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Texas Exes Scholarship Foundation
News Release
Monday, August 29, 2011

Texas Exes to Award More Than $1.9 Million in Scholarships


AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Exes Scholarship Foundation, an entity of the Texas Exes alumni association of The University of Texas at Austin, will award over $1.9 million in scholarships to approximately 700 students at three awards banquets in August and September. The dinners recognize the scholarship recipients' achievements and allow donors and their recipients an opportunity to meet.


"These events are a wonderful enrichment opportunity for both the recipients and the donors," said Leslie Cedar, CEO and Executive Director of Texas Exes. "The students have the privilege of meeting those individuals who are directly contributing to their success at the University, and the donors have the wonderful experience of interacting with the students whose lives they will impact in such a significant way. This two-way enrichment and involvement in support of the students, alumni and the University is what the Texas Exes is all about."


Five categories of scholarships will be awarded at the banquets: Forty Acres, which are awarded for the first time this year to exceptional students; Texas Excellence, which are awarded to standout students; Named, which are set up in memory or in honor of a family member or friend; Chapter, which are awarded by chapters from funds they raise for students from the chapter's area; and Texas Leader, which are established to encourage a diverse campus.


There are 10 recipients of the Forty Acres Scholarship, 14 recipients of the Texas Excellence Scholarship, 296 recipients of the Named Scholarships, including 7 scholarships awarded for the first time this year, 322 recipients of the Chapter Scholarships, and 39 recipients of the Texas Leader Scholarship.


Scholarship recipients come from communities across the United States and around the world.  During the past year, chapters in these communities, individual alumni and corporations contributed to the funds that the Texas Exes Scholarship Foundation will award the students. For more information about the Foundation and its scholarships, visit


About the Texas Exes: The Texas Exes is one of the strongest and most active alumni associations in the country. Established in 1885, the organization's primary function is to promote, protect and preserve The University of Texas at Austin through scholarships, teaching and advising awards, advocacy efforts, student relations and alumni outreach. The Texas Exes strives to connect our 96,000 members to each other and to the University through communication, local chapter engagement, events, career counseling, travel and advocacy in support of higher education. Learn more about the Texas Exes or become a member today by visiting

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