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Our Priorities

Our needs are clear. Recruit the best students. And once they get here, provide them with the special programs that make the Business Honors Program so unique.

BHP Alumni Excellence Fund

Alumni of the program came together to create this fund in 2002 to provide a permanent endowment for BHP. The income from this fund is unrestricted, allowing the program to use it for a wide range of needs, including scholarships, programming, study abroad funding, and much more. Unlike most other endowed funds, the Excellence Fund allows the Program to spend the principal in times of critical need. This allows the BHP to rely primarily upon the interest of the account while reserving the option of spending a portion of the principal during times of critical need. The Excellence Fund is essential to the long-term health of the Program, especially in the face of declining state funding. Make a gift to the BHP Excellence Fund.

BHP Parents Endowment

Parents of current BHP students serving on the BHP Parents Council created this fund in 2013 to provide a permanent endowment for BHP that would support student programming in perpetuity. Each year, parents of current students in the program contribute to the endowment. If you are a parent of a current student, we urge you to consider making a gift to this endowment to support the program, your student and future students in the Business Honors Program. Make a gift to the BHP Parents Endowment.

Merit-based Scholarships

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.

The Forty Acres Scholars Program is a new scholarship created by the Texas Exes to recruit and recognize exceptional students, enriching their lives and nurturing their development as future leaders at The University of Texas at Austin. The Forty Acres Scholars Program, the first merit-based, full-ride scholarship to be offered at UT Austin, will give the University a competitive advantage in attracting the nation's most talented students. In addition to the Forty Acres Scholars Program the McCombs School has made it a top priority to raise funds for merit-based scholarships and has built a tiered McCombs Scholars program.

Giving Opportunities

  • A gift of $500,000 will support a Forty Acres Scholarship. Funding at this level provides for tuition and fees, housing and food, living stipend, books, summer enrichment activities, as well as study abroad and internships tailored to the student.
  •  A gift of $250,000 will support a McCombs Presidential Scholarship. Funding at this level provides for full tuition and fees for four years, as well as additional enrichment activities such as global experience, leadership development conference, or case competition participation.
  • A gift of $125,000 will support a McCombs Dean's Scholarship. Funding at this level will provide half tuition and fees for four years. 

If you are interested in giving a gift to support a scholarship for the Business Honors Program, please fill out the form below so we can contact you with more information.