenge Grant
Liberty High School – Dallas Chapter General
Sachse High School – Dallas Chapter General
Hebron High School – Dallas Chapter General
Forty Acres Scholars Program
Inspiring and nurturing visionary leaders for the benefit of society.
The Forty Acres Scholars Program is the premier full-ride, merit-based scholarship for The University of Texas at Austin. Administered by the Texas Exes, this scholarship program offers a rich college experience that provides academic, leadership, professional, and cultural opportunities within an intimate cohort of fellow scholars. The Dallas Texas Exes has endowed two scholarships.
Class of 2025 Recipient
Joseph Newcomer from Dallas, Texas, is the recipient of the Texas Exes Dallas Chapter Forty Acres Scholarship. Newcomer, who attended the School of Science and Engineering at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center, was a founder of the MEL Keystone Program, a nonprofit organization that helps elementary and middle school kids learn skills in math, English, and logic. He also participated in research involving Multiple Sclerosis at UT Southwestern, where he made contributions to three pending research papers. Among Newcomer’s recognitions are being a National Merit Finalist and an AP Scholar with Distinction. He plans to double major in mathematics and computer science. He is the son of Kelley and Mark Newcomer.
Class of 2022 Recipient
Holland Wiles from Dallas, Texas, is the recipient of the Texas Exes Dallas Chapter Forty Acres Scholarship. While attending Highland Park High School, Wiles was a cross country captain, senior class representative on student council, and a member of the National Honor Society. She also founded and served as president of the Dwell with Dignity Club, where she was able to combine her passion with service with her love of interior design by hosting a fundraiser to sponsor a family’s new home interior. Wiles plans to pursue a degree in interior design. She is the daughter of Courtney and Worthey Wiles.
2021 Scholarship evaluation volunteer team
Over 750 hours volunteered and 815 applications reviewed!
Lauren Bailey Mills
Melinda Poucher Gage
Carl Tippen, VP of Scholarships
Zach Lozano, Committee Chair