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Scholarship Applications deadline was April 15th.

Thank you for your interest in the Black Ex-Students of Texas, Inc. Scholarship Program. BEST Scholarship applications are being reviewed for the academic school year. Scholarship award recipients will be notified following the review process.

BEST awards one-time scholarships to incoming freshman and continuing students at The University of Texas at Austin. To apply for these annual awards download the application below. Scholarship monies can only be used for tuition, fees, or other related educational expenses. Award checks will be sent directly to the University.

  • Complete the application as instructed and submit via email using the submit button at the bottom of the application by the stated deadline.
  • Every applicable field in the application must be completed. Not applicable (N/A) is an appropriate response when necessary.
  • An unofficial UT transcript (not a Grade Report) must also be sent via email with the application. Please note, if you are a first semester UT freshman and do not have a UT GPA yet, submit your high school transcript. If you are a recent transfer student to UT Austin, submit your transcript from your previous university/college.
  • Must be a full time enrolled student at UT Austin with at least 2 semesters remaining before graduating.
  • First semester UT freshman should complete the sections labeled “1st Semester UT Freshman” as these are the portions applicable to First Year College Students.
  • The essay requires a minimum of 300 words.
  • The minimum GPA is 2.5.

If any of the above requirements are not met, the scholarship application will not be considered.

Download Scholarship Application

Scholarship Applications are due by April 15th.

We look forward to receiving your application submission. If you have any questions, please Contact us.


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