For more than 50 years, the Business Honors Program has challenged students to think outside the box and trained them to solve real-world business issues through our case-based approach curriculum. The BHP is certainly a significant asset for The University of Texas, the McCombs School of Business, and the state of Texas. The program aims to bring the brightest students together with the best faculty, to study all aspects of business in the modern world.
It is our goal to preserve the program for future generations of students and to ensure that we are able to enroll the best students and attract the best faculty. With funding from the state dropping to a mere 13 percent of UT Austin's annual budget, it is more important than ever that we receive financial support from alumni and friends of the program. We hope you'll take a moment to explore this site to learn more about what you can do to make an impact on our shared future.
BHP Endowed Excellence Fund
The BHP Excellence Fund, a general endowment for the BHP, supports our programming. Gifts to the BHP Excellence Fund are important because they can be spent where they're most needed as the needs of the program change. Annual distributions from the endowment provide much needed funds for events and programs such as case competitions, recruiting events, company visits, and mentoring programs. To maintain our stellar reputation, the BHP needs support to fund these important opportunities for current and prospective students.
Make a gift to the BHP Excellence Fund
Woody Hunt BHP Gift Challenge
In 2012, 1966 alumnus Woody Hunt, pledged $1 million in support to the BHP if the program can raise $2 million by 2017 from alumni and friends. These funds will go towards student, faculty and programmatic support, in addition to a portion being allocated toward scholarships. He will leverage his commitment with yours. The best way for us to reach this goal is through new individual endowments to the program, starting at $50,000, or join your graduating class endowment. Each class has a class ambassador leading the charge to raise a pooled $50,000 endowment. An endowment of this size would allow us to also receive $25,000 from the Woody Hunt BHP Grant.
Learn more about the Woody Hunt BHP Challenge Grant
The BHP has to compete with many top schools to recruit the best and the brightest. This can be a challenge due to the lack of scholarships the Business Honors Program is able to offer. We cannot be the best business program without the best students, and we cannot recruit the best students without competitive financial incentives. McCombs has responded to this by creating a tiered “McCombs Scholars” program, meant to complement the existing Forty Acres Scholarship Program. These levels are $125,000 for the McCombs Dean’s Scholarship, $250,000 for the McCombs Presidential Scholarship, and $500,000 for the Forty Acres Scholarship. These scholarships will be awarded to students who have exhibited high potential for academic, professional, and ethical leadership.
Learn more about BHP Scholarships