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

Kelly Duong

RL Turner High School – Dallas Chapter General

Darlen Galeas

Irving High School – Dallas Chapter General

Tseganeshe (Tina) Lema

Richland Collegiate High School – Jamail Challenge Grant

Yatin Pokle

Liberty High School – Dallas Chapter General

Jewel Quaethem

Sachse High School – Dallas Chapter General

Raahin Sadruddin

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!

Allyson LaFrance
Beza Woda
Bill Jewell
Chelsea McAnally
Christine Voisinet
Chuck Cotter
Crethann Hickman
D’Andrea Young
Daniel Villar
Desmond Manuel
Elizabeth Aviles
Emily Wisner
Enisha Williams
Eric Mok
Erin Lomers
Evan Watts
Heather Bonfield
Heidi Hill
Hida Thajeb
Jeff Childers
Jenna Zebrowski
Jessica Alexander
Jodi Miller
Joseph Silas

Katrina Martinez
Katrinka Pouncy
Kevin Raj
LaTambra Gibson
Latischa Hanson
Lauren Bailey Mills
Lisa Locke
Lisa Rodenbaugh
Mark Nichols
Megan Iliya
Megan McKennon
Melinda Poucher Gage
Melissa Veltman
Michael McDermott
Michelle Peace
Paula Dugger
Priyanka Subash
Ryan Chetlin
Saurabh Singhal
Scott Sweet
Shoneel Kolhatkar
Tameka Sadler
Vanessa Mundorff
Willie Hatch
Zach Lozano

Carl Tippen, VP of Scholarships

Zach Lozano, Committee Chair