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Here, we do big things. We think big, dream big and strive big. So, we think it's only appropriate that we give big, too! There are many ways to invest in the future of McCombs. Help us CHANGE THE WORLD!

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Priority Initiatives

You've made your mark. Help the future make theirs. No one makes it alone, and McCombs is no different. For 100 years,
this bold network has built a legacy of support and giving that’s helped us grow, thrive, and provide future leaders with the skills and tools to make their mark on business. But this isn’t just about continuing our legacy, it’s about building yours.

McCombs Scholars Program – Build a legacy of support for future alumni.

About the McCombs Scholars Program

To be competitive in recruiting, enrolling, and graduating talented students, we must make it possible for high-performing students, regardless of family income, to attend UT.  To recruit and retain these students, we will aggressively expand our scholarship packages for high-potential students in Texas and across the nation.

As with much of The University of Texas, admission to the McCombs School of Business is competitive, highly-selective, and primarily accessed by Texas residents. Recruiting scholarships would allow Texas McCombs to compete with Ivy League schools and increase enrollment of more talented Texas-based and out-of-state undergraduate students to The University, providing well-deserved credibility across the nation for its programs.

The McCombs Scholars program was created to assist the Texas McCombs BBA office in reaching our strategic recruitment goals. The scholarship program consists of:

Forty Acres Scholarshp: $850k+

  • Administered by the Texas Exes Alumni Association, this scholarship provides funding for tuition and fees, housing and food, living stipend, books, summer enrichment activities (including a service-learning experience), study abroad, and internships tailored for each individual student.
  • These scholarships are awarded to students who possess extraordinary intellectual qualities and the capacity to motivate and lead fellow students.

McCombs Endowed President’s Level Scholarship: $300k+

  • Administered by the McCombs School’s BBA Program Office, this scholarship currently provides full tuition each year for four years.
  • This award has historically been awarded to Canfield Business Honors and freshman admits.

McCombs Endowed Dean's Scholarship: $125k+

  • Administered by the McCombs School’s BBA Program Office, this scholarship current provides awards of $6,000 a year for 4 years.
  • This scholarship is typically awarded to well-deserving, excellent BBA students we seek to attract to McCombs. We also take the following factors into consideration: likely competition, financial need, first generation, four-year graduation rate and/or McCombs summer camp attendance.  

To endow a scholarship, contact

Faculty Support – Help McCombs attract and retain the best and brightest in their fields.

One of the most significant near-term challenges facing Texas McCombs is the large-scale turnover of faculty who are at or nearing retirement age. We must focus on two important priorities: to attract the best and brightest new faculty and, at the same time, retain our emerging faculty who will rise in prominence in their respective fields.


Faculty Excellence Funds $100,000+

Unrestricted endowed excellence funds that could support non-tenure track faculty members. This allows us to build a diverse pool of applicants for adjuncts or lecturers (with a focus on McCombs alumni.

McCombs Faculty Fellowships $500,000+

Recruit and retain tenure track faculty members.

Professorships $1,000,000

Awarded to faculty members who have distinguished themselves as academic leaders and provide the support necessary for these promising scholars to remain at the forefront of their fields.

Distinguished University Chair $3,000,000

Established to support eminent faculty, department chairs, and deans, endowed chairs are among the most impactful gifts a donor can make.


To endow faculty support contact


Student Support – Provide needed guidance and experiential learning opportunities for future world changers.

Texas McCombs offers programming to provide our students with the most innovative and progressive educational experience.

McCombs Success Scholars (MSS)

Academic support programs for students help them graduate on time through specialized support that guides them through early obstacles, levels the playing field and ensures a clear path to graduation. MSS is one such program that benefits McCombs students through peer mentoring, priority registration, community development, career discovery and enrichment activities.

Experiential Learning

Experiential learning opportunities allow our students to extend the bridge from classrooms to the real world and are an important piece of attracting and retaining the best and brightest students.  Opportunities within centers or programs, as well as global and national study abroad initiatives, provide our students with the ability to learn, travel and form international and national relationships.


To provide support for programs, contact


A New Undergraduate Facility – Invest in contemporary facilities that support the next generation of big thinkers.

The James J. and Miriam B. Mulva Hall facilities project will construct contemporary facilities that better align with our top-ranked business school programs.

Early Investors

We are talking with our friends who are interested in becoming early investors at the $1 million+ level. These potential donors will have first selection at naming opportunities, as they become available. We anticipate this happening after design. Additional major gift opportunities will follow.